Monday, May 21, 2012

Make It Monday: Pocket Coin Dish

This was just a fun project that I felt inspired to do one day. My husband, Jonas has an evening routine that always involves emptying his pockets on the dresser. This little "Pocket" coin dish is just for him.

What you'll need:

Oven bake clay
Rolling pin
Jeans with a pocket
Rubber alphabet stamps
Baking dish
Paint brush
Detail brush
Foam brush
Clay glaze
Acrylic paint
Varnish gloss


Roll and imprint. Roll your clay to 1/4" thickness. Firmly and gently press the denim pocket side of the jeans onto the clay.

Trim and stamp. Trim and remove the excess clay around the pocket imprint. Using the rubber alphabet stamps write your phrase. I went with "empty your pockets."

Bake according to the clay package directions. This particular Sculpey clay bakes for 15 minutes per 1/4" at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want a curved dish you can use the lid of a baking dish or similar to bake the clay piece.

Glaze. Once the dish has cooled apply 2 or 3 coats of clay glaze. This will protect the dish from softening when applying the acrylic paints.

Paint as desired. I used a a porous sponge and blue acrylic paint to achieve a washed denim look.

Detail. With a fine point paintbrush add details. I used yellow acrylic paint to enhance the stitches and lettering.

Apply varnish gloss. Once the paint is dry apply two or more coats of varnish gloss to seal and protect the dish.

Voila! A handy little coin and key dish.

Happy Monday!

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