First, I’m using Bath Bomb Molds
Then I extruded Premo Accents Copper clay (my clay crush in Dec/Jan – now it’s Souffle Cinnamon). How do I extrude my clay? I use the Makins Green extruder, Cynthia Tinapples adaptor, a mini cordless drill (USB powered! $25 at Home Depot. TSA/USPS approved. I pack the extruder and dies in the original box with the drill and check it in my tool bag). This drill is more powerful than my big drill and holds charge FOREVER..
So once I have the extruded clay, I just kind of do the Hostess Cupcake squiggle all over the bowl. YES, there are small holes, no I don’t think about perfection. (DUH!) Just tuck clay ends into the loops as you work.
When it has cooled (yeah no, I don’t wait. I let it get KINDA cooled), gently peel it off the bowl.
Select your paint color – I use the cheapest acrylic craft paint I can find. Many of you will recognize this as my go-to CraftSmart Ocean Breeze. I don’t use Gloss, I try to find Matte. Then wash the entire inside surface, using a smallish brush to get into the nooks and crannies.
Quickly wipe the paint off with a baby wipe. Find the cleanest areas on the wipe and wipe it a LOT. Repeat on the outside. IF you are like me – put it back into the preheated oven for about 10 minutes to dry the paint. Otherwise, sit back and wait….
You happen to have Weathering Powders. I dry brushed some Green weathering powder onto the damp paint in the bottom of the bowl on the left. That larger bowl in the back?
Now the Hero Shots..
NO! I’m not sealing these….
No Brandon, can I go back and play??