The other day while browsing through Daiso, I came across packs of clay which immediately brought me back to those afternoons spent in the teacher's room, painting away like the teacher's pet that I was. I bought a pack on a whim and thought how cool would it be to make my own clay labels again.
What I used: air hardening soft clay, cookie cutters, rolling pin, skewer, leaves, flowers, lace and alphabet/number cookie stamp embosser (I got mine from here).
2. Add texture by placing a piece of lace over the clay, and roll over the top. Gently remove the lace.
3. Use cookie cutters to cut out desire shapes.
4. Use alphabet stamp to embossed words, quotes, anything you wish.
5. Use a skewer to make a hole at the top all the way through the clay.
6. Leave to dry for at least 48 hours.
- I used my clay labels as gift tags but the possibilities are endless, really. I imagine they would work well as storage labels for the kitchen, as ornaments, wall art...
- I find that the more 'woody' type leaves/flowers work better in leaving an imprint on clay.
- You can paint the leaves or flowers before placing them paint side down on the clay for the final rolling.
- Use sandpaper to sand away any rough edges when the clay is completely dry.