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 or by using aluminum foil over your project.
Remove the caps completely from Liquid Sculpey® (LS). Stir colors thoroughly with a knitting needle or skewer. Replace as much of the displaced LS into the bottle as possible. Replace caps tightly. Wipe tools clean for later use.
Squirt a small amount of Navy Metallic into the mandala shapes that you want to mold. Designer’s Tip: When I fill a thin mold like the Mandalas or Butterflies, I usually fill every cavity whether I need them or not. Then I store the unused baked pieces for later projects. This instruction is written to fill the entire mold. But you can certainly save liquids and time by just filling the areas that you want specifically for this project.
Next spread the LS into the mold cavities with either the squeegee or with your fingertip.
Squeegee away excess LS. Scrape the excess LS from the edge of the squeegee back into the open bottle for later use.
Fold one paper towel very neatly into a thick pack about 2” x 3”. Dampen one edge of the pad with rubbing alcohol. Firmly squeegee this pad across the LS filled cavities to remove residual LS from the raised surfaces. This will really help clean the little windows in the mandalas. You can see the little bit of LS that was removed when I did this. Just do this one time and re-check the mold to make sure all the little areas are still filled. This tip should only be done on very thin molds like the mandalas and the butterflies.
Bake the mold following the baking instructions for LS. When the mold is completely cool, remove the pieces by gently flexing the mold. Then repeat Step 1-5 to create a set of mandalas in Peacock Pearl as well. In this photo I’m showing how easy it is to peal the baked mandalas out of the silicone mold.
Decide how you want to arrange your pieces for your necklace.
Connect the small mandala to the larger one with the double connector. Cut the chain in half opposite the clasp and attach each end of the chain to the large mandala at the top with medium jump rings using the flat nose pliers to open and close them. Cut two 1” lengths of chain and one 1.5” length of chain with wire cutters. Add these to the small mandala at the bottom with small jump rings using the flat nose pliers to open and close them.
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