Ahhh the joy of salt dough!
I’ve had a joyous day of crafting. Its been lovely and chilled, the sounds of radio 2 and the fun of salt dough!
So this is a quick tutorial on salt dough tags using cookie cutters and rubber stamps.
What you need:
Take 200g of plain flour add 300g of table salt and enough water to make a plyable dough. My recipe says 200ml but I find that’s far to much.
Mix it all together.
It will look a little like this at he start
Keep mixing. And stick with it. It can take a while.
It should end up like this.
Now here’s the fun bit! Get your hands in and give it a kneed. A couple of minute’s is enough.
Flour you work top well! And take enough to work with. Don’t roll it al out it can be a bit to much.
Roll it out. I find the thinner the better. But it has to be thick enough for stamp to show up.
Cut your shape’s out.
Now flour your chosen stamp. Not to much though it can clog the stamp up.
I positioned it and pressed a little. It doesn’t need a lot!! As I discoverd!!
I’m making some tags to go on my hand made presents. Hence the hand made stamp. I also borrowed my mothers little hands stamp! I think it gives a cute hand made feel to gifts!
Put them all on a lined baking tray and bakeep on a medium heat about 150c for up to 1 hour.
You just have to keep checking.y oven doesn’t get up to temperature so there not fully dried.
Don’t worry if they puff up! They always do it! If you want to combat that just roll them thinner and cook on a higher temperature for quicker.
Here is my finished artical!
I can’t decide weather to leave them natural or to paint them!
You can use any kind of paint. And you can give them a quick gloss with pva.
Hope you all have as mum fun as I did!
Keep on crafting!