Small clear glass bowl

Silver acrylic paint

White or off-white Sculpey clay


Paint the outside of the bowl with the silver paint, let dry, then cover with a thin layer of Sculpy. You can skip the silver painting step and just add a few drops of the silver acrylic to water to achieve an effect similar to that described in the book.

Once you get the sculpy looking like stone (texture-wise), gently carve some runes into it with a toothpick. Google is a good place to look up these symbols. Be careful when carving, you get a better effect if the carving doesn't go all the way to the glass.

Bake in oven for time indicated on Sculpey package.

Final Product

Clay Pensieve


© Astarte's pattern was taken with permission from HarryPotterCrafts

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