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Premo Mermaid Tail Light Switch Cover

Starting at $2.79

What a great addition to a bathroom, pool room, even MY bedroom! Design by Phoebe Doehring
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Ultramarine Blue Hue 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Translucent 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Bright Green Pearl 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Peacock Pearl 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Tools™ 5-in-1 Clay Tool
Clay dedicated knife

Additional Resources

    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 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 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.
Make a Skinner blend of Ultramarine Blue and Peacock Pearl. Please follow instructions for the Skinner blend on-line on the Polyform website. Once you’ve finished the skinner blend, run your last pass of your sheet of clay on the #3 setting of your clay machine. Trace the shape of your light switch cover and cut out the shape. Make sure you cut out the hole where the light switch goes.Place the clay over the plastic light switch cover starting from top to bottom. As you press the piece on make sure you are pressing the air bubbles out as you go. Press around the edges to make sure you cover it entirely and trim away any excess. Make depression where the screw will go so that when the clay is baked you will still be able to screw the screws in all the way. (When the piece is finished you may want to paint the screws to match or cover with some small baked matching clay pieces to fill in the holes)Using the cheetah pattern on the Sculpey texture sheet press the pattern into the clay and texture the entire piece to look like bubbles. Set aside.
Make another skinner blend of Bright Green Pearl and Peacock Pearl. Pass the clay through your clay machine on the #3 setting. Using the tail template provided cut out the mermaid’s tail. The top of the tail being the lighter Green end and the body the darker Peacock color. Lay on wax paper. Run your second sheet of skinner blend on the #3 setting. Lay on your wax paper. Using your small teardrop shaped clay cutter, cut out lots of scale pieces.Attach the scales from top to bottom. Lighter green scales at the top of the tail working down to darker scales at the bottom. Trim away excess and smooth and round edges.Using your 5 in 1 tool or a toothpick make indented lines in the tail.
Press the tail onto your light switch cover. It looks fun if you move the tail more to the left of the cover and let some of the tail extend off the cover. Lift the corners of the tail and wave the tail a bit so it looks more realistic and not too flat
Condition some Translucent clay and run it through the clay machine on the #3 setting. Cut our a small random shaped piece to fit over the bottom of the tail to look like foamy water. Cut out a few splash drops with your teardrop clay cutter and press onto cover.