How toColorful Sugar Skull Pendants
36 steps
What you’ll need
Premo Translucent White Clay
Folk Art Color Shift Paint Black Flash
Soft Paint Brush
Gold Tone Bails
CreateAlong.com Summer Brights Mica Powders
Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold
X-acto Knife
Fimo Liquid
CreateAlong.com Sugar Skulls Deco Disc Set
E6000 Glue
Oval Cookie Cutter
Dotting Tool
Roll your clay out to the thickest setting on your pasta machine.
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Lay your Deco Disc onto the clay and apply firm, even pressure with a rolling pin.
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Gently remove the Deco Disc and reveal your impression.
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With your knife, cut out around your impression. A steady hand helps!
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Nice!
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Soften the edges with your finger. Gently smooth the edges.
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I used the Summer Bright Mica Powders from CreateAlong.com and a soft brush to add lots of color.
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So bright!!
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Another variation.
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And another!
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Here are all three with the Deco Discs.
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Choose a cookie cutter that fits your skull.
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With your leftover clay, mix in some of your Mica powders. A little goes a long way!
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Roll out your new color and cut using your ova cutter.
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Grab your Brilliant Gold Pearl Ex and a soft brush.
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Brush on the Pearl Ex around the outer edge of the background oval.
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Don’t worry about being perfect!
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Add a bit of liquid clay to your oval.
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Gently press your skull onto the oval. The liquid clay will act like a glue.
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Using your dotting tool, add some decorative dots around the outer edge of the oval.
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I alternated sizes of my dotting tool to create a pattern.
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Bake according to your clay package’s instructions. I baked for 40 minutes at 275*F.
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Ever so slightly, water down a little bit of your Color Shift paint.
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Add a layer of your paint. Wait a few moments, and gently wipe away the paint before it dries.
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This will “age” your pendant and stay in the recessed areas to bring out the details.
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Time to add your bails!
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Once your paint it dry, use your glue to add the bail to the back.
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Be sure to glue it on straight! Allow this to dry overnight.
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Once the glue is dry, varnish your pendant to seal in the paint and add a glossy shine.
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Add a necklace and enjoy!!
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