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 1/4" (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.
Designer's Note: Clear Liquid Sculpey® should be stirred completely before use. There is lots of awesome goop that has most likely settled into the bottom of the bottle that needs to be stirred back in so that the Clear LS will go completely clear when cured. My method for mixing up the Clear LS is to
1.) cut the bottle open at the shoulder shape of the bottle;
2.) poor all the Clear LS into a silicone baking cup
3.) scrape all the residual sediment from the bottom of the bottle and put it in the silicone cup too, then discard the bottle
4.) Stir and stir and stir until that sediment is stirred completely back into the liquid and is totally smooth
5.) from this point on, I leave my Clear LS in the silicone cup and cover lightly with a lid. I stir it each and every time I use it in a project. This advice only pertains to CLEAR LS, and is not necessary for the other colored Liquid Sculpey®.