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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Clay Tag Tutorial

Trying my hand at clay has been on my to do list for some time now.
 I have been pinning ideas for months and got a chance to try it out the other day.
I went to AC Moore to buy my supplies, and the sales woman recommended that I try Sculpey.  Having no real experience with clay, I was happy to follow her recommendation.
I figured I would start easy and make a few tags.  I used two large popsicle sticks while rolling out the clay to keep it uniform in depth.  I protected my work surface with wax paper.
I wanted a little texture on my finished tags, so I placed a piece of burlap on the clay 
and rolled over it a few times.
Then I used a round cookie cutter and cut out a circle.
I used a lollipop stick to make a hole at the top.
Then using my letter stamps, I stamped different words onto the tags.
I then baked it for fifteen minutes at 275 degrees.
Once it was baked I let it cool for about ten minutes. 
 Then I painted in the groove of the letters using craft paint.
Super easy.
I used a piece of the burlap (I literally unwound a piece of the burlap) to tie it onto a decanter.
Clay tags make everything look a little better.
While I was at it I made a "thanks" tag to use next time we have a gift to give.
I also made a wine and cheese tag for a vignette in my kitchen.

I ran out of time, but I can't wait to make more. 

I hope you will try this fun and easy project.

Don't forget to stop back tonight for my Fall into Fall party.

The link opens at 8pm EST.  
Hope to see you then.


-Judy
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14 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your little tags are so cute Judy! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Laura said...

I love this idea! You did a great job. It was a great tutorial. Have a great week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Judy! I don't know why I thought this was harder than you show.

Cindy Ritchie said...

Cute! Think of the millions of things you can make with clay!

prideinphotos.com said...

Tags are just adorable...love them. What great little christmas presents these would make.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Sherry said...

Very nice! Great little hostess gift or stocking stuffers too!

charmel tan said...

That's a very clever idea to use a clay for tags. It wouldn't be easy but I know it'll be worth it. Great tutorial by the way.
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Cass @ That Old House said...

So cute!
They'd make nice rustic pendants, too, strung on leather or hemp.
Yes, I'm an old hippie.
Cass

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun is this. I am so impressed with all the different things you do. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Darling! I love how you pressed the texture of the burlap into the tag :)

Gina said...

Oh my goodness! Those are great, Judy. So cute!

Barbara Hiatt said...

Thanks for hosting!
Barbara at Chase the Star

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I was so inspired by your tags that I have been out today and got myself some Sculpey and cannot wait to give it a go! Thank you x Sue x

Amanda said...

Those would be cute Christmas presents to get started on!

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