June TSNEM – Casting Plaster

June TSNEM - Casting Plaster from Hugs are Fun

I’ve had this plastic votive kit from Darby Smart for years, they don’t sell the kit anymore but you can buy the individual supplies and see the tutorial here. For the theme of “heavy craft,” this seemed like the perfect time to try these.

I had also seen this tutorial on making concrete gemstone pendants and had gotten a chocolate mold that’s been sitting on my shelf for years.

June TSNEM - Casting Plaster from Hugs are Fun

The whole thing seemed like it would be a lot more difficult than it was. Mixing the plaster wasn’t hard or overly messy. The plaster came out of the molds easily (though I did drop one and took a big chunk out of it before it fully dried)

June TSNEM - Casting Plaster from Hugs are Fun

The gemstones were a little bit trickier to get out and they don’t have the smoothness I hoped for. I’m going to try to lightly sand away the rough edges and paint them and see if they look better.

I still have a bunch of the plaster left and I just need to decide what else to make!

If you want to read more about TSNEM or see the full list of themes, check out this post. And make sure to join the TSNEM Facebook Group

Check out my past TSNEM projects –

January – Free Motion Quilting
Febraury – 3D Doodler
March – Watercolor Tinted Embroidery
April – Rock Candy
May – Hand Quilting

You can link up your post for July TSNEM here.

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