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Spooky Candle Holder
Kim Kennedy
 
Supplies
  • Black polymer clay
  • Translucent canes in Halloween theme
  • Glass candle holder
Tools
  • Roller (Acrylic rod, brayer or Pasta Machine)
  • Needle Tool
  • Blade

 
Step One: .Cut slices from your translucent canes and roll out on the narrowest setting on your pasta machine or as thin as you can with a roller and still pick it up off of your work surface.
Step Two: Lay them in a pattern you like on the bottom of your candle holder. Check front and back to see how you like the composition. Press on well, watching for air bubbles.
Step Three:  Roll out your black clay and press onto the cane slices, again watching for air bubbles. I rolled out to a number 4 and laid in 4 slices and pleated them, then cut off the excess with a tissue blade. It's your choice if you want to fill in the center. I eventually did.
Step Four:  Turn it over and check to be sure the clay is making contact with the glass. Poke out air bubbles and smooth as needed.
Step Five:  Using the handle of your needle tool. smooth the clay down on the underside of the candle holder. 
Step Six: Lay the smoothed, poked and de-bubbled candle holder on your work surface. Press down to get a flat bottom and smooth or trim as necessary to make it nice and vertical. When you're satisfied, trim around the edges.
Bake  for half an hour and admire!

The finished piece. Not bad for a thrift shop .25 special!
Photography by Thomas Ojeda