Leaf Imprint Trinket Dish
- Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Jewelry Gold, Gold
- Natural leaves
- Polyform Sculpey: Acrylic Roller, 5-in-1 Clay Tool
- DecoArt Americana Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Clay-dedicated bowl for baking and oven
fine-grit sandpaper, foam brush, paper towel, nail buffing block
- Condition and mix one block of Jewelry Gold clay with 1/2 block of Gold clay. See Photo 1.
- Use acrylic roller to roll out clay to approximately 1/4” thickness. See Photo 2.
- 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.
- Position two natural leaves toward edge of clay round. Gently roll acrylic roller on leaves to impress outlines into clay. See Photo 4.
- 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.
- Use ball end on 5-in-1 Clay Tool to create decorative dimpled edge around edges of clay. See Photo 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.
- Sand top edge of dish using fine-grit sandpaper then use buffing block to smooth edges. See Photo 9.
- Use foam brush to apply thick layer of Burnt Umber on leaf impressions. Remove excess from surface using paper towel. See Photo 10.
- Apply additional paint to entire surface to antique and bring out edge details. Let dry. See Photo 11.