I adored Play-Doh(tm) as a child.
I have been wanting to work with "metal clay" for some time.
A kiln is not in the budget.
Pottery class isn't in the near future either.
I did have a "pottery clay" date with a friend last week.
I had mentioned my tags to her and she invited
me over to play. It was so much fun. I can't
wait to see how they look after she takes them
to be fired in the kiln.
This is not kiln fired clay.
I like it a real lot though.
This starfish would make a nice wedding favor.
It's pretty big. You can write on it with a felt tip marker.
So would these hearts.
I like a more organic, shabby, rustic, imperfect look so my tags vary
in thickness, texture and aren't always perfectly flat.
I will make some more uniform in the future.
These are shaped to hang on the curve of a bottle.
I named these "torn page" tags like a torn love letter or
page ripped from a book. So far they have received a lot
of comments how unique they are.
Of course, the torn page starfish and seahorses are the favorites.
I have at least 30 different styles of tags / ornaments in the works..
and my DB dearly beloved is once again supportive.
Some will be stamped with ink like I used to do more often in the past on paper and fabric.
(don't be surprised if you see that revived)
I think DB was a little worried when I asked where that big huge roll of canvas was as well as the old barn wood we have hanging around while sorting paint brushes, tubes of acrylic paint and rubber stamps.
(yes, Dore the barn wood is still here)
I can't imagine where my old painting palette went.
New ones just don't look as cool.