I almost don’t remember when I last played in the monthly challenges hosted by the Art Elements team. Challenge host for this month, Caroline, chose the theme Foliage, and I was sure I wouldn’t find much time for creativity this month either. Then somehow, in the eleventh hour, I did find an opportunity to play with clay, and Caroline graciously accepted my late entry. (Thanks, Caroline!)
So without further ado, here are the ring dishes that I made –
The ring dishes are based on the Faux Stained Porcelain Dish tutorial by the awesome Samantha of Jessama Tutorials, where she uses alcohol inks for the patterns on her polymer clay dishes. I didn’t get the delicate crackle effect that she obtained, though. I even tried drying out the clay veneer by leaching out a portion of the oils between sheets of paper, but that didn’t work either. The veneers looked beautiful even without the crackle, so I just used them for the bowls as is.
I had a lot of fun playing with alcohol inks and polymer clay for these dishes, and I’d love to make many more of them. I hope one day I’ll even get the crackle down!
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