DIY Clay Projects // Trinket dishes are just great – they hold the smaller things, they’re easy + affordable to make, they look pretty. Need I say more?! To the Gold Leaf Trinket Dish DIY below!
I’ve discovered polymer clay awhile ago and let me tell you – there already are gazillion things I’ve put on my DIY Clay Projects list! And it keeps on growing! I’m not sure that I’m gonna get to all of those, at least not soon, but I’ve tried making some and it is just so much fun! The first thing I made was a whale figurine, and for a first, it turned out pretty darn great. That one was purely practice combined with fun, it’s just a whale, like it’s not a whale that can also be used as a… say, photo holder (which would be awesome, why didn’t I think of this earlier?!). The next thing I wanted to make was a planter, but at the moment I only had 75 gr of blush pink clay, which was not even remotely enough. And I had a window of time, so I kinda had to use it to try and make something simpler and smaller.
I figured, a trinket dish is always a good idea, I mean I’ve lost at least several rings (I keep writing “fingers” instead of rings, it’s starting to feel like losing my mind a little bit) when I need to take them out for a certain period of time (to wash my hands, the dishes, clean or something something). Which is why I’m actually thinking about making some more different trinket dishes & put them around the house (in my room, the bathroom, the entryway for keys and so on). And then some more to gift to my friends, but don’t tell them, k?
Also, I kinda think about starting a Diy Clay Projects series on the blog, so brace yourselves, this might just be the first one of many. To the gold leaf trinket dish diy below!
DIY Clay Projects // Golden Leaf Trinket Dish.
1. Once you’ve soften the clay with your hands, roll it with the rolling pin so that it’s around 5 mm thick.
2. By using your clay slicer, draw the leaf with a fine, thin line. Once you like how the drawn leaf looks, cut it.
You can also use an actual leaf as kind of a model… Just put it on the clay, and then simply cut the clay around it. It’s not at all hard actually, no matter how you end up doing this.
3. Fold its edges upwards a little.
4. Bake on 130 C for around 10 minutes (or simply follow the instructions on the clay you’re using).
5. Let it cool off, and then even out the edges with a sandpaper. Spray it with gold spray paint, let it dry and done.
Are you making this gold leaf trinket dish yourself? Or maybe a differently shaped trinket dish? Share how it turned out for you with the rest of us here!
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