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Easy Plate Tutorial by kayanah Easy Plate Tutorial by kayanah
Easy Plate Tutorial

This is the easiest way I found to make miniature plates with polymer clay! I made these plates a while ago, but never took the time to make and send the tutorial. :blush:

Step #1
You will need:
-A snail dish (I think this is how they are called in English, but I’m not sure) Tip: You should check in second hand or one dollar stores for this one, otherwise you might find them expensive.

-Polymer Clay (Fimo or Sculpey; I personally used Sculpey Clay)

-A round cutter about the size of the circles in the snail dish. You can use anything round to cut your clay, it doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter. You can see on the picture a Kinder Surprise Egg. They make excellent cutters! :D

-A pasta machine or a rolling pin. Personally, I prefer using the pasta machine to make dishes and plates because it makes each dish/plate even. :)

Step #2
You roll the clay to the thickness you prefer and cut the circles with your cutter.

Step #3
Put the circles you’ve just cut into the snail dish. It can be tricky if you have long nails, so be careful. ;) You do not need to worry if they will come out of the “mold” easily; they will. :)

OVEN TIME! Make sure you check the package of the clay you use for the curing time and temperature. :)

Step #4
Remove the snail dish from the oven; CAREFUL as it will be super hot! Take the newly made plates out of the snail dish while it is still a bit warm, as it will be easier this way. You should not have trouble removing them from the made-up mold; it really is not supposed to stick! =P

Step #5
Voilà! The final result, after adding a little bit of gold paint to make it prettier! :)
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Summersethomes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here in the United States we call them a deviled egg holder and some of the are made out of glass so that you can still bake your plates on them

great idea thanks for sharing and here is a link to the deviled egg holder

[link]
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Deviled egg holder are slightly more oval though, but can still make nice platters. :)

I've looked into a Visual Dictionnary I found a few days ago and I do have the right name. It might not come around as often in the USA as it does here since it is a dish made for French Speciality. ;)

Still, the deviled egg dish is a good idea! :D
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fruit1oops Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a paint palette like this [link] could work too. Plus their only a dollar or so at most craft stores.
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The shape is right, but it is plastic, right? The snail dish is ceramic or porcelain (not sure) and it can go in the oven, not the paint palette.
But you can find snail dishes at 1$ stores or at secondhand stores like Village Value and stuff like that. I did not pay more than a dollar for it! :)
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fruit1oops Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. I thought you popped em out after getting the shape and then put them in the oven.
I've just never seen snail dishes around here ((lives in Michigan)) and wanted to suggest something else if you couldn't find em X3
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, You can mold the clay on anything that has a shape and can go in the oven; anything metal or ceramic. :) The snail dish is just my own idea and I find it easy because it already has the right shape, but you can use something else. :D
Anyway, good luck. :)
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Louness26 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are so smart... hahahah. Why haven't I thought of this?!
THANK YOU!
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=P
Well then, you're welcome!
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KT-Silver Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Great, simple tutorial!
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ! :)
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KT-Silver Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
NP!
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Super bonne idée pour l'assiette à escargot :D
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
RANDOM COMMENT TIME

One of the few words I know in French is "escargot", I learned it so that if I ever go to France or to a french restaurant no one will ever trick me into eating one or order one by mistake :noes: I learned it for precaution since I was like 5 lol.
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maytel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
LOLLLLLLLLLLLL SO RANDOM!
yeah, snails are gross... I think the reason people like the dish so much is because of the overwhelming amount of butter, garlic and cheese. They should just get Garlic Bread with Cheese instead, lol
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
lol yes they should!!! :rofl:

hmmm garlic bread with cheese! that's something good :D
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maytel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love my garlic bread with cheeseeeee oh myyyyyyyyyy :icontakeiplz:
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci! =P
J'espère que toi et ton ti-poupou tout neuf allez bien! :D
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Super bien! Mon petit Loïc commence à m'jaser ça en souriant :D
J'ai recommencé à popotter la semaine dernière. J'ai pas trop pris de photos mais à date j'ai fait: 2 gâteaux, 1 lasagne maison, des brownies et des petits pains maison. lol.
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Ti-poupou qui jase! :D Est-ce qu'il imite tes sons? Moi j'adorais faire ça avec le bébé de mon ancienne voisine.

Des ti-pains maison...chaud avec une petite couche de beurre. Heille! Ça me donne faim juste d'y penser...je suis dû pour une snack! lol
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
si t'es sur facebook, tu peux m'ajouter j'ai mis des vidéos du petit :D
mmmm j'ai mis du beurre à l'ail :D
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Je t'ajouterais avec plaisir à ma liste d'amie FB, mais il y a a peu près 30 personnes qui a le même nom que toi sur FB, lol =P

Ajoutes-moi, si tu veux, je vais mettre un de mes miniatures comme photos de profile, je serai plus facile à repérer! ;)

Si jamais tu ne te souviens plus de mon nom, écris-moi un message privé! :)
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maytel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Je t'écris :D
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GreyLyrics Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Is the snail dish made out of ceramics? (dunno if its the right word. Same as plates and cups?)
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think so. Whatever it is, it can easily go into the oven. :)
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