Wk 11 – Activity – Plaster Molding

This activity was a little different for me because I was not able to go to the beach like the other students. But i was still able to make the plaster molding with sand and plaster in the home environment. Honestly I was really wondering on how I was going to be able to do this project and was even thinking about not doing it. But I got my butt up and went to buy sand at home depot and got plaster from an art store. I kind of wanted to do the foot but went for the easier route with the hand.

I imagined that it would come out nicely shaped and clean. I was way off on that thought and was wrong… I guess it was the sand and the way I took my hand out of it but it still looked decent. I felt as if it crumbled inside a little bit as I took my hand out but it was fine. I never made plaster before and before I watched the video I did not think it would be a liquid form and more of a clay and oatmeal consistency. I made the plaster and poured it in carefully and had to play the waiting game. I honestly keep thinking of the shape that it would come out and how amazing my hand would look during the waiting time but… expectations just ruin everything. It came out looking blobby but still okay as you can see in the picture. I wanted to take all the sand off but that didn’t seem possible at the moment.

Overall this project was a new experience for me and I am glad I got to try something new.

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