Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gold Sea Urchin

I have been seeing these gold sea urchins all over and I just love them. I looked for a good tutorial and found one over at Craft and Couture.

gold sea urchin - the colored door

I started out with clay that you could bake (from Michaels), gold spray paint and BBQ skewers (because I had then on hand). I liked the pointy end of the skewer so I just cut them to size.

gold sea urchin - the colored door

1) I cut the clay in half 2) then rolled it into a ball.
god sea urchin - The colored door
With my skewers cut to about 3 1/2 inches 3) I started putting them in first in a straight line 4) then crossing that line. 5) I filled in each section 6) then finished half. I did have to adjust skewers as I went along and try to reshape the clay a little since I would push on one side with my fingers while putting the skewers in on the other side. So mine was not perfectly round when I was done.
gold sea urchin - the colored door
When I had all the skewers in I set the oven at the temp on the packaging and baked it for about 2 hours.  Some of the skewers got a little brown on the ends but otherwise it looked fine. It was at this point I was pretty sure this craft was going to be a fail. It did not look great. But I decided to go ahead and spray it just to see how it looked, and I am so glad I did. It turned out so much better than I expected. Oh how I love spray paint and it is almost getting to cold to use it anymore :(

God sea urchin - the colored door

It adds so much interest to my book shelf. I really like how this little guy turned out.

Gold sea urchin - the colored door

And since I had extra clay my 4 year old daughter wanted in on the action. I just love hers! She was so proud. It has a perfect spot on the book shelf too. I think she wanted it in her room but I knew it would just get lost in there so I am glad she let me display it.

Gold sea urchin - the colored door

Gold sea urchin - the colored door

Gold Sea Urchin - The colored door

Halloween is tomorrow, are you ready? It is always a fun day, the kids have so much fun! I remember those days. Have a great Halloween everyone!

Lil Mrs Tori
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  1. How fun it this?!!! I am loving it, I haven't seen them but I think yours turned out great! And I love that you displayed your daughters, how sweet! I would love it if you came an linked up to my Wowza Weekend Link Party!

  2. Thanks Mindi! I will head on over, thanks for the invite.

  3. That turned out fantastic, So simple but makes such a statement ~ Lisa

  4. How cool! I never would have known they were skewers that you painted!

    Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow party! We would love to have you join us again...every Tuesday we go live!

    1. Thank you! I did head over on Tues to link up again. Thanks for the invite.

  5. Featured you in this weeks Whimsy Wednesday link party! Thanks for linking last week! You can see the feature here



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