Leaf Imprint Trinket Dish is a perfect way to bring botanical accents into your home for fall. Do It Yourself Home Decor & Gift idea that you can make in an hour or two. Use our free tutorial to make polymer clay jewelry dishes to give as gifts. I promise they are really easy to make and Keri Lee show you how in 10 simple steps. Affiliate links below.
Supplies for Trinket Dish:
- Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay: Jewelry Gold, Gold
TOOLS for Trinket Dish:
1. Condition and mix one block of Jewelry Gold clay with 1/2 block of Gold clay.
2. Use acrylic roller to roll out clay to approximately 1/4″ thickness.
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.
4. Position two natural leaves toward edge of clay round. Gently roll acrylic roller on leaves to impress outlines into clay. See Photo 4.
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.
6. Apply ball end on 5-in-1 Clay Tool to create decorative dimpled edge around edges of clay. See Photo 7.
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.
8. Sand top edge of dish using fine-grit sandpaper then use buffing block to smooth edges.
9. Use foam brush to apply thick layer of Burnt Umber on leaf impressions. Remove excess from surface using paper towel. See Photo 10.
10. Apply additional paint to entire surface to antique and bring out edge details. Let dry. See Photo 11.
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