Getting Started:Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Start by mixing equal amounts of Pistachio with Igloo; Guava with Igloo; and Canary with Igloo. I used 1/2 stick of each color for each mixture
Sheet Igloo through the clay conditioning machine on the thickest setting. Impress the frame of your finding into the clay.
Load the blade into the magnetic handle of the 5 in 1 Clay Tool. Cut out carefully the shape impressed by your finding. If the edges are rough, smooth them with your finger.
Carefully place the Igloo shape into the finding.
Use the tip of the large Etch ’n Pearl to impress a background design in the Igloo shape. I did a simple “clock” pattern radiating out from the center.
Roll logs of each of your blended colors from Step 1. The Light Canary log should be the largest at about 3/8” thick and the others can be about 1/4” thick.
Roll over the logs with the Acrylic Clay Roller to flatten them slightly.
Slice through the logs at about 3/16” intervals. These little slices will be flattened to make rose petals.
Start with the yellow rose as it will be the largest. Flatten one of the slices with your fingers.
Roll up the little flat slice to create a swirl which will be the center of the rose.
Add flattened petals around the center swirl. Each petal should overlap the last one slightly. Keep adding petals until the rose is as large as you would like it to be. Repeat Steps 10 and 11 to make a Light Guava and a Light Pistachio rose.
In order to not squish our roses as they are put into place on the background, I suggest using some liquid Sculpey® as a glue. Put a dab of Liquid Sculpey® Bake n Bond in the center of the background.
Position your roses on the background and in the Liquid Sculpey®.
Decorate around the base of the roses with a little “baby’s breath” motif. Use the small Etch ’n Pearl to set little Igloo bits randomly at the base of each flower.
Poke a little hole in the center of each Igloo bud.
Bake the clay piece inside the finding according to the manufacturer’s instructions above. When the piece is completely cool, pop the clay piece out of the finding and glue it back in permanently with super glue. Enjoy!