This is a beautiful bowl for yourself or to give as a gift. Perfect for keeping your rings in a safe place. Keep one next to the sink and another on your dressing table and you’ll never wonder where your rings are again!
The beauty of air-dry clay is that once it’s dry, the final result looks exactly the same as when it was wet. You don’t have to put it in the oven and worry that it’s going to crack while it bakes. The only downside is that it isn’t food safe, but it is ideal for making storage bowls or pretty decor.
What you’ll need to make a scalloped ring bowl
- Air-dry clay
- Plastic rolling pin
- Large scalloped cookie cutter
- Plastic wrap
- Small bowl
- Masking fluid
- Thin pointed brush
- Copper spray paint
- Memento (such as a chess piece or a travel souvenir)
- Clear glue
How to make a scalloped ring bowl
- Working on a plastic non-stick surface, roll a ball of air-dry clay flat with a rolling pin. Flip the clay over a few times to get a smooth finish on both sides. Aim for a thickness of approximately 3mm. Stamp out a circle of clay with your cookie cutter.
- Gently lower the clay cut-out into the bowl line with plastic wrap, and leave to dry for at least a day.
- Once dry, using masking fluid and the tip of your brush to create small dots all over the inside and rim of the bowl. Allow to dry.
- Spray the top and sides with copper spray paint. Also spray the memento. We used an old chess piece.
- Once the paint has dried, remove the masking dots with a pin and glue the memento piece into place.
Extract taken from Vintage Remakes by Carla Visser, Metz Press