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.
Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR