I tried ii methods of marbling my clay – both every bit as messy too, inward truth, achieving similar results – thus choice whichever yous prefer!
I divided my clay inward half, keeping i one-half completely white as well as creating my marbled colour with the remaining. I added a point of dark to the clay and mixed it inwards – non completely, but enough hence that the pigment had been absorbed.
I so combined the clay, twisting together a few times before flattening and and so rolling to run across the outcome.
Some areas were more than marbled than others, as well as I could change the appearance alongside further rolling a fiddling.
If you lot aren’t happy alongside the upshot, y’all tin can gyre the clay back up as well as prove once again – bearing inwards listen that each fourth dimension this is done, the colours will blend more together with more as well as the marble effect will decrease [but this may live the consequence you are subsequently!].
To make a elementary, rectangular tray, I used a ruler in addition to knife to cut through the clay in addition to and so transferred on to baking paper to dry on:
I merely added my pigment to the clay too combined by folding the clay around and over it before rolling out to run across the spread of the marble effect:
A trivial less patterned, but to add more, I added a few more dots of paint, folded the clay in addition to and then rolled once again – a much darker marble event was created alongside a wider spread:
I and then went for a smaller form, creating a hexagon template from newspaper and used a knife to cut through the clay.
Remove the excess together with exit the clay to dry for at to the lowest degree 24 hours to ensure it is thoroughly dry out.
To halt the clay from bending at the edges too go along the clay flat, ensure you plough the clay at regular intervals and when dry out to bear upon [but not completely dried through] yous tin can add together an additional slice of baking paper on pass alongside a volume or something weighty to ensure the clay stays apartment.
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I made my clay shapes too and so went away for the weekend, coming back to a curled hexagon together with twisted tray. As a farther experiment, I attempted to flatten them together with it worked [unfortunately, so convinced it wouldn’t, I didn’t take photos]. However; adding the paint to the clay does alter it construction too instead of becoming brittle too breaking, like air dry clay would ordinarily, there was some give inward the clay too alongside a picayune rut [sitting on go past of the radiator for a piece] and gentle increment of weight to flatten on exceed over the week, I have got flattened trays. Still tin’t quite believe it worked.
Remove any crude or marked edges alongside sandpaper to create a smashing and polish finish.
…in addition to to protect the surfaces, I coated inward Modge Podge:
To protect the surfaces they would sit on, I so added some tardily DIY protectors. Created from hot gum, added to a ruler hence that they could live easily removed together with then fixed inwards place alongside potent glue:
The trays are complete. Use to concord and tidy away things:
Or as a pretty display tray:
The cardinal to this DIY was less is more – it’sec much easier to add, whether more than white clay or paint but impossible to accept away – I’thousand really pleased alongside the overall issue too finish – something I can proceed in mind for any time to come DIY projects.