Craft Project #1 - Polymer Clay Cake Charms
Materials You Will Need
- Polymer Clay in the colors or your choice.
- Clay tools such as a needle tool, toothpick, toothbrush, blade, ball tool, etc…
- Round cookie cutter
- Eye pin, jump ring, cell phone strap
- Pasta machine or clay roller
- Embellishments such as silicone, whipple cream, glitter, clay sprinkles, micro beads, cane slices, puffy paint, etc…
- Glaze of your choice, paint brush
Step 1 & 2
Pick out what two colors you would like to use and condition your clay. Once you get it nice and soft either roll it out with a clay roller or run it threw a pasta machine. You want the clay to be between 1/8 and ¼ of an inch, depending on the style your going for. Once you get smooth sheets of clay, take your round cookie cutter (or whatever shape you’d like to use) and cut out two circles of one color and one circle of the other color. You will also need to roll out a pretty big sheet of really thin clay to act as ‘fondant.’ You want this to be about four inches round or so. After you get them cut out , stack them together, single color in the middle and other color on top and bottom. Smooth out any imperfections.
After you are satisfied with the way your layers look, take the layer of ‘fondant’ and smooth over top of the cake making sure to get the top and the sides. Cut off any access clay at the bottom.
Take your blade and cut out however many slices you wish. You should be able to get six to twelve slices, depending on how big or small you want them. After you get your slices cut out you want to insert your eye pin to the top of each slice.
Step 5 & 6
For the middle part, you can either take your needle tool and poke lots and lots of tiny little holes, to give the illusion of it looking like ‘mousse,’ you can leave it smooth, or you can make it look like ‘cake’ by taking your needle tool and picking at the clay in a circular motion. For the top and bottom layers, you can do the same thing as the middle or do something different.
Once you texture all of your cakes, and they look the way you want them to look, you want to bake them in the oven for fifteen minutes at 275 degrees,
After your slices have cooled completely, you can either glaze your cake first and then add the embellishments or add the embellishments and then glaze it, or if you want a more realistic look, dont glaze the cake but just the ‘icing’ and toppings. After everything has dried you can use your pliers to open your jump rings to add them to your charm along with your cell phone strap.
You can use these as cell phone charms, key chains, zipper pulls, wine markers and lots more!!