I've seen similar dishes on several sites, and I was anxious to make my own, as I had never worked with clay before.
For this project, you'll need:
1. Wax paper2. Sculpey Clay (available at Michael's or other craft stores for $3)
3. Acrylic paint
4. An oven-safe bowl5. A bowl to act as a "cookie cutter" for your dish
6. Crochet pieces
*Make sure you cover your work surface with wax paper or you'll end up with a waxy mess.
Step 2: Use a bowl to cut smooth edges on the rolled-out clay.
Step 3: Press crochet pieces (mine are doiles I crocheted recently, but you could also used lace pieces, or you could hand-imprint designs as desired) into the clay. Make sure they are free of lint and dust before doing so. Press deeply and evenly to get a good, crisp image into your clay.
Step 4: Place your dish into the bottom of an oven-safe bowl or dish. The size of the dish will determine how shallow or deep your finished dish is. The instructions on the package indicate that you should bake your clay fifteen minutes for each 1/4 inch of thickness of clay. However, mine took about ten minutes more. When the dish is done baking, pop it out of the dish, and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
Step 5: I used watered down bright yellow acrylic paint to fill in the imprint in the clay made by the doily.
As you can see, I used several doilies for several patterns.
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