223 Basket Heart Box Project
#223 – Basket Heart Gift Box Decoration
Paper Casting Project

A delightful way to decorate your gift box.
Materials Needed:
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp:  #223 – Basket Heart
Cotton linter - (see Rycraft Paper Casting Kit and Refill)
1 paper casting* 
#223 – Basket Heart (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
Clear acrylic varnish
Paint:  red

*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.  Apply a coat of varnish to the casting.
2.  Paint the left side and attached woven parts of the design with the color of your choice (we used red) as shown.
3.  Apply a final coat of varnish for protection.
4.  Glue in place on the package next to the bow.

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 above designed and created by Sue Moore. 
Photograph  by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.

You can use gold and red paint to achieve the effect shown above.

Bake a batch of shortbread cookies to match...

...or try a batch of springerle cookies!

Clockwise outside in, from top:  #080 – Wedding Bells,    #192 – Song Bird,
#076 – Circle of Love,    #286 – Hearts,    #215 – Love Birds,
#201 – Lacy Heart,   #405 – Ruffled Heart,   #223 – Basket Heart

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