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Make These Clay and Gold Leaf Ornaments!

DIY Projects Dec 2, 2020

It’s that time of year again! When means as much festive crafting as I can possibly fit into my day. Can you tell?

I’m super excited to be partnering with my favourite clay brand Sculpey, using their liquid clay to create some ornaments. For this project, I wanted to experiment with using the liquid clay much like you would make terrazzo, adding sparkle and interest to the clay and then baking it. For this I used gold leaf, but I also think you could use gold foil which would be a less expensive option. The gold leaf makes it feel quite luxe though!

You Need:

  • Liquid Sculpey Polymer Clay (we used white and rose gold)
  • A silicone baking mould
  • Gold leaf or gold foil
  • A hole punch
  • Ribbon or raffia

How to

1

Using tweezers, take your gold leaf and lay it into the bottom of your mould. If you’re using pieces of gold foil, lay them face down so the gold faces the bottom of the mould.

2

Take your liquid clay and pour it into the mould, pouring from the middle and allowing the clay to spread out to the edges to completely cover the gold. Pour about 3mm or ⅛ inch into the mould.

3

Bake on a low heat (130C / 275F) for about ten minutes, or until the edge of a knife or your fingernail doesn’t leave a mark in the surface of the clay when pressed. Remove from the oven and leave to cool until your mould is cool enough to handle. Then turn the mould upside down and tap the mould to remove the clay piece.

4

Using your hole punch, put a hole into the top of the clay disk. This best done with the clay is still a little warm to reduce cracking.Finally, add raffia or ribbon to the top for hanging.

I love these as a tree decoration or even as a present topper!

This post is in collaboration with Sculpey

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