This cute and simple free coffee heart ornament project utilizes some basic supplies and awesome stamps for an ornament every coffee lover will love. Enjoy!
Instructions – Part 1:
- Fully condition your 1/2 block Premo! white clay.
- Roll your clay on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Choose your coffee themed stamps.
- Line up your stamps as you would like on your piece of clay and gently press them DOWN into the clay.
- You can arrange the stamps on the clay in whatever way pleases you. You will cut your shape from this once your stamping is done.
- Using a cutter you can see through, place it on top of the white clay.
- DO NOT cut your shape out until you are happy with the image you see through the cutter.
- TIP: Move your cutter all around and to different places until you see something that satisfies you.
- Cut your shape out and use your finger to smooth the edge of the clay, getting rid of excess seams.
- Use a small cutter and cut a hole wherever you’d like your heart to hang.
- TIP: If you cut your shape off center it will hang crooked which will give visual interest to your ornament instantaneously!
- Add a few hot-fix crystals if you’d like.
- Bake your ornament on a piece of printer paper for 45 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit (if using Premo!) and covered in foil.
Instructions – Part 2:
- Once your ornament has completely cooled, remove it from the oven.
- Use sandpaper and gently sand the edges of your heart to remove any rough spots you may have left behind.
- Using 2 colors of paint, (I like raw sienna and burnt umber) mix each with equal portions of water to make a watery paint wash.
- Using a cosmetic sponge saturate a small portion of your sponge with the lighter color of the paint.
- Apply to the ornament using light touches.
- Use another cosmetic sponge and saturate a small portion of it with the darker color of the paint.
- Apply it only where you want a darker color variation on your ornament.
- Let the paint dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.
- Once the paint is dry, use a baby wipe and wipe off the ornament to remove the paint from the raised surface of the clay and leave it in the depressions created by the stamp.
- Repeat this painting process as many times as necessary until you are happy with the coverage. (I did this to mine 4 times).
- Add a thin layer of Fimo Deco Gel to your ornament using a soft-bristled brush.
- Place back into your polymer clay oven for 20 minutes on a piece of printer paper at 275 degrees Fahrenheit (if you are using Premo!) and covered in foil.
- Once the ornament is dry, use your fingers to apply a metallic wax paste to the edges.
- TIP: You can also use metallic acrylic paints if you have them, but I love the look of these waxes on my ornaments.
- Again place it into your polymer clay oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This will heat set all the paint & waxes but not hurt the polymer.
- Remove from the oven once cooled.
- Add a satin ribbon of your choice.
Use these as gifts for co-workers, a gift for your daily barista, tags for your Christmas presents, keychain fobs, and even simple pendants. Have fun and enjoy!
Thanks for joining me today. Sculpt Your Dreams!