I have recently discovered the wonders of oven bake clay. I had never worked with it until now, but I’m hooked! It comes in so many amazing colors and you can make so many unique things with it. I’ve been seeing a lot of DIY’s using oven bake clay and a marbling technique lately. As soon as I saw these marble-y creations I knew I had to make something along those lines. Which brings us into today’s DIY! This marble wall clock is so chic and looks good in any office, nursery, or craft room. You can use what ever colors you want to achieve the look you are going for, I went with pastel Spring colors for a girly fresh look.
Supplies: Polymer oven bake clay (2 oz. pakages) Jar or rolling pin Exacto knife or clay cutter Clock mechanism Gold leafing paint Oven bake clay glaze (optional)
Roll all of the colors into long snakes that are about a half an inch thick. Each snake is made using one whole 2 oz. package of clay. I like to use 3 packages of white clay along with 5 or 6 other colors.
Twist all the snakes together.
Roll the twist into one long snake. This combines all the colors and the marbling effect begins.
Fold the snake in half and twist the two halves together.
Roll out the twist again, marbling the clay even more. I like to do this process 3 or 4 times, until I have achieved the amount of marbling that I want.
Once the snake is marbled as desired, smush the whole snake into a ball. Most of the colors should be on the surface of the ball, if they’re not, stretch the ball out a little and re-smush it together.
Using a rolling pin or a glass jar, roll out the clay until it is about a 1/4 of an inch thick. I like to use a glass jar so that I can see what is happening to the colors while I’m flattening it. This helps me to control what my end product looks like.
Place a circular object that is around 8 or 9 inches in diameter over the clay slab. Using an X-acto knife or a clay cutter and the circular object as a guide, cut a circle out of the clay.
Smooth out the edges, then punch out a hole in the middle of the clay using the back of a pencil. Make sure that the hole is big enough for the clock mechanism to stick through.
Bake the clay in the oven according to the package directions. Once the clay is cooled, paint the edges of the clock with gold leafing paint for a more finished look. I also brushed it with an oven bake clay glaze so that it looked more like a polished rock.
Tighten the clock mechanism onto the back of your clock and add the hands. I also painted the hands of my clock with the same gold leafing paint.
All done! I love that every time you make one of these, they always turn out different. So unique and one of a kind!