This week is all about clay! The oven baked kind. From Michaels.
*thank you, teacher discount*
I saw this dish idea on Pinterest and I love it! Here's the post for reference. I love the look of delicate faces on decor. They're classy, simple and never go out of style. I have a vase from Chapters that will match perfectly.
This week's tool that I used is a blog. This is new to me, because although I write on my own blog, I don't often seek blogs out to learn from them. To me they seem like a more casual text form.
The Pinterest post lead to a blog from Snap Society, which guided me through this process very roughly. I did not follow along exactly, however, because I used different clay, so therefore the result looks slightly different. More imperfect. The imperfections, such as the curvy pieces, finger imprints and oddly shaped parts bothered me at first. I did work very hard to get them as smooth and perfect as possible, but with the one baked clay it just wasn't happening. I had to let go of my high expectations for this project.
Another idea with clay that I found came from Instagram Instagram stories, from @onceuponafind.sk is a planter face. Steps and the final product were all included in an Instagram story, which are short videos and pictures,, and it was easy to find since I was already using this platform.
The process was the exact same as the clay dish that I showed at the top of this post. The only additional step I chose to add was to paint the white clay to stand out on a white pot, as I mostly have white planters. Here are photos of the process and final product. I hadn’t thought through the shape of the clay versus the curved shape of the planter, so gluing it on was tricky. Some parts aren’t glued flat with the planter because I thought that the clay would break if it was bent too much.