030 Cmas Tree Card Project
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#030 – Christmas Tree
Christmas
 Card
Paper Casting Project

                      

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #030 – Christmas Tree
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
1 paper casting* of design #030 – Christmas Tree (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 blank greeting card 
2 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of shiny gold, and a piece of green textured paper) cut to approx. 2 1/2" square and 3" square
Clear acrylic varnish 
Acrylic paints: green, light green, metallic gold, blue, red, brown
Optional: Glitter, ultra fine

Glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

1. Let casting dry completely. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the tree design and leave the background unvarnished.

2. Apply paint to tree first, then stand, star, and ornaments, one color at a time, letting paint dry between coats so paints won't run together. Optional: While paint is still wet, apply glitter. Shake off residue. Let dry.
3.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
4.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving a nice border. Glue 2 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
5.  Glue casting to center of top paper on card.



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