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Autumn Leaves Luminaries

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Polyform
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Studio by Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay:
  • Butterscotch, Nutmeg, Pomegranate, Spanish Olive
  • Studio by Sculpey Tools & Accessories
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Lift 'n Scrape spatula
  • Shape Makers Leaf Set III
  • Super Slicer with Comfort Handles
  • Antiquing Medium, Chocolate Brown
  • Glaze, Satin
  • 4 Mini paper bags - orange
  • 4 Tea light candles in glass holders
  • Loctite Super Glue Gel
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Towels
  • Cup of water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Test temperature with an oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Prepare clay by conditioning one color at a time. Using acrylic roller, roll each color into a 1/8"-thick sheet. Using Super Slicer straight blade, trim each sheet into a 4-1/2" square. Trim paper bags to 4-1/2" tall.
  3. Using fingers or water mister, very lightly moisten pomegranate colored clay square. Place maple vein texture from Shape Maker Leaf Set III on clay, near one edge, and apply pressure; peel plate away. Make several impressions; do not overlap vein lines. Gently blot excess water with a paper towel. Use Maple cutter to cut one leaf from center of square. Vein and cut Spanish Olive clay in same way; blot excess water with a paper towel.
  4. Repeat Step 3 using Shape Makers Large Fern vein texture and Small, Medium and Large Fern cutters on Butterscotch and Nutmeg clay; blot excess water with a paper towel.
  5. Using the Lift 'n Scrape, carefully transfer clay squares to baking surface; return clay cut-outs to storage container. Bake clay on an oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 F for 30 minutes. Do not microwave. Do not over bake. Let cool completely.
  6. Use paintbrush to apply chocolate brown antiquing medium to squares. Immediately wipe away excess medium with a paper towel. Let dry completely.
  7. Use paintbrush to apply Satin Glaze to clay; let dry completely. Use super glue gel to attach clay pieces to bag fronts. Place candles in holders inside bags.
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