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DIY table numbers for your wedding

DIY table numbers for your wedding
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If you want to give your wedding decorations that personal touch, FIMOair light table numbers are a great way to release your creativity.
They help your wedding guests find the right table, and they also make for great eye-catching decorations. White figures with gold highlights look particularly elegant. But you can design the individual FIMOair light numbers in your own colours and to suit the theme and the look of your wedding.

Step-by-step tutorial

To make each figure, knead a half block of FIMOair light into a ball.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and stored in an airtight container.

Then use the acrylic roller to roll out the ball into a sheet about 2-3cm thick.

Make sure that the sheet is the same thickness throughout.

Print out the number template, cut it out and lay it on the FIMOair light sheet.

Download templates

Use the modelling tool to trace the outline of the number template onto the FIMOair light sheet.

Remove the template and carefully cut out the number using a cutter. If the edges are slightly uneven, use the modelling tool to smooth them out.

Make all the numbers in this way and then leave them to dry in the air or harden them for 10 minutes in the microwave at 600 Watts.

Important: When hardening in the microwave, please note FIMOair light instructions for use.
A glass of cold water MUST be placed in the microwave with the FIMOair light to prevent overheating.

After drying/hardening, remove any slight unevenness with a wet sanding sponge and smooth the edges again.

To achieve a metallic look, apply some size for leaf metal to parts of the number and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes.

Important: Figures must be completely dry before leaf metal is applied, otherwise some discolouration may arise.

Now tear off small pieces of leaf metal and press on carefully using a soft stencil brush. A lovely effect can be created by using a greater amount of leaf metal at the bottom of the figure and decreasing the amount as you move towards the top.

Make sure you also apply the leaf metal to the sides and the back of the table numbers, so that the sparkle can be seen from all sides.

Finally, seal the figures with varnish for leaf metal and leave them to dry thoroughly.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8700 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1
FIMO® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 1
FIMO® 8700 08 Grind'n polish set - Blistercard Grind´n polish set, 3 different grades of sanding sponges (fine, superfine, microfine) 8700 08 1
FIMO® 8781 Leaf metal - Single product Leaf metal, gold 8781-11 1
FIMO® 8782 Size for leaf metal - Blistercard containing 1 jar of size for leaf metal, 35 ml 8782 BK 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface, templates printed out for the numbers required in a font of your choosing, fine brush, soft stencil brush

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