What you will need:
|Step 1: Spend time shaping and molding the polymer clay until you have created a masterpiece.|
|Step 2: Accidentally set your oven on a very high temperature. Place polymer clay on a baking sheet inside the oven.|
|Step 3: Wait until you smell something odd... kinda like burnt plastic.|
|Step 4: Rush to the oven to retrieve your work. It should be a nice shade of brown or black, and perhaps misshapen.|
Ha ha... I thought I would share this tutorial as a warning to what happens when polymer clay is overheated.
That last photo is actually of 2 little pulls or keychains I was making. They started out as nice little circles with letters imprinted. Oh, and they were bright purple and blue. Then, I thought my oven had cooled enough after I had baked some food, so I put the polymer clay in. Well, in about 10 minutes, the polymer clay had turned that color and smelled really bad. And, one of the pieces blew up in size... not sure why just one did.
Anyway, be careful when you bake polymer clay.