Create these darling bathroom accessories, all made with Liquid Sculpey. Use it in a mold to make a DIY rainbow nightlight and bake it on glass for the most adorable mirror clings.
This project is sponsored by Sculpey. The ideas and opinions shared are all my own.
Remodeling our guest bathroom into an adorable little girl’s bathroom has been on the project to-do list for quite awhile now. In true adulting fashion, it keeps getting bumped by projects that are not nearly as fun (I’m looking at you, garbage disposal!) I’ve been gradually shifting my daughter Brighton’s decor from pastels to more bright, rainbow-themed decor. While I wait for the bathroom reno to move up the list, I made some fun bathroom accessories to hold her (and me!) over until that day comes.
I used Liquid Sculpey to make all of these cuties and I’m seriously obsessed. If you haven’t tried it yet either, it’s a liquid polymer clay that’s perfect to use with molds and can even be baked on glass to create fun window and mirror clings. I did both and I’m not done yet. #teaser
Liquid Sculpey comes in a variety of colors as well as clear. It can be tinted with alcohol ink, micas and glitters to create whatever color and finish you’d like.
Use Liquid Sculpey in a Mold
You can use Liquid Sculpey in oven-safe silicone molds to create jewelry, decor and more. I used this cute rainbow silicone mold with Liquid Sculpey to create a rainbow nightlight for Brighton’s bathroom. Here’s how you can do it, too. (These steps can be applied to other types of molds as well).
How To Make a Rainbow Nightlight
- Liquid Sculpey in White and Clear
- Alcohol inks in the colors of your choice
- Oven safe rainbow mold
- Strong adhesive
When working with Liquid Sculpey (in a mold or otherwise), make sure that it is mixed thoroughly before pouring. You can use use a skewer or a Sculpey tool to mix it right in the bottle. To create multiple colors (like I did to to make the rainbow), pour White Liquid Sculpey (already mixed) into multiple small glasses and add several drops of alcohol ink in the colors of your choice. Mix well. Note: While it’s important to mix thoroughly, you want to stir gently so you don’t introduce a lot of air into the Liquid Sculpey. Rapid mixing will lead to bubbles which may get trapped in the mold.
To get the Liquid Sculpey into the mold, you can either pour it out of its bottle or kind of “drizzle” it into the mold with a stir stick/toothpick. Since I was working with such a small mold, I needed to be able to get a controlled, precise pour so I poured my mixed colors back into bottles. The Liquid Sculpey bottles have an adjustable pour nozzle to give you great control of the amount you pour and the speed of the flow.
For something like this rainbow, you can pour and bake in layers to avoid the colors all blending together. For example, first I poured and baked the 1st color of my rainbow (pink), and then removed it from the oven, allowed the mold to return to room temperature then repeated the same process with the remaining rainbow colors and the clouds.
After pouring the Liquid Sculpey into the mold, gently tap the mold or lift and drop it several times to release any air bubbles that might have occurred/gotten trapped during pouring. If there are any small micro bubbles remaining that the tapping doesn’t pop, you can pop them with a piercing tool or the tip of a toothpick. Bake each step for 15 minutes at 275o F.
While I liked the look of the completed rainbow, I wanted to try to give it more of a watercolor effect so I poured a layer of Clear Liquid Sculpey over the entire rainbow/cloud design. I love how it created a beautiful gradient like you would see in a natural rainbow.
Clear Liquid Sculpey is a different texture than the other Liquid Sculpey colors. It has large chunks in it so it should be poured out entirely (into a small container) in order to be able to mix it very thoroughly. You’ll know it’s mixed thoroughly when there are no more large chunks and it’s more like a thin glue texture. For the end result to turn out clear, it’s crucial that it is thoroughly mixed.
You can either apply the Clear to your surface/mold with a stirrer or pour it back into a squeeze bottle if you’d like a more precise placement. Just note that due to it’s thicker texture, the clear won’t squeeze out of its original bottle very easily. I poured it into a craft bottle with a larger nozzle that I had on hand.
Bake for 15 minutes at 275o F.
Use a strong adhesive to attach the rainbow onto the nightlight and allow to dry for at least 12 hours.
Isn’t it so cute?! P.S. You can find these plain nightlights at the dollar store… these would make really fun gifts for the littles (or bigs!) in your life.
Mirror/Window Clings with Liquid Sculpey
I went crazy with these, guys. I could.not.stop making clings for my daughter’s bathroom mirror! I made rainbows, finger-paint inspired handprints, bubbles, a sun and a sudsy bathroom hygiene reminder. 😉
DIY Window Cling Supplies
How to Make Mirror Clings
In order to create a window or mirror cling, you need a piece of oven-safe, clean and smooth glass. You can either free hand a design or you can position a design you’d like to create under the piece of glass and trace over it with Liquid Sculpey.
If you’d like to create a very defined shape, you can use Liquid Sculpey to create a border. You would simply trace the design edges with Liquid Sculpey, bake and fill inside of the border with whatever colors you’d like and bake again. For my mirror clings I created the borders with Clear Liquid Sculpey. (For the bubbles and sun I didn’t use an outline, I just poured them directly onto the glass).
Since I wanted to use my daughter’s actual handprints to make her finger-paint hands, I first traced her hands on a piece of paper (keeping her still was the hardest part of the entire project!) Then I slid the piece of paper under the glass and traced over the outline of her hands with Clear Liquid Sculpey and a paintbrush. After the clear border was baked, I swirled all of the rainbow colors inside of her handprints to create a finger-paint feel and then baked again.
Baking Window Clings
Make sure the oven is already preheated to 275o F. and ready to go when your design is ready to hit the oven. Some spreading of the Liquid Sculpey is natural but the longer it sits out the more it will spread.
Clean glass with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Apply Liquid Sculpey design onto glass and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before peeling the cling away from the glass.
If creating a border, allow the baked border and the glass to cool completely before filling it in with more Liquid Sculpey. Fill in the border with the colors of your choice and bake for another 15 minutes at 275o F. Allow to cool completely then gently peel the window cling off of the glass.
Now for the fun part! Slap them on a mirror, window or smooth ceramic surface. As much as fun as they are to make, the best part was the squeal of delight from Brighton when she first walked in and saw her “new bathroom”.
Can you believe everything you can do with the Liquid Sculpey?! And this is even just a small sample of all that it can do. There are so many fun project ideas to make, you can check out some of them at Sculpey.com and you will seriously get sucked in to their Pinterest account and want to make allll the things!
What would you want to try first? Tag me and use #Sculpey and #MakeItWithMichaels so we can see your creations!