#032 – Pine Cone Greeting Card Paper Casting Project
Celebrate the beauties of winter with this delightful handmade card and a basketful of hand-painted cookies to match!
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #032 – Pine Cone OR #1022 – Pine Cone 100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill) 1 paper casting* of design #032 – Pine Cone OR #1022 – Pine Cone (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). 1 blank greeting card
1 piece of
your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of green textured paper flecked with gold ) cut to approx. 3" x 5" (or any size you like) Clear acrylic varnish Acrylic paints: green, pearl white, 2 shades of brown Optional: Glitter – gold and clear iridescent (ultra fine) Glue
Note: You can substitute Import design #1022 – Pine Cone for Heirloom design #032 (pictured).
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. Variation: Varnish
only the branch and pine cone design and leave the background unvarnished. 2.
Apply green paint to branches. Optional: While paint is still wet, apply gold glitter (see photo below). Shake off residue. Let dry. 3. Apply dark brown paint to pine cone and let dry. Then paint lighter brown in center of pine cone as a highlight and let dry. 4. Apply pearl-white paint to top of pine cone (as shown) to look like snow. Optional: While paint is still wet, apply clear iridescent glitter (see photo below). Shake off residue. Let dry. 3. Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting. 4.
Cut green paper to fit your card and attach to card with glue. 5. Glue casting to top section of green paper as shown.