Oscar Party Lighting

Light stands 2.75” tall.

Light stands 2.75” tall.

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Light Base Unit With Remote

Light Base Unit With Remote


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.

Directions

step 1 - Snuggly wrap parchment paper around a juice glass that measures no less than 2.75” across and 3” tall. Use two very very small pieces of tape to attach the paper to the glass at the top and bottom.  

step 1 - Snuggly wrap parchment paper around a juice glass that measures no less than 2.75” across and 3” tall. Use two very very small pieces of tape to attach the paper to the glass at the top and bottom.

 

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 3 - Print the Oscar statues template on card stock or bring the template into Silhouette software to create a cut file with your Curio or Cameo machine.  Create a stencil by cutting the multiple statue image out with a machine or craft knife.

step 3 - Print the Oscar statues template on card stock or bring the template into Silhouette software to create a cut file with your Curio or Cameo machine.  Create a stencil by cutting the multiple statue image out with a machine or craft knife.

step 4 - Roll the black clay on the #2 setting. The piece should be large enough to fit the entire stencil image. Place the card stock onto the black clay.

step 4 - Roll the black clay on the #2 setting. The piece should be large enough to fit the entire stencil image. Place the card stock onto the black clay.

step 5 -Trace the images with a craft knife or cut the clay images with a Curio machine.  

step 5 -Trace the images with a craft knife or cut the clay images with a Curio machine.

 

step 6 - Place painter’s tape across the bottom of the statues.

step 6 - Place painter’s tape across the bottom of the statues.

step 7 - With a small sponge applicator, rub gold mica powder on the statue portion of the clay leaving the base black. Blow away any loose powder.  Blot the statues with a damp paper towel to prevent loose powder from drifting.

step 7 - With a small sponge applicator, rub gold mica powder on the statue portion of the clay leaving the base black. Blow away any loose powder.  Blot the statues with a damp paper towel to prevent loose powder from drifting.

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.

 


Supplies

At Amazon

  • 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)

Miscellaneous

  • 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

 


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