I liked this astrological sign trinket dish so much that I decided to make it again. Just kidding, sort of. As my blog style changes and I get slightly better at photography I think it’s time to update some of those older, less pretty posts. This one was at the top of my list.
This astrological sign trinket dish was one of the harder projects to photograph. I have no idea why but it drove me bonkers. After looking back on the pictures I think it was that the trinket dishes needed an extra coat of paint because they were coming out splotchy in the images. Well I fixed these babies up and what do you know, they’re looking great! Good enough for a whole new post!
For any of my older followers who have already seen these, sorry for the repeat but sometimes you just have to update your own stuff! Check back next week for something new 😉
- Air drying clay
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Sharpened pencil or poking tool
How to make an astrological sign trinket dish:
- Start by rolling out your clay by using the palm of your hands and gently push the clay down into a somewhat even thickness. If you want a more precise dish then use a rolling pin to make your clay even.
- Using a bowl, gently press it into the clay and use a knife to go around the edges.
- Once you have a circular shape you can plump up the edges by pinching around the sides. You want it to be more of a dish then a flat object so just play around with the clay until you get a shape you like.
- Next, I used a small pokey tool (a sharpened pencil would work too or the back of a paint brush) to poke stars (dots) into the clay and connected them with a gentle line. We suggest you practice your design a couple of times on paper first as it was harder to center and even out in the clay.
- Once you are done drawing on your astrological sign, pop the dish into the oven and bake. Be sure to read the instructions on your air bake clay to know how long to bake it for. Mine was 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. Let the dish completely cool once it is done baking.
- Now it is time to paint! Start by painting the inside of your dish. I used a light blue on one dish and a dark blue on another. To be honest I like the look of the light blue a bit better as the dark blue seemed to show more imperfections, it also took several more coats to get an even color.
- Now paint the rim and the stars. For the stars I dipped the reverse end of the paintbrush into gold paint and then into the hole. For the line I used a super thin paint brush and slowly went along it.
If you like it, put a pin in it!