245 Candy Cane Bow Project
#245 – Candy Cane Bow Decoration
Clay Casting Project
  
Break out the candy canes and let kids of all ages munch
while they decorate yummy cookies and unique holiday decorations!


          
                        
Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #245 – Candy Cane
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #245 – Candy Cane (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: red, white, gold
1 bow (we used wire-edged ribbon)
Hot glue

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

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting with crimper cookie cutter and let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth. 
3.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
4.  Apply a coat of gold paint to front and back of casting (excluding design). Let dry.
5.  Apply a coat of red paint to the stripes and bow on the design and let dry.
6.  Apply a coat of white paint to other stripes on the design and let dry.
7.  Tie or hot glue bow to package or basket handle.
8.  Hot glue decorated casting to bow.

This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others 
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting 
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.


Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.



Bake a batch of matching Shortbread Cookies!


 

Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of GooseHill Farms.




... or try some Springerle Cookies!


Springerle cookie above made by Mary Moughan, a Rycraft collector.
THANK YOU, Mary!



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