Urban Jungle botanic look monstera leaf bowl
Bring the jungle into your home!
Tropical monstera leaves are right on trend just now – and these pretty marbled FIMO bowls will keep your desk tidy and are the perfect way to store all your bits and pieces. But they also make great jewellery bowls to keep chains, rings, etc. in.
An article by Lisa Tihanyi
To make a marbled bowl, shape one block of FIMO soft white into a cord and do the same with a block of FIMO soft emerald.
Twist the two cords together and roll out into a longer cord.
Now shape this cord into a ball.
Roll out the ball to form another cord. Repeat until you have created a lovely marbled pattern.
Now use the acrylic roller to roll out the ball into a sheet approx. 0.5 cm thick. Tip: Roll out the FIMO sheet directly onto baking paper – this will make it easier to remove later.
Now print out the leaf template, cut it out, place on the FIMO sheet and cut round it with the knife.
Roll out a thin cord from the remaining marbled FIMO – this will form the large vein running down the middle of the monstera leaf. Place the vein in the middle of the leaf and press down slightly.
Now use the modelling tool to score lots of smaller veins in your monstera leaf, going out from the vein in the middle.
Then remove the FIMO sheet from the baking paper and place it face down on an upturned ovenproof bowl. This will create a lovely curved shape as the leaf bowl hardens.
Now harden your FIMO leaf bowl on the ovenproof bowl in the oven for 30 minutes at 110° C / 230° F and then leave to cool on the bowl.
When it‘s completely cool, simply remove your monstera leaf bowl from the other bowl and you’re done!
What you need
smooth working surface (glass or ceramic), template, sharp knife, baking paper, ovenproof metal or ceramic bowl approx. 12 cm in diameter (e.g. IKEA BLANDA)
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