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!)

CapreeK on Jan 10, 2012:

You bet! :)

Mackenzie on Jan 10, 2012:

Thanks Millions Capree! 

CapreeK on Jan 10, 2012:

Hi Mackenzie!  I used air dry modeling clay by Amaco (got it from Jo-Anns). Hope that helps!

Sam - The gold paint is by FolkArt. I'm not sure that it's food safe; the white spray paint base is definitely not.  Gwen asked how to make these food safe... You can try adding a couple coats of polyurethane, but that will only make it food safe for displaying food (crackers, treats, fruit, etc.) not actually eating off of.  Also, it should be noted that these are quite fragile, so for that reason alone they would not be suitable as dinnerware.

Sot - I only used about two coats of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in flat.  The clay almost seemed to absorb the paint, so I didn't have problems with thick layers or peeling.  Sorry you had that happen!

Mackenzie on Jan 10, 2012:

Hi CapreeK, can you tell me what brand of air dry clay you used? I got one brand this weekend and its so sticky its hard to use. I've been reading reviews of the crayola air dry clay and everyone says it cracks... so I'm curious, what did you use? Thanks millions for the info! xoxo, Mackenzie

hungryandfrozen on Jan 08, 2012:

OOH. I like your style; normally I look at these and despite the step-by-step photos they seem too difficult, but this seems quite do-able. And so, so pretty :)

Sam on Jan 04, 2012:

Love these bowl and would love to try! But can you tell me what is brand of gold paint you used and if it's food safe/handwash safe, please? Thanks! :)

gwen on Jan 02, 2012:

These are fabulous. Is there a way to make them food safe? I'd love to make a set to actually eat out of. Thanks!

søt on Dec 29, 2011:

What kind of spray paint did you use? I tried it with normal paint (acryllic i think) once, and when dried you could peel it off..

Jae on Dec 09, 2011:

Love it!

Kate on Dec 08, 2011:

Hey...just putting together a post on favorite crafty things. Would you have a large version of picture 8 that you could email to me (570px wide)? Couldn't find your email addy to contact directly!

CapreeK on Dec 08, 2011:

Thanks Kate! Have fun. :)

Kate on Dec 08, 2011:

Loooooove this. So very cool. Gonna try!

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