Paperclay Tags

Not quite the same but similar to the ones on Kirsty’s Homemade Christmas… but am delighted with how they’ve turned out! As Kirsty would say ‘They’re beeeuuuutiful!’ – well I think so anyway.

I made mine with paperclay – it dries in the air so no baking – and snowflake fondant icing molds. Paperclay kneads and rolls smoothly but when you cut out shapes you’ll find it’s quite fibrous and leaves a fuzzy outline of ‘hairs’ or fibres which actually makes for a nice effect.

When they were dry, I coated them with a thin layer of Modge Podge to seal them and that was that. They’re beautifully simple among all the glitz and glamour around at this time of year.  The paperclay says it’s non-toxic (does smell of Germolene though and VERY drying on the hands) but I did wash them thoroughly afterwards so hopefully my cake won’t be the Typhoid Mary of rich fruit cakes round here.


This is a fakey gift I wrapped just to show another tag. The paper is from Paperchase in irridescent gold. The embossed piece in the middle was a little experiment I did with layered newspaper, glued together and coated with Gesso to give it tooth and texture. It was then embossed and inked up with embossing ink and heat embossed with a clear glittery powder. I’m definitely tending towards the plainer and ‘cleaner’ look this year.

Well, those cakes won’t marzipan themselves (though they’ve had every opportunity!) so best be off and get on with them.

Hope you have a happy and relaxing weekend.

Hel x

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2 Responses to Paperclay Tags

  1. webmaster says:

    Good idea! Thanks for the suggestion – the tree goes up this weekend so I’ll pop a few on.

  2. Angelnorth says:

    The snowflakes look great – they’d be lovely on the tree, too!

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