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Sculpey III Floral Silkscreened Salt and Pepper Shakers

Sculpey III Floral Silkscreened Salt and Pepper Shakers

Designed by syndee holt
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The combination of these Sculpey III colors with the Sculpey floral silkscreen create a bright and cheerful accent for your table.  What a great guest gift for a friend or for yourself!

TIME TO COMPLETION: 60 minutes incudes baking time

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  • Medium blue acrylic craft paint
  • Glass salt and pepper shakers that are washed and dried completely.
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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 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® Oven Safe Work 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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.
Sheet out the conditioned Lemonade clay on the middle setting on the clay conditioning machine. The sheet should be large enough to accommodate the largest pattern silkscreen. Place the silkscreen with the shiny side down on the sheet of clay. Squeeze a couple of lines of the blue paint onto the screen. Use the scraper to gently and quickly spread the paint across the entire screen. Immediately remove the screen and wash it under running water to remove all the paint. I prefer to dry my screens between paper towels. I place the screen between a folded paper towel on my knee and rub my hands across the towel. Immediately remove the screen from the towel and let it dry completely before repeating this step with the Sky Blue clay.
Once the paint has dried completely on the sheet of clay, you can trim to the screened area of the clay and begin wrapping it around the salt and pepper shaker. Press the top of the clay gently around the curve of the top, leaving room to add the finishing extruded piece of clay. Trim the edge to fit by cutting it at an angle as shown. Trim the bottom of the clay to the glass.
Extrude a short piece of the Lemonade clay using the half circle die and wrap around the top edge. If you don’t have an extruder, just roll a snake of clay and use that around the top edge, trimming it to fit. (NOTE: An angle cut of both edges will give you a smooth overlapped seam).Repeat for the second shaker and bake both shakers according to the directions in Step 1.No finish glaze is required! Just fill and use. If you need to wash these, just hand wash them in warm water.

Sculpey III® Floral Silkscreened Salt and Pepper Shakers create a cheerful, bright accent on your table. They also make an excellent gift for friends and family! 

Silkscreensare all the rage in the world of polymer clay at the moment — and for good reason. They allow you to create designs that can be used on raw clay in an infinite number of ways. With mica powders, chalk or paint, you can use silkscreens to shape unbaked polymer clay and make all kinds of rolled and shaped forms.

Silkscreen stencils are an invaluable tool for any player. Here are some points to consider so you can choose the screen that will work best for your project.

Using Silkscreens on Polymer Clay 

Whether you want to make floral salt and pepper shakers, picture frames, ornaments, jewelry or another embellished clay creation with silkscreens, make sure to consider the following.

Positive and Negative Silkscreen Designs 

Just like texture sheets have "outty" and "inny" designs, it's helpful to consider positive and negative adornments when choosing your silkscreen stencil. While some silkscreens print the design right on your raw clay, others print the space around the pattern.

Silkscreen Size 

Before buying a silkscreen design, you'll want to think about the size of your finished product. Smaller-scale silkscreen designs are better suited to smaller projects like earrings or pendants. Alternatively, larger motifs are a better choice if you're looking for a more sizable project. 

Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay 

Sculpey® offers two silkscreen packages that come with two reusable silkscreens and one squeegee. Designs include:

  • Sculpey Tools™ Nature Silk Screens: These packages come with 1.75-inch round patterns including Vine, Desert, Tree Bark, Agate, Butterfly and Deco Palms, plus a Boho Feathers large pattern. 
  • Sculpey Tools™ Floral Silk Screens: These consist of 1.75-inch round patterns including Pressed Petals and Latticework, Water Lily, Leaves, Blossoms and a Garden pattern. 

You can also opt for a Sculpey® Silkscreen Kit equipped with four reusable silkscreens, the Sculpey® Silkscreen Set - Garden Party or the Sculpey® Silkscreen Set - Free Spirit.

Overall Designs vs. Silkscreen Motifs 

It's essential to think about how you'd like to use silkscreen designs in your work. Are you looking for a background pattern or a focal design? 

For example, if you want to make the Sculpey III® Floral Silkscreened Salt and Pepper Shakers or a pair of earrings, you may want to use a design displaying specific motifs. Larger ornamentations work better for background applications as a visual texture. 

Order Sculpey Tools™ Silk Screens Online Today 

Sculpey® carries the accessories, tools and clays you need to keep your ideas flowing. Are you ready to turn your imagination into something you can hold? 

Whether you opt for bright and cheerful colors like Sky Blue and Lemonade or want to explore more subdued Sculpey III® colors, we hope you'll find creating floral salt and pepper shakers as much fun as we do!

Order Sculpey Tools™ Silk Screens today and bring your creative visions to life with style.