089 Seashell Earrings Project

#089 – Seashell Earrings

Paper Casting Project
 
Create a beautiful pair of earrings for yourself 
or as a gift for a special friend!

#089 Seashell papercast earrings
                                

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #089 – Seashell 
1 sheet Rycraft 100% cotton linter 
2 paper castings* 
#089 – Seashell (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
Clear acrylic varnish (optional)
1 pair earring findings
Acrylic paints: Pearlescent white, pink
Irredescent clear glitter (fine)
Glue
*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). Shown below L to R: Seashells cut out from bread dough and from Creative Paperclay.
#089 Seashell paper casting cut out with scissors         #089 Seashell paper casting cut out with scissors

Instructions:


1.  Cut the seashell design out of each casting. Below are examples of 2 sizes of seashell cutouts.
  #089 Seashell paper casting and two cut outs of different sizes

2.  Optional: Varnish the 2 seashell cutouts on both sides (one side at a time) and let dry.
3. Paint front of castings with pearlescent white paint and let dry. Then apply pink paint to one edge of casting as shown. Or use your imagination to create another color scheme (see some ideas below):
#089 Seashell paper casting cut out with scissors & painted in bright colors         #089 Seashell paper casting cut out with scissors & painted in shades of orange
4.  Apply a coat of varnish to castings and apply glitter while varnish is still wet. Let dry.
5.  Optional:  Apply another coat of varnish to front and back of each casting for more permanence.

6.  Glue findings to backs of castings.
#089 Seashell papercast earrings
Project designed and created by Sue Moore.

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