As a novice crafter, I try to use different materials as much as possible. Having become used to a certain air-dry clay, I was hesitant to try oven-bake, but circumstances dictated otherwise (My air-dry source dried up, so to speak.)

I have a small collection of JudiKins rubber stamps and when I saw a similar project on Pinterest, it inspired me to try my hand at this technique and I happen to like the steampunk look. By all means, use the stamps and colors you favor! These are what I had on hand, for the most part.

Project Supplies

 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 2

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 1

  2. Roll out clay to desired thickness. (Mine is about 1/4” thick.)
  3. Spray stamp with water, then, using heavy pressure, stamp clay with stamp.

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 2

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 2

  4. Using clay cutter of choice or craft knife, cut out shapes.
  5. Roll another piece of clay into a tube about 4” long and 1/4” in diameter. Bring the two ends together and connect, creating an oval ring shape.
  6. Place mixing bowl upside down on cookie sheet.
  7. Place cut out clay shapes on bowl sides creating curved shapes. Place the ring on the flat bottom of the bowl.
  8. Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool.

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 3

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 3

  9. Pour a few drops of turquoise paint on stamped surface of clasp. Wipe off paint with paper towel, leaving paint in the stamped indentations. Let dry.

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 4

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 4

  10. Using paper towel, apply silver Metallic Lustre to clasp surface, rubbing some off. (I also applied Metallic Lustre on sides and back and on the ring.) Let dry.
  11. Using paper towel, apply gold Metallic Lustre to clasp surface, rubbing some off to exposed layers underneath. Let dry.

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 5

    Steampunk Scarf Clasp How 5

  12. Using Beacon 527 glue, glue ring to back of clasp. Let dry overnight.
  13. Apply layer of JudiKins’ Diamond Glaze to seal clasp surface. Let dry overnight.

Designed by Scott Pfeiffer

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