Reach For The Stars With Our Gorgeous Celestial Trinket Dish
Celebrate the stars with this stunningly celestial hand-shaped trinket dish. It’s simple to make out of clay and, as you’ll be using a hand print, it can become a lovely bespoke gift to give to someone to let them know you are thinking of them! Check out Penelope Quinn’s tutorial below, and follow to craft your own.
You Will Need:
- 300 grams of air dry clay
- A wooden skewer
- A breadbag filled with sand
- Blue, black, silver, white and gold paint
- Star stencils
- Paint brush and sponge
- Sand paper
- Mod Podge
First, roll out your air dry clay to around 1cm thick. Lay down a piece of baking paper to stop the clay sticking to your surface. Lay your hand on top, and use a skewer to trace the shape. Once you are happy with the shape, cut out with a craft knife.
Take your bread bag filled with sand, and push the same hand firmly into it until it forms an indent. Rest your clay hand inside, and move the sand around until the hand forms a nice rounded shape.
Leave to dry for at least 24 hours. If it’s still damp, you can also put it in the oven for 10 mins on very low heat.
Once dry, smooth out any rough areas or wrinkles with sand paper.
Seal with Mod Podge and, once dry, paint with a dark blue layer.
Top Tip: Rest the hand on a curved lip saucer so the pressure doesn’t break the hand.
Spend some time sponging on white, silver, and black paint to achieve a celestial cloudscape.
Use star stencils (I used stars cut from sticky back paper) and apply silver or gold paint. Finish with a few specs of silver and gold paint to look like stars. Once dry, apply a coat of clear sealer and you’re all done.
Now you can either gift your gorgeous clay trinket dish to someone special, or sit it on your bedside table to keep your jewellery safe!
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