Alright, I know it's late for the reveal because I normally post in the morning. I started painting then stopped to make a faux Roman Shade panel for my nephew's room when my sister came over. Anyway, my experiment... you all know I LOVE redware, yellowware, and blackware. Most times it's too expensive for me to purchase. What's the next best thing? Of course, Make it yourself!!!!
The experiment was which did I like better... salt dough or clay...
So, let's start with the salt dough... this was my first attempt as an
adult. I found that I'm not good at rolling out my dough evenly. LOL.
It was really easy to work with, however. It dried quickly in the oven.
Downfall I guess if you want to call it. I don't think it's bad because
it makes them look more like crazed clay is that I think my dough may have been to dry because I got very small cracks. BUT the stain went down in them and like I say made them look crazed. I have 10 more to paint. LOL. The recipe I used left my circles flat. They didn't "puff" up. This is from my dear friend Geesha "Hey Mary I will tell you this what ever flour you use in your salt dough mixture it will effect the shape
if you want a more flat use all-purpose if you want it a more 3-D or texture like use the self-rising." Thought I'd pass it along :-) The flat look is what I wanted.
Well, let me say that these take a LOONNGGG time to dry in the oven. These ones are still not completely dry because they are flexible. They should be rigid when "cooked" completely. I had them in for like 4 hours. It is suppose to be 15 minutes for 1/4" uh huh right.... Needless to say I'm impatient. The clay models a little better to make bowl shapes. It takes more coats of paint to cover the white clay. It's a flatter surface to paint on. So, all in all they are ok... at best. I wasn't going to scrap them yet. I may give it another try. OH the biggest problem is sculpey clay is way more expensive than salt dough :-)
There you have it. Was it worth the wait???? I think they turned out pretty good if I can toot my own horn. LOL. Anyone want be to post a tutorial for these? Leaving it open for discussion... just let me know :-)