Getting StartedPolymer 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 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.
Sheet out 1/3 package of the Poppy clay on the widest setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine. Lightly spray ENTIRE the texture sheet with water and place the small piece of clay on the texture you wish to use (the clay will spread as you press it). Place the clay and the texture sheet in a piece of folded paper and place on a hard surface. Now step on it from all 4 sides – this will give you a nice deep, even texture! Remove the clay and the texture sheet and place the textured clay on the small smooth tile.
Pop the templates out of the backing (save the backing!) and use the emery board to smooth the sides and remove any bits of the tabs left. Select the largest tag and place into position on the textured clay. Use the craft knife to trace around the tag.
Slide the Super Slicer blade under the completed tag to remove it from the tile without distorting the tag or the texture.
Repeat to create 3 Poppy tags and set aside.
Use the black Sharpie pen to mark a couple short marks on the left side of the smaller tag and then a couple of longer marks on the other side. NOTE: My first mark is 1-3/8 inch from the left side and all the other marks are 3/8 inch apart. These will enable you to create tags of different sizes. Sheet out 1/3 of the Latte clay on the middle setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine and place on the tile. Start cutting at the short marker and cut around the left side of the tag to the other short marker.
Pick up the template and move it so that that long mark aligns with where you stopped cutting. Cut out the right side of the tag. Repeat these steps to make at least 3 tags (I make an extra one or two)
By using these marks on the template, you can create several sizes of the tag shape. But you will only need the first size for the 3 tags cut out of the Latte clay.
Use the smallest Etch n’ Pearl tool to put holes for the brads on either side of each of the Latte tags.
Place the Poppy and Latte tags on a sheet of clean paper and back according to the directions in Step 1.
While the clay is baking, mark off 3 inch sections of the cork scrap book paper and use the craft knife or sharp scissors to cut the sections out. Wrap the cork around the center of the jar and use the gel instant glue to secure it to the jar. There will be a small gap, so plan the gap for the side of the jar! Repeat for the other two jars
Mark ½ sections of the remaining piece of cork and cut out six 3x1/2 inch strips of the cork.
Use the Etch n’ Pearl to mark each section ½ inch in from each edge and the center. Press a brad through each of these marks and flatten tightly against the back of the strip. Place the completed strip on the tile and press each brad firmly to firmly seat it. Repeat for each of the 6 sections.
Glue one of these sections over the gap in the cork on the jar and glue a matching section on the opposite side of the jar.
Insert a brad into the holes in the Latte tags. NOTE: You cannot turn the brad once you insert it into the clay, so make sure that you can open the brad on the back so that it doesn’t show! Flatten the brads against the tile as above.
Use the Sharpie to write the label for each of the tags. The ink will dry almost instantly on the Souffle clay!
Glue a Latte tag into the center of each of the textured Poppy tags. Glue the completed tags to the jars.