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Posted by Rachel Westall on 12 April 2021
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.
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® Oven Safe Work Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼in (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. BAKING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN ADULT.
Make sure the glass vase is clean and dry.
Divide each bar into four pieces. Condition and shape each 1/4 section into a thick rope.
Divide each thick rope into 7-8 pieces by slicing them with the Super Slicer.
Press each piece flat to the glass vase using thumbprint pressure. The piece should flatten out and spread a bit as you apply it to the vase.
Keep adding more pieces making sure they all touch each other side to side.
Cover the entire vase with the thumbprint pieces of clay. I needed 2.5 bars of the Premo Gray Granite to cover my entire vase.
To fill in the little gaps around the top and bottom edges, you can cut some slices in half. Press these all around the edges to make sure all the little gaps are filled in.
Use the 12mm ball tool to push divots in the clay pieces.
Keep stippling the entire vase with the 12mm ball tool making sure all the divots are side by side with no gaps.
Trim the top and bottom edges with the super slicer to make a nice neat edge. Bake the vase following the baking instructions for Premo. Allow to cool completely before handling.
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