Getting Started: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. 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® Oven Safe Work 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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.
Condition and roll 1 ounce each of Regal Purple, Vintage Copper, and Burgundy into logs about 3” long.
Press the logs together and roll and twist them to create a twisted rope.
Roll up the twisted rope.
Shape into a nice smooth ball.
Flatten the ball by hand on your work surface into a thick pancake. Then hand roll it with the Acrylic Clay Roller to make sure it is nice and smooth. Also check that the thickness is consistent across the pancake - at least 1/8” thick. Bevel the outside edge down all the way around with your fingertips.
Use an Etch ‘n Pearl or a thin skewer to make a cross hatch across the entire disk sectioning it equally into quarters.
Use the cross hatch lines as a reference for boundaries. Impress the Herringbone texture pattern as deeply as possible in each quadrant. Turn the texture sheet each time so that the patterns are running perpendicular to each other.
Here’s a look at the disk completely textured.
Spread the bright gold mica powder across the raised surfaces only with your fingertip.
Carefully pinch an edge up all the way around the outside of the little dish so that it has a little rim.
Carefully lay the clay into the glass dish. My little glass dish has a flat bottom so I was very careful to make sure my clay followed the shape of the glass dish without distorting either the texture or the mica powder too much.
When you have the clay dish positioned in the glass dish, spread some more mica powder around the beveled edge.
Bake the clay in the glass dish following the baking instructions for Premo. When the glass is completely cool, carefully remove the clay dish by inserting the tip of a tool between the clay and the glass.
Here’s how pretty it looks all baked from the top view.