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Marbled Clay Ring Dish – A Lovely Mess


I’ve come to a realization, and I’ve a confession to make—I’m a litterer. A ring litterer, that’s. Ever since I began sporting stacking rings, they’re scattered throughout my home.

I assumed it could be a good suggestion to maintain some ring dishes all through the home, and what’s a simple and low-cost method to make a hoop dish? Out of clay, after all!

So pretty! easy marbled ring dish (click through for tutorial)

Right here’s a fast video tutorial to make your personal marbled clay ring dishes, or hold scrolling to see the textual content and picture tutorial:

Provides:
oven-bake clay (white, grey, black, and the colour of your alternative)
*a couple of ounces of coloured clay and the 1.75 pound white clay will make a number of dishes!
X-Acto knife or plastic clay knife
-small bowl or baking ramekin (be sure they’re oven secure)
gold paint and small paintbrush
silicone rolling pin or giant spherical jar
-large can or jar to hint round
glaze to seal the dish (non-obligatory)

1. Roll every colour of clay that you simply wish to use right into a snake (about 5″ lengthy). I often make two bigger rolls of white, a medium roll of gray, a small roll of any colour I’m utilizing, after which an additional small roll of black.

You mainly need sufficient whole clay to roll out a 6″ circle, however don’t fear about getting the precise quantity of 1 colour or one other. Even for those who use the identical recipe each time, every dish will look completely different.

2. Mix the smaller rolls into one large roll and twist collectively.

3. Roll the big twist right into a snake (about twice the unique size) to mix the colours. Twist the ends reverse methods after each few motions to present the colours extra of a sweet cane look.

As soon as it’s twice the size, fold the snake in half and twist the 2 ends collectively, as pictured above. Repeat the rolling, folding, twisting, and rolling once more course of 2-3 occasions.

4. Smoosh all of the clay right into a ball. You wish to see most of your colours on the floor of the ball, so pull the ball in half and re-smoosh collectively for those who don’t.

5. Use a silicone rolling pin or glass jar to roll out your marbled ball. I like to make use of a glass jar so I can see what is occurring as I roll tougher or softer over sure colours.

The colours ought to mix collectively and create a marbled sample as you roll over it. Attempt rolling completely different instructions, from the sting, from the middle, and so forth., to push the clay from completely different angles. Roll to 1/4″ thick.

6. Use a spherical merchandise about 6″ huge as a template and reduce out your dish circle with an X-Acto or clay knife.

7. Place your circle gently into an oven-safe bowl or ramekin that may be a little smaller than your circle so it’ll sag a bit of within the heart and provide you with extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in line with the temperature on the clay package deal (mine was quarter-hour at 275°F).

Take away the bowl from the oven and permit the clay to chill earlier than turning the bigger bowl the other way up and tapping flippantly till the clay dish falls out.

8. As soon as the clay is totally cool, use a small brush to color the rim of the dish and permit the paint to dry. Seal the dish with a glaze for those who want.

The glaze received’t make the merchandise meals secure or completely waterproof, however it gives you a shiny end if that’s what you’re into!

Since you’re working with oven-bake clay, the dish will nonetheless be a tiny bit versatile when cooled and really feel extra like laborious rubber than porcelain, however that’s OK!

It ought to nonetheless hold its form completely high-quality and maintain your rings like a champ.

Whereas the colour mixtures are limitless, my favorites had been made with white, gray, black, and two brilliant colours that make a reasonably third colour when combined.

I’d positively counsel utilizing a oven-bake clay like Sculpey that’s already mushy to begin with. It should prevent a number of time and finger energy.

When you don’t really feel such as you’re the DIY kind, you may nonetheless snag a handmade ring dish, however these bowls turned out even higher than I hoped they might!

And you may see I used to be in a position to make fairly a couple of of them, so I’ll positively be giving a couple of away as presents. How candy would certainly one of these be as a gift with a cute ring already in it? xo. Laura

P.S. Click on right here to see extra of our favourite DIY initiatives that use clay!

Marbled Clay Ring Dish

find out how to use oven-bake clay to create marbled ring dishes

  1. Roll every colour of clay that you simply wish to use right into a snake about 5″ lengthy. I often make two bigger rolls of white, a medium roll of gray, a small roll of any colour I’m utilizing, after which an additional small roll of black.

    I don’t have actual clay measurements for you (and most of the people don’t have a scale to weigh actual ounces of clay anyway), so simply use the photograph as a information.

    You mainly need sufficient whole clay to roll out a 6″ circle, however don’t fear about getting the precise quantity of 1 colour or one other. Even for those who use the identical recipe each time, every dish will look completely different.

  2. Mix the smaller rolls into one large roll and twist collectively.

  3. Roll the big twist right into a snake about twice the unique size to mix the colours. Twist the ends reverse methods after each few motions to present the colours extra of a sweet cane look.

    As soon as it’s twice the size, fold the snake in half and twist the 2 ends collectively, as pictured above. Repeat the rolling, folding, twisting, and rolling once more course of 2-3 occasions.

  4. Smoosh all of the clay right into a ball. You wish to see most of your colours on the floor of the ball, so pull the ball in half and re-smoosh collectively for those who don’t.

  5. Use a rolling pin or glass jar to roll out your marbled ball. I like to make use of a glass jar so I can see what is occurring as I roll tougher or softer over sure colours.

    The colours ought to mix collectively and create a marbled sample as you roll over it. Attempt rolling completely different instructions, from the sting, from the middle, and so forth., to push the clay from completely different angles. Roll to 1/4″ thick.

  6. Use a spherical merchandise about 6″ huge as a template and reduce out your dish circle with an X-Acto or clay knife.

  7. Place your circle gently right into a oven-safe bowl or ramekin that may be a little smaller than your circle so it’ll sag a bit of within the heart and provide you with extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in line with the temperature on the clay package deal (mine was quarter-hour at 275°F).

    Take away the bowl from the oven and permit the clay to chill earlier than turning the bigger bowl the other way up and tapping flippantly till the clay dish falls out.

  8. As soon as the clay is totally cool, use a small brush to color the rim of the dish and permit the paint to dry.

    Seal the dish with a glaze for those who want. The glaze received’t make the merchandise meals secure or completely waterproof, however it gives you a shiny end. That is simply an non-obligatory step.

P.S. Try extra cute jewellery and residential decor on our wishlist and buying pages!

Credit // Writer: Laura Gummerman. Pictures: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes.

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