264 Dolphin Box Project
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#264 – Dolphin Stenciled Box
Clay Casting Project
 
A special gift for Father's Day!

     
Shown above:  #264 – Dolphin,     #315 – Trout


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #264 – Dolphin
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
4 clay castings* #264 – Dolphin  (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions
2" cookie cutter

Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: gray, white, navy, blue-green
Pearlcote™ pearl glaze by PLAID® (spray can)
Tacky glue
Wood box
Stencil Magic® Border Medley by Delta®

*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 still wet, use cookie cutter to cut out 1 casting. Trim the other 3 castings close to the design.
2.  Let all castings dry. Sand any rough edges smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer to both sides of the 4 castings and let dry.
4.  Paint 4 castings (paint cut-out dolphins on both sides) and let dry.
5.  Glue castings together as shown in photo.
6.  Apply a coat of Pearlcote™ pearl glaze to assembled casting on both sides. This will tone down and mute the paint colors applied in Step 4.
7.  Prepare the box by sanding it smooth and applying a coat of primer. Let dry.
8.  Paint box with a wash (see Glossary) to achieve a weathered look. This may take two or three coats.
9.  Glue the assembled casting to the box.
10.  Optional: Stenil a simple design around the sides of the box.

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


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