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    Father's Day Keychain

    Level of difficulty:  Beginner

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    Project overview/ description

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    What You'll Need:

    • Crafter's Closet Oven Baked Clay
    • Crafter's Closet Deco Podge Matte
    • Crafter's Closet Precision Scissors
    • Crafter's Closet Premium Paint Brush
    • Crafter's Closet Dual Tip Markers
    • Straw
    • Map
    • Parchment
    • Key Ring
    • Oil (Baby or Cooking)
    • Water
    • Oven

    Let's Do This!

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    Step 1:

    1. Roll a piece of clay into a smooth 1 ½" ball.
    2. Lay the ball on a piece of parchment paper and flatten it with the bottom of a bowl until it’s approximately ¼" thick.
    3. Use your fingers to shape the flattened clay into a “rock” shape.
    4. Use a straw to punch a hole through the top of the clay.
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    Step 2:

    1. Roll another piece of clay into a smooth ¾" ball.
    2. Lay the ball on a piece of parchment paper and flatten it with the bottom of a bowl until it’s approximately 1/8" thick.
    3. Use scissors to cut a heart shape from the flattened clay piece.
    4. Use the end of a paint brush to carve an initial and a small heart into the clay heart. Use a straw to punch a hole through the top of the heart.
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    Step 3:

    1. Bake the clay pieces at 250°F for 15 minutes. Let cool.
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    Step 4:

    1. Find a free map on the internet and print it out in reverse. Lay your clay rock on the printed map and trace around it, leaving a ¼" margin. Trace again in another area on the map, leaving a ¼" margin. You will need two traced map pieces. Tip: Place your clay rock on an area of the map that displays a town name.
    2. Cut out the two traced map pieces.
    3. Brush deco podge onto the front and sides of the clay rock. Tip: Work quickly so the deco podge doesn’t dry.
    4. Press one of the map pieces face down onto the wet deco podge. Press the map around the sides of the clay rock and smooth out the surface.
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    Step 5:

    1. Flip over the clay rock and brush deco podge onto the back and sides. Tip: Work quickly so the deco podge doesn’t dry. Press the other map piece face down onto the wet deco podge.
    2. Press the map around the sides of the clay rock and smooth out the surface. Let dry.
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    Step 6:

    1. Dip a finger into water and gently rub the paper to remove the top layer on the front of the clay rock.
    2. Dip a finger into water and gently rub the paper to remove the top layer on the sides of the clay rock.
    3. Dip a finger into water and gently rub the paper to remove the top layer on back of the clay rock.
    4. Repeat this process a second time on all sides of the clay rock to remove a second layer of paper. Let dry.
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    Step 7:

    1. Dip a finger into oil and massage the oil onto the clay rock. Do the front, back, and sides. Let dry. Note: This technique will remove fuzz and enhance the color.
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    Step 8:

    1. Use a permanent marker to color the small heart indent on the heart charm. Let dry.
    2. Use a permanent marker to draw a heart on the map location of your choice on the clay rock. Let dry.
    3. Place the clay rock and heart charm on a key ring.

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