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First time contributor Meowy (aka SQUEAKIECAT) has prepared a wonderful project lesson combining Liquid Sculpey and switchplate covers. Try this cool project and add color to your switchplates!

1. You need some supplies to create the fancy light switch cover! Transluscent Liquid Sculpey (TLS), toothpicks, Q-tips, plastic switchplate covers and pastel artist sticks.

2. See my pastels - they're chalky, not oil based.

3. Unwrap the plastic from your switchplate cover. If your TLS is in a jar like mine, get a popsicle stick ready.

4. Using the popsicle stick, put random globs of TLS on the swirchplate cover.

5. Pick out some nice complimentary colors of pastel sticks.

6. Scrape the pastels carefully into the TLS. Try to make sections of color.

7. I chose four colors, and have scraped them into four basic color sections. If they overlap a little, it's okay.

8. Using a toothpick, start carefully mixing each color.

9. Every color is mixed with its own toothpick. Don't worry if there's some TLS that's not colorized - it'll look great at the end!

10. Use the toothpicks to carefully spread the colorized TLS out to the edges of the switchplate cover. Get the colors on the face of the switchplate as close as possible.

11. Now, using the same toothpicks, begin to swirl the colors around! Make different movements - jagged, swirls, spikes. Go for it!

12. This shows the end result of swirling the colors. Click the picture for a larger view.

13. Eek! See that? The screw holes in the plate are clogged with TLS. That is bad. Trust me.

14. Break a Q-Tip in half. Poke the cottony end into the screw hole and swirl it - all clean!

15. Repeat with the other screw hole.

16. Bake according to instructions, and TADA!!
Your finished switchplate cover - no gloss finish on this.
Click for a larger view!

Meowy
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We want to thank Meowy for sharing this great lesson with PCC. If you have a tutorial or project that you would like to see on the PCC Website, then contact or and we will help you prepare your project for PCC.


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