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.
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.
Sheet out 1/2 package of the conditioned Black clay on a medium setting on your clay conditioning machine. Lightly spray the texture sheet with water and press firmly into the clay sheet. Remove the texture sheet. And stack the textured sheet of clay on another sheet of clay that is rolled out on the widest setting on the clay conditioning machine.
Select the area of textures you want for the coaster and firmly press the cutter through the clay.
Gently remove any remaining moisture from the surface of the clay and apply your selected mica powder. I like to use the rubber chisel tip on the medium Style n’ Detail tool for this. You can also use your finger – just make sure that you have a very small amount of powder on your tool or finger each time and slowly build up the level of color you want on the texture. The tool will be helpful if you are using more than one color on the coaster as it will create a straight line of color for you!
I’ve also created them in just two colors and an entire set that is multi colored.
Bake as directed and allow the clay to cool. Apply a very light coat of the Gloss glaze to the upper surfaces of the texture and allow the glaze to dry thoroughly.
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