#285 Star Bright Star Ornament
#285 – Star Bright
Star Christmas Ornament
Clay Casting Project
 
A simple and FUN project for kids of all ages!


                                         
Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#285 - Star Bright
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #285 - Star Bright (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Round cookie cutter

Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paint: white
Rub ‘n Buff ®, foam brush or SpouncerTM by PLAID ®, soft cloth
Ultra-fine glitter (optional)
Hot glue and tacky glue
Ribbon, cord, or fishing line for hanger


*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.


Instructions:

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting with the cookie cutter. Use a knife to cut 1/8” to 1/4” away from the edges of the star design – to form star points which touch the edge of the cut circle. Note: Using the cookie cutter helps eliminate odd lengths for the points of the star. Let dry.
2.  Sand rough edges smooth.
3.  Apply primer and let dry.
4.  Apply paint. Let dry.
5.  Apply Rub ‘n Buff® as desired.
6.  Optional: Apply tacky glue and sprinkle on ultra-fine glitter. Let dry.
7. Use hot glue to attach hanger to back.


This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.


Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.