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.
First, we will tint the Liquid Sculpey® (LS) to make four different shades - two blues, and two greens. Remove the lids from both of the LS bottles. Stir each one completely using the knife tool. The Clear LS will have a lump of sediment in the bottom which is common. This lump should be stirred completely back into the liquid. Clean the tool with paper towel after each color. Replace the caps on the bottles.
Pour 2-3 Tablespoons of Clear LS into one of the silicone cups. Pour 2-3 Tablespoons of Translucent Turquoise LS (TTLS) into each of the other silicone cups.
Place one drop of green alcohol ink in the Clear LS cup.
Place one drop of green alcohol ink in one of the TTLS cups.
Place one drop of blue alcohol ink in the remaining TTLS cup.
Mix each cup completely with the knife tool. Clean the tool with paper towel after each color.
Pour half of each color onto a piece of glass. I’m using a glass cutting board that has markings on it just to help me pour relatively straight. The fourth color on the glass is an area of TTLS that is not tinted with any alcohol ink but squirted straight from the bottle.
Use the knife tool to make sure the color areas are all very smooth.
Bake the color squares on the glass following the baking instructions for LS.
Carefully peel each piece from the glass. Cut the pieces first into long strips.
Then cut the strips into angular tiles. The TTLS pieces are my smallest shapes.
I cut the TTLS with the blue tint a little bit larger.
My Clear green pieces are a little bit larger.
Finally the TTLS green pieces are the largest and only four of them.
Here’s a look at how all the different pieces compare to each other in size and quantity.
Lay the pieces out on a piece of glass in rows with larger pieces generally at the top and smaller pieces generally at the bottom. I laid mine out in six vertical rows.
Lay a piece of string or monofilament on top of one of the rows of shapes. Tape the string below the bottom shape to the glass. Pull the string so that it goes tight and straight across the center of each shape. Tape the string to the glass again above the shapes but leave enough extra so that you can tie the string to the stick in a square knot later. Repeat so that each row of shapes has a string running across it and taped above and below the pieces onto the glass.
Drip small amounts of the matching color over the string and on top of the shape sandwiching the string between the baked shape and the liquid layers.
Carefully spread the liquid to the edges of the baked piece below. Make sure every piece has a fresh layer of matching color liquid with the string running through it.
Bake the pieces on the glass again following the baking instructions for LS. When they are completely cool, carefully remove them from the glass and remove the tape that was holding the rows in place.
Tie each strand to a natural stick that is sturdy enough to be supportive of all six strands. Tie each one off in a square knot. Trim the tails near the knots. Trim the tails of string at the bottom.