Monday, July 27, 2015

Stamped Trinket Bowl

This trinket bowl is so cute and so easy to make!
Dress up any end table, use them to hold jewelry, or give them as gifts!

DAS white air-dry clay
clay cutting tools
clay roller
stamps of your choice - geometric shapes work best
stamping inks of your choice - I used Memento teal and a Brilliance metallic copper
small disposable flexible bowls

(Optional: Duraclear polyurethane varnish, foam brush)

The Das air dry clay starts to harden quickly so as soon as you open the package, put the unused amount in a ziplock. Take about one fourth of your clay and roll it into a ball.

Take your clay and roll it out with your rolling tool. Thickness for your bowl can be about a fourth of an inch. It just needs to be somewhat sturdy so it does not break. Then you will place your bowl over the pancake of clay and cut a circle around the bowl with your cutting tool.

Once you have your circle, very lightly ink your stamp and press your stamp into the clay starting from the middle. If you start from the center, it makes your pattern look more symmetrical. Since the clay will absorb the ink instantly, you will want to make sure each stamping is clean and firm with no sliding.

When you are done stamping, place clay carefully in your bowl. You can gently press the sides down to keep a circular shape or you can create a wavy edge. The possibilities and combinations of shapes and color are endless! Set aside to dry completely for 24 hours.

*Optional: after 24 hours of drying time, you can seal in your ink with the paint-able varnish Duraclear. Apply a thin coat with a foam brush for best results.

And we're finished! Check out our new craft next Monday!

Bethany @ Enchanted Lake

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