Friday, 1 June 2012

Clay tag tutorial

I made some easy little clay tags as gifts for my workshop girls the other day.

They came together quickly and could be used any time a little personal touch is required :)

I used them to jazz up pots of sweet little violas. 

 You will need:
  • air drying modelling clay - inexpensive, and available at art suppliers
  • rolling pin
  • crocheted doily
  • rubber stamp
  • stamp pad
  • a glass or a circular biscuit cutter
  • hole punch

Step 1: Roll a walnut sized ball of clay with a rolling pin until smooth. 

Step 2: Lay the doily over the clay and press into the clay with the rolling pin to leave an indented pattern.

Step 3: Ink a stamp of your choice, and press lightly into the clay. 

Step 4: Use a finely rimmed glass or a biscuit cutter to cut a circular shape from the clay.

Step 5: Make a hole in the top of the tag using a hole punch. 

Step 6: Set the tag aside to air dry, or if you are in a hurry like I was, put tag on a tray in the oven @ 50 degrees Celsius until dry. The clay will be pale grey when wet, but dries to white.

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  1. So pretty - thanks for sharing :-) I may well give this a try for my Christmas crafting...

  2. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Awesome tutorial! Love it!

  4. This is great, I will absolutely have a go at making them.

  5. These are gorgeous - great idea for gift tags, etc. I bought some air dry clay the other day and it doesn't look as nice as yours. Mine almost feels like paper pulp mixed with some clay, it's quite bizarre. Can I ask what brand you used? Mine's called DAS.

  6. You have always greats idea!
    This so lovely and originally!

    It' a pleasure follow you.

  7. Gorgeous Ros, what a great idea for so many uses :)

  8. love this tutorial! Thank you so much for for sharing such a great idea :)

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 12, 2012. Thanks again.

  10. Hi,

    Thanks you so much about this great tutorial! So simple and lovely. You have amazing works and wonderful gardening photos.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft


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