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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Plaster of Paris Flowers (by Julie)

Hello, Today I have two projects to show you. My first being a plaster-of-paris plaque.

The stamp set used for this plaque is Harebell Butterfly. To start with I rolled out some DAS modelling clay. Any air hardening clay that is fairly slow drying can be used. When you are happy with the size and shape press your chosen stamps into the clay and then carefully remove them with tweezers. Next you will need to add some walls around your clay design to stop your plaster-of-paris escaping. You can do this by rolling out more clay and sticking them to your stamped piece or if you have any bits of wood you can cut to size to surround your clay piece then you can use these.
Mix your plaster of paris according to packet instructions and then pour over your stamped clay. The plaster takes about an hour to dry before you can remove your walls and clay mould, however you will need to leave the piece to dry for at least 24 - 48 hours before you can add any decoration or paint. If you use slow drying clay you should be able to reuse your clay for something else.
Once dry I painted my plaque with cream acrylic paint and then applied bronze gilding wax to the raised areas and edges. I painted a small canvas board with the acrylic paint and applied the gilding wax to the edges. All that then needed to be done was attach some hanging ribbon to the back of the canvas and glue the plaque to the front of the canvas. Both done with hot glue.

My second project is a DL card stamped with Butterfly Daisy Collage. The background was created by repeatedly stamping the small harlequin daisy design onto white stamping card and then colouring the flowers with coloured pencils. The design was cut to size and then mounted onto black card-stock so that it would fit a DL card blank. The card was finished off by stamping and embossing two of the butterflies onto spare stamping card, cutting out and sticking to the front of the card with 3d foam pads.  

Thank you for taking a peek. Please call back for daily Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. Both are beautiful but the plaster plaque is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  2. A lovely card and well done on your plaque Julie. It's always good to try something new x

  3. Wonderful projects Julie, the colours and designs are so beautiful, Kate x

  4. The plaque is a beauty Julie and adore the Butterfly Daisy Collage card which is so pretty, and the DL shape is lovely too. x

  5. These are stunning!
    Linda xxx

  6. Great work, love the plaster of paris plaque :)


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