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Wacky Watermelons & Watermelon Trinket Dishes

24-May-22

Air Dry Clay

Wacky Watermelons

Materials Needed:

Lovely Longneck

Step 1
Shape

Roll a large sphere out of clay. Flatten it into a thick circle using the palm of a hand.

Cover the clay with plastic wrap and lightly roll over the clay with the rolling pin to smooth out any bumps in the clay.

Press the circle shape cutter into the thick clay.

Remove the access clay from around the shape cutter.

Step 2
Divide

Cut the circle shape in half using the knife tool. Divide one of the halves into 2 quarters.

Step 3
Rind

Lightly indent the circle shape cutter into the bottom of each clay sections to create the watermelon’s rind.

Step 4
Smooth

Smooth each clay section using a damp sponge.

Step 5
Face

Create a facial expression by drawing or adding on additional clay pieces.

Step 6
Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours.

Step 7
Paint

Paint the clay using the fruit’s realistic colors.


Watermelon Trinket Dishes

Step 1
Circle Shape

Flatten a 1/4” piece of clay using the Rolling Pin Kit.

Cover the slab of clay with plastic wrap. Press the circle shape cutter firmly into the clay.

Remove the access clay.

Step 2
Drap Mold

Cover a small bowl with plastic wrap. Drape the circle shape over the bottom of the bowl form.


 

Step 3
Smooth

Use a damp sponge to smooth out any bumps in the clay.

*NOTE: The clay can also be placed inside the bowl for a deeper dish.

Step 4
Dry

Allow the clay to stiffen up, then remove the clay from the drape mold.


Dry the shallow clay dish for at least for 24 hours. The tan colored clay will turn whitish and have a chalky texture when it is fully dried out.

Step 5
Paint

Paint the clay using the fruit’s realistic colors.


 

Step 6
Sealant

After the acrylic paint has dried, apply 2-3 layers of sealant to give the dish a shiny finish.