Watercolour Jewelry Dish

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.

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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
  • Paintbrushes
  • Watercolour
  • Gold paint
  • Small paint dish with water
  • Alcohol swabs (anything to clean the dish with)

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Easy Steps:

  1. Wipe your dish so that it’s clean and free of dust.
  2. Grab a colour, I chose a dark emerald green here, and mix with water. Ensure that the colour is quite opaque.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Let it air dry and use!

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