Clay Baby Bottle Photo Frame Magnet
Project by Becky Meverden.
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Materials and Tools:
Kato Polyclay 3 oz. brick each: white, red, ultra blue, violet, black
1/2" Kemper circle cutter*
Sweet Celebrations cookie cutters:
#62413 baby bottle**
#515027 mini Easter egg**
two 1/2" round magnets
clay-dedicated pasta machine or acrylic roller
circle template, optional
* or lid of a margarine container cut into a 1-1/2" x 1/2" rectangle
** Note: Do not use the cookie cutters for cooking once they have been used for polymer clay.
Before you begin, condition all clay according to manufacturer's instructions. Prepare color blends as follows: For pink, mix a 1-1/4-inch ball of white with a 1/2-inch ball of red. For light blue, mix a 5/16-inch ball of white with a 3/16-inch ball of ultra blue. For lavender, mix a 1/4-inch ball of white with a 3/16-inch ball of purple.
1. Roll sheets of white and pink through the pasta machine at the widest setting (#1 or 1/4-inch).
2. Cut out one white baby bottle. Use the blade to cut off the top quarter (nipple and ring part) of the bottle.
3. For the nipple (top): Using the pink sheet, cut out two of the top quarter of the bottle. Use the blade to even off the bottom of one of the pink quarters. For the second pink quarter, use the blade to cut off the top part of the nipple and to even off the bottom.
4. Overlap the bottle top and bottom slightly and press together. It will again look like the cookie cutter shape.
5. For the bottle ring: Press the ring (the second pink quarter) to the top of the bottle. Use the rounded side of a paintbrush to indent across the ring.
6. For the eyes: Roll two 7/32-inch balls of light blue and flatten into ovals. Press narrow ends together slightly and press onto the upper part of each eye. Roll two 1/16-inch balls of black for pupils and press onto the upper part of each eye. Roll two 1/8-inch balls of white into 1/4-inch-long tapered logs for eyebrows. Press around the top of each eye with the thickest end meeting in the center of the eyes.
7. For the nose: Roll a 1/4-inch ball of lavender into an oval and press below the eyes.
8. For the mouth, use a circle cutter to make the mouth or use the rectangle made from the lid of a margarine container. Gently press both sides of the end of the rectangle to create a smile and press it into the bottle under the nose. Blush cheeks with cotton swab.
Learn how to make this cool photo frame, made from polymer clay and wire, by Michelle Ross.