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Sculpey Premo™ Multimedia Painted Antiqued Box

Designed by Syndee Holt

Starting at $2.79

It’s fun to plan a multimedia box, looking around the store for the box and then the embellishments. I knew that I had JUST THE PIECE of  scrapbook paper that would pop against the light gray of the pre-painted box and I picked all my other embellishments with this in mind. Enhance the textures of your clay using a wash of acrylic paint across your favorite textured Premo clay color! I also made use of the flexibility of the baked clay to create thin "straps" that were wrapped across the curved top of the box.

Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Gold 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
  • Wooden box of your selected size and shape
  • Stamp for texture (Esponge sponge background stamp from Judikins)
  • Selected piece of scrapbook paper (Graphic 45)
  • White craft glue
  • Instant glue
  • Other metal bits and pieces (Tim Holtz)
  • Plastic ruler
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paint - off-white or antique white
  • Baby wipes 

Additional Resources

    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.

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.
Carefully measure and cut your scrapbooking paper to fit the areas you have designated on your box. Brush the white craft glues over the entire surface that you are mounting your paper to using a bamboo skewer or toothpick. Apply your sheet of paper and use a baby wipe to remove any excess glue. (test the baby wipe on your paper first!)
Don’t forget the sides and back of the box! I decided to add a strip of the paper on the top portion of the box lid as shown.
Once all the paper is in place, we can get started on the clay! Sheet out the conditioned Gold clay on the second from widest setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine. Select your texture stamp and lightly spray it with water. Press firmly into the clay surface. NOTE: I prefer to put the sheet of clay on a sheet of paper on my hard floor, spray the stamp, place the stamp on the clay and STEP ON IT from all 4 sides – perfect deep impression! Measure the area you want to put the textured clay in and trim a piece of the texture clay to fit. I also made “straps” of the texture clay as well as the center and side pieces. These were about 1/4 inch wide and as long as the stamp. I made several so I had some to work from.
Place all the trimmed pieces of clay on your baking surface, making sure that those thin strips (if you are using any!) are nice and straight. Bake according to the directions in Step 1.
Once the clay has baked and cooled it is time to antique our textures! Place the baked piece of clay on a sheet of paper or a clean tile and quickly brush the off-white paint over the entire surface of the clay. NOTE: if your piece of baked clay is large, you can do this in sections as well! Quickly wipe the very top surface of the textured clay with a baby wipe. Repeat to antique all your pieces of textured clay.
Carefully glue the textured clay into place using the instant glue.
My thinner, strap-like pieces were flexible enough to bend around the curve of the box lid so that I could glue them into place!
I put brads through the holes in my metal sayings and expanded both legs of the brad. I kept the longer leg, but trimmed the shorter leg to the outside of the saying. I added the instant glue to the back of the saying and made sure that those long legs of the brads were also in the glue. Then I firmly press the saying into place and held it a couple of seconds.
I added more of the antiqued clay strips to the top and bottom of the paper trim on the edges of the box and one of the metal sayings above the strip! Allow the glues to dry and your box is ready to use!