Clay Jewelry Dish
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
These little dishes are very useful gifts for Mother's Day to store coins, keys, and jewelry. They are also fun to make and quite addictive. I wanted to play around with clay using texture plates and the new rubber stamps for fun and ended up creating pieces I truly love.
To create a dish using texture plates:
1. Condition Sculpey oven-bake clay per instructions.
2. Roll out clay on protected surface with acrylic roller to 1/4 inch or less in thickness.
3. Place onto texture plate (first sprinkle with water to avoid sticking) and roll gently.
4. Remove from texture plate gently and return to protected surface.
5. Place Super Sized Circle Template onto clay and cut out with toothpick. Don't worry about any jagged edges as the clay can be sanded after baking.
Tip: You can first cut out the circle from a piece of wax paper to layer between clay and template for super quick clean-up.
6. Place upside down onto small paper bowl as shown gently pressing edges down and bake on baking sheet according to directions.
7. Once cooled, sand if needed and paint with acrylic paint as desired (try painting in grooves and removing excess paint from ridges with paper towel to accentuate texture) and finish with glossy top coat to protect.
Be sure to clean any clay from tools immediately.
You can try other large shapes, too. Here I've used the largest heart from the heart template.
This texture was created the same way using a background stamp.
Or stamp a single design. Just play around and have fun!