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Premo Silkscreen Box

Starting at $2.79

This pretty little box is a show stopper that is so easy to make! Design by syndee holt
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Antique Gold 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
$6.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$14.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Dual End Detail Tools
$9.99
Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Molds: Cabochon
$9.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$39.99
Teal color acrylic craft paint

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.
    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 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.
Brush the craft paint across the top of the box and quickly wipe with the wet wipe to remove the paint and make it appear more like a stain. (NOTE: if you don’t want to use the natural color of the box, I suggest painting it first with a coat of light yellow chalk paint. Allow to dry thoroughly and then use your selected color of craft paint as described above). Repeat on all the sides of the box as well. Set aside.
Sheet out the conditioned Antique Gold on the 2nd from the widest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine (pasta machine). Position your selected silkscreen with the shiny side DOWN on the clay and use the small brush to apply a line of paint the width of the screen. Quickly use the supplied paddle to whisk the paint down the entire screen. Add more paint if necessary to cover the screen pattern using the small brush. Immediately remove the screen and rinse it under running water. I like to put my washed screens between two paper towels across my leg and stroke the top towel firmly to help remove the excess water. Remove the screen and place it in a spot on your worktable to finish drying while you trim the clay with the Super Slicer so that you have just the silkscreened area in a small square. Set it aside to dry. Repeat to create about 13 silkscreened pieces or as many as you think you will need for your particular box.
Once you have a couple of silkscreened pieces that have dried you can begin to create your design using the circle cutter set. You will want different sized circles.
I like to lay a sheet of plastic deli paper over my cut out design and gently rub the edges to soften them.
Layout your design as you work, don’t forget the front and sides of the box as well! Place all the silkscreen pieces on your baking sheet.
I remove the little metal latches from the boxes I buy (they always seem to be crooked), so I need to make something to help open the lid. I used a smaller silkscreened circle and a small ball of scrap clay to create a round handle for the front of the box. Wipe the medium cabochon mold with a baby wipe to dampen it, then place the screened circle face down in the mold with the ball of scrap clay on top of it. Firmly press into the mold. Use the Super Slicer to cut from the middle to each side of the mold to remove the excess clay. Pop out your new handle! Set on the baking sheet with the other circles of clay.
I decided to further embellish my box with some little “pearls” using the largest Etch n’ Pearl tool and a small piece of clay sheeted on the widest setting on the clay conditioning machine and placed on the small smooth tile. I press my tool into a small piece of damp sponge and then press it firmly into the clay. The pearl should stick to the smooth tile. Repeat to make about a dozen pearls.
Use the smallest of the Style n’ Detail tools to press into the center of each pearl. Repeat for all pearls. Place the tile onto the baking sheet and bake all the clay according to the directions in Step 1.
My box has a small lip around the edge, so I decided to add a matching “rope” of clay in the lip by putting a bead of Bake n’ Bond in the lip and extruding a length of clay to fit into the lip. I mitered the corners. NOTE: The box will have to be baked now to cure the extruded clay. If you did NOT prebake the box to see if any sap is going to come out, you may have to repaint your box after baking. Just allow the box to cool, lightly sand the sap stained areas. I used a light yellow chalk paint to cover the box and restained the box.
Add a small drop of paint to the center of each of the “pearls”. Glue the circles and pearls into place on your box and you are done!
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