Plaster Box Etchings
- Plaster of paris
- Oil or Vaseline
- Aluminum pan
- Paints and paintbrushes
- Damp cloth or sandpaper
Mix plaster of paris according to directions and pour into a pan. Let it set until quite dry and firm. Once hard, turn it out onto a paper-covered flat surface. Use the nails and other sharp objects to scratch or carve a design or picture into the dried plaster of paris. Lightly brush paint over the etched surface and wait until it dries. Using a damp cloth or sandpaper, remove the surface paint until only the colored etching is exposed. Prop up the finished etching on a shelf or mantelpiece for everyone to see.
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