Hello! I hope your week is treating you nicely. I, for one, am trying to be optimistic and stay positive during these times.
Today I am posting something a bit different from my norm. A DIY post. It is probably one of my favorites. Maybe exaggerating a little bit, but it combines several things I love. My latest addiction: white air-drying clay. Geometric shapes. And, mostly pertaining to the photo-shoot, but still...black, white AND gold?
You will need: air-drying clay, a rolling pin, a craft knife, sand paper and bowls.
1. using your rolling pin to flatten the clay so that you have a nice around 4mm thick clay layer.
2. use your craft knife to cut the shape you want (at least 5cm wide)
3. put the flat shapes into bowls to take the shape of their bottom (see photo on the left).
4. let them dry for one day and then remove them form the bowls, allowing them a few more hours to dry completely.
5. when dry, sand paper the rough edges and...ready!!
I am a fan of clay's imperfections, that it is not perfect and it doesn't have to be. I love it's matte look and kind of sandy feel when touching it. If you are not a fan of all these things, you still can sand-paper the rough edges a lot more than I did and also varnish, or even paint the dishes.