Friday, April 8, 2011

Plaster of Paris Art project | A Mommy/Daughter collaboration

OR, the Easter Egg project that turned into a Super-Frilly, Girly wall-hanging.
Well, this project started the way any of my other projects do. . .starting with one idea and ending up with something totally different.  I was attempting to see if I could make a plaster of paris egg by using a plastic Easter egg as mold.  I'm sure there is a way to do it, but we failed.  You should have seen my friend and I trying to fill and close this egg!  We had plaster of paris all over ourselves and the floor.  Okay, it wasn't that bad, but my friend had it in her hair.  Since we had the plaster of paris out, we used the rest of it to make "mosaics". 
     I filled small plastic disposable plates with the plaster of paris and we pushed small "found" objects into it to create our masterpieces.  Future Fashionista and I each made our own.  Lisa was making her own, but then her son decided to help her. 

(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!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Never miss a Mish-Mash post. Get updates in your Inbox!

The Quirky Homemaker

The Quirky Homemaker

Who IS The Quirky Homemaker from HBHL?

I'm that girl who went to college on scholarship, lost that scholarship after the first year, changed majors 5 times, started working full time to pay for college, ended up with a degree in fashion. . . that girl who met a boy on a cruise who she eventually fell in love with and moved 1100 miles away from home and family to be with. . . that girl who believes in Jesus, but married a man who isn't sure what to believe. . .then had kids with him. . .who are a perfect combination of us both. . . Lord, help us all. . . the girl who is still trying to figure life out. . . whose life, like this blog is constantly evolving. . . that girl who cooks for relaxation, is never organized, always had her nose in a book while growing up. . . who is afraid of heights, but married a BASE jumper. . .that girl who grew out her gray hair and is trying to be the fittest of her life in her 40's. . . that girl who would rather do crafts and sew, than fold the laundry or clean the mud off the floor. . . yeah, I'm that girl

DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.