faux paper casting
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Designer: Lisa Falduto
This is a technique that will have you pulling out your many sets of Fiskars stamps and creating tons of Paper casting fun! The best part is how simple it is to do, with amazing results! There are so many things you can use your paper casting pieces on like cards, as package toppers, on party favors, and a hundred other ideas. Today I am creating a pencil can using my casted piece since I seem to have an overflow of journaling pens! Let's get started!
Instructions (Print version)
1. Choose the large flower from your set of Fiskars Heidi Grace Wild Daisy road stamp set. Lay it flat, design side up on your Fiskars 12.5x12.5 inch cutting mat. Tear off about 6-8 pieces of toilet paper. This should be single ply toilet paper with no design or quilting.
2. Using your spray bottle spritz your stamp and lay down the first piece of toilet paper. Using your wet make up sponge tap all over the top and side of your tissue gently pressing out any air bubbles and making sure it adheres to the form of the stamp. Repeat the above step with each remaining piece of toilet paper.
3. Once you have all layers on and have pressed it into the design of the stamp you will want to use your Fiskars Fingertip Tweezers and your fingers to gently tear the tissue around the outside edge all the way around your stamp. This will give your edges a torn paper appearance.
4. Now allow your piece to dry completely. I put mine in front of my dehumidifier and it took a couple of hours to dry. Avoid using anything that gets overly hot to dry your piece so you do not damage your stamp.
5. While your piece is drying we will create your pencil can base. Cut patterned paper to fit around the outside of your can using your Fiskars Premium Crafters trimmer. Cover your can with patterned cardstock. Now cut a center piece of coordinating patterned cardstock that will fit around your can. Leave an inch border at the top and bottom of this piece.
6. Now using your Fiskars Scallop Sentiments border punch and your pink cardstock punch a border for the top and bottom of this piece. Attach the border and patterned cardstock center around your can.
7. Cover the inside of your can with a coordinating patterned cardstock.
8. Once your Paper casting is dry, peel it off from the rubber stamp. You will now see the impression of the stamp in your dried toilet paper! You can use either side of this piece based on what you want your project to look like. I chose the inside view of my casting.
9. Use your chalks and cotton swabs to gently decorate your casting. I used pink and blue chalk since those were colors in my patterned cardstock. I also used a bit of glitter in the swirled areas of my design.
10. In the center of my flower I added a cardstock sticker and rhinestone.
11. In order to give the casting some additional stability we will use your Fiskars Round 'n Round L squeeze punch and punch one circle to attach to the back side of your flower. Once you have completed this step attach your casting to your can centering it top to bottom.
12. Now use your Fiskars My Funny Valentine XL squeeze punch and punch one heart out of coordinating cardstock. You will then use your Fiskars No. 5 Micro-tip scissors to cut this heart in half and trim any sharp corners. Bend these slightly lengthwise and then attach under the edge of your flower to serve as leaves.
13. Tie your 8" length of ribbon in a bow and attach on the bottom right hand side of your can right below the flower.
Fiskars Premium Crafters trimmer
Fiskars 12.5x12.5 inch cutting mat
Fiskars Fingertip Tweezers
Fiskars Scallop Sentiments Border Punch
Fiskars My Funny Valentine XL Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Round 'n Round L Squeeze punch
Fiskars No. 5 Micro-tip Scissors
Fiskars Tape Runner