These ARE fun to do! For coloring we found that using chalk with Q-tip
applicators worked the best. You can get pastels as well as deep colors this
way. Watercolors didn't work well for us. We also did 8-9 layers of TP so it
dried really hard. I like San D's idea of making the stamps. If you use
commercial stamps as we did, you have to make sure the wells have been cut
pretty deep to get good indentions. Bunki
on 10/25/07 5:44 PM, KPRS2 at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> These castings make PERFECT Holiday ornaments, and look terrific in white
> with a red ribbon (I've done them as tags for holiday presents). (AND by the
> by, I also use the home made rubber stamps to stamp t-shirts, bags, etc,
> and combine them with stencils for an artsy look--using acrylic).
> Here are are the answers to your questions:
> I glue them to any kind of free cardboard I can get, if not, chipboard.
> I have them make sure when they cut the designs out, and glue them down they
> leave 'space' between the parts, not butt the parts up against each other
> (cliche of course is the rose: leave space between the petals when you glue
> them down). If they intend to do any words, they must be backwards of
> I use the little triangle sponges that I get by the bag ful at flea markets.
> I have never tried dye, so I can't help with that...always did it in white.
> You should try one out first to find out how many sheets of TP you will
> need, because if you get too many sheets, the design disappears..
> San D