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Liquid Sculpey® Turquoise Candle Votive

Liquid Sculpey® Turquoise Candle Votive

Designed by Amy Koranek
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This gorgeous little candle votive is a snap to make! The color is perfect for your Summer table settings. TIME TO COMPLETE: 45 Minutes to make and bake
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  • Paper towel
  • Oven safe silicone tea light mold
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Project Instructions

Step 1

    Getting Started with Liquid Sculpey®:
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely. Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)

  • It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.
  • -Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.
  • If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes.
  • If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it by using aluminum foil over your project.

Here’s a tip for baking perfectly in silicone molds. Dampen a dish towel with water and wring out as much of the water as you can. Fold the damp towel so that the molds can sit level on top of it. The damp towel will slow down the curing process so that the LS will cure evenly throughout and avoid warping.

Step 2

Here’s a look at the silicone mold I’m using. It’s rated for up to 400F so it is perfect for filling with Liquid Sculpey® (LS).
photo shows as described

Step 3

After stirring your LS, open the tip wide and position it over one area of the mold. When using a lot of LS in the same color, I fill the mold from one location. That way the LS crawls into place on the surface of the mold. I feel this crawling produces fewer air bubbles between the liquid and the mold.
photo shows filling mold

Step 4

Tap the mold gently on your work surface to release air bubbles.
Stubborn air bubbles can be popped with a Needle Tool.
photo shows popping bubbles

Step 5

Continue filling the outside rim with the LS.
Repeat tapping the mold to release air bubbles.
photo shows filling outside rim

Step 6

Add a puddle of LS to the center shelf area that holds the candle allowing the LS to crawl toward the outer rim.
Tap the mold to help the puddle spread.
photo shows adding layer in center

Step 7

You can also tap the sides of the mold with the heavy 12 mm Ball Tool.
photo shows as described

Step 8

Sometimes I carefully burp the mold by squeezing it gently from the sides.
Make sure the mold is filled to level before baking.
photo shows as described

Step 9

Bake following the baking instructions for LS.
Allow to cool completely before flexing the mold to release the votive.
photo shows as described

Step 10

Your little votive holder is ready for a candle.
I suggest using only candles that have a glass or metal container so that the LS is protected from heat and melting wax.
photo shows finished votive holder