Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Clay Tags.

"Blessed is the season that engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love".
Hamilton Wright Mabie

My friends and readers know that I love Valentine's Day (and I collect vintage Valentines!).
Quoting my article in the current issue of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, " ... Most of all, I like the idea of a season that engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love"! That's why I always love creating for Valentine's Day.
This year unfortunately, my job and life are very demanding- so I simply made some clay heart tags to add to little sachets I'll fill with chocolates. Of course, you can use these to wrap you cadeaux or add to a bunch of flowers. Whatever you'll do with them, it's sure to be loved :)
These tags make great handmade ornaments for a Valentines tree too!

To make the red ones, you can have a look at my free tutorial. Cut heart shapes instead of circles, and stamp a real doily on the front. Then let air dry and paint with red acrylic paint. Let dry again. VoilĂ !

I handsculpted a heart shape from clay for the one below, and inserted a tiny piece of rusty wire to make a loop. Then let dry. Then painted it pink, let dry again, and glued down some text on it with vynil glue.

"Heart swollen with love",  in italian :)

 This one is cut out from clay with cookie cutters in two different sizes. As simple as that!

You can add a batch of these too.
Have a terrific weekend everyone!
Monica x