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.