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Project Time:40 minutesIf you are in need of a colorful way to show off a few photos on your desk, this is the project for you! Pick up some polymer clay from the craft store – or even air dry clay – and craft up a set of photo holders in any shape you want. I went with a rose and a cactus, they go nicely together!
- HP Sprocket Photo Printer
- HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper
- Polymer clay
- Craft knife
- Water-based varnish, brush
- 18 gauge wire round nose pliers
- Permanent glue
- Use one block of clay and knead it in your hands until soft.
- Roll it into a ball and slice a thin layer from the bottom to help it stand level.
- Starting on the outside, cut a piece of the clay and gently bend it outward with the craft knife.
- Continue all the way around to the top.
- Cut a piece of wire, about 10 inches. Use the round nose pliers to bend the end inward and create a swirl design.
- Insert into the center of the rose and then remove and set aside for later.
- Bake in the oven on a cookie sheet at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove from over. Use caution!
- Let cool.
- Add a layer of varnish.
- Dip the wire in the glue and insert back into the center of the rose. Let dry.
- Use the Sprocket app to print out photos and insert into the wire.