1. After my belly cast dried, I trimmed the edge with scissors. I wanted a smooth surface so I applied a layer of spackle, allowed it to dry and sanded it with the sanding screen included in the kit.
2. I collected leaves and flowers and decoupaged them onto the belly cast.
3. I finished with a satin spray shellac, put the ribbon in, tied the ends in knots to hold it in the belly cast and then tied a big bow at the top to hang on our wall.