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 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® Oven Safe Work Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4" (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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.
To prepare the frame, sand all rough edges. Paint the back and edges of the frame and allow to dry completely. Add White Liquid Sculpey (LS) to the front of the frame. Spread the White LS in a thin layer but don’t allow it to float over the edges.
Roll 1/4 block of Apricot Premo into long skinny ropes.
Roll 1/4 block of Apricot into a 1/2” rope.
Pinch a tip all along one edge of the rope to make the cross section of the rope look like a leaf shape.
Use the Super Slicer to slice lots of leaf shapes from the rope 1/8” thick.
Roll 1/4 block of Apricot Premo into another 1/2” thick rope. Flatten the rope with the Acrylic Clay Roller.
Cut the rope in half to reveal an elongated oval shape.
Cut lots of elongated oval slices from the rope 1/8” thick using the Super Slicer.
Position the ropes of Apricot on the frame in the layer of White LS.
Use the side of an Etch ‘n Pearl to flatten the rope in places where you would like to position a flower.
Position six little petals (the elongated oval shapes) in the flattened spot on the vine to make a flower.
Add details to the petals with the tip of an Etch ‘n Pearl.
Following steps 11-13, add several flowers to the vines.
Press the leaf shapes into place along the vines.
Prick little details into the leaves with the tip of an Etch ‘n Pearl.
Finish decorating the frame with flowers and leaves until the frame is full. Fill in open areas with extra leaves.
Add Smokey Gray centers to each flower with the Large Etch ‘n Pearl. Add small seed pods along the vines with the Small Etch ‘n Pearl. Bake the frame following the baking instructions for Premo.
When the frame has completely cooled, apply a thin layer of White LS all over making sure to fill all the cracks and crevices. Remove excess LS from the raised surfaces by wiping with a paper towel. Bake once again for 20 minutes to set the White LS.