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.
Hand condition 1/2 bar of Latte Soufflé. Roll out into a flat sheet approximately 1/8” thick. Cut out a piece that will just fit the top of the barrette finding. Set the finding and the matching piece of Soufflé aside for now.
From the Latte sheet make sure you have enough clay to cut out the 1.75” x 1.25” oval three times. At this point we are just checking that we have enough clay, do not cut the ovals out yet.
Break off bits of variegated leaf with your fingertips or pull them off of the sheet with tweezers. Randomly cover the top surface of the Latte sheet with the bits. Smooth all the bits down with your fingertips.
Cut out three ovals using the 1.75” x 1.25” Oval Cutter.
Cut each oval in half with the Super Slicer.
Press the Latte strip that we cut in Step 2 to the curved surface of the barrette finding. Starting on the left end, place one of the half ovals.
Work from left to right, positioning five of the half ovals slightly overlapping each other. When you are happy with the position of each half oval, mount them permanently to the clay base and to each other with fingertip pressure.
Bake the clay piece balanced on top of the barrette finding so that the clay will remain curved like the finding. When the piece is completely cool, carefully pop the clay piece off with your fingernail and glue it on permanently with silicone glue.
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