Polymer Clay Curtain Tiebacks
Emi Fukushima shows how to create curtain tiebacks made out of polymer clay.
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Project by Emi Fukushima.
Fimo soft clay: white, beige
burnt umber acrylic paint
ribbon or cording
round light bulb
round cookie cutter or lid
400-, 600-, 800-grit wet/dry sandpaper
wire or eye pin
clay-dedicated pasta maker
1. Condition clay. Mix two parts white and one part beige. Flatten clay on the thickest setting on your pasta maker.
5. With a craft knife, bevel and curve the edges to fit over the bulb.
6. Bake in oven for 30 minutes at 265 F degrees. Cool. Remove from bulb.
7. Make a clay snake to go around the edges. Use liquid polymer to seal the two pieces together with the snake.
8. Using a needle tool, make holes on two sides for the eye pin.
9. Bake again for 20 minutes at 265 F degrees. Cool.
10. Rub burnt umber acrylic paint over entire piece and let dry.
11. Sand until smooth. Buff until shiny.
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