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 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.
Sheet out a block of the conditioned Cinnamon clay on the second from widest setting, creating a long thin sheet of clay to wrap around the 3 inch cutter. Make another layer of clay and trim it to fit the first sheet. It doesn’t have to fit the cutter in width, only length.
rap the 2 layers of clay around the cutter taking care to keep the line straight at the top of the cutter. Overlap the ends slightly and cut both layers at an angle. Remove the excess clay and seal the cut. You will hardly need to do a light rub to make the seal invisible!
Now slide your Super Slicer blade along the bottom of the cutter to trim the bottom edge.
Firmly press the small metal spacer beads into the sides of the box in a random pattern. You can use a toothpick to add a tiny drop of Bake n’ Bond to each piece before pressing into place. Set aside.
Sheet out another piece of the conditioned clay on the same setting as above and use the 3 inch cutter to cut out the top of the box.
Roll a small piece of the conditioned Bluestone out on the widest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine and use a Sculpey circle cutter to cut out a circle of clay that is closest in size to your inner ring. Put a small amount of Bake n’ Bond on the inside of the metal ring and press firmly into place (f your design allows it).
Roll a small ball of the Bluestone and press it firmly into the Gel cap, trim any excess clay from the bottom. Assemble the pieces on the lid of clay, applying a drop or two of Bake n’ Bond to each piece to adhere it.
Use the point of the medium Etch n’ Pearl to emboss around the edge of the box lid.
Use the smallest Style n’ Detail tool to emboss a small dot between the designs.
Bake both the top and bottom as directed above. Once the clay as baked and cooled, slide a blade around the bottom edge of the cutter to help release the clay from the cutter.
Sheet out a small piece of the conditioned clay on the second to widest setting and place on a small piece of clean paper. Set the baked box side on the sheet of clay bottom side down and use an Exacto blade to slide around the edge at a slight angle. Turn the paper, not the box.
Use your finger to lightly blend the bottom to the edge of the box if needed. Set on baking tray.
Select a cutter that will fit with a little room to spare into the box. (I used the 2 inch cutter from the Sculpey set). Sheet another small sheet of clay (same width setting) and cut out a circle that will ultimately be glued into the bottom of the lid to hold the lid on. Bake both the box (to cure the bottom) and this circle of clay
While the bottom and the circle of clay for the lid are baking, use a small brush to add Antique Bronze highlights to the patterns you etched around the lid.
Once the clay has baked and cooled, glue the circle of clay to the bottom of the lid (center it!) and enjoy your new multimedia shield box!