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Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
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premo! sculpey® splatter paint clay votive holder

This splatter-paint style votive holder will add bright pops of color to any room or festive occasion.
Step 1

Protect your work surface with a disposable cover, such as wax paper (or disposable foil).
TIP: Work on a metal baking sheet (wax paper or foil). Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Step 2

Start with clean hands, unwrap, and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay through a conditioning machine.
TIP: You can also condition by running clay through a pasta machine. Use a designated machine for clay purposes only. Clean hands with soap and water (or baby wipes) before switching clays. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

Step 3

Condition the entire White bar. Run it through the clay machine on the #2 setting.

Step 4

Measure the diameter of the glass votive holder you are using. The one shown here has an 11" [27.9 cm] diameter. Using the knife tool from the 5 in 1, cut from your sheet of White clay a strip that is approximately 1¾" [4.4 cm] deep and 12" [30.5 cm] long. Wrap the strip of clay around the base of the votive holder. Trim away any excess. Push from the middle out and remove any trapped air bubbles. Marry the seams together with your fingertips. Turn the votive on its side and gently roll on a table top to smooth.

Step 5

Condition the entire bar of Mint Green. Repeat the same process as you did with the White except this time make your sheet of clay 2" [5.1 cm] by 12" [30.5 cm]. Wrap this piece of clay directly on top of the White sheet. Keep the seams of the two shades touching at all times. Push the air bubbles out. Trim excess and marry the seams once again. Crumple a small piece of tin foil and press it randomly in the Mint Green part of the votive for texture. Cover the entire Mint Green section with texture making sure to leave the White section smooth.

Step 6

Preheat oven and bake the votive holder at 275 °F [130 °C] for 30 minutes per ¼" [.6 cm] thickness according to package directions. Allow to cool completely before painting.
TIP: For best results:

  • Bake clay on an oven-proof surface such as metal or aluminum foil. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up.
  • Use an oven thermometer.
  • Do not use a microwave oven.
  • Do not exceed the above temperature or recommended baking time.
Step 7

Spread newspapers down on your work area. On a paint palette, squirt out a little from each paint. Be sure to leave space in between each puddle of paint. In the middle, mix some Light Yellow and Pale Blue together to make a Light Green. Water them all down the palette by dipping your paintbrush into some water and then mixing in each paint puddle. You want the paint consistency to be fairly runny.

Step 8

Cover the Mint Green portion of the votive holder by wrapping a piece of 4" [10.2 cm] by 12" [30.5] paper around it and taping it tight. Doing this will protect the portion from getting any paint splattered onto it.

Step 9

Dip your toothbrush into the first paint and shake off excess paint. Lay the votive on its side. Tap the toothbrush against your index finger to splatter the paint on the White section of the votive. Repeat this process with all the paints, washing the toothbrush in between change in paint. Once the first side dries completely then you can rotate, and splatter paint the other side. Allow to dry completely.
TIP: Before splattering paint on your votive, practice on some spare paper first so that you get the hang of it.

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