I've been busy making clay tags again. Last weekend I visited my friend Dot and we had our very own 'clay day'. These tags are lots of fun and beautiful to decorate your gifts and/or your Christmas tree. There is a great tutorial on Jo's blog ..... and many other wonderful, festive things for you to try.
We used all kinds of things to make our imprints into the clay....my favourite being the bracken (growing along our roadside). We used a doiley, rubber stamps (the simpler the better), pieces of jewellery, cake decorating tools. I have some lovely snowflake ones that I havent photographed yet. We had lots of fun and so easy to do in your own home.
We didnt have a rolling pin, so we used an old bottle. I didnt have my awl, so we used a rivet that I had found in my husbands pocket (he had been doing some metal fabrication down in the shed). You can use a skewer! We used glasses instead of cookie cutters....
Do pop over to Jo's blog and say hi, and see the other wonderful holiday treats she has been making....I love the paper stars...already have a few of those ready for presents too.
I recently did an online workshop with the lovely Roxanne of River Garden Studio. We made the most beautiful, nature inspired art books, guided gently by Roxanne. Such an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The above art by Roxanne arrived in my mail box this week.....such treasures... that beautiful little bird and the gold moon....I want to make another book now for these lovely gifts.
Only a short post....I just wanted to share the tutorial for the lovely tags with you all.
ONE SMALL CRACK
DOES NOT MEAN
THAT YOU ARE BROKEN,
IT MEANS THAT YOU
WERE PUT TO THE TEST
AND YOU DIDN'T FALL
- LINDA POINDEXTER -
LOVE and PEACE be with you all.