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Instructions for Polymer Clay Hearts
By Beth Wetherington

Heart on left Supplies:
  • Heart stamp from After Midnight

  • 1 block of Black Premo Clay

  • Pasta machine or acrylic roller

  • Pearl-Ex Powders in pearl white, spring green, true blue, russet and Aztec gold

  • Pieces of faux ammolite (directions for making faux ammolite at http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/faux_ammolite1.html)

  • Black Premo Clay

  • Daler-Rowney Pearlescent Inks in Genesis Green, Macaw Green, Hotmama Red and Birdwing Copper

  • Blade - Kraft knife or scalpel

  • Toothpick

  • Cotton swabs

  • Small, soft watercolor brush

  • Sculpey satin finish glaze

  • Pin Back

Instructions

  • 1. Condition clay and run through pasta machine on largest setting.

  • 2. Fold clay double and smooth out air bubbles.

  • 3. Press stamp firmly into clay.

  • 4. Trim around stamped image.

  • 5. Cut small pieces of the ammolite to fit sections of the stamped image and smooth into place.

  • 6. Brush with Pearl-Ex powders, using russet as the main color with the other colors as accents.

  • 7. Bake in oven preheated to 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

  • 8. Let cool, then glue pin back to back of heart and place a small, flat piece of black clay over the part that attaches to the back.

  • 9. Bake again at 275 for 15 minutes.

  • 10. After the pin is cool enough to touch, coat top and edges with Sculpey satin glaze and let dry.

Heart on Right Supplies:

  • Heart stamp from After Midnight

  • 1 block of red hot red Sculpey

  • Pasta machine or acrylic roller

  • Pearl Ex Powders in gold, copper, true blue and spring green

  • Seed beads in two colors - I used iridescent yellow and clear blue with red centers

  • Blade - Kraft knife or scalpel

  • Toothpick

  • Cotton swabs

  • Small, soft watercolor brush

  • Sculpey satin finish glaze

  • Pin Back

Instructions

  • 1. Condition clay and run through pasta machine on largest setting.

  • 2. Fold clay double and smooth out air bubbles.

  • 3. Press stamp firmly into clay.

  • 4. Trim around stamped image.

  • 5. Brush and rub with Pearl-Ex powders, using copper as the main color with the other colors as accents. Coat well, but allow some of the red clay to show through the Pearl-Ex.

  • 6. Push beads into clay along a couple or more of the lines in the stamped image.

  • 7. Bake in oven preheated to 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

  • 9. Let cool, then glue pin back to back of heart and place a small, flat piece of black clay over the part that attaches to the back.

  • 10. Bake again at 275 for 15 minutes.

  • 11. After the pin is cool enough to touch, coat the top and edges with Sculpey satin glaze and let dry.

As an addendum to both of these, after I coat the pins with the glaze, I usually put them back in the oven, still at 275, and let them cure for about 10 minutes. It seems to help set the finish. (It also dries it out quicker so you can wear your creation sooner. (g)

Beth Wetherington

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