Your workspace: 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. Getting Started: 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 wipe before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use. Baking: 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 15 minutes per ¼" (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.
Liquid Sculpey® Specifics: • For the Sugar Skully cling, you will use White and Black Liquid Sculpey® • 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 skully. 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. • Liquid Sculpey® can take some getting used to. Take your time and practice writing with the nozzle tip until you are comfortable addressing your project with your new skills.
Print a sugar skull 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. Add Sculpey® III details to add little spots of color to your skull. Make sure your Sculpey® III pieces are super thin and pressed firmly to the glass so they don’t add weight to the window cling. For the nose, I made two super thin teardrop shapes and placed them in position like an upside down heart. The cheeks and pupils are little flat dots.
Keep adding Sculpey®III elements to the design like flower petals for eyes and dots above the nose and along the brows. Then add White Liquid Sculpey® lines to the design.
Outline the entire skully with Black liquid and go all around the elements with White liquid.
Keep adding little details like dots and teardrop shapes to add detail but also to add connective tissue so the skull will all hold together when it is removed from the plate after baking.
Bake the skully at 275°F for 15 minutes. When it is completely cool, gently peel it off the glass and place on a window to enjoy.
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