Last weekend our fabulous neighbors took care of our fur baby, Max, so we could take a little road trip to Pittsburg. Yep, we took our girl to the Taylor Swift World Tour concert. This was her first concert and she was filled with genuine excitement. We sang, we danced, we all had a great time! Even the Mr. got to be an honorary Swiftie for the day!
Anyway, I wanted to give a little something to my neighbors as a thank you. I made each of our pet sitter’s a pretty jewelry bowl using Craftsmart clay. These are super easy to make. Hannah and I made some awhile back, you can see them here.
Craftsmart Clay (Michaels)- I used one package of white, pink, green and purple
Various glass/ceramic dishes to use as molds
Exacto knife Paint (optional) to finish the rims of the bowl. I used a gold stamp pad.
I wanted these bowls to be lighter in color so I used white as my dominate color. I rolled 4 pieces of white clay, 3 pieces of pink, 2 pieces of purple and 1 piece of green. I ended up using the entire white clay block, half the pink and about a third of the purple and green. This was enough for one bowl. For the second bowl I used the scraps from bowl one and more of the left over clay. I alternated the colors with the white and began twisting and pulling the clay several times before rolling it in a ball. Once the colors are blended together, as much or as little as you like, roll the clay with a rolling pin large enough to fit the shape of the dish you are using as the mold. Cut with the Exacto knife.
Bake 275° for 15min. **Note of caution- read the package directions on the clay you purchase, some brands bake at different temps. **
Once the bowls have cooled remove them from the mold. At this point you can call it done, however, I added some gold detail on the rim of the bowl. I thought I had some gold craft paint, but couldn’t find it, so I substituted a gold stamp pad instead. Gently press the rim of the bowl on the stamp pad, rotate until the entire rim is covered. We wrapped these up with gold ribbon and attached a little note of Thanks.
What do you think? Have you ever worked with this type of clay?
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