Monday, August 1, 2011

another take: clay herb markers


I decided that it was time to make some markers for my little window herb garden.  I found a great tutorial for making garden markers out of clay.

For details on forming the clay visit this tutorial.
Rather than using white clay, I started with Sculpey III clay that was tinted black.


I formed my clay and stamped with rubber letter stamps.


I rubbed in some white chalk over the ends of the clay to make the letters show up better.  Before baking the chalk was not very visible (it sort of absorbed into the clay), but it showed up nicely during the baking process.


After baking some of the chalk rubbed off, but some was baked right into the clay.  I haven't dunked this in water, but I did test getting them a little wet and it seems that the chalk is set into the clay, which is cool because I don't have to be careful while watering.

I love my new markers and they look so pretty in the little pots...



10 comments:

Cristy said...

that's cute the way you did a reverse chalkboard stamped lettering. Even better if it does turn out to be waterproof!
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laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

how cute is this! already following,xo laura

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea!
*hugs*deb

Kellie said...

What an adorable idea! Going right on my "to do" list.

Donna said...

Great idea! I want to start growing my own herbs, definitely going to pin this for later use!

Mama Peck said...

These are charming. I love the chalk technique- they look great.

Amanda said...

These look great, just wish I could grow herbs to warrant the use of them!

Kitty said...

What a cute idea! Silly question but they wont absorb the water?

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thehappyhomester said...

I just started my own herb garden and I love this look! Had to link again! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Loops said...

You should sell these in your shop!

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