Terra-Cotta Decorative Bowl
Learn how to make a decorative terra-cotta bowl by kneading and painting colored clay.
Photography: Addie Juell
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020
Air-dry clay in terra-cotta (Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, from $5 each for 1.1 lb., activaproducts.com)
Craft paint (Martha Stewart Multisurface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, in Chestnut Brown and Sand Castle, $2.50 each for 2.2 oz., michaels.com)
Sealant (Plaid FolkArt Finishes Outdoor Matte Sealer, $7.25 for 8 oz., plaidonline.com)
Stamps (Colorations Easy Knob-Grip Geometric-Shape Stamps, $31 for 14, theamazinjungle.com)
Paintbrush (Martha Stewart Crafts Basic Brush Set, $20, michaels.com)
Use painters' tape to mark out a pattern on a terra-cotta bowl, then paint between the lines of tape with craft paint. Let dry; remove tape. Brush on a clear coat of sealant to protect the pattern.