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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Copper Patina Bowl

Copper Patina Bowl by Iris Rodriguez
Hello Makers!

Today I bring you a holy bowl. No not the type that will save your soul, but can keep your trinkets though. I am referring to my copper and patina bowl. I used Makin's Clay®: Mini GEO cutters, Roller and Cutter Set and white clay. For the surface treatment I used copper metallic paint and Patina Wax used for home décor and wooden furniture, but work great on clay.

  • Makin's Clay®– White 
  • Makin's Professional® 
    • Cutting Mat
    • Ultimate Clay Machine®
    • Cutting Mat 
  • Makin's®– 
    • Mini Clay Cutters - GEO Set
    • Roller and Cutter Set
  • DecoArts Metallics-Warm Penny
  • Art Minds Wax-Patina
  • Verathane-Matte Polyutherane for sealing clay
  • Imagine-Doodlestix Silicon Tapered Tip tool
  • Bowl
Use the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine® to roll out a sheet of white clay on setting #1.

Determine desired shape and size. Here I used a bowl that measured 4 inch diameter as a guide.

Using the bowl as a guide, cut the clay using the crinkle shape cutter. I wanted that crinkle shape on the edges. If you want a straight, use the solid cutter in the Makin's Clay® Roller and Cutter Set.

Cut out the holes using the Makin's Clay® Mini Clay Cutters-GEO set. I used the diamond looking shape from the set.

Smooth out edges with your fingers and silicone tool.

Place the clay in bowl and let it cure for 24 hours. The clay will take on the shape of the bowl.
The bowl after curing for 24 hours.
Paint the bowl with the copper metallic paint.

Paint the clay with the Art Minds Patina Wax, then lightly wipe with a dry paper towel.

This what it will look like after the Patina Wax is wiped off. The wax is chalky, hard to believe it’s wax as it is not shiny. I like how the chalkiness makes for an awesome distressed look. You can add more copper metallic paint after adding the wax. Doing so, will make the bowl look more vibrant. I left my bowl alone, as I like the very distressed look. Be sure to get into holes, as real Patina tends to go in crevices. At this point, you can leave the bowl as is, since the wax is also a sealer too. I like to seal it anyway, with a clay sealer; since polymer is plastic based and things tend to scratch off if handled too much.

Well this is it for me. I hope you like my bowl and will give it a try.

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