Leaf Imprint Trinket Dish

Materials

  • Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Jewelry Gold, Gold

Tools

  • Natural leaves
  • Polyform Sculpey: Acrylic Roller, 5-in-1 Clay Tool
  • DecoArt Americana Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
  • Clay-dedicated bowl for baking and oven

Basic Supplies

fine-grit sandpaper, foam brush, paper towel, nail buffing block

Directions

STEP 1

  • Condition and mix one block of Jewelry Gold clay with 1/2 block of Gold clay. See Photo 1.

STEP 2

  • Use acrylic roller to roll out clay to approximately 1/4” thickness. See Photo 2.

STEP 3

  • Position 4-1/2”-diameter object on clay and use clay knife in 5-in-1 Clay Tool to cut around object. (Note: Examples include bowl, recycled CD, saucer, etc.) See Photo 3.

STEP 4

  • Position two natural leaves toward edge of clay round. Gently roll acrylic roller on leaves to impress outlines into clay. See Photo 4.

STEP 5

  • Use needle tool tip in 5-in-1 Clay Tool to carefully lift edge of leaf up off clay. See Photo 5. Gently pull leaves up and off clay entirely. See Photo 6.

STEP 6

  • Use ball end on 5-in-1 Clay Tool to create decorative dimpled edge around edges of clay. See Photo 7.

STEP 7

  • Remove clay from work surface and gently position it in bottom of oven-proof, clay-dedicated bowl. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake clay in oven. See Photo 8.

STEP 8

  • Sand top edge of dish using fine-grit sandpaper then use buffing block to smooth edges. See Photo 9.

STEP 9

  • Use foam brush to apply thick layer of Burnt Umber on leaf impressions. Remove excess from surface using paper towel. See Photo 10.

STEP 10

  • Apply additional paint to entire surface to antique and bring out edge details. Let dry. See Photo 11.
by Keri Lee Sereika
Leaf Imprint Trinket Dish
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