Clay

Gold Stars Candle Wrap

By  Keri Lee Sereika  for  Staedtler

size: 4-1/2"x3-1/2"

  • Gold Stars Candle Wrap
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
  • Step 7
  • Step 8
  • Step 9
  • Step 10
  • Step 11
  • Step 12
  • Step 13
  • Step 14
  • Step 15
  • Step 16

Materials

  • Glass candle holder
  • Staedtler Fimo Soft: Windsor Blue, Sunflower, White
  • Staedtler Leaf Metal: Gold
  • Ribbon: sheer; scrap of white

Tools

  • Clay knife
  • Clay-dedicated pasta machine
  • Rubber brayer
  • Spellbinders: Fleur De Lis Pattern Impressabilities
  • Small star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven
  • Beacon Adhesives (527) Multi-Use Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pencil
  • 1. Measure circumference of candle holder using scrap of white ribbon. Cut template of cardstock 2-1/4"x length of ribbon. See Step 1.

    Step 1
  • 2. Mix one part Windsor Blue clay with eight parts Sunflower to create olive clay. Condition clay until soft and supple. See Step 2.

    Step 2
  • 3. Use pasta machine to roll clay to #1 thickness; double thickness needed and 3/4 length needed. See Step 3.

    Step 3
  • 4. Apply leaf metal to surface area of clay. See Step 4. Roll clay through pasta machine two settings (thinner) to #3 setting to create crackled look. See Step 5.

    Step 4


    Step 5
  • 5. Cut sheet of clay using craft knife and cardstock template. See Step 6. Cut star charm from excess clay; set trimmings aside for later use. See Step 7. Cut mini stars from strip; save stars for later use. See Step 8.

    Step 6


    Step 7


    Step 8
  • 6. Impress design onto clay strip and star charm piece using Impressabilities and hard rubber brayer. See Step 9. Wrap strip around vase. Overlap ends of clay; cut away excess See Steps 10-11. Use finger to smooth edges together. See Step 12.

    Step 9


    Step 10


    Step 11


    Step 12
  • 7. Cut two additional stars over seam edge, removing excess clay with tip of craft knife. See Step 13.

    Step 13
  • 8. Create small log of white clay; cover with excess trimmings. See Step 14. Roll log to 1/4" thickness and wrap around top of vase. Cut ends at angle and smooth edges with finger. Repeat for bottom of strip on vase. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay on parchment-lined baking sheet. Let cool. See Step 15.

    Step 14


    Step 15
  • 9. Lightly buff surface of strip with sanding block to remove leaf metal from surface of embossed strip revealing design below. See Step 16. Repeat sanding on surface of star charm to remove leaf metal design.

    Step 16
  • 10. Tie sheer ribbon around top edge of vase. Glue star to center knot on bow.
  • Tip
  • 1. Create a trio of eclectic pieces and position them together as shown for a wonderful holiday centerpiece.