Getting Started with Liquid Sculpey:
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 Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely.
Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)
• 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 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.
• If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes.
• 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.
Here’s a quick tip for working with Liquid Sculpey® (LS) for drawing outlines on glass. Allowing the LS to age will cause it to be thicker which is ideal for drawing outlines. You can age your LS by pouring it out into an open glass or metal dish and let it sit for a few days. Then you can put it back into the bottle so that it can be easily squirted. The LS can age and thicken in the bottles over time, but this can take quite a while. I intentionally keep both new and old bottles of the same colors in my studio so that I can use the older ones for outlines and the newer ones which are thinner for filling in large areas.
Place the clean clear glass over the template of the tree. Trace the outline of the tree onto the glass with thick Gold LS. Add a star to the top of the tree freehand.
Add rows of Gold LS garland across the tree. I did this by squirting a lump out, then lifting the tip while moving over to the next lump. This gave me a cute thick and thin garland.
Squirt dots of Red Garnet randomly into the empty spaces for ornaments.
Bake the tree outline on the glass following the baking instructions for LS.
Allow the glass to cool completely before going on.
Next we will flood the empty spaces with Pearl LS tinted green. Pour 1/4 of the bottle of Pearl LS into the bottom of a plastic cup. Add some bright green mica powder to the Pearl.
Stir completely with one of the Clay Tools.
Add a sprinkle of blue mica powder to make it more evergreen. Stir completely. Tools can be wiped clean with paper towel.
Add brown mica powder if desired to make the colors a bit darker. Stir completely.
Use one of the Clay Tools to place the green Pearl LS in the empty spaces of the tree.
Spread the green Pearl LS into all the little nooks and crannies with one of the Clay Tools. Bake the tree on the glass again.
When the glass is completely cool, carefully peel the tree from the glass using your fingernail.
Poke a hole in the middle of the star using the Needle Tool. You may need to clip the little hole open wider with scissors so that you can insert a ribbon.