1. When paper casting is dry, use a sharp pair of scissors or Exacto™ knife to cut out around the Santa design.
2. 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. Note: You may also apply varnish to the back of the casting for more permanence.
3. Apply paint to Santa, one color at a time, and let dry between colors so they won't run into each other.
6. Optional: 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. Note: Varnishing will give the casting a more glossy finish.
Variation: Apply varnish to just the black, red, and gold portions on Santa, and leave his beard and the fur on cap and cuffs unvarnished for an interesting effect.