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If you have any teenage girls in your life, you probably have heard of some of the latest trends like pooka shell necklaces, scrunchies and fun hair clips! And if you grew up in the 90’s, you know that none of these trends are new. 😉 My DIY-loving heart is so happy that my girls love finding ways to make their own trendy accessories! That’s why these Custom Barrettes with Sculpey Liquid Clay have been being made non-stop at our house!!
The tutorial highlighted in this post was a request by Maggie for green dragon wings to adorn her barrette. She cannot wait to wear it to school (home of the Dragons) so she can show it off to her friends!!
- Sculpey Whimsy Mold
- Sculpey Liquid Clay in Black and White
- Alcohol Ink
- Metal Barrette
- Craft Glue
- Cupcake liner and toothpick
I wanted to cover up the metal barrette and decided that black would be perfect because of it’s neutral color.
After applying some black liquid clay, I used a toothpick to make sure I had good, even coverage.
Gearing up to fill my mold, I filled the bottom of a small cupcake liner with white Liquid Clay.
A few drops of yellow and a couple drops of blue alcohol ink were then used to get a good green color.
After stirring for a bit, I added a bit more white to create a more marbled look for the wings.
Using a toothpick to help spread out the liquid clay into the more detailed spots, I filled my mold. Be sure to then tap the tray on the table a few times to get the clay to settle.
A scrapper helps remove excess from your mold. Have a napkin on hand to wipe you scrapper clean afterwards.
My mold was less than 1/4″ thick so I baked the mold and my barrette in the oven for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.
Once cooled, I removed the wings from the mold.
Glue was then dabbed onto the barrette…
…and placed the wings, holding for a few seconds.
The dragon wings barrette turned out adorable!! This was just the start! We also ended up creating a donut, angel wings, heart and a mermaid tail!
These sweet Custom Barrettes with Sculpey Liquid Clay are a fun crafting project, the perfect accessory and make great gifts for friends!! Visit www.sculpey.com for more project ideas and amazing products!
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