Every couple of months, I organise a morning in my house in Dublin where creative types get together to make something, eat some cake and have some friendly banter (e-mail me if you fancy joining) . The last one was a free session where you could work on whatever you fancied – I used this as inspiration – – to create some clay bowls. All I needed was some air-dry clay (from a craft shop) and some leaves – it was just the end of summer so a good time to get some fresh leaves before they dry out and curl too much in Autumn. I rolled out the clay to 1/4 inch thickness, pressed the leaves in and cut out with a stanley blade. I then left these to dry in a curved shape on a piece of tinfoil for 24 hours.With the leftover clay I made some small bowls by pinching out the clay from a rolled ball. After these were dry I experimented a bit, some i painted, other I used a gold spray. With all of them i finished with clear nail varnish – not sure how long this finish will actually last but looks ok for now.
Rustoleum brilliant gold spray (Woodies DIY have this)
clear nail varnish
Hey presto – here’s the finished product – I wanted something handy to put my jewellery in on my nightstand. I think the gold spray paint worked out really well and was a doddle to apply.