Marbled Clay Ring Dish – A Beautiful 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 strategy 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 maintain 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 protected)
–gold paint and small paintbrush
–silicone rolling pin or massive spherical jar
-large can or jar to hint round
–glaze to seal the dish (elective)

1. Roll every shade 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 shade I’m utilizing, after which an additional small roll of black.

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

2. Mix the smaller rolls into one massive 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 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 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 in case 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. Attempt rolling totally different instructions, from the sting, from the middle, and so on., to push the clay from totally different angles. Roll to 1/4″ thick.

6. Use a spherical merchandise about 6″ large 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 is going to sag just a little within the middle and offer you extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in keeping with the temperature on the clay bundle (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 wrong 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 case you want.

The glaze received’t make the merchandise meals protected or completely waterproof, nevertheless it provides 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 maintain its form completely positive and maintain your rings like a champ.

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

I might undoubtedly counsel utilizing a oven-bake clay like Sculpey that’s already comfortable to begin with. It’ll prevent numerous time and finger energy.

In case you don’t really feel such as you’re the DIY sort, you may nonetheless snag a home made ring dish, however these bowls turned out even higher than I hoped they’d!

And you’ll 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 presents. How candy would one in every 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

methods to use oven-bake clay to create marbled ring dishes

  • 3+
    oven-bake clay
    white, black, and the colour of your alternative
  • gold liquid gilding paint and brush
    elective
  • glaze to seal dish
    elective

  1. Roll every shade 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 shade I’m utilizing, after which an additional small roll of black.

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

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

  2. Mix the smaller rolls into one massive 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 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 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 in case 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. Attempt rolling totally different instructions, from the sting, from the middle, and so on., to push the clay from totally different angles. Roll to 1/4″ thick.

  6. Use a spherical merchandise about 6″ large 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 is going to sag just a little within the middle and offer you extra of a dish form. Bake the bowl in keeping with the temperature on the clay bundle (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 wrong 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 case you want. The glaze received’t make the merchandise meals protected or completely waterproof, nevertheless it provides you with a shiny end. That is simply an elective step.

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

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