*Note: Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions) but may not be as practical if you plan to send it through the mails. The choice is yours.
1. Optional: While casting is still damp, bend edges over (as shown) if you like that effect.
2. When paper casting is dry, apply a light coat of varnish to seal the casting from moisture (so it will not swell and lose the design when paint is applied). Apply a light 2nd coat of varnish and let dry.
3. Apply red paint to the rose petals and green to the leaves as shown. Apply each color separately and let dry between coats so colors don't run into each other. Let dry.
4. Apply tan around inside edge of casting (as shown) blending to the light tan closer toward the design (as shown), leaving the portion around the rose white (unpainted). Let dry.
5. Apply a light coat of spray varnish to seal in paint. Let dry. Apply a 2nd coat of varnish if desired for more sturdiness. Let dry.
6. Optional: Glue magnet to back of casting.