315 Trout Tie Tack Project
#315 – Trout Tie Tack
Clay Casting Project
 
Create a unique handcrafted 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
Exacto® knife or sharp knife
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic paints: terra cotta, gray-blue
Tie tack assembly (from craft store)
Tacky glue
Varnish

*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, trim casting close to the design with a sharp knife. Let dry.
2.  Sand any rough edges smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of terra cotta paint and let dry.
4.  Use the dry brush method (see 
Techniques for Special Effects) to apply the gray-blue paint and let dry.
5.  Glue tie tack to back of casting.
6.  After glue is dry, apply terra cotta paint to back of casting.
7.  Apply a coat of varnish front and back, and let dry.

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


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