Sculpey III Extruded Frame

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by Britta Lautenschlager, Sculpey

Sculpey III Extruded Frame

This simple frame will be the absolute go-to gift for everyone on your gift list!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time it will take to bake clay. When working with clay: Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. Do not use microwave oven. Do not exceed the 275 °F or recommended baking time. Wash hands after use. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
  • 2
    Mix 2/3 of a package of Blue and 2/3 of a package of White together to make a Light Blue clay.
  • 3
    Condition each color and make long snakes to fit into the Sculpey extruder.
  • 4
    Using the small circle disc extrude all of the colors of clay.
  • 5
    Place a small amount of Translucent Liquid Sculpey into a bowl and brush onto the frame as you go. Using your clay strings make different size circles and place onto the frame. Cut of any access clay, overlapping the edges with a craft knife.
  • 6
    Fill in any gaps with small Blue triangles.
  • 7
    Bake the frame according to the directions above.
  • 8
    Paint the edges of the frame using your choice of acrylic paint (such as Snow (Titanium) White or Dark Chocolate or Khaki Tan or Baby Blue) to add a nice finished look.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Chocolate 104129975
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. White 104129997
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Tan 104129993
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Blue 104129973
  • Sculpey Translucent Liquid 2 oz. 104729596
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clay Machine 104136455
  • Walnut Hollow Clay Extruder Set 104728875
  • Picture Frame Extruder
  • Coordinating Paint (such as one of the following: DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668 or DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580 or DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Khaki Tan 104106617 or DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dark Chocolate 104106680)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 4 104118909
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Small Bowl
  • Photo of Your Choice