220 Rocking Horse Box Project
#220 - Rocking Horse
Gift Box Decoration
Paper Casting Project


#220 - Rocking Horse

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #220 - Rocking Horse
1 sheet 100% cotton linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 gift box (we used a cardboard box from the craft store)
Glue of your choice or hot glue and glue gun
Acrylic spray varnish
Paint brush, fine-tipped
Acrylic paints: powder blue, pale yellow, light brown

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

1.  Using the powder blue paint, apply a coat to the gift box. Let dry. Apply a second coat if desired. Let dry.
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.  Use a fine-tipped paint brush to apply brown paint to the rocking horse where shown (this includes the rocker on bottom). Let dry.
4.  Apply powder blue to saddle and bridle, and a mottled effect over the brown on the rocker. Let dry.
5.  Apply yellow to parts of the tail and mane (as shown), and the 3 straps. Let dry.
6.  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.
7.  Use glue or hot glue to affix casting to top of box.

The papercast rocking horse below has a different color scheme.
Above casting from a greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug

Project designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photograph by David Montgomery.

Bake up a batch of Shortbread Cookies to match...

...or try some Springerle Cookies!

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