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Simple Santa

19-Dec-23

Craft Tutorials, Rigid Wrap

ACTÍVA Products

Materials Needed:

Step 1

Prep

Prepare the plaster cloth by cutting it into 1” x 3” strips.

Step 2

Coating

Apply a coat of plaster gauze over the styrofoam cone armature.

Dip one of the plaster gauze strips into the warm water and allow the excess water to drip off.

Lay the wet plaster gauze strip over the styrofoam cone.

Smooth the wet plaster over the gauze with fingertips.

Continue to apply the plaster gauze until the entire cone is covered.

Step 3

Tip

Create a pointed tip on top of the cone by adding additional plaster gauze.

Step 4

Dry

Allow the plaster gauze to dry.
*The gauze will begin to lighten in color and become hard as the plaster cures.

Step 5

Bottom

Apply a coat of plaster gauze to the bottom of the styrofoam cone.

Step 6

Second Coat

Inspect the first coating of plaster gauze and layer on a second coat.

Step 7

Smooth

Once the plaster gauze has fully dried, sand any rough areas with sandpaper.

Step 8

Proportions

Divide the cone into 2 parts using a pencil.
One part for the hat and the other part for the face.

Step 9

Features

Add additional plaster gauze onto the cone form for Santa’s nose and beard.

Step 10

Paint

The sculpture can be painted using watercolor, tempera or acrylic paint.

Step 11

Sealant

The sculpture can be left in its natural plaster finish or a coat of sealant can be applied.

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