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Hand Cast Jewelry Holder with ArtPlaster

18-Jan-17

Craft Tutorials, Art Plaster, Casting, Instamold

ACTÍVA Products

Project by Colleen Kessler of Raising Lifelong Learners.

In this fun and functional project, you'll use your own hand to make a unique jewelry holder!

Learn how to make a unique hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial. Your own hand and supplies from ACTIVA Products are all you need!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP ONE: Mix the Instamold compound according to package directions directly in your plastic container.

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP TWO: Place your hand in the compound, arranging your fingers so they are spread out to fit rings, and let the compound harden around your hand (10-20 minutes depending on your mixture’s consistency).

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP THREE: Wriggle your hand out carefully and let the mold dry out for another 20-30 minutes.

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP FOUR: Mix the ArtPlaster according to package directions directly into a plastic bag, cut the tip off the bag and use it to squirt the plaster into the mold, tapping to release air bubbles.

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP FIVE: Let dry overnight.

STEP SIX: Peel the Instamold compound off of the hardened plaster cast. You can use a metal file or sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
STEP SEVEN (OPTIONAL): Decorate your hand cast with paint, glitter, and whatever materials you have on hand.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
STEP EIGHT: Once your decorations are dry, put rings and bracelets on your Hand Cast Jewelry Holder and set it on a dresser.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
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In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a unique jewelry holder by casting your own hand!
2017-01-18