325 Lion Card Project

#325 – King of the Jungle Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

A quick and easy project for kids and teens!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #325 King of the Jungle Lion design  

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #325 King of the Jungle Lion and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

#325 – King 
of the Jungle

        

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #325 – King of the Jungle 
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* of design #325 – King of the Jungle  (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
Clear acrylic varnish
1 blank greeting card
3 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of black approx. 3 1/16" square, a piece of metallic gold approx. 2 5/8" square, and a piece of black-&-gold patterned paper approx. 2 1/2" square)
Paint – metallic gold, black
Glue

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

Instructions:

1.  Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the lion design and leave background area unvarnished.
2.  Apply black paint to lion’s entire head and let dry. 
3.  Apply metallic gold paint to highlight lion’s face as shown and let dry. 
4.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
5.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Glue 3 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
6.  Glue casting to center of black-&-gold patterned paper.

Closeup of painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #325 King of the Jungle Lion design
Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.


Bake a Batch of Matching Springerle Cookies!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #325 King of the Jungle Lion and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

Plate of springerle cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps and cut out with scallop cookie cutter


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