Advice 1: How to make a figurine out of plaster

Gypsum is a construction material. Diluted with water the powder suitable for the manufacture of figurines, toys and fridge magnets. And to make such items for interior decoration can be quite fast.
How to make a figurine out of plaster
You will need
  • — gypsum;
  • water;
  • — shape;
  • — brush;
  • — palette;
  • — acrylic paint.
Prepare the form in which you will pour the material. You can buy the box set for crafts made from plaster, which will have plastic molds. For this purpose, suitable silicone molds for cakes and even children's capacity to kulichiki of sand. You can also cut the bottom of any hollow plastic or rubber toy. To figure out of gypsum it was easier to get, grease the molds of any vegetable oil.
The gypsum powder pour into a glass Cup or jar. Add required quantity of water in accordance with the instructions on the package. The consistency should resemble cream. Stir the mass so that there are no remaining lumps.
Pour the plaster into the prepared form. Smooth the surface with a spatula or knife. Allow the mixture to dry for 30-50 minutes. If you do the magnet, after 15-20 minutes into the plaster surface of the magnetic plate. In a drawing that plan to hang, insert a loop of fishing line.
Before you pull the figure, make sure that the plaster is really dry. Tap it with a pencil – the sound should be sonorous.
Form of the finished crafts can be changed. With modelling knives of different sizes you can make the carving, plaster-crafts. First apply a line pattern on the sketch of the effigy. Then, focusing on the sketch, mark crafts a simple pencil. Cut the plaster into small pieces, layer by layer, achieving the desired effect. Use only sharpened tools to cut smoothly without chipping.
If you want to make a colorful figure, paint the plaster with acrylic paints. On the package acrylic look for the marked "porous" surfaces. Apply the paint with a foam sponge (for painting larger areas) or synthetic brushes (for detailed study).

Advice 2 : What to make of the cast with their hands

Getting creative pursuit of their leisure and home decoration, pay attention to a simple and affordable material such as gypsum. It is possible to do crafts with children and quite serious work to decorate the room.

What to make of the cast with their hands

Photo frame made of gypsum

For the manufacture of frames you need the clear plastic cover from the cake or other disposable containers, in which the middle is smooth, and the edges are embossed. It should be the same size as what you want to frame. Carefully inspect the form. If it has some dents, straighten them. Otherwise it will be imprinted on the finished product.

Pour into a deep bowl of water and gradually pour it in dry plaster. Thoroughly stir a tablespoon or a fork. It is also possible to split the resulting lumps. The mass should be homogeneous, like liquid sour cream.
If you dissolve the plaster with warm water, which dissolved a pinch of salt, it will be faster to set.

Pour in the form of dissolved gypsum layer little more than 1 cm. Slightly shake the bowl or tap it on the table. Then the liquid mass fills the whole terrain, and the air bubbles will come out. Lay across the surface layer of gauze or bandage. This reinforcement will make the finished product more durable. Immediately pour in the shape of another portion of the plaster a couple of inches.
If you want to make a large frame to reduce the weight of plaster products need to do a "sample". Back away from the edges slightly hardened DIY 3-4 cm and vystrelit the whole of the middle frame with a spoon until a layer of gauze.

A segment of stainless steel wire make a loop to the finished frame can be hung on the wall. If no wire, bend the mount from a large paperclip. When the plaster hardens a little hack, insert the loop into place perpendicular to the plane. The final form of the fasteners will attach after complete hardening of the workpiece.

Leave to harden at room temperature. Periodically touch her hands. While the plaster hardens, the work piece will be very warm to the touch. When it has cooled, after about a couple of hours, remove it from the mold and place it on a flat surface for final curing.

Gypsum - pliable to handle the material. With a sharp knife, cut the finished DIY junk nodules, if they exist. Sand with fine sandpaper all imperfections. Just be sure to cover your nose and mouth to not breathe in the plaster dust.

Prime plaster frame impregnation for porous surfaces. After it dries you can decorate your product with acrylic paints. They do not require fixing varnish. The reverse side of the DIY varnish. In the middle frame place a photo or picture with suitable size. You can make a printout on a computer according to the specified parameters.

Sculpture of a child's toy

Volume figures, which are obtained by casting, children will love to paint. Immediately please be patient. Large blank for toys to dry out for a few days. Therefore, it is better to make several pieces.

Cut with a sharp knife at the bottom of the rubber toys. Mix the plaster and pour it into the resulting form. Shake it to the mass has penetrated into all the nooks and curls of the figures. Leave your artwork to dry for a few hours. Then, by bending the rubber from plaster, get cast sculpture. Pour a fresh batch of plaster in the form, and leave the toy to dry for three more days. Then it can be painted over.
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