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Souffle and Liquid Sculpey Butterfly Windchime

Add a little tinkling mobile to your worktable or garden with this cute design Design by syndee holt   NOTE: This project utilizes the new Sculpey Silicone Butterfly mold!
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Flower cookie cutter (this is about 3.5 inches)

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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® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured Liquid Bakable Medium may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
-Gently stir the bottle of liquid bakeable medium.-Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best) Baking
-It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature. -Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 300 ºF (149 ºC) for liquid colors and 325 ºF (163 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures. -If you are using the liquids as a glaze or in thin pieces less than ¼ inch bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are ¼ or above bake for 30 minutes. -If you are baking on a ceramic tile then you will also need to bake at 30 minutes since it will take longer for the tile to heat up. This will ensure the proper fusing of the liquid material. -When baking these liquids you may experience some vapors or a slight odor. This is not harmful and will not affect your creation. If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it or by using aluminum foil over your project.BAKING SCULPEY SOUFFLE: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 ¼" (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.
Sheet out ¾ package of the conditioned Souffle Guava on the second from widest setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine. Use the flower shaped cookie cutter to cut out the top flower for the mobile. Set aside.
Sheet out a small amount of the Souffle Canary on the second from widest setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine. Lightly spray your sandpaper or stair tred with water and press into the Canary clay. (the stair tred will also go through the same setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine).Select circle cutter that fits into the middle of your flower and cut out TWO circles of the Canary clay.
Sheet out a small piece of the conditioned Souffle Pistachio clay on the second to widest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine. Place the clay on the smooth tile. Press the largest Etch n’ Pearl into the dampened sponge and then firmly into the clay. (The sponge adds just enough moisture to act as a mold release for the clay). Position the first “pearl” in the center of one of the circles. Add more “pearls” around the center “pearl”.
Mix a small amount of both the Canary and the Guava together to make an Orange color. Use the smallest Etch n’ Pearl to create smaller “pearls” around the outside of the Pistachio pearls as shown. (Remember to use the sponge!) Repeat for both circles of clay. Use the smallest of the Style n' Detail tools to texture the larger pearls as shown
Lightly position one of the Canary circles of clay on your flower and use the side of the largest Etch n’ Pearl to create detail in the petals of the flower. Remove the circle and repeat on the other side. NOTE: I removed the Canary circle before doing this so that I didn’t accidentally damage it.
Use the tip of the largest Etch n’ Pearl to make the holes in the top of the flower (for hanging) and the bottom petal and the two petals next to the bottom as shown
Place ONE of the Canary centers in the center of the top of the flower and bake the flower and the extra center as directed in Step 1 above.
Creating the butterflies
Pour small amounts of Pearl Liquid clay into the plastic mixing cups. Add 3 or more drops of your selected colors of alcohol ink and stir with a toothpick. If you add too much ink, just add some more liquid clay! NOTE: you make want to do a “test bake” of a small dot of each mixed color to make sure that you are getting the colors you envision! Repeat to make as many colors as you wish!
Pour a small amount of the mixed clay on to the clean mold and use the scraper to gently, but firmly, scrape the liquid into the mold and off the top portions of the mold. Bake according to the directions above for Liquid clays. After baking and cooling, remove the butterflies and fill with your next color! NOTE: Use a soft clean toothbrush to “clean up” each butterfly and remove any excess bits of clay. A regular pink eraser works well too!
Assembling the windchime
Cut a length of the clear beading string that is about 4 inches longer than you want the longest string on the windchime to be. (mine is about 15 inches long, so I started with 19 or 20 inches)) Tie a bell on the end and start threading on the beads for about 2-3 inches. Stop and tie another small piece of stringing material to the beaded thread. This will be where you tie your first butterfly! I like to leave about an inch of stringing material for the butterfly to flutter. You can also tie a longer piece of stringer material in the center of the material and attach a larger butterfly and another smaller butterfly to the other side of the string! Trim the excess ends. Repeat for the entire length, leaving enough room to tie to the bottom of the flower. Repeat for the other two hanging pieces of the mobile.Tie a 6 inch piece of stringing material to the top of the flower, add a couple of beads and tie off with the large jump ring. You are DONE!