Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 22 Sep, 2017
If you’re not entirely trusting of your freehand cutting skills, dies are a brilliant way to assist you with your FIMO creations. We’ve used one of our favourite dinky dies to craft this super-cute unicorn brooch, though any sized die would do! For beginners, we’d recommend using larger dies first and working your way down to using smaller dies as your con?dence increases. Transform this sweet mythical creature into all sorts of accessories; how cute would it look on a hair clip!?
1. Begin by making the rainbow for the unicorn’s tail and mane. Roll out long, thin sections of yellow, turquoise and pink and press the strands together loosely. Trim to about 2cm and repeat until you have a block of colour. Roll the clay to ﬂatten between two sheets of cling ﬁ lm and set aside.
2. Flatten about half a block of white FIMO (either Translucent or Mother of Pearl) to a thickness of about 4mm. Place the unicorn die on top and press gently to create a faint imprint. Place the ﬂattened rainbow sections on the clay, over the tail and mane. Roll gently to seal together, then press the die back on top. Press down to leave another imprint.
3. Carefully cut out the unicorn shape with a sharp craft knife. Cut a small star from yellow FIMO and trim small yellow shapes to adhere on the horn and hooves. Bake both the star and unicorn in an oven for 30 minutes at 110°C. Glue the star to the unicorn and ﬁx to a brooch back to ﬁnish.
Project and how-to instructions by Little Button Diaries. Project originally published in issue 83 of docrafts Creativity magazine.