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Project

Cameo Appearances: Iron-On Transfer Ornaments

Introduction

Rolling Oven-Bake Clay

Working on a nonstick baking mat, place oven-bake clay between 2 thin wooden slabs; use these as runners for the rolling pin. Roll out the clay, keeping the edges of the pin on the slabs, until it is of uniform thickness, about 3/16 inch.

Iron-On Transfer Ornaments

Choose from delft and lusterware clip art, including these and other images. Download and print onto iron-on transfer paper using an ink-jet printer. Roll out white oven-bake clay, as described above, and cut out ornament with a cookie or biscuit cutter the same size as the transfer image. Bake ornament according to manufacturer's instructions. Once cool, use the ornament to trace around your image; cut out. Place image facedown on ornament, lay a paper towel over the paper backing, and iron over it (do not use steam). [See image 2 above.] Let cool, then peel off backing. Get instructions on how to embellish lusterware ornaments with mica powder.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose from delft and lusterware clip art, including these and other images. Download and print onto iron-on transfer paper using an ink-jet printer.

  2. Step 2

    Roll out white oven-bake clay. Working on a nonstick baking mat, place oven-bake clay between 2 thin wooden slabs; use these as runners for the rolling pin. Roll out the clay, keeping the edges of the pin on the slabs, until it is of uniform thickness, about 3/16 inch. Cut out ornament with a cookie or biscuit cutter the same size as the transfer image.

  3. Step 3

    Bake ornament according to manufacturer's instructions. Once cool, use the ornament to trace around your image; cut out.

  4. Step 4

    Place image facedown on ornament, lay a paper towel over the paper backing, and iron over it (do not use steam). [See image 2 above.] Let cool, then peel off backing. Get instructions on how to embellish lusterware ornaments with mica powder.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Reviews (1)

  • 11 Nov, 2009

    Has anyone done this project. I am making my own ornaments for Christmas this year with the kids, and I am seeking out advice for this project. Can I use air-dry clay instead of the polymer, oven-baked?