#349 – Rooster Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project
A cheerful way to say hello to a friend!
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #349 – Rooster OR #1056 – Rooster
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
1 paper casting* of design #349 – Rooster OR #1056 – Rooster (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 blank greeting card
2 pieces of
your choice of decorative papers and colors**: We used a piece of bronze metallic decorative paper
approx. 2 3/4" square with corners punched as shown, and a piece of green and bronze decorative paper cut to approx. 2 1/2" square.
Punch (from craft store) to punch paper as shown
Clear acrylic varnish
Acrylic paints: light aqua-green, metallic bronze
*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 #1056 – Rooster for Heirloom design #349 (pictured).
When casting is dry, 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.
Apply paint to rooster design, one color at a time, letting paint dry
coats so paints won't run together. Start with light aqua-green as a
color, then metallic bronze on ridges of body and to weathervane as
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. Punch holes in the 4 corners of the larger piece as shown.
5. Glue 2 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to
6. Glue casting to center of top paper on card.
Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.