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December Creative Play Day 18: Autumn Sun Stone Barrette by Candace Jedrowicz


The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

I picked up a few of the new Effects polymer clay by Fimo.  They’re really interesting. To try this you will need:

Two or more colors of polymer clay – I used Copper and Glitter Gold plus a color to cover the barrette surface, I used dark brown

Any small cookie cutters

A blank barrette

Pasta machine or rolling pin

Lisa Pavelka Crafting Foils

Sculpey Flexible Face molds -I used one of the Tribal faces

A brown felt pen, gold leaf pen, or any finishing medium you like

Roll out the copper clay to about 1/8″ thickness and cut several shapes.  The number of  shapes depends on the size of the shape.  I used four leaves, and rolled them a little thinner to stretch them.
Roll out the clay to cover the barrette surface.  Set the barrette on top of the clay to cut just enough for the front and cut a bit to slide under the clasp.  Trim and join the two pieces.
Lay out your pieces on the barrette to get an idea of how you’ll want it.
For the face, I burnished a small amount of brown clay with a bit of the rainbow colored Bright & Bold Crafting Foil.  Read the directions on the Foil box – Basically it says to lay the foil on the clay, color side up and burnish for 30 seconds then rip the foil paper off all at once. Cut the clay to about the size of the face you will use.  Spritz the mold with water and push the clay, foil side down into the mold.  Make it fit the best you can, so there’s no clay outside the mold. Pop it out and bake according to the directions.
After you’ve positioned the cutouts, press them firmly in place.  Cut through the top layer of clay with a craft knife or small cookie cutter.  Put the face in place and press gently.  Bake according to the directions.
Do whatever you like to get the look you want.  I used a brown marker pen to darken the bottom layer and a gold leaf pen on the top layer, which I partially rubbed off.  So mess with it until it thrills you! Then I made the rays to go around the face.  I mixed the Glitter Gold with a small amount of the Copper clay (see below) and it made a fabulous sun stone effect!  I rolled it out into an oval and cut across to get the ray look I wanted.
After baking, I put a layer of Sculpey Dimensional Magic on the rays to make the sparkles really pop!
When the rays were dry, I edged them with the gold leaf pen and glued them in place with Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue.  Sweet!

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