1 clay casting* - #249 – Hummingbird (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). Optional: Make 4 castings – one for each side of box.
1 wood box (we used a box designed to hold pens and pencils)
1 2” round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board (fine grit)
Acrylic primer (spray can)
Acrylic paints: brown for background, reds and greens for bird and flower (choose your own colors)
Acrylic spray varnish
1. While clay is wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter. Let dry.
2. Sand rough edges smooth.
3. Optional: Apply primer and let dry.
4. Apply brown paint to background (or color of your choice) and let dry. Apply colors separately to bird, stem, leaves and flower petals, one color at a time (refer to photo), letting paint dry between colors.
5. Optional: Apply a coat of varnish for permanence. Note: Varnish will leave a more glossy finish.
6. Use hot glue to attach magnet to one side of box. Optional: Make 4 castings and glue one to each side of box.
Project above designed and created by Maggie Montgomery. Photograph by David Montgomery.