I mentioned in my last post about my plans for the next couple of weeks and how I will show you guys the endless things you can create with clay.
Well here I am, back at it again with this super fun DIY Marbled Clay Bowls.
Materials needed for this project
Liquid Gold Gilding (Cannot live without this stuff)
X-Acto knife or butter knife (I went with the latter)
To be honest at first they seemed intimidating and a lot of work but when I started playing around with the clay, I just could not stop, It was so much fun!
I had four main colors but about three different shades for each individual color.
Like for the green clay I had the Dark, Medium and Light color.
I had to limit myself with the amount of shades I wanted to use since the clay box I ordered had way to many options which were way too tempting.
So starting off you break off almost a quarter size piece from the clay and roll it out into these narrow cylindrical shapes.
Do the same with all the colors of the clay.
Then after that you gather the “sausage like rolls” together and twist it around into one big roll.
And you should end up with something like this.
Play around with one of the twisted rolls and make it into a ball in the palm of your hands.
We want the colors to be slightly blended and not completely muddled together hence just play around with it for a few minutes.
After that use an empty bottle to flatten it out.
Flatten it out to a medium thickness, not too thick and not too thin since it won’t keep its shape later on.
When you roll it out flat, that is when you actually get to see the beautiful marbling.
Gently place the empty bowl on top to cut it into a circular pattern. I for one can’t cut any shape perfectly hence the round bowl was a necessity for me.
If you can do without any assistance, you are a rockstar!
At this point it is up to you on how you want the marbled bowl to look like.
You can take the circular clay piece and place it onto backside of the empty bowl to make it completely round or if you want it to look like how I made it then keep on reading.
Simply gather and pinch around the outside and it will start taking shape automatically.
Go all the way around.
This is also why you need to flatten the clay out to a medium thickness so it can keep its shape.
Then after that you place all the marbled bowls on to a baking tray and bake at 275F for 15 minutes.
Those were the instructions on the backside of my box and it will vary with what you purchase hence bake accordingly
The last step is optional but I think it adds the perfect amount of Glam.
I used Liquid Gold Gilding which by now you guys know I pretty much use on every single thing.
I went all around the rim of the bowls and painted with a thin tipped brush.
Bear in mind these aren’t supposed to look like the typical perfect round bowls. Each and every one is going to be different and unique.
You could however play around with it and make it look perfect.
But this is how my marbled clay bowls turned out and I love how unique each one looks.
Let me know what you guys think?