Wow, I can't believe how quickly this year has gone! I am more than ready to usher in a new year. I know, it really just is another day, but also a time for new beginnings, don't you think?
So today I thought I'd share one last craft project with you before the year comes to a close.
Have you ever worked with polymer clay? I still can't believe that until this year, I never had tried playing with it! Guess what? It is addictive!
I showed you some Christmas tags I made from the clay (I use "Sculpey" brand), and I had some left over tags from that project. (They are oven baked, which results in a hard and very durable product.)
Well, they didn't turn out quite as planned. I had imprinted them with an all over design using a rubber stamp (no ink, just the stamp), and really wasn't happy with the way they turned out, as the design was hard to see. So, I had a bit of a brainstorm!
I decided to decoupage them with pretty little flowers, and am so happy with the way they turned out!
I cut the tags with a small scalloped shaped cutter, part of a set that I bought at Hobby Lobby in the polymer clay section. The same set also sells at Michael's.
I cut each flower out from a copy of pretty vintage floral wall paper which I'd printed out.
I then adhered the petite blossoms to each tag, and let dry.
I then went over the entire front of each tag with "Diamond Glaze". I really love this stuff!
It is a dimensional glaze that gives your projects a glassy like finish.
While the glaze was still wet, I generously dusted each tag with my favorite Martha Stewart clear coarse glitter.
(I think that Martha should hire me to be her glitter spokeswoman, as I sure give her glitter plenty of pr!!)
If you can't find the diamond glaze, you could just use your decoupage for the final top coat. It just wouldn't give it the dimension, but still would be quite pretty!
I added waxed cotton cord that I picked up at Michael's.
I had so much fun making these, and was happy that I came up with a solution to
transform my tags!
Don't they look like pretty little sugar cookies?
As you can see, I also was having alot of fun during their photo shoot!
The tags really sparkle and shine, and the diamond glaze almost gives them a ceramic look.
Oh, I do have a cute little butterfly tag amid all of the blossoms:)
I can think of so many fun uses for these tags. Tied on a package, tied to napkins instead of napkin rings, hanging from a basket, or even used as wine charms. The list goes on and on.
Try making some yourself! I bet you will become addicted to them just like I am!
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!