Simple Casted Ornaments
These little paper casted ornaments are truly easy to create. Process five cotton linter squares for each ornament. The art molds used were: Snowman #707, Bird #712, Three Trees #706, Snowflake. Check out this link for instructions on "how to cast paper".
After casting the designs and before drying the casting completely, I used a straight pin to pull away pulp from the edges to give them a feathered look.
Using balsa wood, because of its light weight and easy of cutting, make four squares that measure 3" x 3". Sand the edges smooth and sand the four corners to make them round.
Cut squares to the same size from a glitter cardstock. Use a corner rounder punch on each corner. Adhere the glitter cardstock to the balsa wood squares with a double sided adhesive, like Therm-o-web PeelnStick. NOTE : Water base glues could warp the balsawood. Glue the paper casting onto the center of the glittered covered squares using Beacon 3-in-1 glue. Attach ribbon for hangers.
Visit the Arnold Grummer website to view videos showing the paper making process. Place an order and use the coupon code THANKS20 for a discount.