1. Let casting dry completely. 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.
2. Apply light blue paint to clown suit and let dry. Then apply other colors, one color at a time, letting paint dry between coats so paints won't run together. Use gold for the gloves and socks as well as the stripes on the clown suit. Use dark blue for cuffs of sleeves and pants. Use red for mouth, nose, eyes, collar and dots on clown suit, hat and shoes. Use orange for hair. Use any colors you like for balls clown is juggling in the air (we used dark blue).
3. Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
4. Glue painted casting to blue paper and let dry.
5. Place completed artwork into frame per corkboard instructions.
Corkboard project designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photograph by David Montgomery.