Knead a lump of clay until supple. Next, flatten the clay using a rolling pin. Fold the edges up to make a dish. Smooth the edges slightly, but not too much. Make tiny holes in the dish using the handle end of a paintbrush.
Model a little figure in clay, such as a cat, like we did. Score the clay where you want to attach the figure. You can also dab on some water so the figure sticks better.
Leave the dish and its figure to dry fully for a few days. The clay must be completely dry, and the drying time depends on how thick your piece is.
Mix a nice pale green paint by combining white and forest green craft gloss paint. Now paint the dish around the figure.
Paint the figure white, applying the paint outwards towards the green to blend the transition.
Make some white and green dots on the dish and paint a nose and eyes on the cat. Let the paint dry.
Air-dry clay is an amazing modelling and sculpting medium. When you are done working the clay piece, leave it to dry and self-harden. Here we made a decorative little dish accented by a creamy white kitty cat. Tip: To make your dish more durable, you can seal it with matte or glossy Oceanlack Varnish.