Woodland Sconce Light
There are many ways to bring light into a room. This wall sconce offers soft illumination without the need to poke holes in the wall to install wiring. Battery operated lighting and an easy access switch are hidden behind the sconce. This clay project has the look of carved wood with the help of a stencil. Pressed into the clay, the stencil raises the leaf images. The leaf shapes are cut out of the sconce and a thin sheet of translucent clay lines the holes, allowing light to seep out. This project is bound to brighten your evenings!
Before you begin, condition all clay colors. Cutting should be done on plastic film which will allow you to easily rotate 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 4 - On the #2 setting, roll enough translucent clay to create one5.50” x 7.25” rectangle. You will have to join two clay pieces to create the size needed. This will be the foundation for the sconce. Roll another piece which will be the “shade” which will allow light to shine through leaf shapes in the sconce. Roll on #3 setting to measure 5” x 6.75”.
To add additional dimension to the image on the clay, cut two or more identical stencils and glue them back to back with a glue stick. The extra card stock thickness will increase the depth of the image impression.
- Sculpey Clay - White Translucent 4 oz., Tan 1 oz., Bronze 2 oz.
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Super Slicer blade set
- Sculpey acrylic roller
- 1.50” square cutter
- 18 LED battery operated light string
- wax paper or plastic film
- 4” round mailing tube
- craft knife
- card stock
- printer paper
- heavy duty aluminum foil