Friday, April 8, 2011
Plaster of Paris Art project | A Mommy/Daughter collaboration
(Lisa and Jack's art)
(the beginning of mine)
(Future Fashionista's--She informed me it is supposed to be a face)
(After I added a lot more beads to give it more of a "mosaic" feel, it's ready to dry!--Let it dry 1 or 2 days)
Once we were done with our masterpieces, I decided we needed a way to "display" them. I thought maybe I could set them into something to hang them on a wall. I thought that if I could carve out foam the size of the little pieces of artwork, that I could set them down in and hang it on the wall. I was going to do each one separate, but ended up doing them together on one piece of foam, because they fit.
Here's how we did everything!
First I traced the shape of the plaques onto the foam. Then I used a razor to cut down. Then I scraped down until I reached the depth that I needed to fit the plaque. I used my Pampered Chef scraper to get it a little more even.
You are definitely going to need one of these after this step!!
After the holes were set, I measured a piece of fabric that could be glued onto the foam. I didn't get fancy here. I set the foam on the fabric and cut around it.
Then I put the fabric over the front of the foam to mark where I needed to cut out for the holes.
I glued the fabric down. I pinned one side down to make it easier on myself. After the front of the fabric was glued on, I glued in the plaques.
Once the plaques were in and dry, I glued the sides and back of the fabric to the foam. Then I decorated it so that it would be Super-girly for Future Fashionista's room! I love Ric-Rac!!
Everyone have a super-crafty, fantabulous, wonderful Friday!! It's almost the weekend!!!