#271 Jolly Santa Bow Decoration
#271 - Jolly Santa Bow Decoration
Paper Casting Project

Give a delicious and unique gift of Santa cookies
and top it off with a matching bow!

             

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#271 - Jolly Santa    OR    #1016 - Jolly Santa
Cotton linter - (see Rycraft Paper Casting Kit and Refill)
1 paper casting* - #271 - Jolly Santa    OR    #1016 - Jolly Santa (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
Sharp scissors or Exacto™ knife
1 big gold bow (wire-edged)
Hot glue
Acrylic spray varnish
Acrylic paints: red, white, gold, black, peach

*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 #1016 - Jolly Santa for Heirloom design #271 (pictured).

     

Instructions:
1.  When paper casting is dry, use a sharp pair of scissors or Exacto™ knife to cut out around the Santa design.
2.  Apply a light coat of varnish to seal the casting from moisture (so it will not swell and lose the design when paint is applied). Apply a light 2nd coat of varnish and let dry. Note:  You may also apply varnish to the back of the casting for more permanence.
3.  Apply paint to Santa, one color at a time, and let dry between colors so they won't run into each other.
6.  Optional:  Apply a light coat of spray varnish to seal in paint. Let dry. Apply a 2nd coat of varnish if desired for more sturdiness. Let dry. Note: Varnishing will give the casting a more glossy finish.
            Variation: Apply varnish to just the black, red, and gold portions on Santa, and leave his beard and the fur on cap and cuffs unvarnished for an interesting effect.
7.  Glue casting to bow.

     


Project designed and created by Maggie Montgomery. Photograph by David Montgomery.



Click here for Springerle Cookie Recipe (shown above)



Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of Goose Hill Farms.