Time to Make
How to Make
- On a clean flat surface, use the rolling pin to roll out a piece of air dry clay to an even 5mm thickness.
- Place the saucer onto the surface and use as a template to cut a neat circle from the clay.
- Press the cookie cutter lightly into the centre to create an indented motif - be careful not to cut fully through the air dry clay.
- Work around the outer edge of the circle with a skewer to make a border of small dotted indents. Use the skewer to roll around the cut edge of the circle to make small rippled patterns on the surface.
- Place the circle of clay into a small bowl; the clay will ease around the curve of the small bowl and will create the shaping of the dish. Leave for up to 72 hours to fully set.
- Remove the clay dish from the bowl when fully dry and, working on the underside first, paint the whole surface bright pink using the ceramic paints. Leave to dry.
- Once dry, turn the dish over and use the turquoise ceramic paint to evenly cover the entire inside of the dish. Leave to dry.
- When the dish is fully dry use the gold ink paint pen to work around the rippled edge of the dish to add a gilded finish.
- Use the gold pen to work over the indented motif in the centre of the dish, working neatly around the lines.
- With a pink Deco pen, work around the upper edge of the dish dabbing the tip of the pen inside the dotted indents to add a flash of colour to finish.
Air dry clay can take up to 72 hours to fully dry - be sure that it has set before beginning decorating with paints.