Clay Impression Dish

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Clay Impression Dish

Make a lasting impression when you use oven-bake, polymer clay to make a decorated dish. You'll always know where to put loose change, earrings, lost buttons and other tiny treasures.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare Clay: Knead and roll clay in hands to soften. Roll clay out to 1/8 inch thick on a clean work area.
  • 2
    Create Your Design: Cut a piece of lace, ribbon or doily that will fit on top of the clay. Press it lightly into desired spot on clay to make an impression. (If you are using a stamp, press it into the clay in desired spot.) Use the cookie cutter (just as you would with cookie dough) on the clay. Be sure that the section of clay that you placed the lace, ribbon, doily or stamped design on, is within the circle of the cookie cutter.
  • 3
    Shape and Decorate Clay: Carefully hold clay in hands and slightly stretch. Place stretched clay over the cookie cutter and allow the clay to drape down over the edges of the cookie cutter to form the dish. Put the dish on the cookie sheet and bake the clay according to package instructions. Let clay cool. Note: Project time does not include this baking and cooling time. Then, paint your favorite colors over the lace, ribbon, doily or stamp design. Tip: If using non-metallic colored paints, stir in a bit of the glazing medium into the paint to give the object being painted a translucent look.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Three Packages of Sculpey III Clay White 2 oz.
  • •Assorted Gloss, Metallic & Flat Finish Paints
  • •DecoArt Faux Glazing Medium 2 oz. (optional - see step 3)
  • •Round Cookie Cutter, Rolling Pin & Cookie Sheet Used Exclusively for Clay Projects
  • •Hampton Art Stamp of Your Choice (we used Bold Butterfly), Lace, Ribbon Scraps or Doily, Scissors & Ruler