There are many beautiful clay tags available on Etsy (visit Freckled Laundry or Marley & Lockyer ) but I needed something different for my creative workdesk area, so I made these.
A small and large heart shape that I stamped with a rubber stamp (no ink) while it was wet. The stamp has quotes about being thankful and grateful.
I tied the hearts together with twine and hung them using a white Fleur de Lys push pin. The hearts help to fill a gap in the gallery wall above my work desk.
Then I did a similar thing but with a bird shape. I made a hole in the tag with a bamboo skewer and threaded through a small piece of cream ribbon. I attached this to the gallery wall with blu-tak.
Then I made some labels for my baskets. Once the clay tags were dried, I stamped them with rubber stamps and attached the tags to the baskets with jute twine.
These baskets hold all my crafty stuff on the shelf above my workdesk.
Just for fun I made this bird plaque. I stamped the clay with a bird stamp (no ink) when it was wet. When it dried, I made a wash using Jo Sonia's burnt umber paint mixed with water and used it to bring our the relief detail left by the stamp. Just brush it on, then wipe it off with a cloth.
I still have half a packet of clay left, so I may make some more later, or I'll just visit Etsy? Clay tags are a bit messy and time consuming but I enjoyed learning a new skill. Good for keeping the brain active.
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