Models are cast then painted.
- 1 x measuring jug
- 1 x spoon
- 10 x paints
- 10 x brushes
- 2 x water pots
- 10 x palettes
You need to supply
£1.50 per kg of plaster, this price includes use of paints
Please note for each craft kit hired there is a £2.50 standard hire charge to cover preparation and admin costs. This charge will still be applied if the craft kit is returned unused.
If paying by cheque please make it payable to Cambridgeshire County Council
Stand chosen moulds in a support. Pour water into jug up to the black mark, add 500 grams of plaster (use plastic tub for plaster - measure up to line) making sure the consistency is not too thick when stirring with metal. If it is too thick, add a little more water.
Pour plaster mixture into moulds and gently shake to tap them to remove air bubbles. If you have any plaster over pour it into a spare mould.
DO NOT LET IT SET IN THE JUG
DO NOT POUR IT DOWN THE SINK (IT SETS IN THE ‘U’ BEND)
WASH EMPTY JUG AND SPOON
Leave to set (about 20 – 30 minutes larger moulds)
If there are a lot of air bubbles in larger moulds, tap sides gently to bring them to the top.
As plaster sets it becomes solid but still looks wet, then it warms up by chemical action. Allow it to cool down naturally and it appears and feels much drier. When plaster is set, carefully remove the cast from the mould.
On a tile/palette mix colours one brush dip at a time with water to mix thin subtle colours. Keep the paint wet – do NOT mix too much at a time. Paint large background areas of your model or plaque first e.g. walls of the house or the sky behind the bird. Paint detailed work over the top. The paint is acrylic so you can paint light over dark.
Always wash your brush and wipe on tissue between colours.