FIMO leather-effect - Christmas trees
Use a tile as a work surface. Cut off 2 x portions of FIMO leather-effect ‘Lagoon’ and 2 x portions of ‘Ivory’.
Keep rolling until the colours start merging together.
For a more blended effect, fold over the FIMO then re-roll it to a depth of 2-3mm.
Make more trees in the same way from the remaining blended FIMO.
If you prefer a more snowy effect, roll some more ‘Ivory’ FIMO over the blue before cutting out the shape.
For a metallic pattern, press a sheet of FIMO Leaf Metal over some rolled FIMO then roll over the top until the Leaf Metal crackles. Fold the FIMO in half so the metallic effect is on both sides, roll to a depth of 2-3mm then cut out a shape with a cookie cutter.
Preheat the oven to 130°C / 266 °F (upper and lower heat). Once it is up to temperature, place your pieces in the oven and harden them for 30 minutes.
Leave to cool before handling.
To add an eyelet, punch a hole near the top of a hardened FIMO tree, push the eyelet through the hole then set it with a tool.
To add a loop, punch a hole through the top of a FIMO tree and star. Trim the folded FIMO strip to approximately 1cm x 3cm then punch a hole through both ends.
Place the strip over the tree, with the star on top and all the holes are aligned.
Push a double-sided rivet through the holes then fix in place with setting tools and a hammer.
- Try using different FIMO leather-effect colour combinations to make a selection of Christmas shapes.
- Keep your fingers clean with wet wipes so darker FIMO colours don’t transfer onto the lighter ones.
- Wipe and dry the tile before using a new FIMO colour.
- Placing FIMO on a piece of card on the baking tray helps to prevent the reverse side appearing shiny or patchy. Always keep card away from the edge of the oven or heated elements.
- For safety if you need to use glue, wear disposable gloves, a filter mask, and eye protection.
What you need
a tile, wet wipes, thin card, a metal cookie cutter, a baking tray, a hole punch, metal rivets + setting tools, thin ribbon or cord, a cutting mat
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