076 Circle of Love Box Project
#076 – Circle of Love 
Gift Box Decoration
Clay Casting Project

An easy project for kids of all ages –
and you can bake up some chocolate-painted cookies to match!


        
#076 – Circle of Love  and  #405 – Ruffled Heart

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp: #076 – Circle of Love
Clay* - we used Creative Paperlay® which air dries to a paintable pure white (no oven needed)
1 clay casting* - #076 – Circle of Love (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
1 gift box
1 2” round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board (fine grit)
Acrylic primer (spray can)
Acrylic paints: red, metallic gold
Acrylic spray varnish

*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 white paint to background and let dry. Apply colors separately to engine, one color at a time (refer to photo), letting paint dry between colors.
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.


Project above as well as cookies below were  designed and created by Maggie Montgomery
Photograph by David Montgomery.


Click here for Chocolate-Dipped & Painted Cookies




Bake a batch of matching Springerle Cookies!

         

#076 – Circle of Love  and  #405 – Ruffled Heart



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