I've been up to my eyeballs in clay lately.
Rolling and stamping. Poking and shaping. Baking and Sanding.
It's a bit of a process, but the the Fimo clay is very easy to work with and I've been having a great time trying out a new medium. I bought mine at Walmart in their craft section.
We've got a lot of new mommies at our church, so I thought I needed to make some tags for gifts. I also made some tags to use with my Etsy orders. Little birds are always my favorites.
To make the tags: Knead a hunk of clay to make it softer and easier to work with. Roll out the clay with a rolling pin. I rolled it out on freezer paper to make it easier to pick up. Use a rubber stamp and ink to stamp your image lightly into the clay. Punch a hole into the top of the tag (I used the top of an old mechanical pencil - the part that hides the eraser). Place the tag onto a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Bake according to package directions. After the tags are cooled, use fine sand paper or a nail file to sand any rough spots.