This one has baked a lot of pies over the years!
This is my very first try with polymer clay. Not exactly the first thing I wanted to make, but I'm still waiting for some of my supplies to arrive (Jo-Ann's is so damn slow!) and I was itching to try something.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and it was a lot of fun, even for something so simple. ~MATERIALS~
FIMO Polymer Clay (Soft)
Reaper Master Series Paints
Diamond Flecto Varathane Varnish (Semi-Gloss)~TOOLS~
Acrylic Clay Roller
Get a bottle cap for your mold. (I used a beer bottle cap).
Using a pair of little jewelry pliers, put the nose of the pliers at the base of the cap and pull the sides down and outward at a slight angle. Continue around the entire circumference of the cap.
Repeat again, but this time only put the nose of the pliers halfway down the sides of the cap and bend the edge down to an almost 90-degree angle.
Roll out a thin piece of polymer clay and wrap it around the outside of the cap. (My bottle cap had a small plastic ring around the inside with a bumpy texture inside. I was worried that the clay would stick to that and tear when I tried to pull it off, so that's why I wrapped it on the outside instead of pressing into the inside).
Firmly press your clay to the surface of the cap and then trim away the excess clay with an Exacto knife.
Place it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to firm the clay up a bit.
Using the tip of the Exacto knife, gently separate the clay from the rough, textured lip of the cap. Continue around the entire circumference.
Gently pull down the edge of the clay with your finger and slowly peel it off of the cap. (The clay will loose it's shape and flatten out a bit while you do this).
Place your new tin on your work surface and use your finger to press the bottom portion flat. Then gently push the sides back up into the correct shape.
Using the edge of a teaspoon, gently press around the circumference of the bottom to create a defined line between the bottom and sides of the tin.
Bake in the oven according to the instructions for your brand of clay. (Use the tenting
method to avoid scorching and darkening).
Using acrylic paints, paint the entire tin in a medium shade of grey. (Metallic silver paint would probably look better, but I didn't have any on hand. Or you could just use a metallic silver clay to begin with and skip this step entirely).
Use dark brown and dark grey (almost black) paint for the grungy, burnt texturing. (I laid down the brown first, and then the dark grey on top of that).
Let the paint dry completely and then apply a thin layer of varnish. Once that has dried, apply one more thin layer.