Oscar Party Lighting
This Oscar theme project can really light up an Academy Award party. Translucent clay “sleeves” simply drop over the lighting unit. The clay allows color to shine through, putting the spotlight on the golden Oscar statues. The remote lighting unit makes it easy to operate the lights without touching them. Set them on pedestals in a prominent place on your table.
Before you begin, condition clay. Cutting should be done on plastic film, which will allow you to easily rotate or lift off the work when necessary.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
Step 2 - Condition the transparent clay and roll it out on the #2 setting. The clay should measure 9” x 3”. Set the piece aside.
step - 8 - Lift off the tape and card stock stencil. Place bakers plastic on the clay. The plastic will allow you to place the statues on the translucent clay without leaving fingerprints or transferring unwanted powder. Put the black clay on top of the translucent clay aligning the bottoms.
step 9 - Wrap the clay around the juice glass. Pinch and blend the ends together. Remove the Scotch tape.
step 10 - Cure the clay in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes.
step 11 - When cool, slip the parchment paper off the glass. Remove the paper lining from the clay.
step 12 - Set the clay over the light unit.
step 13 - Use the remote to light up the clay.
- Sculpey Premo Clay - 1 oz. Black, 1 oz. white translucent
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Super Slicer blade set
- Sculpey Acrylic Roller
- Upspirit or other 10 LED Submersible Light Units (lights may also be available at party shops)
- bakers plastic
- parchment paper
- card stock
- craft knife or Silhouette Machine
- painters tape
- Rangers Perfect Gold Mica Powder
- sponge applicator
- 2.75” x 3” juice glass