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I love to cover boxes and I love to doodle, so it's a no-brainer to combine them using Premo! Sculpey clay. Start with basic Black clay to cover the box and extrude some terrific colors to pop right off the box!
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premo! Astro Box
premo! Astro Box

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Summary
    Large stamp for texture Small spray bottle of water Craft knife Tacky white glue Small foam brush (to apply the glue) Baking parchment or wax paper Paper mache or wood box. If using a wood box bake at 275 ?F (130 ?C) for 20 minutes to release moisture and sap. Allow to cool thoroughly before covering.|Large stamp for texture Small spray bottle of water Craft knife Tacky white glue Small foam brush (to apply the glue) Baking parchment or wax paper Paper mache or wood box. If using a wood box bake at 275 ?F (130 ?C) for 20 minutes to release moisture and sap. Allow to cool thoroughly before covering.

    Project Instructions

    Roll 1 package of Black Premo! Clay out on the #1 setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine. Fold it so that it is long and thin and roll through on the #3 setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine. Lightly spray the stamp with water and texture the sheet of clay. (I prefer to put my clay on a sheet of paper, put the stamp on top and put it all on the floor and step on the stamp – that way I get a nice even texture.) Texture the entire sheet of clay.
    Apply glue to one of the side edges of the lid and overlap the glue about one inch onto an adjoining side. Trim one short edge of the textured clay sheet even and place this edge on the one-inch side of the lid. Wrap it around the entire side that has glue applied, allowing the excess clay to hang off the top and bottom edges of the lid.
    Slide the edge of the Super Slicer blade down both the top and bottom edge of the lid to trim the clay away. NOTE: I like to avoid having clay joints right at the corner, which is why I start about an inch on the adjoining side. (I find this method much easier than trying to cut the clay to fit before applying it to the glued surface.)
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all four sides of the lid edge are covered.
    Roll out a wide sheet of black clay on the #3 setting and texture it for the lid (double check to make sure you have enough textured area to cover the lid in one piece!).
    Apply glue to the top of the lid and carefully press your sheet of clay into place.
    Once the sheet of textured clay is in place, flip the lid over and use the Super Slicer to trim this sheet of clay even with the outside edge of the clay-covered sides. Make sure not to cut into the clay on the sides of the box. This will give the lid a smooth surface on the top.
    Use your texture stamp to blend the seam on the edge of the lid.
    Place the lid on the box and use a pencil to draw the edge of the lid completely around the box. (I ALWAYS forget to do this, and it makes covering the bottom so much easier!)
    Now you can apply the glue to the bottom of the box up to the pencil line you've drawn, covering one side at a time and overlapping about 1 inch onto an adjoining side.
    Trim a straight edge for an entire length of textured clay with your Super Slicer and apply the straight edge of clay to the pencil line, allowing the excess clay to hang off the bottom edge. Trim this excess clay with your Super Slicer as you did for the lid edges. Remember, no clay goes above the pencil line, but you can overlap the line slightly. Your box should be covered now! Now lets start the clay doodling!
    Load your extruder with the Peacock Pearl and using the medium sized round dye, extrude several lengths of clay about 12-14 inches in length each. I find it easier to set a small TV tray up next to my work table and cover it with baking parchment or wax paper and lay the extruded lengths out on this.
    I always begin on a top corner with a large coil of clay to center my design.
    Use the two other colors to build off this “anchor doodle,” wrapping your design around the top edge slightly. Use the craft blade to cut angles to fit the coils together neatly.
    You can use the small ball from the Sculpey Style and Details tool set to texture some of the coils.
    Once you have your larger design the way you wish, place a smaller doodle design on the opposite corner of the lid.
    You can add doodles to the 4 corners of the box bottom also, wrapping the designs around each corner.
    Once your design is complete, bake the box according to the clay package directions. I always bake with the lid in place so that they can't warp. Once the clay is baked and still warm, use your hand to separate the lid from the bottom of the box if it has stuck. Paint the inside of the box and the outside area where there is no clay and you are done!
    Roll 1 package of Black Premo! Clay out on the #1 setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine. Fold it so that it is long and thin and roll through on the #3 setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine. Lightly spray the stamp with water and texture the sheet of clay. (I prefer to put my clay on a sheet of paper, put the stamp on top and put it all on the floor and step on the stamp – that way I get a nice even texture.) Texture the entire sheet of clay.
    Apply glue to one of the side edges of the lid and overlap the glue about one inch onto an adjoining side. Trim one short edge of the textured clay sheet even and place this edge on the one-inch side of the lid. Wrap it around the entire side that has glue applied, allowing the excess clay to hang off the top and bottom edges of the lid.
    Slide the edge of the Super Slicer blade down both the top and bottom edge of the lid to trim the clay away. NOTE: I like to avoid having clay joints right at the corner, which is why I start about an inch on the adjoining side. (I find this method much easier than trying to cut the clay to fit before applying it to the glued surface.)
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all four sides of the lid edge are covered.
    Roll out a wide sheet of black clay on the #3 setting and texture it for the lid (double check to make sure you have enough textured area to cover the lid in one piece!).
    Apply glue to the top of the lid and carefully press your sheet of clay into place.
    Once the sheet of textured clay is in place, flip the lid over and use the Super Slicer to trim this sheet of clay even with the outside edge of the clay-covered sides. Make sure not to cut into the clay on the sides of the box. This will give the lid a smooth surface on the top.
    Use your texture stamp to blend the seam on the edge of the lid.
    Place the lid on the box and use a pencil to draw the edge of the lid completely around the box. (I ALWAYS forget to do this, and it makes covering the bottom so much easier!)
    Now you can apply the glue to the bottom of the box up to the pencil line you've drawn, covering one side at a time and overlapping about 1 inch onto an adjoining side.
    Trim a straight edge for an entire length of textured clay with your Super Slicer and apply the straight edge of clay to the pencil line, allowing the excess clay to hang off the bottom edge. Trim this excess clay with your Super Slicer as you did for the lid edges. Remember, no clay goes above the pencil line, but you can overlap the line slightly. Your box should be covered now! Now lets start the clay doodling!
    Load your extruder with the Peacock Pearl and using the medium sized round dye, extrude several lengths of clay about 12-14 inches in length each. I find it easier to set a small TV tray up next to my work table and cover it with baking parchment or wax paper and lay the extruded lengths out on this.
    I always begin on a top corner with a large coil of clay to center my design.
    Use the two other colors to build off this “anchor doodle,” wrapping your design around the top edge slightly. Use the craft blade to cut angles to fit the coils together neatly.
    You can use the small ball from the Sculpey Style and Details tool set to texture some of the coils.
    Once you have your larger design the way you wish, place a smaller doodle design on the opposite corner of the lid.
    You can add doodles to the 4 corners of the box bottom also, wrapping the designs around each corner.
    Once your design is complete, bake the box according to the clay package directions. I always bake with the lid in place so that they can't warp. Once the clay is baked and still warm, use your hand to separate the lid from the bottom of the box if it has stuck. Paint the inside of the box and the outside area where there is no clay and you are done!