Inside A Makers' Studio
DIY SALT DOUGH GIFT TAGS | Using Clear Stamps and Gel Art Ink
December 11, 2020
These Salt Dough Gift Tags are so elegant and unique. Create these to impress your gift recipients this year! Watch as Amy & Michelle show you the best techniques for creating these tags.
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- ½ Cup Water
- Blessed – Rescue Restore Paint
- Gel Art Ink – Grass Is Always Greener
- Gel Art Ink – Bless His Heart
- Gel Art Ink – Blowin Up a Storm
- Gel Art Ink – Hold Your Horses
- Clear Stamp – I Love You/Family
- Clear Stamp – Foliage
- Foam Dome Brush
- Cookie or Biscuit Cutters (or some other round object)
- In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together water and ½ cup Rescue Restore Paint Blessed.
- Then pour paint mixture into larger bowl of flour/salt mixture. Mix together until large ball forms.
- Place ball of dough onto floured surface. Using a rolling pin, work the dough until it is between ¼ and ½ inch thick.
- Use cutters to create tags, placing them on a sheet of wax paper.
- Using a pencil or back end of an artist brush, create holes for threading string through.
- Then place a dab of Gel Art Ink on a clean surface and load the foam dome brush by dabbing it with an up and down motion, offloading as you go.
- Carefully dab the ink onto the stamp, using the same up down motion. Be sure to wipe off any excess ink that gets on the rim of the stamp.
- Now carefully place the stamp straight down onto the tag, applying medium pressure to ensure it stamps evenly.
- Then lift stamp straight up washing it with lukewarm water once done.
- Optional: You can add little red dots/berries by using a small brush and Bless His Heart Gel Art Ink.
- Allow tags to fully air dry for 72 hours, flipping them once daily.