- - children's molds in the form of figures of animals, the sun and machines;
- - plaster;
- - glass container;
- - water;
- - oil or fat cream;
- - knife or spatula;
- - acrylic paint.
Take the bag of gypsum powder (or otsypte of the bag remaining after repairs), pour it in a glass or earthenware container, add to water and stir thoroughly.Note that the water must be at room temperature.Pour it as much as instructed.Observe the proportions exactly, otherwise the product will be unstable.
Remember that the plaster hardens very quickly, so you must be prepared in advance molds.Coat them in butter or any fat cream to plaster easily behind.If you are using a silicone mold, it is not necessary to lubricate.
Pour the plaster on molds, quickly flatten wit
h a knife or spatula and then leave it for half an hour or forty minutes.During this time, the plaster hardens, but check the hardness before you take out.To do this, you can gently tap the plaster.If you hear a ringing sound, dry, and the gypsum is solid, your workpiece ready.
Carefully remove your figure from the mold.Gypsum is a solid, but brittle material, so enclose the table where you do it, a soft cloth or folded in a thick journal.
Now you can paint your figure.It is best to use acrylic paints because they fit well, dries quickly and does not smell.To lay the paint well, apply a coat of primer.You can use plain construction primer for the ceiling and walls.
If you plan to hang the figures, it is still before the plaster hardens, place to complex loop the line.And if you want to make a magnet on the fridge, the tape should be pressed into the plaster while it is still soft.
figurines made by yourself can be a great gift for any occasion, especially for children.Gypsum can be done and toys for children, however, they are quite fragile.But if you do them with the children, it would be a great activity for the whole family.