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FIMO leather-effect- Halloween decoration - spider web

FIMO leather-effect- Halloween decoration - spider web
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Anyone wanting to invite their friends to a spooky dinner on October 31st will certainly be needing the perfect decoration! Otherwise, the dinner will be only half as scary.
How about these spider webs made of FIMO leather-effect? As door decorations, on windows or as creepy place cards with a personal message for the guests in the middle – the home-made spider webs are guaranteed to be wonderfully spooky-licious…

 

Step-by-step tutorial

You will need 3 FIMO leather-effect blocks in black for the spider web. Use the acrylic roller to roll each block one at a time into a plate approximately 1 cm thick.
Now roll this plate through the clay machine. Begin at the thickest setting (setting 1).
Repeat and roll the plate thinner and thinner, gradually on settings 2, 3 and 4 and finally on setting 6.
Repeat this step with each FIMO leather-effect block so that you end up with 3 FIMO sheets.

Tip: The leather effect is even more striking if you gently move the FIMO leather-effect plate again with your hands after rolling it out and pull it slightly apart.

Now, all 3 FIMO leather-effect sheets must be joined together to create a large plate. To do so, place all 3 FIMO sheets with the long sides next to each other and cut the edges straight.
Now place the plates on baking paper on the long sides so that they overlap slightly.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.

Roll the acrylic roller carefully over the edges of the joints so that they are nicely joined together and the sheets become even. Now print out and cut out the spider web template.

Spider web template

Check whether the plate is large enough and whether the template fits together twice. Now place the large FIMO leather-effect sheet on a baking tray lying on the baking paper. Harden the plate in the preheated oven at 130 °C / 266° F for 30 minutes on upper and lower heat. Use an oven thermometer to check the temperature regularly!

When the FIMO leather-effect plate has cooled down well, apply the spider web template and transfer it to the FIMO leather-effect plate with the white fabric marker.

Use a cutter to cut out the spider web along the markings.

Tip: If you still see paint residues, you can remove them with a damp cloth.

In the middle of the spider web, you can now write a greeting message to your guests with the fabric marker.

Alternatively, you can also cut out all rows of the spider web (see 2nd template for example). You can cut the spider web into quarters for your window or door decoration and place it in the corners.

Happy Halloween and have fun at your creepy crawler dinner party!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product black 8010-909 3
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
FIMO® 8713 Clay machine - Big cardboard box containing clay machine in red colour 8713 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1

Additionally required:

Baking paper, Spider web template (download), Cutter, Adhesive strips

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