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 Liquid Bakable Medium may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
-Gently stir the bottle of liquid bakeable medium.-Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best) Baking
-It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature. -Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 300 ºF (149 ºC) for liquid colors and 325 ºF (163 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures. -If you are using the liquids as a glaze or in thin pieces less than ¼ inch bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are ¼ or above bake for 30 minutes. -If you are baking on a ceramic tile then you will also need to bake at 30 minutes since it will take longer for the tile to heat up. This will ensure the proper fusing of the liquid material. -When baking these liquids you may experience some vapors or a slight odor. This is not harmful and will not affect your creation. -If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it or by using aluminum foil over your project.
To Make the White Tray:Set up your material: the liquid clay and clay softener, your metal tray, the needle tool and a squeegee tool. You want to have your paper towels ready as well. Pour enough of the white liquid clay into the metal tray to make a thin even layer. For the tray size I used I needed about 5 fl oz/150 ml of white liquid clay. The white clay especially is very viscose, so you want to add some clay softener to make it more fluid. Use your needle tool to mix the clay softener into your clay. When you have enough soft clay to fill the tray with a thin layer, spread it evenly out with the squeegee.
Your tray with the first layer should look like on the picture above.
Use your accent colors to make a design. Pour the liquid clay straight out of the bottle in an even flow and leave enough space between the colors to have the background color show through.
Now use your needle tool to drag the clay like you would do for marbling. Clean your needle tool after each drag to not mix the colors too much. I find it easier to first do all the drags from the inside of my patterns out….
Then drag from the outside in. Don’t place the lines too close or your effect will be hard to be seen. For the peacock pearl cross I used a back and forth drag motion.
Have a good look at the pattern you created and decide if you need any more additions. I added some drops of gold to the corners and dragged them outwards. When you are happy with your pattern cure the metal tray at 275 °F /130 °C for 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Be careful with the metal tray, it gets really hot, too!
For the Golden Tray:Mix your Gold Liquid Sculpey with the Clay Softener and spread as you did in the steps above for the White Tray. Your tray should now look like this.
For this tray I used a different pattern. I added all the colors and started dragging the lines. First from the inside out and
And finally, I also dragged the lines in the middle of my pattern. When you are happy with your pattern cure the metal tray at 275 °F /130 °C for 30 minutes. Let cool completely.