A GOLDEN BOWL

This little bowl is made by me. But it is nothing fancy. It just looks like that because it has gold in it. It is actually just made out of sculpy which I baked in the oven and then (again) went overboard gold leafing.. Sigh. I then made it look pretty with photo editing. Because I want to do more stuff like this. Styling homes and homewares. So I guess I am just practicing and sharing it with you.. But if these pictures have made you feel like making a golden bowl (which is totally what I was hoping for!) then I can tell you that sculpy is a really easy material to work with. It is kind of like clay but you don't have to make it wet to get a smooth finish or bake it in fire. You just have to warm it up in your hands and bake it in the oven. But it has to have a rather thin surface. Otherwise it doesn't go hard.

For this bowl I used 2 shapes: A circle (4mm thick) and an edge (2cm wide, 4mm thick). I just rolled it out on baking paper with my rolling pin and made sure the edge was long enough to fit around the circle. You only need to press slightly to make the shapes stick together. I used a ruler to press it together so you get a nicer edge finish. And then you bake it on 110c for about 10 min. If you also feel like gold leafing its' inside (silly question) then you need to let it cool completely. Brush on a thin layer of tannin sealer and let it dry to tack. Then you press the gold leaf onto the surface and use a brush to press it into place. You can add as much as you want. The shinier the better! When you have had enough (never) spray a layer of all purpose gloss sealer. And there you go. One extremely good looking bowl ready to use wherever your home needs a little more sparkle.