As I discussed during my show Thursday night, I discovered how to use ALL the plaster I make and not throw anything out! What a discovery! Zero garbage. 100% useage of raw materials!
I allowed the plaster to dry in the container in which I mixed it. Once dry I was able to pull off small 'sheets' of plaster. It totally looked and felt like eggshells.
So, imagine that; normally you would have to dump the plaster in the garbage. What a cool way to recycle, up-cycle and make pretty things:)
|Chunks and Sheets of plaster|
|I covered half the piece of cardboard with Scotch Quick-Dry Glue and placed, and slightly smooshed, the pieces into the glue. The glue will dry clear.|
|I painted the left side of the cardboard in preparation for another project. My piece is painted and waiting for it's comforting coat of Crystal Lacquer.|
|Glazed and sealed and waiting for a home.|
|This would make a lovely cover to a mini book, or matted and used to embellish a card.|
|I love the colours and I am very happy with my Bienfang, Marvy and Martha Stewart Markers|
|Experiment with Clear Gloss. If you can't figure out what the design is, that's okay, because there isn't one!|
|Quite exciting! The few spots I dropped gloss on, make the plaster look like GLASS!|
|What I have learned: To make the plaster look like glass, only cover the painted plaster pieces with Gloss. A matte background, or 'grout' will enhance the effect.|
Please see my previous blog for a list of all the ingredients I used in these projects.
So try it out!
Questions? Comments?? Please drop me a line :)
Until we meet again,