089 Seashell Pin Project

#089 – Seashell Pin
Paper Casting Project

 
Create a beautiful pin for yourself 
or as a gift for a special friend!

      The Seashell #089 papercast pin painted frosted white, peach and orange

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #089 – Seashell
1 sheet Rycraft 100% cotton linter
1 paper casting* #089 – Seashell  (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
Clear acrylic varnish (optional)
1 pin jewelry finding (from craft store) small enough to hide behind the seashell
cutout (see photo below)

Acrylic paints: Pearlescent white, peach
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 the paper casting. Below are examples of 2 sizes of seashell cutouts.

#089 Seashell paper casting and two cut outs of different sizes

2.  Varnish the  cutout 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 peach 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.  Optional:  Apply another coat of varnish to front and back of each casting for more permanence.
5.  Glue finding to backs of casting.

The back of the seashell pin

The Seashell #089 papercast pin painted frosted white, peach and orange

Project designed and created by Sue Moore.

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