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Sculpey Premo™ Terra Cotta Landscape Wall Art

Sculpey Premo™ Terra Cotta Landscape Wall Art

Designed by Cindi McGee
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Create a dynamic piece of original wall décor in just an afternoon! Or how about adding to a shelf for a splash of color?Time to create this project:Approximately 2 hours Baking time: 1 hour
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  • 6” Round cutter or 6” bowl/dish to trace
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Parchment paper
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Project Instructions

Step 1

    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.

    Baking (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure 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 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking/curing; however please note that the baking/curing 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.

Step 2

Roll Ivory clay to create a sheet large enough for a 6” circle. Use a 6” cutter, or trace a 6” round bowl, and hand cut the disc from the clay sheet.
photo shows circle of clay

Step 3

Make a Skinner Blend with Light Pink, Cabernet, and Ivory clay. Roll to a very thin sheet, large enough to cover the top 1/2 portion of the 6” circle. Place over the circle and gently smooth to remove bubbles. Trim around and remove excess clay.
photo shows beginning/end of blend

Step 4

Mix equal parts Copper and Terra Cotta clay. Roll to make a sheet and use circle cutter to cut circle. Place in upper right quadrant of circle just above the Cabernet/Light Pink blend.
photo shows as described

Step 5

Roll 2 sheets of Terra Cotta, 1 Copper, and 1 Cabernet clay. Gently tear the top edge of each. Use fine sandpaper to add texture to each sheet.
photo shows as described

Step 6

Begin with the strip of Terra Cotta, place it beneath the sun, so the Cabernet/Light Pink blend is rising behind it.
Then add the strip of Copper, then Cabernet, then the final Terra Cotta, varying the space between each color and allowing some to be at a slight angle.
Gently press between each layer to adhere and smooth to better hid the piece behind each layer.
Trim around the edge of the circle.
photo shows

Step 7

Roll a long sheet of Ivory clay, use the clay blade to cut a strip about 1/4” wide and long enough to encircle the decorated circle. (Optional – Use a clay extruder to extrude a rectangular strip of Ivory clay.)
photo shows circle and strip

Step 8

Apply Liquid Clay or Clay Adhesive around the outer edge of the circle. Wrap the Ivory clay strip around the edge and trim so edges meet. Smooth the seam.
photo shows adding outside edge strip

Step 9

Bake and let cool.
photo shows completed piece