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4th July 2012 – “Paws for thought”

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That’s what I’m hopefully doing this week.  Since I’m staying at the seaside it seems a perfect time to try out an idea I saw in a mini zine.

Craft Leftovers is a zine I got from TangleCrafts last year.  It’s packed full of little tips and ideas, and one that really caught my eye was this:

The idea is to use the sand on a beach (or in a sandbox if you’re stuck at home) as a mould for making plaster casts.  You make impressions in the wet sand, mix up some Plaster of Paris and pour it into the impression, and then wait (im)patiently for it to set.

I love this idea, and really wanted to try it when I went to Orkney last year, but with the weight limits on small planes I couldn’t really take a bag of plaster with me.  I’ve come to Norfolk by van though so there’s room for all sorts of stuff – hopefully I’ll have some interesting plaster casts to show you when I get back 🙂


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