1. To create beautiful and unusual stationery, glue a casting (whole or cut out, white or painted) onto a piece of writing paper or note card. Note: If you plan to paint the casting, first apply a coat of acrylic varnish and let dry thoroughly.
2. To give a 3-dimensional effect, cut craft paper in a square, round, rectangular or other shape (perhaps the same shape as the cut-out design) and place behind the casting to frame it (see photos of the rose stationery as well as the basket heart card).
3. Optional: You may want to add a favorite phrase, poem, or birthday greeting to the paper prior to gluing on the casting.
This paper casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Paper Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.
All projects designed and created by Sue Moore. Photographs courtesy of Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.