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Stamped and Steampunked Tin

Presented by Lisa Pavelka, Award-Winning Artist, Author and Instructor,
Instructions by Ian, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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STEP 1
Condition the black and white polymer clay by hand kneading or running through a poly roller until soft and pliable, then use poly bonder to glue the black clay sheet to the top of the tin.

Texture the black clay sheet using coarse sandpaper then place the tin onto a baking rack. Place the baking rack into the pre-heated clay craft oven and bake according to manufacturer's instructions.
STEP 2
Apply gold mica powder to the lettering on a Lisa Pavelka romance texture stamp then place the white sheet of clay face down on the powdered lettering. Lightly burnish to transfer the mica powder to the clay, be careful not to use too much force as it will cause unwanted indentation.

Over the same lettering recently covered by mica powder, apply black ink using an ink pad then place the white sheet of clay face down and slightly staggered on the inked lettering to give a mirror or shadow effect. Lightly burnish to transfer the ink to the clay, be careful not to use too much force as it will cause unwanted indentation.
STEP 3
Cut the white lettered clay roughly in the same shape of the tin but slightly smaller, this will give a nice black border effect.

Tip: Hold the white lettered clay down with a circle cutter and tear away at the outside edge of the clay with a hobby knife to give a torn paper effect.

Dab a small amount of poly bonder to the surface of the black clay then place the white lettered clay on top of it with the letters facing up.
STEP 4
Dab a small amount of poly bonder to the underside of your desired finding then lightly place the finding on the white lettered clay. Repeat until satisfied with the design.

Using a finger or a small tile, gently press the findings into the clay.
STEP 5
Glue a foiled border to the rim of the tin using poly-bonder.

Note: For more information about ''Applying Foils to Rounded Polyclay'', watch Lisa Pavelka’s Fire Mountain Fix how-to video.
STEP 6
Place the tin onto a baking rack. Place the baking rack into the pre-heated clay craft oven and bake according to manufacturer's instructions.

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