Golden Leaves…

Trying something new to me, I decided to use some of the air-hardening clay I have and make some little leaf dishes. So far it has only been used for veggies and food for the dolls house!

So, I rolled the clay out quite finely, like pastry!
I then pressed the leaves into the clay and allowed it to dry thoroughly – this took a couple of days (I turned them over every now and again). I ensured the leaves were slightly curled up at the edges to help the ‘dish’.


I left for a few hours and then peeled off the leaves and allowed the clay to dry completely over the next week.

Once I dry I painted them in white acrylic first and then with gold paint…and I quite like the effect. Then a coat of clear glitter paint.  IMG_0290

I stuck little pads to the base so they stand on a hard surface.

They are just the size to hold a little trinket or leave your watch and jewellery in over night.



If you wish to hang them and make a mobile or some hanging ornament ensure you make a hole before the clay hardens.

Thanks for reading, back soon

Love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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