I’ve been drooling over the watercolour/marbling trend on ceramics and I decided to give it a whirl. I love the whole abstract, brush swept look I saw here and the gorgeous gold accents is a sort of continuation of my gold streak! To be honest, starting out I was worried my dish was going to end up looking like a kindergartener’s work of art, but after much swirling and adding water I think it worked out (who am I kidding lol). Even if it looks bleh, add some gold, it’ll really save the day!! And I think jewel tones like sapphire, emerald, and rich purples would look really good here since it’s a jewelry dish.
I used a soap dish from Daiso I got for 2 bucks (DEAL!!), and I think you can find a really great assortment of classic white dishes and small plates you can use as a jewelry dish. This only took me 30 minutes to do, is relatively easy and you can experiment so much with these steps! Instructions below.
What you need:
- A jewelry dish
- Gold paint
- Small paint dish with water
- Alcohol swabs (anything to clean the dish with)
- Wipe your dish so that it’s clean and free of dust.
- Grab a colour, I chose a dark emerald green here, and mix with water. Ensure that the colour is quite opaque.
- I swirled the colour around and soaked some colour up with tissue. This gives it some of that contrast in colour and prevents the colour from being too opaque.
- Let some of the colour sit, then add in the gold to avoid the two being completely mixed. I used my fingers to spread the gold paint for more of a watercolour effect.
- Let it air dry and use!