Monday, November 3, 2014

Arnold Grummer Papermaking - 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.


6 comments:

  1. LOve the little ornaments, great idea for gift tags too!

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    1. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment and glad to hear that you like the ornament idea. Totally could be used as tags!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, glad you like the idea!

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  3. I am thinking these are the most darling ornaments.. must share on pinterest!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! They are easy to make. The paper castings can be adhered to other surfaces too, besides the balsa wood and made larger. Thank you for sharing!

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