Friday, 30 December 2016



Today we have Dawn Heald  to 
show us a beautiful bowl she has created:

I've made a shaped button bowl and I'll be honest it was meant to be a flower bowl. However, with a slip of my scissors and a couple plasters later, it changed. I'm overall pleased as these make handy little bowls easy to get at the contents.

You can make papier mache shapes using a variety of different sturdy objects. Just wrap in plastic wrap/cling film first to prevent the paper sticking to your objectives.

To make this project.

Choose object shape to use as a Mold. Cover with cling film first to prevent the paper sticking to your object. Tear small pieces of book pages and glue them all over your object. Build up as many layers as you like depending on how thick you want it. Leave to dry naturally.
Then remove object from the papier mache. You may need to cut down it to prise is off. If so simply use small pieces of book pages and glue back together. Dry and then trim and neaten edges to get shape you want. Neaten further by sanding and applying glue on very edge.
Paint all over with watered down white gesso

When dry apply colour all over using Alchemy Wax using sponge and or paintbrush.

Now make some embellishments with Shell Mold and paper clay, painted with Starlight Paint and Pink Alchemy Wax. Make some little fishes by Stamping Fish stamps onto Frosted shrink plastic, die cut, colour with clear sparkle pen and shrink with heat tool.

Back to the bowl, sponge edges and stamp the little asterisks all over the outside with Black Stazon Ink. Then add dots of White PVA glue all around outside. Dry.

Stick embellishments around outside of bowl. Add further decoration with buttons and Peacock Stickles.

The finished bowl from all angles:

Products used: 
Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax: Peridot, Japanese Jade, Cobalt, Pink Tulip 
Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paint: Pearl, Orange Oxidized 
Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea Stamps, 
Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea Die set 
PaperArtsy Lin Brown stamps ELB15
Woodware Seashells Mold 
Paper Clay 
Polyshrink Shrink Plastic: Sampler Pack 
Cosmic Shimmer White PVA Glue 
Stickles Glitter Glue: Peacock 
Stazon Ink Pad: Jet Black 
White Gesso
Multi matte medium
Wink of Stella clear pen

Thank you Dawn for showing us how to go about
making these beautiful bowls.

That's all for today folks!!

Mickie xx


  1. What a good idea to create a custom shape container! I need to try this... Love the metallic finish of Dawn's bowl and the paper clay and shrink plastic shapes. Gorgeous!

  2. Great fun piece Dawn, love it. Angela x


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