Polymer Clay Faux Stained Porcelain Ring Dish Tutorial

In this faux stained porcelain project we'll make five easy ring dishes from polymer clay.

You can use any texture stamp you want along with some colorful alcohol inks to create easy and yet stunning bowls.

They make great gifts and are perfect pieces to sell at a market. So gather up your inks and textures and let's make some bowls.

You will need the following supplies:

  • A tissue blade
  • A pasta machine
  • An oven
  • A craft knife
  • A sponge texture
  • 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • Wet Wipes
  • Large cutters
  • Bowls
  • Black and clear liquid clay
  • Renaissance wax
  • Buffing tool

First veneer:

  • Helen Briel Conga Line Texture Sheet
  • Piñata alcohol ink (sunbright yellow, rainforest green, lime green, burro brown)
  • Mica powder (greens, yellows and browns)

Second veneer:

  • Coral stamp
  • Piñata alcohol inks (burro brown, sapphire blue, passion purple)
  • Mica powder (purple, brown, blue)

Third Veneer:

  • Indented rockpool stamp
  • Piñata alcohol inks (burro brown, rainforest green, sapphire blue, baja blue)
  • Mica powder (blue, brown, green)

Forth veneer:

  • Christi Friesen Van Gogh stamp
  • Piñata alcohol inks (sunbright yellow, Calabaza orange, sanata fe red)
  • Mica powders (red, orange, yellow)

How to Make Faux Stained Porcelain Ring Dishes Step by Step

Creating the Faux Stained Porcelain Veneers
  • To start with, you will need a sheet of white polymer clay rolled out on the thickest setting of your pasta machine (about 2mm).
  • Select a texture stamp.
  • Texture your clay sheet using your stamp. Trim away the edges.
  • Choose a bowl to use as a support and a large cutter to match. Trim your textured clay to roughly the right size.
  • Choose a color palette of Pinata alcohol inks.
  • Pat your clay onto your work surface and spray with 99% alcohol.
  • While still wet drip your alcohol inks onto the surface in a random pattern.
  • Use a brush to gently spread the inks to any spots that you missed.
  • Dab with a wet wipe to soak up any excess ink.
  • Allow to dry for a few minutes.
  • Spray again with 99% alcohol and rub gently with a clean wet wipe to remove some of the ink from the raised areas.
  • Repeat until you like the effect.
  • Spray again with 99% alcohol, dab and blow to dry out the clay. This will help to create a crackle. You can repeat this process up to three times. The more you spray, the greater the crackle effect will be.
  • Place your clay on a second sheet of clay rolled out at about 1.5mm and trim away the edges.
  • Roll flat with your acrylic roller to create the crackles.
  • Lay the clay face down on your tile and texture the back. Highlight with mica powders or pastels.
  • On the video I show four different examples using different stamps and colors, so be sure to watch the tutorial.
Making the Ring Dishes
  • Using a large cutter, cut out a piece from your clay veneer.
  • Place your clay, alcohol ink side up in a bowl template of your choice.
  • Bake for one hour at the recommended temperature.
  • Once cooled, remove the clay from the template.
  • You can paint the edge of the bowl with liquid clay in a color of your choice if you want to.
  • Rub a light layer of Renaissance wax on the inside and the outside of the bowl to seal the pigments. Buff using a rotary tool or a soft cloth.
And that's it. Beautiful Faux Stained Porcelain Ring Dishes, perfect for around the house or to hand out as gifts.

Polymer Clay Faux Stained Porcelain Ring Dish Tutorial

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