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Make These Decorative Patterned Plates (Using Sculpey Liquid Clay!)

DIY Projects Oct 12, 2021

This is a project I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while!

I’m super excited to be partnering with my favourite clay brand Sculpey again to get creative using their amazing liquid clay. They have a bunch of new colours and I have been looking forward to trying them out. Traditionally, I have used their liquid clay when using moulds, but I wanted to do something a little bit different this year! For this project, I wanted to experiment with using the liquid clay as a very unique paint that can be baked onto ceramic. I’ve tried a few painted plates in the past, but always used normal paint. I’ve been thinking that the liquid clay would b a good idea for this type of project for a while, so I wanted to try it out!

You Need

  • Liquid Sculpey Polymer Clay
  • Old platewear
  • White paint and baking powder
  • Small Paint brushes

1

I had a mix of different plates, so to make them coordinate and to give a good base for the liquid clay, I gave them a quick coat of white paint with a little bit of baking powder mixed in to create a ceramic look. You don’t have to do this but I found it was a good base for the liquid clay.

2

The next thing to do is to plan your design. I did this on some paper, and used a pencil to simply sketch out the design I liked. It’s good to do something that’s simple and doesn’t rely on perfection.

3

Take your liquid clay and pour it onto a piece of paper or tray. Then, using a brush, paint your design onto the plates. Try different shapes and styles in your design.

4

Bake on a low heat (130C / 275F) for about ten minutes, or until the edge of a knife or your fingernail doesn’t leave a mark on the surface of the clay when pressed.

5

Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Whilst you can’t eat off these, they can be used as decoration, as jewelry trays, and for storing food items (that have skin or packaging). They last make really lovely (and simple/affordable) gifts.

This post is in collaboration with Sculpey.

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