CapreeK

Capree K

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Capree Kimball is a design nerd and a dog-loving optimist with a penchant for collecting tin robots and gobbling up gravy-smothered biscuits. You… read more

Comments - How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

yarrahkaffae on Jun 12, 2014:

try with glow in the dark paints :)


matiamou on Oct 21, 2013:

Oh..... I used glass as oppossed to plastic??


matiamou on Oct 21, 2013:

HI........Luv the idea !!But tried it on a slighly deeper plate and couldnt get it out (or off ) afterwards. Any ideas as to what migt have gone wrong?Admitedly I DID MOULD IT A LITTLE INSIDE AND AROUND THE EDGES  maybe that has something to do with it? SOOOOOO UPSET!!!


Rima on May 05, 2013:

Am trying my hand at this tonight they are drying in their moulds right now!


Brooke on Mar 10, 2013:

Hey! I know this is way late int he game, but I was just wondering exactly what kid of air dry cly you used?? 


Thanks! 


Claire on Dec 14, 2012:

What brand of gold paint did you use?


CapreeK on Dec 13, 2012:

Chelsea -- I don't! But you could maybe try a test candle to see how it holds up before making a whole bunch. Report back with your findings! I'm curious myself. :D


Chelsea on Dec 13, 2012:

Do you have any idea how these paints/clay hold up to heat? I'd love to try this to make containers for homemade candles but am wondering if the paint will melt off or anything


CapreeK on Nov 30, 2012:

Hi Adam! A wet surface should help with the sticking -- definitely give that a shot!


Adam on Nov 30, 2012:

I know I'm a little late to the game, but I just ran across this and decided to try it. I'm having a heck of a time working with the clay! Any tips? Mainly the clay is sticking to my mat when I roll it out and after cutting it, I can't remove it...only scrape it up. I thought letting it dry out a bit might help the sticking, but that seems to make it crack. I read somewhere that actually a wetter surface will make it easier, which seems counterintuitive from my baking knowledge. Any suggestions? I think these are adorable and I can't wait to make some!


Amanda on Aug 25, 2012:

I just read the comments, and see that you are looking for a way to make the bowls food safe. I'm not sure if this will work or not, but what if before you start to make the bowl, just add a few drops of food colouring? Just play with it until it is mixed in. You could also just play with it enough so that it is not completely mixed in for a swirl design! Although you can't do the gold, there are so many other possibilities! You could add a few drops of different colours and then do the swirl. I hope it works! :) P.S. Sorry the comment is so late! I just came across this article now! Hehe


Amanda on Aug 25, 2012:

I just read the comments, and see that you are looking for a way to make the bowls food safe. I'm not sure if this will work or not, but what if before you start to make the bowl, just add a few drops of food colouring? Just play with it until it is mixed in. You could also just play with it enough so that it is not completely mixed in for a swirl design! Although you can't do the gold, there are so many other possibilities! You could add a few drops of different colours and then do the swirl. I hope it works! :) P.S. Sorry the comment is so late! I just came across this article now! Hehe


kendra on Feb 22, 2012:

Thank you!


CapreeK on Feb 22, 2012:

Kendra- Haha! You got this, I know it. The coil technique would definitely work--it would just be a different look (nothing wrong with that, I say).  Go for it, go for it!  (Also, I love your birds!)


Kendra on Feb 22, 2012:

I did make the bird! (Sorry I posted twice, I had a bit of a blond moment.) Maybe I'll post some more pictures the next time I make bowls. Your spray paint idea was genius. I was thinking that in the future I would just use the coil method in the future for the bowls.... but I've just realized that my bad habit of not reading directions all the way through had bit me in the butt on my first attempt. Letting the bowl dry a bit in the mold makes soooooo much sense.... them I wont wonk it all up pulling it out. (Like I totally did.)  Also genuis. Alright.... ready for try #2. >_<


CapreeK on Feb 22, 2012:

Kendra, I love the stamp idea!! Also, did you make that little bird too? It's wonderful! :)


kendra on Feb 21, 2012:

Mine turned out very..... lumpy.  It was a first try though and I am deffinatly going to try and make a few more. I personalized mine with some stamps, but was thinking once I make one for myself I might have my boys push their fingerprints into. I posted a picture  of mine here....


http://happywordsandthings.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-bird.html


Lee on Jan 29, 2012:

Please let us know if you ever find a way to make these food safe.  I'd love to have a set. Lee


CapreeK on Jan 18, 2012:

Of course! Good luck! :)


Mandy on Jan 18, 2012:

I will try that.  Many thanks, CapreeK :)


CapreeK on Jan 18, 2012:

Mandy - Let it dry for a while longer; it should shrink down enough for you to pop it out.  Also, for finger prints, etc. try getting your fingers wet and smoothing out the surface.  You can also lightly, lightly sand out any little bumps, etc.  Hope that helps!!


Mandy on Jan 18, 2012:

So I tried this last night and the clay is still too sticky to remove from the bowl.  I'm hoping upon my return from work it will pop out.  And how did you get the interior so smooth?  Mine has fingerprints all over.  Anyone else try it yet?  THANKS


MANDY on Jan 17, 2012:

Sooooo Cooooolllll


THANKS :)


Sam on Jan 10, 2012:

Thanks a lot! ;)


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