Monday, December 10, 2012

Just wanted to share .....


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
APART

- LINDA POINDEXTER -
 
 
LOVE and PEACE be with you all.
 
Jacky xox

24 comments:

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
Your clay tags look wonderfuland I knowthey will be even more beautiful once you have decorated them too. Many thanks for sharing this technique. It was a fun afternoon! Will pop over to Jo's blog shortly.

And what beautiful presents from Roxanne...

Dot xx

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely earthy tags!I enjoyed the quote too.

Rachel said...

I've been playing with clay recently too - it certainly makes a great change from needle and thread...!

Jenny said...

Your clay tags are gorgeous Jacky... I love all the imprinting... thank you for sharing Jo's blog as well.... gosh there are some beautiful things there too... and your treasures from Roxanne are stunning...

Jenny ♥

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Going over to Jo's Blog now. Your clay tags are so wonderful and I know how much fun that had to be.
Thanks for sharing,
xo

Caterina Giglio said...

lovely tags and perfect quote!

Penny Berens said...

The clay tags look like great fun.
What I loved on Jo's blog was the simple twig stars...Thanks for sharing and Christmas Greetings to you, Jacky.

karen said...

gorgeous tags Jacky and they will add such individuality to your gifts!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love these art clay tags. A good friend of mine recently made round face Christmas ornaments. The shape reminds me of your tags.

What a pretty gift you received.

Merry Christmas Jacky!

deanna7trees said...

lovely clay tags. i used to play with clay years ago. i still have some of the tags i made. need to go and look for them.

Kim Henkel said...

What beautiful clay tags Jacky. I love them all but especially the bracken imprinted ones. And love the quote too!

lynne h said...

yes, wonderful quote, jacky... and so much joy and beauty here! thank you!

love...

Ro Bruhn said...

Love this idea Jacky, I have some Das so guess what I'll be doing in the next few days. Do you have any free days next week to catch up?

Jenxo said...

I love these jacky...I will have to pop over to jo's blog to have a look , ive been busy making some too... they are quick little gifts :)

A bird in the hand said...

Oh I do like your clay tags! I did something similar but I cut the clay in shapes, trees and birdies etc. It's a lot of fun!
Love, Colette

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Jacky, I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop, I loved having you in it too... my very first student!! And I am so glad you love your package too!!!
Merry Christmas, roxanne xoxo

Judy Martin said...

Your blog is so full of joy and we can feel your love across the miles.
Thank you for sharing those tags and all the many substitutions you pulled out of pockets etc...

love and peace be with you dear jacky.

Elizabeth said...

I used to make this sort of thing- jewelry actually in porcelain clay- before I knew you and all the other Creative Chicks!! makes me want to fire up the kiln again!! Do you have any sage leaves around?? they make the most incredible prints in clay!!!

Zorana said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Jo's blog is lovely, I am going to dive in and explore. And you know just seeing the pretty bird painting/collage makes my heart sing. You are always keeping busy! xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Your clay tags look gorgeous!

Hugs,
Gaby

Gwen Buchanan said...

What a sweet post Jacky.. so inventive and adaptable and personal. Everyone will love them!

Emma said...

Beautiful tags - here's to a happy Christmas & a creative new year x

Els said...

What a lovely imprints Jacky !
LOVE your angel, no wonder she was the first to sell !!!
Wish you and your love-ones all the best for the holidays and the new year to come ! Love, Els.

Introverted Art said...

These are looking so cute!