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Plaster tray



Try your hand at the moulding technique to make your own country-inspired plaster tray.


Difficulty level : 

  • Time to make (excluding drying time): 4 hours

  • Difficulty: medium 

  • Create your design using leaves, acorns and branches on a wooden tray.  
  • Glue your design into place using the glue gun.
  •  Use a brush to apply some unmoulding Vaseline over the whole tray and design. 
  •  Make the alginate mould in a large container: Place the tray in the bottom of the container, then make the water + alginate mixture in a bowl, and pour the mixture into the tray. Leave to set for 10 minutes. 
  • Unmould by removing the wooden tray. 
  • Make the plaster mix, and pour it into the alginate mould. Leave to dry for about 1 hour. 
  • Unmould the plaster tray, then let it air dry for half a day.

  •  Sand it with sanding paper.
  • Spray paint it using the white decoSpray.
  •  Apply the liquid mixtion using a brush, then leave to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Apply the gilding leaves. 

  • Varnish the tray with a gloss varnish.

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