I’ve been wanting to experiment decoupaging Liberty London fabric on air dry clay and here is the result. I loved how this turned out and wanted to share a tutorial so you can make one of your own. This is such a great project for small scraps and would make a lovely accent in your home or a gift for a craft-loving friend!
Here is another picture without the pins and buttons so you get a better view of the dish interiors.
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- Fabric strips cut about 1/4″ wide. Cut enough strips to cover your entire dish.
- Martha Stewart’s Decoupage formula – Alternatively you can try Modge Podge but I find it leaves a sticky finish while this leaves the fabric matte without any sticky feeling. I also used this decoupage in my fabric covered phone case tutorial and had great results.
- Paint brush – I used a paint brush from a set like this but you can use any brush you have on hand.
- Freezer paper or plastic to cover your work surface
- Clay dish – I don’t know how well the decoupage will adhere to a store bought ceramic dish that is glazed so you may need to experiment with it. If you want to make your own air dry clay dish I used Sculpey Air Dry Porcelain Clay I bought from Joann Fabric but I can’t find it available online. Michaels and Amazon also sells this but I would not recommend this clay as a beginner because it was very sticky and very hard to work. This DAS brand has 4 stars on Amazon and is a common air dry clay I read people tried with good results but comments are it has a terrible smell.
- Fabric scrap big enough to cover the interior of your clay dish
1. Use your brush to coat the inside of your clay dish with decoupage.
2. Lay a fabric strip in the middle and then coat the top of the fabric with decoupage to make sure it adheres to the dish. Then coat the side and bottom with decoupage and wrap the fabric strip around the dish. Keep adding strips diagonally and continue to decoupage so the strip adheres to the dish.
3. Keep decoupaging with fabric strips until you have covered the entire dish.
4. At this point you can are done and you just need to wait for your decoupage to dry but I wanted to add a focal point to my dish. Before I started decoupaging, I traced a circle around my dish with paper and cut it out to make sure it fit in the interior of the dish. Here is the paper circle after I tested the fit in the dish. You should only see a small amount of wrinkles in the paper or else your circle is a bit too big.
5. I folded the paper circle in half, folded a fabric scrap in half, and cut around the folded circle paper template. This will ensure your fabric circle is even around both sides.
6. Then I decoupaged the fabric circle to my dish.
Here are a couple more pictures of the dish after the decoupage dried. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but the finish is matte and is not sticky like Modge Podge.
Here is the bottom of the dish.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy “mad” fabric decoupaging!