1 clay casting #308 – Poinsettia (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic paints: red, green, gold, maroon
Rub ‘n Buff ®, foam brush or SpouncerTM by PLAID ®, soft cloth
Paper (art, origami, wrapping) for tag (we used 1 piece maroon and a smaller piece of green).
Paper Edgers® (Scallop)
Tacky glue and hot glue.
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. Paint background of casting with maroon paint, then the leaves with green, and the flower petals with red. Paint a gold center on the flower. Let dry.
5. Apply Rub ‘n Buff® to tips of flower petals and leaves and edge of casting as shown.
6. Use scissors or Paper Edgers® to cut gift tag out of red and green papers (try flipping the paper over to reverse the Paper Edgers® cut-out design).Glue papers together using tacky glue.
7. Glue casting to gift tag with hot glue.
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.