Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Design Challenge--Using Sculpey...

Be sure to check out yesterday's post to see the beginning steps to this project challenge! 

Now, roll out some polymer clay (I am just going to say Sculpey from now on).  There are a few brands of polymer clay; they all work great, Sculpey is just the brand I use.

Cut the circle to the correct diameter.  The size can really be whatever you want.  Make sure you are working on a cutting surface.

Refer back to your copied sketches (see yesterday's post) and sketch out the design on your sculpey.  I just indent the design slightly with a pencil.

Carefully cut out all the pieces and smooth the edges with your fingers.

Assemble your pieces as you did for your sketches (again, see yesterday's post).  Here is the back view after the front has been blended together.  See those lines?  I would blend those together just for sturdiness. 

As I was smoothing and working the clay (back on the front side), I made a little mistake with my wooden stylus tool (which I use to smooth the small spaces).  I liked the mistake!  So, I took the wood tool and added some indented lines to accentuate the design.  I like the depth and texture it adds. When your satisfied with the look, go ahead and add holes if you need--for hanging as a pendant. I'm just going to use the space I have.
Now, you just put the Sculpey on a glass baking tray and bake according to the directions on the package.

After baking...If you want you can add a glossy coating (or this comes in matte finish too).

Now it's time to put it on hemp, chord, or a chain, and show it off !






2 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria