CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

What is in your “MY CRAFT KIT”

 

  • Air-dried Clay 150g

  • Casting Plaster 300g

  • Storage Container

  • Embellishments & Serviettes x 2

  • Roller & Rolling Mat (150mm x 200mm) x 1

  • Gloves 1 pair

  • Cookie Cutters x 3

  • Non-stick paper (fits rolling matt) x 2

  • Paint – Varnish – Glue 5g of each

 

  • What you need to supply.

  • Brushes

  • Paint – colours for imprint finish

  • Craft Knife

  • Rags

 

Christmas decorations

  1. Air Dried Clay Decorations

  2. Roll out the clay on baking paper, clay should be 2-3mm thick.

  3. Stamp clay to create an imprint.

  4. With Christmas cookie cutter, cut out the shape in the clay by pressing into the clay.

  5. Once the rolled sheet of clay is full of cookie-cutter shapes.

  6. Pull up the clay that is not the cookie-cutter shapes

  7. Repeat steps 1-5 if desired, alternatively wrap the clay very airtight.

  8. With the end of a paintbrush make a hole, in the end, you want to hang the decoration from

  9. Leave to dry

  10. Careful decorations are fragile.

  11. Add paint on to imprinted layer – take off as much as desired (using water and clean rag)

  12. Turn the shape over, paint white

  13. Ripe out the size of tissue for your shape

  14. Add a thin layer of PVA glue on the white-painted side of the decoration

  15. Lay the tissue gently over the glued side, with the PVA brush (not too much PVA)... from the centre to the outer edge.  Brushing out the wrinkles. Again gently gently,   as once the tissue is wet it is going to be easily ripped...

  16. Leave to dry

  17. Varnish both sides

  18. Thread string through the hole and hang

Casting Plaster Decorations

  1. Spray Cookie Cutters with silicone or even cooking oil will work and place on the supplied matt with the folded edge up

  2. Weigh out 24g water add 40g of casting plaster this is more than enough for 2. 

  3. Let sit for 2 minutes seconds then stir.

  4. Pour into the cookie cutters when it is the consistency of thick yoghurt, some may seep out the bottom, don’t worry about it

  5. When the product starts to cure stick end of the skewer into the point you want the hang the decoration from.

  6. Work time of this product is 20-40min

  7. Leave for 24h to dry and fully cure

  8. When set, the cookie cutter should be able to be removed, it may take some coercing.  Gently Gently, if it is not coming out easily.. Try pulling the opposite sides of the cookie cutter outwards...

  9. Paint  the shapes white, back and front or white for the tissue side, the rest can be a colour up to you.

  10. Rip out the size of tissue for your shape, or just around the print you want, the white of the tissue will be almost invisible on the white paint, only the colour will show.

  11. Add a thin layer of PVA glue on the front painted (white) side of the decoration

  12. Lay the tissue gently over the glued side, with the PVA brush (not to much PVA)... from the centre to the outer edge.  Brushing out the wrinkles. Again gently gently,   as once the tissue is wet it is going to be easily ripped...

  13. Leave to dry

  14. Varnish both sides

  15. Hang on your tree

Photo directions

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