This is the 3rd Valentine’s Day I shared how I made a Valentine for my Sweetheart. We were very poor when we first got married and we decided to create cards for each other rather than spend a lot of money. Each year I try to make something new and unique. This year I dragged out my Brown Bag Molds. The company hasn't created any new molds since 2006, but you can still find molds on line at E-bay and even Amazon. If you happen to have a mold and are tired of making cookies with them, now is the time to try paper casting. Let’s get started with the fun.
1 large sheet of paper (I used the paper that was part of a Brown Bag Mold kit, you can use typing paper, a couple of sheets)
1 tsp. (5ml) kaolin clay (available here: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/clays/kaolin-clay-white/)
or google it
1 quart water (2 liters)
Micro fiber dish towel
Acrylic paints (also known as craft paints)
Paint brushes (or you can use cotton swabs or fine brushes, not shown)
Card stock (8.5”x11” or 22cm x 28cm piece, white)
Card stock ( 5.5" x 8.5" or 14cm x 22cm, complimentary color to the finished cast)
I gave my Sweetheart the one with the "Sun, Moon and Stars". On the inside I completed the saying with"the light of my life." He loved it. FYI: To clean the mold, scrub it with a brush and dish soap, rinse and let dry completely. Have fun and ENJOY!