I love all things rainbow, so it’s no surprise that I made this Sculpey Rainbow Trinket Tray to be the perfect catchall. Using the right tools for this project makes the most significant difference in the overall look of this tray. The wide range of Sculpey colors means you’ll be able to customize it to match any room!
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.
Use a clay extruder to create 18” flattened strips from all the desired colors. You can adjust the size of the strips if you want to make a larger or smaller trinket tray.
Place a 1” circular cutter (or any other circular object) in the center of the work-safe mat. Carefully bend the purple strip around the circle, allowing the ends to hang down straight.
Continue adding the differently colored strips until you have created a rainbow. Use the clay blade to remove the excess clay from the bottom. Press layers together with a few passes of the acrylic clay roller.
Use a clay extruder to create a 24” strip of Blush Premo Clay. Use a needle end pointer to rough up the edges of both the rainbow and Blush strip. Press rough Blush edge onto the roughed outer edges of the rainbow, creating the sides of the trinket tray. Use blunt point tool to press them together gently.
Bake the clay according to the directions in Step 1 above.
Once the Rainbow Trinket Tray is finished baking, remove and enjoy your cute and functional creation!
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