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Cameo Appearances: Iron-On Transfer Ornaments

Cameo Appearances: Iron-On Transfer Ornaments

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

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

  • Non-stick baking mat

  • Oven-bake clay

  • 2 thin wooden slabs

  • Rolling pin

  • Iron-on transfer paper

  • Cookie or biscuit cutter

  • Scissors

  • Iron

steps

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

  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.

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