“A Face in the Crowd”
©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2016
Faces are so wonderful. Each one is different (even though they say that we all have a “doppelganger” out there). Face molds are one more thing I collect. This one is actually a metal jewelry finding. It makes a great mold for paper casting and polymer clay. She is a bit exotic, maybe from Tahiti?
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- Microwave , heat tool or a sunny window
- Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
- Face mold (I used a metal jewelry piece)
- Scraps of off white, tan & brown paper (think junk mail, etc.)
- Spice in a brown color (great way to use up those outdated spices and it smells good too!)
- Beacon QuickGripTM Adhesive
- Envelopes to fit cards (or make your own with the AG envelope template)
- Scor-palTM (Love the new 1/8” version)
- Approx. 24” of brown 7/8” Grow Grain ribbon
- Craft knife and cutting surface
- Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create a face casting. (I always make extra!)
- Dry the casting.
- Add more brown scrap to the slurry and create a sheet of heavy weight handmade paper (Create more sheets if you are going to make numerous cards. (one sheet will make 2 cards)
- Sprinkle the spice onto the damp paper.
- When the paper is dry, fold and tear it to make two pieces 5 ½ x 8 ½”.
- Score and fold to create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
- Use the craft knife to cut a slit wide enough for the ribbon to fit at the left fold of the card.
- Insert the ribbon, overlap the ends a tiny bit, cut it and adhere the ribbon to the card.
- Use the BowEasy™ to tie a bow.
- Attach the bow to the ribbon.
- Attach the casting to the front right of the card with the QuickGrip™ adhesive.