Heart Cats Decorative Dish is 6″ wide x 4″ high, and about 1/2″ deep, made of polymer clay and painted with a variety of paints and finishes. Each one is handmade, hand-painted and unique. NOTE: This dish is not safe for food or water.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
This dish is made of polymer clay rolled very thin, baked in a form and then painted. I’ve always like this shape for a dish, rectangular, but raised at the corners so it’s graceful but can still really hold contents.
The “Heart Cat” decorative dish design is based on a favorite Valentine card, “You Are My Heart Cat”, which in turn is based on a photo I took in 2009 of one of their heart-shaped hugs.
The siblings of the Fantastic Four often cuddle and hug, cheek to cheek, but this design, adapted from the original heart-shaped cats photo of Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette, is still my favorite. The background color is adapted from the color of their eyes, though the card printed a little too yellow and I just went with that rather than reprinting. This time I purchased a shade of polymer clay that was just about exact, except of three little packages of it, only one was the right color. I guess they just have eyes too pretty to match!
Because the clay is baked and it works best if the object is held to the final shape while baking the size ended up being determined by the one dish I could use to form the gentle curve I wanted that could also be baked in the oven along with the clay.
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