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.
Stire the Pearl Liquid Sculpey and then pour about 1/2 out into a silicone baking cup. We need to tint our remaining Pearl LS green in the squirt bottle. Set the extra Pearl LS in the baking cup aside for another project. It will keep indefinitely if you cover it to keep dust and dirt out of it.
Using the Large Etch ‘n Pearl, dip into green mica powder and stir it into the Pearl LS. The mica powder will help the Pearl LS to thicken slightly which will make drawing the little evergreen branches easier. Keep adding green mica until you have the depth of color that you like. The color will only darken a tiny bit when baked so be sure to get it deep enough.
Draw some little evergreen branches on a piece of paper. Mine are 1”-1.5” long. I drew two different shapes so I would have a variety to choose from.
Lay a piece of clean and clear glass over the line drawings. I get glass by removing it from inexpensive photo frames and lining the edges with masking tape. A glass baking dish will work well too as long as it doesn’t have any markings on the top surface. Squirt a line of the green LS tracing the center vein of the evergreen drawing onto the glass.
Next, take the Medium Etch ‘n Pearl tool, and drag LS from the center vein out tracing the lines you have drawn. Because of the thickness of the LS you won’t be able to keep the little lines as close together as they are drawn but you will get the idea.
Continue pulling LS from the center vein with the Etch ‘n Pearl all the way to the tip on one side.
Repeat on the other side, pulling LS out in the other direction to complete the look of a little Evergreen branch.
Slide the glass over so a clean area is on top of the drawing and repeat. If you have more than one style of evergreen branch drawn, be sure to trace some of those too. After I traced half of the branches that you see in this photo, I added even more green mica to my already green mixture to make some darker green LS. Then I traced the remaining half of the branches. If your branches start to spread while you are tracing them, you can go ahead and bake some of them in your preheated oven following the baking instructions for LS. When the glass is completely cool you can keep tracing more branches. When you are completely done tracing, bake one more time. Allow the glass to cool completely and then peel the branches off with your fingernail and lay them on paper.
Next trace a 3” circle onto a piece of paper. You could use a round cookie cutter or a glass. Lay your tracing glass over the circle.
Drip just a little Clear LS onto the circle and spread it around with your fingertip so it’s very thin.
Starting with the lighter colored branches, position these as shown on the Clear LS circle.
Fill in the gaps with more lighter colored branches.
Add more layers of branches placing the darkest ones on the top layers. If your layers are becoming thick, you might need to add little amounts of Clear LS to make sure the layers all stick together.
Place the little wreath on the glass in the oven and bake following the baking instructions for LS. Remove the glass with oven mitts. While the glass is still hot, drop tiny drops of Red LS for the berries. Doing this while the piece is hot will make really neat little berry shapes. However, it’s a good idea to practice this technique on a hot baking pan before going directly to your project if you have never done it before. Bake the shape one more time to set the berries following the baking instructions for LS.
Peel the entire wreath away from the glass with your fingernail.
Place foam paper crafting glue dots in several places on the back of the wreath
Make sure you find the center of your card. Remove the sticky backs from the glue dots and apply to the card with light pressure
Using a gold sharpie add a greeting to the front of the card.