Easy Plate Tutorial
This is the easiest way I found to make miniature plates with polymer clay! I made these plates a while ago, but never took the time to make and send the tutorial.
You will need:
-A snail dish (I think this is how they are called in English, but I’m not sure) Tip: You should check in second hand or one dollar stores for this one, otherwise you might find them expensive.
-Polymer Clay (Fimo or Sculpey; I personally used Sculpey Clay)
-A round cutter about the size of the circles in the snail dish. You can use anything round to cut your clay, it doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter. You can see on the picture a Kinder Surprise Egg. They make excellent cutters!
-A pasta machine or a rolling pin. Personally, I prefer using the pasta machine to make dishes and plates because it makes each dish/plate even.
You roll the clay to the thickness you prefer and cut the circles with your cutter.
Put the circles you’ve just cut into the snail dish. It can be tricky if you have long nails, so be careful.
You do not need to worry if they will come out of the “mold” easily; they will.
OVEN TIME! Make sure you check the package of the clay you use for the curing time and temperature.
Remove the snail dish from the oven; CAREFUL as it will be super hot! Take the newly made plates out of the snail dish while it is still a bit warm, as it will be easier this way. You should not have trouble removing them from the made-up mold; it really is not supposed to stick!
Voilà! The final result, after adding a little bit of gold paint to make it prettier!