- 57g polymer clay in leaf green
- Non-stick baking parchment
- Non-stick rolling pin
- Craft knife
- Grade 800 wet and dry sandpaper
- Water-based gloss varnish
- Shallow oven-proof dish
- Craft tool
- Kitchen towel
Clay trinket dish DIY
You Will Need
- Polymer clay
- Rolling pin
Warm the polymer clay in your hands for a minute or two so it becomes easier to use. Roll the clay out evenly until the leaf template can fit comfortably on top. Cut out the leaf design using a craft knife.
Smooth any rough edges with the craft tool then, using the image as a guide, mark a central vein on the leaf and smaller vein details running off it.
Once you’re completely happy with the shape, bake in the oven at 110oC/225oF/Gas Mark 1⁄4 for 30 minutes, or following the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Remove the leaf from the dish and wash off any cornflour residue with cold water. Carefully dry the leaf with kitchen towel or a clean cloth. Soak some grade 800 wet and dry in cold water and sand off any remaining rough edges. Finish the clay trinket dish with a few coats of gloss varnish, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Leave to dry.
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