March 21, 2019

A Chest of Drawers decorated with self-adhesive Film

This small chest of drawers is painted with craft paint. The drawers are then decorated with self-adhesive film.

1. Paint the surfaces and the edges of the chest of drawers with craft paint.

2. Place the front of the drawers on top of the self-adhesive film. Draw around the outline of the front of the drawer and cut out.

3. Attach the self-adhesive film onto the front of the drawers.

March 14, 2019

Fluid Art on a wooden Tray Table made with Pouring-Fluid

Fluid painting on a small tray table. The tray table is decorated with Pouring-Fluid mixed with craft paint and painted with craft paint.

1. Cover the edge with a narrow strip of masking tape. Pull the masking tape tight and push it onto the edge, ensuring that the paint won't seep underneath the masking tape. Cover around and underneath the base using a wider strip of masking tape.

2. Apply a generous coat of Pouring-Fluid onto the surface of the table and edge using a spatula or a brush to make the paint run smoothly.

3. Mix the Pouring-Fluid with craft paint in a ratio of 1:1. The paint must be very runny. The colour strength won't be diluted when it's mixed with Pouring-Fluid. Pour the first colour around the edge.

4. Immediately pour the second colour in a thinner line.

6. Lift the tray upright and turn it to mix the paint on the inside edge.

7. Pour the first colouronto the inside base of the tray.

8. Pour the second colour on top using a much smaller amount.

9. Lift the tray and turn it so that the colours run into eachother, making a marble pattern. Turn in all directions. The paint must cover the entire surface.

10. Turn the tray upside down to pour off excess paint.

11. Carefully remove the masking tape.

12. Cover the table legs with masking tape 20 cm from the top. Paint using undiluted white craft paint. Preferably apply two coats.

13. Paint the bottom of the table and screw on the legs. Carefully paint the edges. A TIP: the wooden grain rises when it's being painted. Sand between coats for a smooth finish.

March 05, 2019

A Hand cast in Plaster in a disposable Glove

This hand is cast in white plaster compound in a disposable latex glove.

1. Pour water into a bucket and sprinkle plaster compound slowly until it forms a peak at the surface of the water. Leave it for about 8 min.

2. Stir well until air bubbles form on the surface. NB: Plaster generates heat during hardening (the larger the quantity, the greater the heat).

3. Pour the mixture into the disposable glove. A TIP: Ask somebody to help you hold the glove whilst pouring to ease the process.

4. Close the glove with a piece of string, tied tightly.

5. Leave the filled glove to dry on top of a round object in order to get a hollow shape. Leave to dry for approx. 1 hour. Cut away the glove.

Another example with other variants

Another example with other variants