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.
Sand rough edges from the frame with sandpaper.
First please note that I applied my layers of Liquid Sculpey® (LS) directly to an unpainted wood frame. Pre-painting your frame in a color that is a similar match to the Amber LS color might actually make the color get deeper quicker and might make fewer bakings for you. Just something to consider.
Here’s what I did! First we need to stir the liquids. Remove the caps from the LS colors. Stir each color with one of the tools and clean the tool with paper towel after each color. The Clear LS will have a lump of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Stir this lump completely into the liquid. Clean the tool with paper towel. Replace the caps to each bottle. Now we are ready for the fun!
Squirt a puddle of Black LS onto a piece of scrap paper or deli paper. Wad up one of the aluminum foil sheets into a loose ball. I chose aluminum foil because it is stiff and makes a totally random surface with both sharp lines and smooth bumps that will really randomize our pattern quite well.
Dip the aluminum foil wad into the Black LS.
Dab the Black LS onto the frame with the foil dabber. Keep dipping into the Black LS and dabbing the frame to achieve a really random pattern all over. Bake the frame following the baking instructions for LS.
Allow the frame to cool completely and then squirt a thick line of Amber LS on the top.
Spread the Amber LS all over the frame with your fingertip or with one of the purple clay
Here is how the frame looks now that it is completely covered with the first layer of Amber LS.
Bake the frame again following the baking instructions for LS. Allow the frame to cool completely. If you are happy with the depth of your Amber color you can skip ahead to Step 11.
You can deepen the Amber color by applying another layer just like you did in Steps 5 & 6.
Bake again following the baking instructions for LS. Allow the frame to cool completely.
Squirt a puddle of Bronze LS onto a piece of paper or deli paper. Make another aluminum foil dabber.
Dab Bronze LS randomly over the frame as shown.
Here’s a close up of how my Bronze LS looks with the Black and Amber LS. Bake the frame again following the baking instructions for LS. Allow to cool completely.
At this point, I wished my Black LS was a deeper color. So I dabbed even more Black LS onto the frame randomly and baked again.
To create a high gloss shine, I added a layer of Clear LS all over the frame. And, you guessed it, I baked it one more time following the baking instructions for LS.
After the final baking I amped up the clarity of the Clear LS with a heat gun. Turn the heat gun onto HI and hold it 4”-6” over the surface of the frame. Continuously move the heat over the surface to avoid burning it. When you see the Clear LS turn completely clear and shiny, turn off the gun. Now your frame is ready for a photo or for a chalkboard.