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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