Using SugarVeil Silicon Mats To Make Polymer Clay Lace

SugarVeil Silicon Mat Demo - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #756: These SugarVeil confectioners mats are sold in the baking aisle… but they also work great with polymer clay.

Now you can make Polymer Clay Lace with SugarVeil Silicon Mats! It’s super easy to use these heat-safe mats along with some liquid polymer clay, to make wonderfully delicate lace and leaf shapes that can be used in all kinds of polymer clay projects.

Walking around the baking section at Michaels, I found these cool silicon mats that are designed to make sugar lace for wedding cakes. I figured that since they were designed to go into the oven, they should also work perfectly with polymer clay… and sure enough they are!

In this video I show you how to make some fantastic lacy leaves using several different brands of liquid polymer clay. These shapes are perfect for jewelry making, home decor and even for use as miniature fairy wings.

So next time you’re looking for great tools to use with your polymer clay projects, don’t restrict your searches to just the polymer clay or jewelry aisles… because theĀ  baking section has lots to offer as well.

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Christie Rochon, 07 November, 2016

    Good Morning!
    I fell in love with your video of the Sugarveil leaves and of course I must buy the template…
    Problem is I can’t find it at any of your links or google links! Please help!
    I am a loyal subscriber on you tube and you’ve taught me so much. Thank you, thank you, Cindy (and Doug!)
    Another Happy Viewer,

  2. Christie Rochon, 07 November, 2016

    Hey, Cindy-
    I continued to look and found one on ebay?
    Thanks so much for all of your valuable tips!
    One more question:
    Should I be putting an armature in my cuff bracelets?
    Whether I use sculpey III or premo they have broken.
    I bake per pkg temp and at 20 min portions. for example:
    Extruded half round shaped around can and baked 20 min
    Applied inside clay and baked 20 min dipped in ice water for 1/2 hour ish. Tried on and it broke…
    Dang again!
    Any wisdom for me?!!
    Thank you!

  3. Cindy Lietz, 07 November, 2016

    That’s good that you found the mats Christie. I think you are really going to love using them! In regards to the cuff bracelets, I do prefer to use armatures, like a brass cuff base to add my clay to. But it also sounds like you are not baking your clay long enough. Do a search at the top of the page for baking. There are tons of videos on this site that will help you to bake a stronger polymer clay that won’t be as vulnerable to breakage. If you also do a search on ice water, you will find that I found that plunging in ice water did not actually make your pieces stronger. All it does is make them colder and stiffer, until they return to room temperature, where they go back to being the strength they were before they went into the ice water.

  4. Christie Rochon, 07 November, 2016

    Does it matter that I bake in 20 minute segments ( total of 60 to 80 minutes depending on the number of layers I add)?
    Also, I’m baking in my convection oven in a baking bag.
    I will go through more of your videos on strengthening tips! Thanks, Cindy??

  5. Cindy Lietz, 08 November, 2016

    Yeah that should be fine for your cuffs as long as they are at the right temp. Just make sure to watch the other videos, because they will definitely help. Good luck!

  6. Dixie Ann, 08 November, 2016

    Hi Cindy, love the sugar leaves mat but can’t believe how expensive they are! I did some research and the best price would probably be at Michaels with a 40 or 50% off coupon.
    I checked both your links but could not find the leaves at either one of them so I hope our Michaels carries it.

  7. Cindy Lietz, 09 November, 2016

    This mat is only $10 in the US so I don’t think they are that expensive. Rubber stamps are that and more. The 50% off coupons do make them much more reasonable though, I agree. I have looked everywhere for the leaves mat specifically, but it looks like it is now sold out pretty much everywhere. I will try and find another link as soon as I can. You may be able to find it in your local Michaels though. Good luck! Glad you find the idea intriguing!

  8. Dixie Ann, 13 November, 2016

    Hi Cindy, Michaels had the mats so with a coupon they are only $5.00 or $6.00 dollars which is a really good buy. I can’t wait to try mine out!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 14 November, 2016

    That is awesome Dixie Ann! Let us know what you end up making with them. I love to hear how it turns out for you!

  10. Liz Rees, 15 January, 2017

    Thanks for a great video! Really a fantastic technique. I have tried a couple of butterflies (different brand of mat) and found I had a lot of clean up after removing from mat. Need to neaten things up a bit. Any hints on spreading the liquid clay? Also do you have any suggestion for which glue or attachment method for attaching the motifs to glass? Thanks for all your great videos and doing all that work to make our jobs easier.

    Liz Rees

  11. Cindy Lietz, 16 January, 2017

    Hi Liz, in the video I believe I mentioned that it is good to scrape back and forth with your gift card or scraper so that you remove everything sitting on the top. Also doing a careful wipe with a baby wipe can clean it even further. As far as adding the to glass, I.d have to play with it myself to see which was the best way to do it. Super glue may be sufficient , but like I said, I would have to test that to be sure. Thnak you for your kind comments!

  12. Liz Rees, 17 January, 2017

    Thanks for your reply. I was more careful with later attempts and they came out MUCH better. I look forward to you maybe having an idea of best way to attach to glass. Thanks again.

  13. Dawn Boone, 09 August, 2017

    Scored this past weekend at Michael’s. I got the leaves and a flower mat on clearance. 3.99 each with a 25% off all items coupon. So, good deal. Oh, the possibilities! Thanks Cindy, but too bad I won’t be decorating any coffee mugs. LOL

  14. Cindy Lietz, 15 August, 2017

    That is great news Dawn! I will be doing more with the SugarVeil Products in the future, so stay tuned!

  15. Charline A, 09 March, 2018

    I think it would also be interesting to try do the thin layer to get the veining in pearl, gold, or silver (with the associated scraping) and then go over it again with liquid clay that’s been colored with alcohol ink and not scrape it to get a thicker leaf that is dual color.

  16. Cindy Lietz, 09 March, 2018

    Yes Charline that sounds like a cool idea! I see if I can try that in a Studio Cam video real soon. You could get some very pretty effects with a technique like that.

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