Patty Barnett shapes clay into a tube of lipstick and glazes and fires it in a kiln to make the ceramic lipstick look real.
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Materials and Tools:
under glazes: shiny black, pink, red or peach
containers to hold glazes
liquid luster (or gold or silver leaf)
3. Let the clay dry enough to be able to carve it.
4. Shape the top, middle and bottom of the lipstick with a craft knife.
5. Let the lipstick dry to a leather hard stage.
6. Bisque-fire the lipstick in the kiln for 12 hours. Let cool. Note: Shape your ceramic lipstick in any desired size.
7. Dip the bottom of the lipstick into shiny black glaze. Dip the top into pink, red or peach glaze.
9. Paint the luster in the middle of the lipstick to resemble the metal part of a lipstick tube.
- Note: You could also paint the middle of the lipstick with gold or silver leaf instead of the luster and eliminate the final firing.
Since discovering polymer clay, Tami Molar of Tustin, Calif., has used it to add to her clown collection.