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Sculpey Souffle™ Narwhal Cell Phone Holder with Horizontal and Vertical Options

Sculpey Souffle™ Narwhal Cell Phone Holder with Horizontal and Vertical Options

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Create a Narwhal to hold your phone for you while your hands are busy. If you like, you can build just the Narwhal to hold your phone horizontally. Or, if you want to add the waves and water, your Narwhal buddy can hold your phone in different directions.

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  • "Clear kitchen wrap to protect your cell phone
  • Silicone baking cups or aluminum foil to hold up the tail during baking
  • ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES Only if you want to create the water effect:
  • Super smooth glass or metal baking pan
  • Blue permanent alcohol ink - I used Piñata Baja Blue
  • Paper baking cup or silicone baking cup for mixing Liquid Sculpey®
  • Paper towel

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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® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 20 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.
    Liquid 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)

    Liquid Baking:
• 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.
I chose Souffle for this project because it is rock hard strong when baked. This will give the tail and horn plenty of stability for holding up your phone. First let's make the Narwhals horn. Remove just enough Igloo to make a little log that is 1" long and 3/16" thick. Make slightly thinner logs of Robins Egg and Guava. Lay them all together as shown.
Roll and twist the three colors together.
Fold the twisted rope.
Keep twisting, rolling, and folding the rope until it is as striped as you would like. Make a little horn that is 2.5" long and 1/4" thick. Taper one end. Bake the horn following the baking instructions. That way it will be cured and easy to insert into the head later.
Let's make the body while the horn is baking. Roll all of the remaining Igloo into a ball. Roll 3/4 of the Concrete into a ball. Push the balls onto your work surface to give them a flat bottom but still domed on the top.
Press the flat sides of the balls together. Roll them to smooth them into one ball.
Roll the ball into a big pill shape. Try to keep the line between the Concrete and the Igloo as straight as possible.
Roll the pill shape into a 6" - 8" long taper that is fat on one end and thinner on the other.
Thin and lengthen the area closer to the small end.
Flatten the smaller end by pinching it with your fingers.
Pull and pinch the tail fins into triangle shapes. Pinch a ridge down the middle of the tail fins.
Etch lines in the tail fins with the needle tool. An Etch 'n Pearl tool is shown in this photo but you can used the needle tool.
Add spots to the back of Robins Egg and Guava.
Make little flat fins from Concrete and add them to the sides of the body. Etch lines in them with the needle tool. Smooth the seams with your fingertips so they look like they are coming out of the body.
Make sure the horn is completely cool. Insert the horn into the head and then if the head becomes distorted, push it back into shape around the horn. Bend the tail up toward the head and the tail fins back. I'm using silicone baking cups to hold the tail up and in position while it bakes. You could also use a ball of aluminum foil to hold the tail up. Cover your cell phone with a layer of kitchen wrap so it won't get clay on it. Push your covered cell phone into the head behind the horn and position the tail to hold your cell phone at an angle that you like. You can see in the photo that mine has a little shelf behind the horn that I made by pushing my cell phone into the head. Remove your phone and touch up the shape of the Narwhal with your fingers. Push small indents on either side of the horn for eye sockets with the ball ended tool. Fill the eye sockets with little beads of Poppyseed. Make a little mouth with the tip of the knife tool. Bake the narwhal with the tail supported for an hour because he is very thick. When he is completely cool, you can use him as is to hold up your phone horizontally.
If you'd like to continue to make the waves and the water you can go on from here: Start with a half a block of Frost White Glitter Premo. Shape it into a log. Press two very thin ropes of Robins Egg onto the log opposite each other.
Roll and twist the log until it is long and skinny 3/8" thick.
Trim a piece that is as wide as your phone.
Roll up curly-q pieces and place them along the front of the twisted rope piece. This is going to be the support piece for your phone to sit on as it leans up against the back of the tail in a vertical position.
Put the baked narwhal on the very smooth baking pan. Place the support piece behind the tail. With your phone wrapped in kitchen wrap, position it standing up on the twisted rope piece and lean it against the tail of the narwhal. This will give you a good idea of how close the rope piece should be to the narwhal. When you are satisfied with the angle that the support piece holds the phone to the tail, remove the phone. Push the support piece down so it sticks to the smooth baking pan.
Place more ropes of the twisted clay around the narwhal connecting him to the support piece at the back. Add little waves and balls as you like. Make sure the ropes and waves are pushed to the narwhal and also pushed down on the baking pan. This will create a barrier to hold the water in place.
In a paper baking cup or silicone baking cup, pour 1-1/2 tablespoons of Pearl LS. Tint the LS with a drop of blue alcohol ink. Stir it in completely with a metal tool. Add as many drops as you like to make it the shade you want but always stir between drops. Wipe excess LS from your tools with paper towel. You can bake the excess LS in the paper baking cup or silicone baking cup. The paper baking cup can then be disposed of and the LS can be peeled out of the silicone cup.
Pour the tinted LS around the narwhal and inside the waves. Use the needle tool to push it around as necessary to hook everything together. Bake the narwhal and waves for 20 minutes.
When the narwhal is completely cool, he’ll be ready to hold your cell phone like this...
And this...
And this!