Sculpey Personalized Letter Frame

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by Britta Lautenschlager, Sculpey

Sculpey Personalized Letter Frame

Monogrammed items make great gifts!

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
    Measure the inside of your frame and line it with the cork. Adhere the cork to the frame with the hot glue. Allow the glue to dry.
  • 3
    Choose a font you like (tip: block style fonts work best). Format the letter to the size you like and print it out on regular printer paper. Cut the paper letter into a few sections (as shown in the picture), this will make it easier to cut out the clay and assemble.
  • 4
    Use the clay machine on the number 1 setting, roll out a large sheet of Violet. You will need 3 sheets of Violet to layer on top of one another. Once all Violet clay is conditioned, layer the clay to form a thicker stack. Place your letter templates on top of the Violet stack. Use a craft knife to cut around the templates. Assemble the clay letter by putting the letter pieces together. Press the seams together and smooth with your finger. Set the letter on your baking sheet and bake according to the above directions.
  • 5
    Use the clay machine on the number 2 setting to roll out sheets of White, Lemonade, Granny Smith, Hot Pink and Navy Blue. Lightly mist the pattern you like on the stamps you are using with water before pressing onto the clay. Use the craft knife to cut the colored sheets into 5/8 inch strips and the White sheet into 3/8 inch strips. Press the strips of clay, alternating the colors and White onto the baked and cooled letter, start from the bottom and work your way to the top. Use the craft knife to cut off the excess clay around the edges of the letter as you layer the clay onto it. Bake the letter again according to the directions above. Allow to cool.
  • 6
    Adhere the letter to the cork background of the frame with hot glue as well as the ribbon. (Tip: depending how heavy your frame is you may need attach your ribbon with something sturdier.)

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premo! Sculpey Clay 2 oz. Navy Blue 104729588
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Violet 104129996
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Granny Smith 104129957
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Lemonade 104556026
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. Hot Pink 104129979
  • Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay 2 oz. White 104129997
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clay Machine 104136455
  • Rubber Stamps with Desired Pattern (tip: 3 different patterns work best)
  • Baking Sheet
  • Frame (such as Timeless Frames 10 inch x 10 inch Frame White 104509035)
  • Mega Cork Roll 32 inch x 2 inch x 4 inch 104420335
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Small Bowl
  • Photo of Your Choice
  • Coordinating Ribbon of Your Choice
  • Spray Bottle of Water
  • Photo