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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