1. Apply a coat of varnish to the casting if you wish to paint it (so that the water in the paint won't turn the paper design back to pulpy mush).
2. Cut and/or fold construction paper to make a card.
3. Apply color to the casting using paint, markers, or crayons and let dry thoroughly. Glue it in place onto the card.
4. Write a message with paint, felt marker, or crayons.
Painted and Cut-Out Medallions:
Choose the stamp designs you like best. Use the crisp, white castings as they come off the stamp, or trim them into cut-outs with scissors. Use paint and glitter to decorate them (we recommend adult supervision when children use glitter). You can also glue a magnet on the back of cut-outs for a charming gift.
This paper casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Paper Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.
Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Cookie decorated by and photograph courtesy of Goose Hill Farms.