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.
Place a quarter sized pool of White LS in the center of the glass baking plate. Smear the White LS around in circles with your fingertip to make it a round or oval shape approximately 2.5”-3” in diameter. The shape should be thin but not so thin that it makes streaks or that the glass is visible through the liquid. With the tip on the bottle of White LS, draw around the outside of the circular shape outlining it with a thicker line of White LS. Then add splash markings around the outside too. You should have a thin pool in the middle surrounded by a thicker outline. Bake following the baking instructions for the Liquid.
When the little pool is completely cool, add a thin layer of Clear LS in the middle of it. Add 1/4 teaspoon of glitter to the pool of Clear LS.
Add just one drop of Light Blue alcohol ink and another drop of Dark Blue alcohol ink right on top of the glitter.
Allow the project to rest for a couple of minutes. As it rests, the inks will break up and crackle. This will help them to mix easier during the next step. Carefully pick the glass baking plate up. Slightly tilt it and the colors should start to run into each other. As the colorful Clear LS begins to run toward an edge, tilt the plate another direction to encourage the colors to run toward a different edge. Continue tilting the plate in all directions until the colors create a nice blend, the glitter is distributed, and the little pool in the middle of the splash shape has a nice blend in the middle. I even allowed some of my colored liquid to overspill the boundary and creep along the outside edge of the shape.
Bake the shape following the baking instructions for Clear Liquid Sculpey.
When the splash shape is completely cool, peel it gently off of the glass. Spread a thin layer of Silver LS all over the back of the shape. This will make the piece just a little more sturdy and create a decorative outline around the entire piece. Lay the piece back down on the glass. If the Silver LS doesn’t ooze out from underneath making an outline, squirt a thin line of Silver around the edges of the shape. Bake the splash again
When the splash is completely cool, gently peel it from the glass. Use sharp scissors to trim the Silver to a thin outline around the shape.
Lay the finished splash onto a piece of craft foam. Carefully trace around the shape onto the foam. Cut the shape out of the foam inside the traced line so that the line is removed. Glue the liquid clay shape onto the foam with white craft glue. Allow the glue to dry completely and then trim with scissors as necessary
Repeat to make as many coasters as you like. I made mine in a variety of shapes but using the same techniques. I always used the Light Blue ink, but changed the second color for each coaster so that the common Light Blue color would make them look like a set. When the coasters are in use, the glass should set on the foam side of the coaster. When not being used, display them with the decorative side up