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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 carrying stacking rings, they’re scattered throughout my home.

I assumed it is likely to be a good suggestion to maintain some ring dishes all through the home, and what’s a straightforward and low cost option 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 individual 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 (ensure 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 (optionally available)

1. Roll every coloration of clay that you just 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 coloration I’m utilizing, after which an additional small roll of black.

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

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

3. Roll the massive twist right into a snake (about twice the unique size) to mix the colours. Twist the ends reverse methods after each few motions to offer 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 instances.

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 in the event you 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 going on as I roll more durable or softer over sure colours.

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

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

7. Place your circle gently into an oven-safe bowl or ramekin that could be a little smaller than your circle so it would sag somewhat within the middle and offer you extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in response to 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 calmly 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 in the event you want.

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

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

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

Whereas the colour mixtures are limitless, my favorites have been made with white, gray, black, and two shiny colours that make a fairly third coloration when blended.

I’d undoubtedly counsel utilizing a oven-bake clay like Sculpey that’s already delicate to begin with. It can prevent a variety of time and finger energy.

Should 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’d!

And you may see I used to be capable of make fairly a couple of of them, so I’ll undoubtedly be giving a couple of away as items. 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

the best way to use oven-bake clay to create marbled ring dishes

  1. Roll every coloration of clay that you just 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 coloration 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 principally need sufficient whole clay to roll out a 6″ circle, however don’t fear about getting the precise quantity of 1 coloration or one other. Even in the event you use the identical recipe each time, every dish will look completely different.

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

  3. Roll the massive twist right into a snake about twice the unique size to mix the colours. Twist the ends reverse methods after each few motions to offer 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 instances.

  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 in the event you 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 going on as I roll more durable or softer over sure colours.

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

  6. Use a spherical merchandise about 6″ broad as a template and lower 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 could be a little smaller than your circle so it would sag somewhat within the middle and offer you extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in response to 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 calmly 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 in the event you want. The glaze received’t make the merchandise meals secure or completely waterproof, however it will provide you with a shiny end. That is simply an optionally available step.

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Credit // Creator: Laura Gummerman. Images: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes.

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