1. While clay is still wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter or knife. Let dry and sand rough edges smooth.
2. Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
3. Apply red paint to background and let dry. Then green to leaves, brown to bird, and gold to pears and let dry. Highlight tips of leaves, bird and edges of casting with gold and let dry.
4. Hot glue casting to center of stiffened doily.
5. Hot glue ribbon, gold cord, floral wire, or fishing line on back as a hanger.
This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.
Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.