060 Shamrock Magnet Project
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#060 – Shamrock Magnet or Ornament
Clay Casting Project

A great St Patrick's Day gift your kids can make
to decorate a basket of shamrock cookies!


          


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #060 – Shamrock
Clay* - we used Creative Paperclay® which air dries to a paintable pure white (no oven needed)
1 clay casting* - #060 – Shamrock (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
1 2" round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board (fine grit)
Acrylic primer (optional)
Acrylic clear varnish (optional)
Acrylic paints: metallic bronze, green (or any colors you like)
Tacky glue or hot glue
Optional: 1 magnet (from a craft store). 
Optional - For an ornament: 1 piece of jute or string, fishing line, or ribbon 8" long (or longer if desired) for hanger.

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

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter. If you are going to make an ornament, use toothpick to poke a hole in the top (see How to Make a Hole). Let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth.
3.  Optional: Apply primer and let dry.
4.  Apply green paint to background area and let dry. Apply bronze paint to edge of casting (as shown) and to shamrock leaves and stems, and 3 dots, and let dry.
5.  Optional:  Apply a coat of varnish for permanence. Note: Varnish will leave a more glossy finish.
6. Use hot glue to attach magnet to back, or make an ornament by attaching a piece of jute or string, fishing line, or ribbon 8" long (or longer if desired) for hanger.


Magnet designed and created by Maggie Montgomery
Photograph by David Montgomery.

Use a crimper cookie cutter to cut out cookies after stamping 
dough with round cookie stamp #060 – Shamrock.

 


Below: Green luster dust paint being applied with a
fine-point paintbrush after cookies were baked and completely cooled.

 


Click here for complete step-by-step instructions for these cookies.



Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of http://www.cakecupboard.com



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