I love everything about hearts. I know they can be a bit over done for Valentine’s Day, but I just think they’re sweet. So, this month I wanted to create something that used hearts, but was going to be a gift that would last longer than just a day or so. I’ve seen some marbled ring dishes flying around on Pinterest so I thought why not combine the marbled technique with that of a heart, to create an awesome Marbled Heart Ring Dish? It’s pretty amazing how well these end up looking. I think you’ll be pretty impressed with your results and so will the people that receive these little beauties. Now, let’s get started!
Here’s What You Need:
- Fimo or Sculpey Clay in Various Valentine’s Day Colors ( I used two each of the white, light pink, fuchsia, and red.)
- Heart Cookie Cutter (Mine was roughly 2″ to 2.5″)
- Small Dish
- Rolling Pin
- Paint Brush
- Gold Paint (Optional)
Step 1: On a clean surface, get a chunk of each of the colors. Work the soft clay in you hands kneading it until it really starts to soften. Do this for each color you will be using.
Step 2: Roll these out into roughly 1/4″ to 1/2″ coils. These do not need to be exact.
Step 3: Stick all of the coils together to create a big coil of all the colors.
Step 4: Take both ends of the sculpting clay in both hands and twist the clay in opposite directions. It’ll be like your wringing it. Wring/twist the clay several times to incorporate the colors together.
Step 5: Now, make a ball out of the clay.
The amount of sculpting clay I used made a whole lot of hearts. It made about 12. The biggest recommendation while making these would be to make sure that you add extra white to your color combinations. The other colors can over power the white leaving you with a very monotone color effect.
Step 6: Take your rolling pin and roll out the clay to about a 1/4″ thickness.
Step 7: Using the heart cookie cutter, cut out a heart. Ball up you sculpting clay again, roll the clay out, and cut another heart untill you have used all of your clay.
Step 8: Take a small glass dish or bowl and lay the the heart over it and place this in the oven. Follow the baking direction on the packaging. Let cool.
Step 9: Once this has cooled, use the gold paint to paint the edges of the heart.
The color possibilities are endless, and I really like how each of these are unique.
This was a batch that I made using mostly the pink colors.
Have fun making these. These really are beautiful and mine will be going to various people. I will be sending these out in my Valentine’s Day card exchange as a little something special. The others my daughter will be gifting to her reading group friends.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and I hope it’s filled with lots of love… and hearts! 🙂
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