How toSeas The Day
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Roll your base color out to 1/8 inch thick.
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Using your mermaid scale texture sheet...
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...roll the texture over your base color. I used a brayer to do this, but you can use a rolling pin.
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Nice texture! Let’s take it to the next level!
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I used Color Shift acrylic paint in Aqua Flash.
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Brush on a light layer of paint.
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Choose your template. I used Template 819 from CreateAlong.com
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Lay your template onto your clay.
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With an X-Acto knife, gently cut the clay inside the template.
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Roll a long snake from your base color. Attach this around the outer edge of your shape.
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Great progress!
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Using a flexible mold, choose your sea creature. I chose a seahorse.
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Clean up the sea creature using shaping tools and X-Acto knife.
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Using a colorful mica or pearl powder, add color and shimmer to your sea creature.
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Use your finger to add powder...
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... or use a soft paintbrush.
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Use Fimo Deco Gel, or another liquid clay, to act as a glue.
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Add a small amount, evenly, to the back of your sea creature.
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Place your sea creature on your base.
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Use alphabet stamps to gently press your phrase into the clay.
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Make sure you are pleased with the placement, spacing, etc.
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Pour a little bit of liquid clay onto your work surface.
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Using a dedicated liquid clay brush, add a layer of liquid clay to your border.
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Time to add gold leaf!!
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Using dotting tools, add gold leaf to your border.
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For the “sandy” BASD, I mixed Premo Ecru with Premo Accents Gold Glitter. Roll it out to 1/8” inch.
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Using a toothbrush, add texture to the entire slab of clay.
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Using a slightly larger shape from your template, cut out your sandy base.
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Add some more texture to the newly cut edges.
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Using a gold acrylic paint, add color to the recesses of your stamped text.
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Like so!
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Add your blue shape on top of your sandy base.
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Done! Bake according to your clay package’s instructions. I baked for 45 minutes at 275*F. Enjoy!!
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