Party Gift Boxes Project
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Gift Box & Bow Decorations
Clay Casting Projects

           
       Box #1 - #221 - Sweethearts                       Box #2 - #076 - Circle of Love                               Box #3 - #067 - Heidi                           

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

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp each: 
          #221 - Sweethearts
          #076 - Circle of Love 
          #067 - Heidi  

Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white 
1 clay casting* each: 
          #221 - Sweethearts
          #076 - Circle of Love 
          #067 - Heidi   (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic spray paints or regular acrylic paints: lavender, purple
Foam brush or Spouncer™ by PLAID®
Soft cloth
Dried fern for Box #3
Hot glue for boxes #1 and #3
1/8" purple satin ribbon for box #2
String of pearl beading for box #2
White flower stamens for box #2
Low-temp glue for box #2
1/2" gold metallic ribbon for box #1

*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, cut out castings with cookie cutter. Let dry. Sand any rough edges smooth.
2.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
3.  BOX 1 - (Design #221 - Sweethearts). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Hot glue the finished casting to the bow on your box.
4.  BOX 2 - (Design #076 - Circle of Love). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Tie ribbon around box. Glue pearls and flower stamens as shown in photo. Gather and hot glue the piece of tulle to the box. Glue the finished casting on top of the tulle. Caution: Use low-temp glue since hot glue may melt the tulle.
5.  BOX 3 - (Design #067 - Heidi). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Hot glue fern leaves to the box. Hot glue finished casting ovr the ferns.


These clay casting projects are featured along with dozens of others 
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting 
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.

 
Box 1 – #221 – Sweethearts

Box 3 - #067 - Heidi






Shown above:  #067 - Heidi,   #223 -  Basket Heart

Cookies baked by Robin Rycraft. Photograph by Carol Rycraft.



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