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® Clay 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.
We will build our terrazzo pattern on top of a background (also called a slab) of Coral. Create a 1/8” thick sheet from 1/4 block of Coral.
In order to get really random sizes and shapes of the terrazzo style colors, I like to pinch the clay from the edges of the bar. Pinch off bits of White and press these onto the Coral slab.
Generally I did try to keep the White pinches larger than the other colors so that I could later put pinches of the greens on top of the White.
Roll the sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to set the bits level into the background.
Pinch off pieces of Black and set these randomly in place. Roll the sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to set the bits level into the background.
Pinch off pieces of Spanish Olive and set these randomly in place. Positioning them on top of White pieces will help them to pop. Roll the sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to set the bits level into the background.
Repeat Step 5 with pinches of Bright Green Pearl. Roll the sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to set the bits level into the background.
Roll a little log of Coral that fits nicely on top of the flat part of your hair clip.
Flatten the little log to the hair clip making sure the clay follows the curve of the metal clip.
Cut out five medium sized Irregular Ovals and place them sides touching on top of the hair clip making sure they are well connected to the Coral base on top of the clip. Also make sure these follow the curve of the clip.
Bake the hair clip following the baking instructions in Step 1 above. Allow to cool completely before handling. Gently pop the baked clay off of the clip and glue it on permanently with silicone glue.
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