1. While clay is still wet, cut out casting with heart cookie cutter. Use a sharp knife to crimp or cut triangular wedges off the edge (as if you were using pinking shears). Optional: Use a toothpick to poke decorative holes near each crimping for added texture.
2. When casting is dry, sand any rough edges smooth. Optional: Apply primer to both sides of casting. Let dry.
3. Apply pearl white paint to both sides of casting and let dry.
4. Paint the rose petals with a mix of the pearl white with the pink; paint the leaves with a mix of pearl white with green. Let dry.
5. Using a foam brush and the dry brush method (see instructions on page 27), dab a tiny bit of gold paint on the raised design and the edges f the heart. Let dry. Then dab on the cranberry wine color to the raised surfaces, letting a bit of the gold shine through. Let dry.
6. Optional: Varnish both sides and let dry.
This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.
Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR