Thursday, December 17, 2009


A few years back, a friend gave me an ornament that she had bought at a pottery. It's white with a raised wildflower in light pink and green. Every year I put that ornament on my tree and wish I had more. Today I dug out my polymer clay and my Posh Hope & Faith stamp set and came up with these ornaments.

Condition white polymer clay by either running it through a pasta machine or hand kneading it. Role the clay out to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut with a cookie cutter or craft knife into a shape of your choice. I had a diamond shaped cookie cutter that I used. Put a small hole in the top. A coffee stirrer straw makes a perfect size hole.

Lightly tap your stamps with Colorbox fluid chalk inks. They give a nice pastel color like you would see on bisque porcelain. You don't want too much ink on the stamp. Try to pat it just on the surface of the image without getting any into the crevasses. Press the stamp lightly into the clay so that you get a light indentation. Bake as directed on the package

When cool, tie a shear ribbon through the hole for a hanger.

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