I started with some old movie film containers from Creation Station and LOTS of play-doh. I filled the container with play-doh, to create a mold. I had the kids press their hand into the play-doh, until it was flush with the surface.. 2 . sentence strips fit perfectly around the container. 3. I bought the Plaster of Paris at Lowe's. For each handprint, I used two cups of plaster and one cup of cold water....
chalk paint-mix 4T Plaster of Paris& 2T water in container Put 2c latex paint in other container Mix plaster of paris mix w paint when smooth-thick consistency If too thick add T water Keep lid on paint or store in zip loc bag Paint edges w/ blk paint cover w vaseline paint 2 coats dry overnight wand off edges Protect with Minwax paste finishing Wax let soak 30 min wipe off
Chalk-Finish Paint Recipe - Mix 1/3 cup of plaster of Paris and 1/3 cup of cool water; stir until completely smooth. Mix that with 1 cup of latex paint and stir thoroughly. This will make enough chalk-finish paint for one coat on a six-drawer dresser. Chalk-finish paint should not be stored and reused. If you have a smaller project, mix smaller amounts of plaster, paint, and water in the same proportions.
In this video I show you an easy way to make your own gesso and I show you the journal I will be making (or altering) to use as a project journal to keep track of all the ideas I see and want to try, all the classes I want to take, and all the products that I'm sure I will need to buy some day.
How to make chalk paint- Supplies: Paint (I matched ‘white raisin’ by Sherwin Williams at Lowes) Plaster of Paris (powder) Plastic container Water Furniture wax Paint brush Vaseline Cloth Medium sandpaper (120 works good)