These pretty hearts are so simple to make, you’ll want to give one to everyone you love!
You can make them into jewelry by gluing on a pin back or earring backs after baking, or use white glue (like SOBO) to stick them in place onto gorgeous handmade Valentine’s Cards. Try decorating a picture frame or box with these as well!
They are made by rolling clay flat with a pasta roller or brayer, and using rubber stamps or other elements–like real lace, or textured place mats, even old jewelry or the design on the ends of silverware! These elements are used to press in texture.
Cut the clay as you would cookies, and then gently smooth any rough edges with your finger. For an easy beveled edge, place plastic wrap over the clay before cutting.Highlight raised areas of the designs on raw clay with Pearl-Ex powders. Or, mix powders or acrylic paints with Varathane to make a stain or faux-enamel that can be painted onto a baked and cooled piece, and then quickly wiped off of the raised areas, to leave the color or metallic in the recessed areas. (old tshirts are very useful for this, but get the old tshirt wearer’s permission first!)