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Sculpey III Christmas Tree Elf

Starting at $2.49

By: Lisa Kingsley  
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Ecru 1 lb
$19.99
Sculpey III® Leaf Green 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey III® Granny Smith 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey III® Yellow 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey III® Red 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$39.99
Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
Black seed beads
Small oval cookie cutter (optional) I used it for the smile
Small dotting tool
Small craft knife
Cutting blade
Needle tool
Small star cookie cutter

Additional Resources

Your workspace:
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.
Getting Started:
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.
Condition and flatten Ecru and pass it through the pasta machine at the widest setting.
Place your Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter on top of the conditioned Ecru clay, press firmly. Using your small craft knife trim away the excess clay.
Repeat the above steps with Leaf Green and Granny Smith
Using your cutting blade cut off the tree stumps on both green colored pieces
Place the light green tree on top of the dark green tree. Do not press down on them as you will need to separate the 2 pieces afterwards.
Using your cutting tool, cut the trees into pieces as seen below
Separate the dark and light green pieces and place the pieces onto the Ecru tree as below.
Roll out a small piece of Raw Sienna and pass through the pasta machine, using the Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter cut the tree trunk and trim the top. Using your needle tool press lines into the tree trunk.
Roll out small snakes of antique gold, place them between the dark and light green areas of the tree. Trim to fit. Using your dotting tool press evenly spaced dots along the snakes.
Using your needle tool place the seeds beads into the face of the tree
Using Granny Smith green make two small snakes for the eyebrows. Place them just above the seed beads. Using the small oval cookie cutter, shape the smile. Then use your dotting tool on the each side of the smile.
Using red roll out 6 small circles, flatten and then place onto the Christmas tree, use photos as a guide for placement. Next roll out 7 very small yellow circles, flatten and then place into the Christmas tree, use photos as a guide for placement.
Lastly, condition yellow clay and flatten and using a small star cookie cutter cut out the shape, place in top of the Christmas tree.
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