Ditzy Dots Clay Pen
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1 pkg each Sculpey III clay: French Blue, Granny Smith Green, Atomic Orange
- Studio by Sculpey clay knife
- Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine
- Bic round stick pen
- Unlined paper to cover work surface
- Roll 1/2 the package of French Blue clay to 1/8" thickness with the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine.
- Remove the ink cartridge from the pen with a pair of pliers. Set the cartridge aside.
- Lay pen barrel on the sheet of clay & trim clay a little longer than the top of the barrel.
- Press edge of the clay to the pen barrel & roll it slowly until the attached edge of clay meets the sheet of clay. Roll pen back slightly to see the mark where the edge of the clay pressed into the sheet. Cut the clay at the mark. Rewrap this sheet of clay onto the barrel; the edges should meet but not overlap.
- Gently roll the pen barrel back & forth on the work surface to seal this edge. Press the excess clay at the top of the barrel into a smooth finish. Trim any excess at the end where the ink cartridge will be inserted.
- Make a thin coil of Granny Smith Green clay 10" in length. Refer to photo. Coil randomly around the clay-covered pen barrel.
- Complete the pattern. Gently roll it on work surface to press it onto the French Blue clay.
- Make a thin coil of Atomic Orange clay. Cut off small pieces of coil to make the dots. Place dots between the loops of the Granny Smith Green coil. The thicker the dots are cut the larger the dots will ultimately be when flattened. Use a consistent thickness.
- Once all dots are placed, gently roll pen barrel on work surface to press them into the French Blue clay.
- Bake pen barrel according to directions on clay package. Allow it to cool before inserting the ink cartridge.