Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Color clays used for this ornament!
Roll 2/3 of the turquoise clay into a ball
Sculpt it into a bowling pin shape
Taper the larger end of the bowling pin into a tail
Sculpt the nose/ cone shaped and smoosh the whole dragon flat
Roll a 1/4 ball of glitter clay
Sculpt into long tear drop and smoosh
Place on the dragons belly, up along its neckline
Using a ball tool make an eye socket
Roll a 1/4 ball of white clay
Push the eye into the eye socket
Place black bead into the eye
Roll a 1/3" ball of turquoise clay
Shape into teardrop and smoosh
Using knife tool make ear mark
Smoosh onto the head right behind the eye
Roll a 1/8" turquoise clay
Taper both ends and place on as eyebrow, guiding the outer end up in a swoop
Using a knife tool make a mouth mark, using a toothpick tool make a nose mark
Using a knife tool make the scale marks onto the white gold chest plate
Make 4 tiny balls in tapering sizes with white glitter clay and place under the eye
Roll a 1/2" ball of white glitter clay
Roll into long snake with both ends tapered, same length as the dragon
Place on the dragons back from just above the eye to the top of the tail.
Roll 3 balls of clay into tapering size from 1/4" to 1/8"
Shape into teardrop
Place largest one on first, just over the eye
The other 2 next
Roll a 1/4" turquoise clay ball and one slightly smaller
Shape into arms
Make finger marks with the knife tool
Place the smaller one on first, behind the dragon
Place the larger one on front
Roll 2 1/4" turquoise clay balls and 1 1/2"
Shape the 2 smaller into teardrop
Shape larger one onto teardrop
Make toe marks with knife tool
Place one foot behind dragon
Place other foot on the front side
Place the larger teardrop on as the thigh
Roll 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" balls of white glitter clay
Shape into teardrop and smoosh into wing shape
With a knife tool make the feather marks
Roll 1 1/8" and 1 slightly smaller of turquoise clay balls
Shape into snake with only one end tapered
Place onto wings
Place small wing on first
Place larger wing on
Using toothpick tool make dots going up the turquoise on the larger wing
Bake according to clay package
Using this glue
Glue cooled piece to the ornament
Using a wire twine secure it and let glue dry overnight
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