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 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.
Cut off ¼ block each of the Mocha and Igloo clay. Condition the two colors together until you have a solid color, no streaks. Set the Clay Conditioning Machine to a medium/thin setting and a roll out a sheet of clay. Place the “Fishnet” pattern section of the Flexible Texture Sheet on top of the sheet of clay. Use the Acrylic Roller to gently roll the texture sheet into the surface of the clay, make sure to press the texture just deep enough into the clay so you get the dots but not the intersecting lines. Lift the texture sheet off of the clay.
Place the solid, pop-out, portion of Shape 1 on top of the textured sheet of clay and use the craft knife to cut around the outside of the template. After you finish cutting around the template remove the excess clay.
Pick up the Eggplant color Versa Magic stamp pad. Gently pat the ink pad onto the surface of the clay flower. The goal is to only get the ink on the surface of the clay so the dot impressions stay the light Mocha color. After you have inked the surface of the clay let the ink dry completely before continuing.
Pick up the smallest tool from the Etch ‘N Pearl set. Place the side of the tool onto the cut flower piece so the length of the tool is centered on one of the petals with the point facing the middle of the flower. Gently press the tool into the clay so you leave an indentation down the middle of the petal. Continue this process with the remaining petals
Use your thumb and forefinger to fold the end of one of the petals up and pinch the folded tip of the petal closed. Repeat this process with the remaining petals.
Cut off small, but equal amounts each, of the Latte and Canary clays. Condition the two colors together and roll out a sheet on the thinnest setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine. Fold the sheet of clay in half. Dust a thin layer of the cornstarch or baby powder onto the surface of the clay. Select the medium size Etch ‘N Pearl tool. Press the flat end of the tool firmly into the sheet of clay, twist the tool, and lift the tool out of the clay. Use the pointed end of the tool to lift away the excess clay and clean up around the small round pearl of clay. Use the edge of your Super Slicer to pick up the pearl. Add a small dab of Bake ‘N Bond to the bottom of the pearl. Place the pearl into the center of the flower and gently press into place. Set the finished flower to the side to be baked at a later time.
Add a small dab of Bake ‘N Bond to the bottom of the pearl. Place the pearl into the center of the flower and gently press into place. Set the finished flower to the side to be baked at a later time.
Cut off 1-1/4 block each of the Latte and Igloo clay. Condition the two colors together until you have a solid color, no streaks. Adjust the Clay Conditioning Machine to a medium/thick setting and a roll out a sheet of clay. Try to roll the sheet into a piece that is approximately 4” square. Use the wineglass stamper and Jet Staz-On ink pad to stamp two small wine glasses about ½” up from one edge of the sheet of clay, and as close to center on the edge as possible. When stamping the wineglasses position them so they look like they are clinking together in a toast.
Place the large oval cutter onto the stamped sheet of clay so that the wineglasses are centered towards the narrow end of the cutter. Cut out the oval and remove the excess clay.
Sort through the letter stamped circles of clay and select the best looking ones you need to spell out “cheers !”. Pick up the letter “C” and place it along the outside edge near the top of the oval, do not press the letter into place. Add the rest of the letters in spelling order along the outside edge. The goal right now is to get the letters laid out to make sure that you don’t end up down so far that the wineglasses end up covered by a letter. Once you have the placement of the letters determined pick up the first letter with the tweezers, add a small dab of Bake ‘N Bond to the backside and press back into place on the oval. Continue this process until all of the letters are in place.
Pick up the ball stylus and press the tip into the pad of the Eggplant Versa Magic stamp pad. Position the tip of the stylus so that it is just in from the edge of the oval and between two of the letter pieces. Press the tip of the stylus into the clay. Repeat this process making a round Eggplant colored indent between each of the letters.
Pick up one of the extra unstamped circles. Place it so that it is against the “!” circle. Use the stylus and ink pad to make another Eggplant colored indent. Continue adding an extra un-stamped circle and making the indent until you have gone almost all of the way around clockwise to the top of the oval. Start the same process from the letter “C” moving in a counter-clockwise direction until you read the top of the oval; it will probably only take 2-3 dots to get to the top of the oval. Move back to the left side of the piece and continue on with the clockwise direction until you reach the top of the oval. Note: The use of the extra unstamped circles helps ensure your dots are equally spaced.
Position the small oval cutter so it is horizontally aligned at the top of the large base oval. Cut down through the clay and remove the small oval cutout. Bake the large oval base for 30 minutes and let cool completely.
To make the leaves you are going to follow the same basic steps used to make the flower. The green of the leaves are comprised of the following ratio Igloo - 1, Latte - 3, and Jade - 1. 1/8 block of size pieces of the colors will be enough to make the amount of leaves needed (1/8 Jade, 1/8 Igloo, and 3/8 Latte). Condition the three colors of clay together until there are no streaks. Adjust the Clay Conditioning Machine to a medium/thin setting and roll out a sheet of clay. Texture the sheet of clay using the “Fish Net” pattern on the texture sheet. Place the Shape 2 portion of the Design It Template over the textured clay and use the craft knife to cut around the edge of the opening in the template. Repeat this process once more so you have two leaves. Use the Aloe colored Versa Magic stamp pad to ink the surface of the leaves. Let the ink completely dry before continuing.
The location of leaves on the wine tag needs to be in a place where the combination of the leaves and flower will not cover the oval hole. You can experiment with locations by lightly laying the leaves onto the wine tag and lightly placing the flower on top. Once you have the leaves in the preferred place press the flower firmly into the leaves. The leaves will be the clay connection between the wine tag base and the flower. Bake the assembly for 30 minutes and let cool completely
To color the wineglasses first start by drawing in the line which will be the lop level of the wine in the glass. To add a bit of realism, draw the line so that it is level to the ground. This line will make the level of the wine in the glass look natural since the glasses are tipped towards each other. Once the lines are drawn finish coloring in the rest of the bell of the wineglass.
Use a half-hitch knot to attach a length of twine to the wine tag. Tie the wine tag onto the neck of the wine bottle and give the gift of not only good wine but a handmade piece of art.