Fancy Faces


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Fancy Faces

Materials Needed:

  • ACTÍVA® ArtPlaster™ Professional Casting Plaster
  • Plastic Easter egg mold
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing container (preferably a disposable)
  • Craft stick
  • Water
  • Paper clip
  • Carving tools
  • Sponge
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint in different colors
  • Glitter / Gemstones optional

Step 1:


Use a plastic Easter egg as a mold form.

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Step 2:


Separate the parts of the egg form. Place the top into the bottom section to hold it. Spray a thin coat of vegetable oil inside the top of the egg form.

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Step 3:


Measure out an amount of plaster based on the size of your egg form. The ideal ratio for an ArtPlaster™-towater mixture: 2 parts dry ArtPlaster™ powder to 1 part water.

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Step 4:


With a craft stick, mix ArtPlaster with water in the mixing container. Slowly stir the ArtPlaster mixture until it reaches a uniform and smooth consistency. Stir it gently to avoid creating air bubbles in the plaster.

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Step 5:


Slowly pour the smooth ArtPlaster into the egg form mold.

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NOTE: Do not throw any leftover mixture into the drain, it will clog the pipes. Instead, let the mixture harden in the mixing container, then throw it into a trash can.

Step 6:

Air Bubbles

Gently tap the sides of the mold to release any air bubbles from the ArtPlaster.

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Step 7:


Allow the ArtPlaster to set up. It typically takes 20 to 30 minutes for ArtPlaster to set. Some heat is given off from the plaster while it sets up.

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When the ArtPlaster is still moist, but not fully set up, insert a paper clip into the top of the form to act as a hook for hanging on a wall.

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Step 8:


Remove from the egg mold. You'll know when the ArtPlaster has set when it's rock solid and cool to the touch. Carefully remove from the mold.

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Step 9:


Sketch out a face design onto the plaster egg in pencil.

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Step 10:


Use a sharp carving tool to carve into the draw lines on the plaster surface.

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Step 11:


Use a damp sponge to remove loose plaster from the egg form after carving.

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Step 12:


Add desired colors to the face designs.

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Step 13:


Add glitter or gemstones if desired.

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