#115 – Windmill and #190 – Tulip
Dutch Painted Egg
Clay Casting Project
A truly unique momento to celebrate
your Dutch heritage or a trip to Holland!
1 clay casting each*: #115 – Windmill and #190 – Tulip (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions), cut out while clay is still wet.
Acrylic paints: white, blue, black
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
*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 windmill design and tulip design from each casting. Then place the wet cutouts on the egg where they will be placed and gently mold to the shape of the egg before allowing to dry. Refer to ** instructions below.
2. Apply a coat of primer to each cutout and let dry.
3. Use hot glue to affix 2 cutouts to opposite sides of egg and let dry.
4. Apply white paint to entire egg and cutouts on egg.
5. Apply paints to egg as shown (mix blue and white to create lighter blue colors). Apply each color separately and let dry between coats so colors don't run.
6. Apply a final coat of varnish for permanence and protection.
**Applying Castings to Unfinished Wood:
(1) Before you apply any clay castings to unfinished wood, make sure the wood surface for your project is finely sanded.
(2) Use the Rolling Pin Method to create your castings because they will have a flat back and adhere well to wood (the Pressed Ball Method leaves a more uneven surface). Do not allow the castings to dry before applying them to the wood.
(3) Apply wet castings to the wood by dabbing a few drops of water on the wood and the back of the casting. Then put the casting on the wood and press lightly on the design to make sure it bonds to the wood.
If you prefer a blended edge on your casting, press the soft edges of your casting with the rounded end of a paint brush, a blunt tool, or your finger, sloping the edges down to the wood. Dab water on the edge of the casting if it resists blending.
Use a wet paint brush to smooth the area between the clay and the wood. Let dry.
Note: Be careful not to leave a lot of water on the wood. You will probably need to allow a day or two for this type of project to dry.
(5) After the clay is dry, sand the rough edges of the castings.
(6) Apply primer, varnish, and/or paint as desired to decorate your project.