Monday, March 31, 2008

getting our hands dirty

'billy goat, car, dinosaur, shell and one coin'
I decided today whilst the plasters were here (yes we finally have walls) that it was a good time to attempt to make the plaster relief I saw on Irene's beautiful blog with Myles. I had never used plaster before and was surprised at how easy it was. I was very grateful for some tips from the plasterer about the thickness (it should be like thickened cream) and the amount of time for setting (45-60 minutes depending on the thickness).
It was as messy as hell, but so much fun. We used the left over clay to make pinch pots and things got even messier, with Myles literally covered from head to toe in clay - I think he was trying to turn himself into a clay sculpture.

3 comments:

irene said...

This is such a great compliment for our crafts page, seeing a job so well done is absolutely great!
Thanks irene and Arounna!

Poppy & Mei said...

This is beautiful, I love it!
There's nuthin' better than mucking about with mud...Xxx

Bird Bath said...

That looks great and sounds like it was a fun experience to make!