315 Trout Card Project
#315 – Trout Father's Day Card
Clay Casting Project
A fabulous card to accompany a special gift for Dad or Grandpa!

Shown above:  #315 – Trout,    #264 – Dolphin
Materials Needed:
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #315 – Trout
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #315 – Trout (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions
2" cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic paints or watercolors: blue
Rub 'n Buff® (Silver), foam brush or Spouncer™ by PLAID®, soft cloth
Paper Edgers® scissors (Clouds and Scallop)
Hot glue or tacky glue or glue stick
Blank card (ours is by Strathmore®)
Decorative paper

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

1.  While clay is still wet, cut out casting with cookie cutter. Let dry.
2.  Sand any rough edges smooth. 
3.  Paint with blue paint. Let dry.
4.  Apply silver Rub 'n Buff® to the trout, bubbles, and sides of the casting (see Techniques for Special Effects).
5.  Use Clouds Paper Edgers to cut edges of card.
6.  Use Scallop Paper Edgers to cut the paper rectangle (refer to photo). Use a glue stick or tacky glue to affix paper to front of card.
7.  Use hot glue or tacky glue to affix the casting on top of the paper on the card.

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

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