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Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

sculpey® premo leaf embellished vase

Make this beautiful, greenery glass vase for your home décor or use as a gift!
Step 1

Make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces.

Step 2

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth. Roll a coil of Forest Green clay that is about ½" [1.27 cm] diameter by 4" [10.16 cm]. Roll a coil of the Gold clay that is about ¼" [.6 cm] diameter and same length. Twist the two coils together.
TIP: You can also condition by running clay though 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

Flatten the twisted coil with your hand and run through the clay machine on the widest setting.

Step 4

Continue to fold and roll until you have a marbling that you desire. Not folding neatly, you will get nicer marbling. Sheet the clay out on the middle setting on clay machine for a thinner sheet that is still easy to handle.

Step 5

Cut out some leaves using the three largest teardrop cutters. Fold up the remaining clay, sheet it again and repeat! You may need to repeat Steps 2-5 twice.

Step 6

Use the smallest of the dual ended tools to draw the middle vein down a leaf. Allow the line to curve slightly.

Step 7

Use the clay blade to make slices on either side of the middle vein.

Step 8

Gently pick up each finished leaf by the two ends and gently stretch it a little to open the slits some more as you apply it to the glass vase. Apply your leaves facing in all directions. You can even trim some leaves to fit along the top and bottom edges.

Step 9

Once you are satisfied with your leaves, make a small puddle of Gold liquid clay on your wipeable work surface. Dip the small dual ended tool into the puddle.

Step 10

Add curving lines of dots between the leaves. As you continue to dot with the tool, without dipping the tool again, the dots will get smaller in diameter, which just adds to the effect!

Step 11

Preheat your oven to 275 °F [130 °C] for 30 minutes per ¼" [.6 cm] thickness according to package directions.
TIP: For best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such as metal, 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. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. Do not use a microwave oven. Do not exceed the above temperature or recommended baking time.

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  • 845166534
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    Item # 10228280 
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    • Color: 18K Gold
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: 18K Gold
    • Size: 2 oz
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    • Size: 2 oz
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    Item # 10635339 
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    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Gold
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    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 1 oz
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    Item # 10658251 
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    • Color: Forest Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Forest Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Forest Green
    • Size: 2 oz
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