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FIMO leather-effect - Christmas trees

FIMO leather-effect - Christmas trees
30 minMedium

Step-by-step tutorial

Use a tile as a work surface. Cut off 2 x portions of FIMO leather-effect ‘Lagoon’ and 2 x portions of ‘Ivory’.

Press and twist the FIMO so the colours swirl together.

Press the FIMO with your fingers then flatten it with a roller.

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.

Cut a tree shape from the rolled FIMO using a metal cookie cutter.

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.

Cut out some small stars from rolled FIMO with a FIMO Mini Shaped Cutter.

To make loops for hanging the tree, thinly roll a small FIMO piece then fold it over some card.

Carefully place all the FIMO shapes onto a piece of card on a baking tray.

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.

Tips:

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - single product lagoon 8010-369 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - single product ivory 8010-029 1
FIMO® 8711 Modelling tools - Wallet containing 4 different modelling tools 8711 1
FIMO® 8781 Leaf metal - Single product Leaf metal, silver 8781-81 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard Acrylic roller for an even rolling out of FIMO, for a particularly smooth surface, Ø 25 mm, length 20 cm 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
FIMO® 8724 03 Shaped cutters - Set containing 6 assorted motifs 8724 03 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade 965 17 NBK 1
Mars® 562 04 F Plexiglas® - ruler - Single product length 30 cm 562 04-30F 1

Additionally required:

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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