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Liquid Sculpey® Translucent Swirls Vase

Liquid Sculpey® Translucent Swirls Vase

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Design a unique glass vase by creating a wraparound cling. Swirls of blue translucent tone make the vase look light and fresh.

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  • Paper template of your vase size
  • Smooth and clear glass that is large enough to cover the paper template
  • Paper towel
  • 4” Tall wide mouth glass vase
  • Heat gun
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Project Instructions
    Getting Started:
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.
Make a paper template that is the same size as your vase. The paper template should be the same height as the vase and long enough to wrap around the vase with just a little overlap. Place the template - mine is shown as the dark blue paper - under the clean and smooth glass. Orient the paper template so that it is wide as shown. NOTE: This project must be made on glass so that it will cling to the glass vase when it is complete.
Remove the caps completely from each bottle of Liquid Sculpey® (LS). Stir each color completely with the knife tool. The Clear LS will have a lump of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Mix the lump completely into the liquid with the knife tool. Clean the knife with paper towel after stirring each color.

Make crisscrossing lines across the width of the template with the Clear LS.
Cover most of the area with a layer of Translucent Turquoise LS (TTLS). If you make the lines fairly close together, the liquid will generally crawl and fill in small areas. Don’t put the TTLS directly over the Clear LS. You want some of the areas to remain clear after baking.
You can fill in open areas with little drops of more liquid.
Squirt lines of Blue LS horizontally across the other colors as shown.
Drag from top to bottom through the stripes with one of the flat tools as shown.
Drag lines in zig zags.
Keep adding parallel zig zag lines as shown.
Bake the LS on the glass following the baking instructions for LS
When the glass is completely cool, carefully peel the baked clay (cling) off of the glass. Trim the cling as necessary to make sure the height is perfect to the height of the vase. You can leave the length a little long if it is longer than needed. Wrap the cling around the glass vase.
If the cling is a little long, overlap it and it will want to stick to itself. If you like you can dab a little more Clear LS at the overlapping seam and then use a heat gun to instantly cure the fresh LS to create a seal that will keep the cling from coming undone. Turn the heat gun on HI. Move the heat across the area to be cured constantly moving back and forth or in circles. When the Clear LS goes completely clear and shiny, turn the heat off.