#255 – Sleigh
Paper Casting Project
Create a unique and beautiful Christmas card –
then send it along with matching cookies for a very special gift.
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp#1030 – Sleigh or #1030 – Sleigh or Closeout Design #901 – Sleigh
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
1 paper casting* of design #255 – Sleigh OR #1030 – Sleigh OR Closeout Design #901 – Sleigh (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 blank greeting card
your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of shiny metallic red textured paper
approx. 3 1/4" square, a piece of metallic gold paper
approx. 3" square, and a piece of metallic medium-blue textured paper cut to approx.
2 1/2" square)
Clear acrylic varnish
Acrylic paints: metallic gold, blue to match paper, red, green
Optional: Glitter, ultra fine
*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 #1030 – Sleigh OR Closeout Design #901 for Heirloom design #255 (pictured).
Let casting dry thoroughly. 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 sleigh design and leave background area unvarnished.
Apply paint to sleigh design, one color at a time, letting each color dry between coats so colors don't run together. Optional: If you want to apply glitter to ribbons, bows and sleigh trim, apply
glitter while gold paint is still wet. Shake off residue. Let dry.
3. Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving
nice borders. Glue 3 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to
5. Glue casting to center of top paper on card.