1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #220 – Rocking Horse OR #1029 – Rocking Horse
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
1 paper casting* - #220 – Rocking Horse OR #1029 – Rocking Horse (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used mauve
and lavender-blue) cut to approx. 2 1/2" square and 3" square
Clear acrylic varnish
Acrylic paints: warm beige, light brown, lavender-blue (to match paper), medium blue, purple
*Note: Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.
Note: You can substitute Import design #1029 – Rocking Horse for Heirloom design #220 (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 rocking horse design and leave the background unvarnished.
Apply warm beige paint to horse’s body and center of rocker, and let
dry. Then apply other colors, one color at a time, letting paint dry
between coats so paints won't run together. Use light brown for the
tail highlights and mane. Use medium blue for bridle and saddle straps
and edging. Use purple for saddle center and dots. Use lavender-blue
for outside of rocker.
3. Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
Fit 2 pieces of lavender paper, one over the other, leaving a nice
border. Glue 2 pieces together and let dry.
Place completed painted rocking horse casting onto center of top paper. Let dry.
6. Mount artwork on card. Let dry.