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.
Place a quarter sized amount of Yellow Liquid Sculpey (LS) into the bottom of a silicone baking cup. Drop one drop of Peacock Pearl LS into the Yellow LS. Stir them completely together with the flat Purple Tool to make a bright green color. You can add more Yellow or more Peacock Pearl to get the desired shade of bright green that you like. Clean the residue from your stirring tool with a paper towel. In another silicone baking cup, place a quarter sized amount of Yellow LS. Drop one drop of Red LS into the Yellow LS. Stir them completely together with the flat Purple Tool to make an orange color. You can add more Yellow or more Red to get the desired shade of orange that you like. Clean the residue from your stirring tool with a paper towel.
Fill the Silicone Mandala Mold with Red and squeegee the excess off. When I squeegee away the excess I always try to scrape as much of the product as I can back into the open bottle for later use. Bake the Red mandalas following the baking instructions for LS. Carefully peel the cooled mandalas from the mold by flexing the mold. Fill the mold with Red again and repeat. Make at least two molds full of each of the other colors as well - Peacock Pearl, White, orange, and bright green.
You can turn the larger mandalas into more mandalas by carefully cutting the centers out of them with sharp scissors. In this photo you can see the largest Red mandala has the center cut out. The White mandala is the center that has been trimmed out of another larger mandala
You can also experiment by layering the mandalas. Lay a large mandala with the center cut out on a glass baking sheet. Fill the center of the mandala with Clear LS. Lay a smaller Peacock Pearl mandala in the center in the Clear LS. Use a little Clear LS to glue a tiny White mandala to the center of the blue one. Bake again, this time at 325F for 20 minutes to make sure the Clear LS goes completely clear. Repeat this process as often as you’d like to get mandalas that look like they have other mandalas suspended inside them.
The White mandalas make nice pieces for layering with the other colors. You can use Clear LS as a glue between the layers. Bake again at 300 °F for 20 minutes to make sure the Clear LS goes completely Clear.
Here’s a look at all the mandalas I made to go on my garland. Some are layered and some have pieces suspended inside them.
Cut a 6” piece of monofilament for each mandala. Thread the monofilament halfway through the lace of the mandala. Tie an overhand knot close to the mandala and leaving long equal tails. Tie the tails to the Pom Pom garland every 4”-5” and trim the excess.
Your one-of-a-kind garland is now ready to install and light weight enough to hang anywhere.
Designer’s Note - When I’m all finished with a project, I fill my mandala mold with any remaining tinted LS and bake the pieces to save for later projects. Then I bake the silicone cups with the residue of the LS in them. When they are completely cool, the residue can be peeled out of the cups and discarded. Wipe out the cups with paper towels and store to use again later. The silicone cups I use are from the baking department and designed for use as cupcake liners.
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