Display Hand

Get everything together first, read through this post, then get started!

Supplies
Old container, try to find one with a spout
Water
1 pound of Plaster of Paris
Old toothbrush or disposable stirrer
Door hanger
Glove, small
Duck tape
Weight

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1. Fold the edges of the rubber glove through an old door hanger. Take your glove and feed it through. I took duck tape and placed a piece at the top and bottom to secure the glove. This also helps later when the plaster starts to harden, which adds extra weight. I took two weighted objects from my kitchen, the dish washing liquid and a candle that I place on the warmer sometimes and placed them on the door hanger. This allows the glove to hang over the side of the counter. This way the glove does not have any defects once the plaster is poured.

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2. Mix the Plaster of Paris using a old toothbrush or wooden dowel in a plastic container. Most directions call for mixing a 1:1 ratio of water to Plaster of Paris. If you have worked with this plaster before you may be comfortable working against the directions. I like to add the water to the container and then slowly pour the plaster in. If you have any questions or concerns though, I would recommend WEBSITE. You do not want the Plaster of Paris to be watery; it should be smooth with no big chunks of dry plaster.

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3. Once the desired consistency of the plaster of Paris is achieved, pour it into the rubber glove. Try to make the wrist as flat as possible this will be your base if you want is standing upright. I plan to display items with the hand laying flat. Either way, the entire hand will be lightly sanded at the end of the project.

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4. The plaster mold will begin to dry within 15 minutes of pouring; however, you will need to allow 24 to 48 hours for the hand to dry completely. To remove the glove, use a crafts knife or scissors to completely remove the glove from the mold. The hand will be fragile so be careful around the fingers. Once removed, sand any rough spots. I plan to make another and paint it black to display more of my jewelry.

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Have fun and feel free to post your pics

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