Getting started: 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 Liquid Bakable Medium may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. -Gently stir the bottle of liquid bakeable medium. -Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best) Baking: -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 300 ºF (149 ºC) for liquid colors and 325 ºF (163 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures. -If you are using the liquids as a glaze or in thin pieces less than ¼ inch bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are ¼ or above bake for 30 minutes. -If you are baking on a ceramic tile then you will also need to bake at 30 minutes since it will take longer for the tile to heat up. This will ensure the proper fusing of the liquid material. -When baking these liquids you may experience some vapors or a slight odor. This is not harmful and will not affect your creation. -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.
Project Specifics: •Test the thickness of the liquid by squirting some onto a glass baking dish (like a pie plate). If the liquid holds it’s shape when dispensed, it will be good for making your snowflakes. If the liquid runs rapidly and changes shape, it is too thin. •The liquid will naturally thicken over time if the bottle is left open. •To speed the thickening process, pour the liquid into paper lined baking cups or small paper cups and let sit for at least a day. •Check the thickness by sticking a skewer into the liquid and allowing it to drip back into the cup. When the liquid reaches a thickness that you feel you are able to work with, carefully pick up the paper cup and pour it back into the original squeeze bottle. •For window clings, it is a must that the project be worked onto glass in order for it to stick to glass when cured.
Print a snowflake out on copy paper and place the image under an oven-proof glass plate. I am using a pie plate for mine. My pie plate has some writing on the bottom but the top side is perfectly smooth
I am drawing my snowflake by carefully squeezing the liquid out through the nozzle on the bottle. I always start with the parts of the image that are at the top and work toward myself so I don’t accidentally put my wrist in the liquid. For the round spots, I hover the nozzle tip over the center of the spot and let the liquid fill the spot from the center out.
For the straight lines, I started again in the center of the spot and pulled the line toward me. For thin lines, move the squirt tip along more quickly. For thick lines, move the squirt tip more slowly.
As you finish a line, move the tip of the nozzle back toward an area that is already drawn so the liquid will finish dripping into an existing line and not out into an open area.
Bake the snowflake at 300°F for 15 minutes. When it is completely cool, gently peel it off the glass and place on a window to enjoy.
Template for Snowflake or you can search and print off your own!
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