NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH: PUT A BIRD ON IT With AIR DRY CLAY
Okay, so it's not perfect and you know what? I quite like it that way. ❤ While I do have a lot of practice working with polymer clay, this was my first time working with air dry clay. It's a completely different experience!
I used an inexpensive brand of clay that I found in the little art/craft section of my local one stop supermarket. I also purchased the large tube of gold acrylic paint.
I'm pretty sure the cracks in the bowl were due to my using a "lipped" bowl as my mold. It made it kind of difficult to remove. That and I was impatient to see what it looked like. I started trying to take it off probably a bit too early though. Lessons learned.😜
I've got some gold foil that I would love to try out on some future little bowls and dishes. But, truthfully, I am really impressed with the gold acrylic paint I did use. I've not finished the bowl with anything yet and I think the gold paint is perfect, as is! ❤
It's made by AA Art Advantage right here in Beaverton, Oregon. Next door to where I live in Portland. Pretty cool! 😎
I think I will finish the white part with some Mod Podge and see how that works.
So, what do you think of my little ring and trinket bowl? I believe the tiny bird with the even tinier rose on her tail feathers is a cute addition to the dish. ❤ I'm going love designing and making some more air dry clay projects, I do know that! It was such a ton of fun!!! They really do make lovely photo props too, don't you agree?
I think my next craft project must involve some sewing or embroidery. I've been simply craving do do some stitching! 😍
Please do let me know what you think . . . I'd love your opinion and perhaps any advice you might have. 🤔 Thanks, guys! Stay tuned! ❤