Saturday, 10 October 2015

Trick or Treat Sweetie Jar

Oh boy, am I overdue a blog post or what!?! It's been 3 months since my last one! Wow, where has the summer gone?! It will be Halloween before you know it! So in honour of the 31st October here's a project to create a spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Trick or Treat Sweetie Jar...

Glow-in-the-Dark Cernit
Cernit Roller
Cernit Flexible Blade
Cernit Tools
Efco Roller Set
Glass Jar
Ceramic Tile for baking
Oven & Oven Thermometer
Optional: Ghost Template & Scissors

Step 1. Print out the template and cut out the ghosts. Enlarge or reduce it as necessary. Alternatively, you can draw your own ghosts on a piece of paper or even cut your ghosts out freehand.

Step 2. Take 2-3 strips of Glow-in-the-Dark Cernit and condition it. You can use a roller to do this to make it easier on your hands.

Step 3. Roll out the conditioned clay on a tile using the thicker pair of depth guides from the Efco Roller Set.

Step 4. Lay one of the ghost templates on top of the clay sheet and use the flexible blade to cut it out.

Step 5. Use the small spatula tool to remove the clay for the eyes and mouth.

Step 6. Remove the template and clean up any edges with the Cernit tools as necessary.

Step 7. Carefully lift the ghost off the tile so as not to distort it too much.

Step 8. Lay the ghost on the glass jar, gently pressing it to adhere it. 

Step 9. Use the Cernit tools to smooth and clean the edges as necessary.

Step 10. Cut out more ghosts, one at a time, adding them to the jar, making sure they all connect at various points.

Step 11. When you have a connected ring of ghosts around your jar you can bake it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

(Don't forget to pre-heat your oven & always use an oven thermometer.)

And this is what the jar looks like when the lights go out...

You can download a project sheet with the template from the Special Occasions section of 

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