Wine Bottle Pansy Gift Tag
Pansy Heart Gift Tag
Clay Casting Project

Decorate a wine bottle or gift box
with a personalized keepsake gift tag.



#295 Pansy

 

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp 
#295 – Pansy
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
2 clay castings:  #295 – Pansy 
(see Basic Clay Casting Instructions), cut-out (see Step 1 below).
Wooden heart shape (from cardboard or light wood,  from a craft store or cut out your own)
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: green, yellow, purple
Pearlcote™ pearl glaze spray by PLAID®
Rub ‘n Buff®, foam brush or Spouncer™ by PLAID®, soft cloth
Hot glue
1/4” satin ribbon for hanger
Permanent gold marker (Pilot or Uchida)

*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 still wet, trim castings close to the design. Let dry.
2.  Sand any rough areas on the castings and the wood heart until smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer to the wooden heart and to the castings. Let dry.
4.  Paint both pansies in natural colors (refer to photo), and paint the wooden heart purple. Let dry.
5.  Spray pansies with Pearlcot™ pearl glaze. Let dry.
6.  Dab Rub ‘n Buff® onto the edges and sides of the heart (see Basic Clay Casting0.
7.  Glue the pansies to the tp of the heart as shwn in the photo.
8.  Form the ribbon int a loop the length you need for a hanger, and glue it to the back of the heart. Let dry.
9.  Use gold marker to write message.


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


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 Carol Rycraft.