Oscar Party Napkin Ring

ring measures 1.25" high

ring measures 1.25" high

Wolfgang Puck would be proud to set his Oscar party tables with these elegant napkin rings designed with the golden statue prize in mind. Mica powder rubbed on black clay creates a brilliant, metallic looking contrast, setting the right tone for the party. The template for the stencil is included with the instructions. Once cut, it can be reused to create more rings. Wipe off remnants of the powder with a damp cloth before reusing the stencil.

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.

 

 

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Directions

step 1 - Print the Oscar template on card stock. Cut it out with a craft knife or a Silhouette machine.  

step 1 - Print the Oscar template on card stock. Cut it out with a craft knife or a Silhouette machine.

 

step 2 - Condition the black clay and sheet it on the # 2 setting of the conditioning machine.

 

 

step 3 - Set the clay on bakers plastic or parchment paper. Use an acrylic roller to press the stencil image into the clay. The clay will rise to the surface of the card stock.

step 3 - Set the clay on bakers plastic or parchment paper. Use an acrylic roller to press the stencil image into the clay. The clay will rise to the surface of the card stock.

step 4 - Place painters tape at the base of the statues. Use a sponge applicator to apply gold powder to the exposed images.

step 4 - Place painters tape at the base of the statues. Use a sponge applicator to apply gold powder to the exposed images.

step 5 -Use a craft knife to slice through the clay against the top edge of the stencil. This will give you a good straight edge for your napkin ring.

step 5 -Use a craft knife to slice through the clay against the top edge of the stencil. This will give you a good straight edge for your napkin ring.

step 6 - Blow away any loose powder. Blot the image with a barely damp paper towel to keep powder from migrating to other areas of the clay.

step 7 - Carefully remove the painters tape and the card stock.

step 8 - Cover the clay with bakers plastic.  Flip it over and peel away the plastic from the backside. Using the perfect straight edge as your guide, cut the clay to measure 1.25 x 5.50”.

step 9 - Handle the clay using the plastic cover to prevent finger prints or smudged powder. 

step 10 - Wrap the clay around an empty paper towel roll. Trim the short ends if necessary. Blend the clay edges together. Remove the plastic.

step 10 - Wrap the clay around an empty paper towel roll. Trim the short ends if necessary. Blend the clay edges together. Remove the plastic.

step 11 - Cure the clay standing upright on a covered baking sheet in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes.

step 12 - Allow the clay to cool.  Peel the cardboard away from the clay.

 


Supplies

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  •  Sculpey Premo Clay - 1/2 oz. Black per ring
  •  Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
  •  Sculpey Super Slicer blade set
  •  Sculpey Acrylic Roller

Miscellaneous

  •  bakers plastic
  •  parchment paper
  •  card stock
  •  craft knife
  •  painters tape
  •  Rangers Perfect Gold Mica Powder
  •  sponge applicator
  •  paper towel roll

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