You can create stamped effects on a clay tag without stamps. Necessity is the mother of all invention.
After a couple of raw tries, it was time to be a pro. With a 5 day paid holiday (grins) I thought it was the perfect time to hone this newly acquired skill. But hello! We have a roadblock here it seems. None of the hobby stores had stamps. None. And what they had, I’d rather not take it. But like I said, necessity is the mother of all invention. Who knew you can create a stamped effect without a stamp, with the help of tracing and carbon paper! And dude, this is not an inspired idea but an invented one.
This is what you can do:
Pick out your designs on a tracing paper
Place it on top of a carbon and paper
Position the carbon paper and tracing paper duo on your clay tag
Run the pencil on the tracing paper which will transfer the image on to your clay tag directly
There you go! Done. Give it a coat of clear varnish or linseed oil. Preferably linseed oil as its thinner and will not give it a glossy look.
Create and Enjoy- make more for less. Or lets just say: 3$ for all. Sounds good?
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23 thoughts on “Clay Tags: Create stamped effects without stamps”
These are great! I love the bee one. Thanx for coming over to party!
Hi Pamela! Well, Im honored 🙂
I love this idea! Your quite clever and smart. This is such a smart way to get around not having the stamp you want.
Ya… You know the wings of creativity are very high flying. Why restrict them to tools. Haha…so philosophical.
Pretty awesome—I surely never would have thought of this!
Have a great day!
Hey you!!! Im sure you had a great birthday 🙂 Well, like I say necessity is the mother of all invention. Believe me.
yes. yes. necessity. it is why i learned to make pasta years ago (no car to run to the store). i love the bee! how will you be using the tags?
Hahahaha…see what I meant. Well, a couple of them went to cars, to be hung with hemp on the rear view mirror. And this set I will be using on my empty jam jars wit twine- the contents of which may dongle between honey, lemonade and flowers 🙂 One butter fly is on the making too. May be the bee can go to the honey jar and the butterfly to the jar i’ve been planning to use as vase. What do you think? 🙂
Aha! That was my question too. And very lovely they will be, put to these uses. What an inspired idea!
Well I DO have a lot of stamps but never seem to have the “one” I want when I want it so this is a great idea! Thanks for the info — the tags are adorable!
Oh Lauren, I exactly know what you mean. This was the result of sheer desperation. Imagine, I want a Fleur De Lys stamp right now and I dont have. Result: I spend days looking for it and eventually when i get it, im just so over it. Try this on and believe me it will not disappoint you.
butterfly! my new favorite.
wow these look so pretty ! I have always wanted to make clay tags .. but somehow never got around to it.
It’s funny heh how I found your blog…. I am bengali, grew up in Mumbai, now settled in Sydney, found your link from Sarah’s blog and hopped over here to find your pretty blog !!
I’d rather say a happy stumble upon, n I’m glad you did. Apart from Sydney, we seem to share a lot in common 🙂 Rupa, you should try your hands on these. They are darn addictive. You own a blog too? I cannot see your link here though.
Shubho Bijoya and that’s how good my bengali can get!!! Lol.
No 🙁 I don’t have a blog (yet) … But I spend considerable time reading blogs ha.
Shubo Bijoya to you too !!
LOL. Well, I guess it’s a good day to start then 🙂 Happy reading.
Wow! These look stamped. I love the alternate technique. They are beautiful!
I would love for you to link up my my very first Fresh Friday Link Party!
Sure Maureen or should I say hai Ninja! linking up.
Simply beautiful…lovely work!
Thank you Kalyan 🙂 Your article on Darjeeling was a good read as well
Oh, these turned out so cute! I ove the idea of the clay tags. Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF and have a happy November 1st!
Thank you Diann 🙂