Wednesday, March 4

Making a CAMEO... Immortalized in PLASTER by Lynne Suprock


Hello fellow artists and crafters! Lynne here today to share a fun tutorial using Amazing Mold Putty to create Cameo wall hangings out of Plaster of Paris.

You will need:
  • An item you would like to mold for a wall hanging. I selected vintage plaques that I found at a flea market. 
  • A non stick craft mat 
  • Amazing Mold Putty
  • Mold Release Spray 
  • Plaster of Paris 
  • Water 
  • Wooden stir stick 
  • Large container for mixing plaster 
  • 20 gauge wire, 2" per plaque 
  • Round nose pliers to bend wire 
  • Matte gel medium 
  • Paint brush for gel application 

My plaques have quite a bit of chipped, peeling paint going on. This will add to the distressed look that I am after when the Amazing Mold Putty conforms to the chipped texture of the pieces.


Amazing Mold Putty comes in Part "A" and Part "B". Mix equal amounts of each into one ball of uniform color {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. 


Work quickly because the Amazing Mold Putty will begin to set after several minutes. To keep mold putty from sticking to jewelry or finger nails, you can wear gloves. However, the Amazing Mold Putty is non toxic.




Next press the Amazing Mold Putty onto the front of the piece that you wish to mold. Make sure you cover the complete piece.

 

Let the piece set up, then demold to show the cameo mold. Lay the piece, mold side up on a flat surface and mix up a little more of the Amazing Mold Putty. This time, shape the putty into a long noodle piece to completely surround your item. Amazing Mold Putty will fuse to itself unless a mold release agent is being used. Attach the noodle to the existing edge of the Amazing Mold Putty on the front of your plaque. Let cure.


Finished mold. Before pouring plaster, apply a light coat of mold release to the mold.


Mix the Plaster of Paris with water according to the directions on your box. Directions may vary by manufacturer. Stir with a wooden stick. Work quickly because the plaster will become warm and start to thicken in a few minutes.


Pour the plaster into the mold, filling to the edge of the mold. 

 

Bend the wire with pliers and position into the back of the poured plaster. Let your project sit over night, and if your mold is thick, two nights in a warm, dry room. The drying process is hastened if there is air movement over the piece, such as with a fan on low.


If you do not let the piece completely dry, it will break apart when you demold it... which is just what happened with this one! Uh oh! Oh no!


This one dried for two days. Once taken out of the Amazing Mold Putty mold, coat with acrylic gel medium. Let dry. Your piece is ready to hang!


I love the white bisque look of plaster. However, you could also paint your piece with assorted acrylic paints or add highlights with a metallic paste. Enjoy experimenting with Amazing Casting Products, such as Amazing Mold Putty in your mixed media projects!

What items would you mold
to immortalize in plaster?

I would love if you would leave a comment below to let us know how this technique works for you! Please share what you make with Amazing Casting Products on our website in the User Gallery.

Please visit my blog "Simply Pretty Stuff" to see more of my creations
and to view my upcoming workshop schedule.  ~ Lynne


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3 comments:

  1. love playing with Plaster........easy to do with ACP

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  2. love playing with Plaster........easy to do with ACP

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