1 clay casting* #131 – Star of David OR #342 – Star of David (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic paint: white, metallic gold (Note: Gold acrylic paints are easy to use. Finding the right color gold is tricky. We used Delta’s GleamsTM Ceramcoat® acrylic paint.)
Rub ‘n Buff ®, foam brush or SpouncerTM by PLAID ®, soft cloth
Optional: clear fine irridescent glitter
1. Using a knife, trim approx. 1/4” to 3/8” away from the design to cut out the star from the casting, following the shape of the Star of David. Let dry. Sand any rough edges smooth.
2. Apply a coat of primer to casting and let dry.
3. Paint casting white, then gold. Let dry between coats.
4. Optional: Use Rub ‘n Buff® on the edges to give a soft gold edge against the white (shown in blue box example).
5. Optional: Apply varnish just to the center area that is white (top photo below) and while it is still wet, sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
6. Varnish entire casting for more permanence and let dry.
7. Optional: Glue magnet to back of star.
Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
The Hanukkah Box project shown above is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic clay casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.