Rainbow Painters Palette Keyring With Sculpey

6 Materials
30 Minutes

I was recently introduced to Liquid Sculpey® and now I am hooked! Discovering new (to me) craft products that I love is always like opening presents on Christmas Day.

It can be custom tinted with any type of permanent dye, so this quick and easy Rainbow Painters Palette Keyring with Sculpey is the perfect personalized gift idea!

Here’s what you need to make a Rainbow Painters Palette:

To begin the Polymer Clay Painters Palette, gather all supplies. Read instructions on the Liquid Sculpey® Pearl and Sculpey Bake Shop Bendy packaging before proceeding. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.

Place seven mini-measure cups on the work surface, twist the Liquid Sculpey Pearl spout open, and add a small amount to each cup. I counted to six while squeezing.

Using stamp pad re-inkers in rainbow colors, squeeze three to four drops of ink into each cup of Liquid Sculpey Pearl.

Mix colors thoroughly with a wooden craft stick. Liquid Sculpey can be colored with any permanent dye, like alcohol ink, stamp pad re-inkers, acrylic paint, chalk pastels, or even liquid food coloring. Test out each method prior to creating your project. I used stamp pad re-inkers because I had them on hand.

Place the Oven-Safe Work Mat on a baking sheet, and roll out a small amount of Sculpey Bake Shop Bendy white clay with the clay roller included in the pack. For this keyring project, the Sculpey Bake Shop Bendy is perfect because it bakes up flexible!

Roll clay to about 1/8″ thick and cut out a painter's palette shape including a hole with a craft knife or the clay knife included in the pack. Bake on the Oven-Safe Work Mat according to the Sculpey Bake Shop Bendy package directions, and let cool.

Pick up some of the tinted Liquid Sculpey with the toothpick, place a drop of color on the palette, and then drag the toothpick downward to create a teardrop shape.

Repeat this technique a second time and connect the teardrops at the base, creating a heart. Make Liquid Sculpey hearts on the painter's palette in rainbow order.

I love the free-form look of the colored hearts. Bake on the Oven-Safe Work Mat according to the Liquid Sculpey package directions, and let cool.

For the rest of the step-by-step tutorial, click through to see how I finished the Rainbow Painter's Palette Keyring with simple supplies from the craft store.

Mixing the rainbow colors of Liquid Sculpey Pearl was super easy and it stays liquid until baked, so just store it in an air-tight container. I also tinted the Liquid Sculpey with alcohol inks, but they were runnier than with the stamp pad re-inkers.

The shimmer and sparkle of the pearl shows through, giving this keyring a totally upscale look.

Rainbows are my JAM, so here is another colorful project that I know you will LOVE! My Easy Rainbow Cuff Bracelet with Liquid Sculpey is finished off with upcycled blue jeans!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:

  • Liquid Sculpey Pearl   (Amazon)
  • Sculpey Bake Shop Clay   (Amazon)
  • Sculpey Oven Safe Mat   (Amazon)
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Beth @CreativelyBeth
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