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 (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure 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/curing; however please note that the baking/curing 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.
Roll 1/2 bar of Cabernet to a sheet 1/8” thick. Place the stencil on top of the sheet and roll over it with the Acrylic Clay Roller until the stencil is slightly seated in the surface of the clay. The clay should be at least level with the stencil if not slightly raised in the openings.
Carefully lay a sheet of composite gold leaf on top of the stencil. Smooth the gold leaf down so it is clinging to the clay.
Burnish the gold leaf and the stencil using your fingertip in circles. Using heavy pressure, you should be able to flake the gold leaf off where it is contacting the plastic stencil. The gold leaf should remain on the surface of the clay because the clay is slightly sticky.
Once you can see that the gold leaf is only on the clay, carefully peel the stencil back.
The image from the stencil is now transferred to the clay surface.= using the gold leaf material.
Determine where on the sheet you can cut out two of the cutter shapes that will give you a match set if desired.
Cut two of the shapes and set the scrap aside.
Lay out the clay pieces with the findings to determine where to poke holes for assembly. Poke holes using the Blunt Point Tool. Bake the clay pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Soufflé™. Allow the pieces to cool completely before handling.
Use flat nose pliers to connect the clay pieces to the metal findings with jump rings.
These metal findings have built in posts so no gluing is necessary.
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