374 Moose Candle Project
#374 - Moose Candle
Clay Casting Project
 
A unique and charming gift for the
outdoorsman in your life!


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp: #374 – Moose
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white 
1 clay casting*: #374 - Moose (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
2” round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: shades of green and brown and rust
Decorative brown paper cut approx 2" wide and long enough to fit around candle.
1 piece of natural raffia long enough to fit around candle and tie a simple knot as shown
Hot glue

*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, use knife or cookie cutter to cut out design. Let dry.
2.  Sand rough or uneven areas smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer to both sides of casting and let dry.
4.  Apply a coat of the background paint color of your choice (we used a rusty brown). Let dry.
5.  Paint the forest and moose, applying one color at a time, and allow to dry between colors. Let dry. 
6.  Wrap decorative paper around candle and glue closed at back.
7.  Tie raffia around candle and tie a knot. Trim ends to an attractive length. Optional: Cut it long enough to tie a bow.
8.  Use hot glue to affix the moose casting to the raffia knot. Hold in position until glue dries.
 

Project designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photography by David Montgomery


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