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This tray is an indoor reminder of those cherished beach days spent with family and friends.
As the cool and crisp days make summer fade away, I am drawn to the memories of lazy days relaxing at the ocean. Duncan® products from I Love to Create (www.ILovetoCreate.com) were used to design this “Beach View” tray perfect for a place to keep jewelry or perfumes on a dresser, or bathroom essentials.

Posted by Cindi B. from Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States • Published See Cindi B.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wipe tray with soft cloth to remove excess powder residue.

    For sandy beach, use blunt 1/4 inch shader brush lightly pounce a random application of first layer of Ginger Sprinkles underglaze to bottom third of tray face, extending over outside edges. To create a graduated color effect, apply a second coat, beginning slightly below where first coat started. Let dry.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 2
    Step 2

    To create irregularly shaded water effect, use fingertips to apply Bright Carribean underglaze directly to top 2/3 of tray, extending over outside edges of tray. Apply a very light layer over the first layer of the Ginger Sprinkles, creating a sand through the shallow water effect. Mix 2-3 drops of Green Apple underglaze with 2-3 drops of Bright Caribbean, apply over first coat, from edge of water extending approximately 1/2 way upward.

    Use fingertips to paint entire back side of tray with Bright Caribbean underglaze. Let dry.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 3
    Step 3

    In foreground/front bottom of tray, use small round brush and Earthen Moss underglaze to paint 2 palm tree trunks on left side, one slightly shorter, and one on the right edge, extending trunks over bottom outside edge.

    Mix 2-3 drops of Earthen Moss underglaze with 2-3 drops of Dark Taupe underglaze, add small accents of mixed underglaze to some areas of palm tree trunks. Let dry. Use edge of clean-up tool to lightly etch random horizontal marks into tree trunks to create bark effect.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use small round brush to paint palm 5 tree fronds onto each trunk.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply accents of Kiwi French Dimensions glaze over palm frond leaves.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Following manufacturer instructions, apply 2-3 coats of Duncan® Pure Brilliance® Clear Glaze.

  • How to make a tray. "Beach View" Ceramic Jewelry Tray  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fire on Cone 4. If you don’t have a home kiln, search local firing locations. Locally, The Pottery Camp was able to fire this piece.

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