Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work 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 15 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.
Remove the ink cartridge from the BIC pen with the needle nose pliers and set it aside.
Roll out 1 sheet of each color, about 1/16" to 1/8" thickness. Place one sheet on top of the other. Starting at one end roll the clay together jelly roll style. You will now have a long coil of clay.
Gently roll the coil on your work surface so the coil is about 3/8" wide. You may want to set the cane aside to let it “rest”. Doing this will allow the clay to firm up so it is easier to slice.
Slice the coil (referred to as a cane) into thin slices with the clay blade. Save extra slices for covering the pen holder (directions below).
Cover the pen all over with the slices you have made.
Gently roll the pen back and forth on your work surface. Don't roll too much, just until the clay is flat. Over-rolling may cause the clay to pull away from the pen.
Trim the ends of the pen case and use one slice to cover the end of the pen. Blend it in.
Bake at 250 °F for 15 minutes. Replace the ink cartridge when cool. To push it in completely, press the ink tip into a layer of something soft and stand the pen up. Press the clay cover pen case down onto the ink cartridge.
Shape a piece of aluminum foil to resemble the shape of the pen holder in the photo.
Cover the aluminum foil with a very thin layer of clay so that it is the shape you want. Cover the pen holder with slices of the jelly roll.
Push your cooled pen into the base, so it will fit in after the base is baked.
Bake the base at 275 °F for 10 minutes.
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