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FIMO leather-effect - Hip Flask Cover

FIMO leather-effect - Hip Flask Cover
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This tutorial shows you how to make a FIMO leather-effect cover for an 8oz hip flask measuring 90mm x 135mm x 25mm.

Step-by-step tutorial

Place 1½ FIMO blocks on a large tile.

Flatten the FIMO with your fingers then roll the 2 pieces together.

Roll the FIMO to a depth of 8mm then fold it over and re-roll. Gently lift and pull the edges of the FIMO to help shape it into a long rectangle, then roll again. Or use a FIMO clay rolling machine to do this on settings 1-4.

Keep rolling to make the rectangle 12cm x 25cm. The depth should be no more than 1mm. Trim off any overhanging FIMO from the ends. Or use a FIMO clay rolling machine to do this on setting number 6.

Press a ‘Leather’ texture sheet onto the rolled FIMO so the pattern is transferred onto the surface. Place the tile onto a baking tray.

Shape some left over FIMO into a 3cm ball then roll it out to a depth of 2mm on a tile. Dip the  stamp into bicarbonate of soda powder then press into the FIMO surface. Remove any excess powder with a soft brush.

Roll out the remaining left over FIMO on a tile. Make a long strip 25cm x 3cm x 1mm.

Place the tiles with the FIMO on a baking tray. Bake at 130°C for 30 minutes. Allow FIMO to cool before handling.

Trim the large rectangle to 10cm x 24cm.

Wrap the baked FIMO around the hip flask. Glue the edges together with the join on the back.

Cut out the stamped lettering as an ellipse, circle or rectangle.

Punch holes on either side of the lettering then push 2 rivet pieces through the FIMO with a small amount of glue. Glue the initials in the middle of the cover.

Cut off 2 pieces from the long FIMO strip, 1cm x 24cm then glue around the top and bottom of the cover.

Tips:

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product nut 8010-779 2
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1

Additionally required:

a large tile, a craft knife, wet wipes, lettering stamps, bicarbonate of soda, a soft paintbrush, a baking tray, a cutting mat, scissors, superglue, metal rivets, a hole punch

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