Hi and thanks for stopping by! A few weeks ago, I experimented with polymer clay. I had some clay left over to make a new craft.
I first kneaded the polymer clay and rolled it out. Some kitchen tools I used were a flexible cutting mat, a rolling pin, a round biscuit cutter, an offset spatula, and a sharp-edged tool (this triangle one is for fondant work) for detail.
I cut out a circle with the biscuit cutter.
Then I embossed some ferns using a rubber stamp.
I let the clay sit on a cup of a muffin tin so that it bakes like a bowl instead of a flat plate.
I baked it for 25 minutes in a 275 degree Fahrenheit oven. The baking time varies depending on the clay's thickness. The clay has to be hard (not dough-like) when you take it out of the oven.
Here's what it looks like after baking. I like that the edges have a slight ruffle.
I painted on some blue watercolor with a brush but dabbed the clay with a paper towel which resulted to this marbled effect.
Then I added a layer of green paint in the center using the same technique.
And a final layer of yellow paint. Let the paint dry for an hour.
And here it is, my adorable little jewelry dish. TADA!