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this is soo cool. making imprints in clay and plaster casts Rachel Dein, Tactile Studio — The Nice Niche

Making a Beautiful Impression Rachel Dein's method of plaster casting captures flowers and foliage in a unique and delicate way. She creates her original casts by making an impression in wet clay and then pouring plaster directly over it.

Although this tutorial is about making vases, it applies equally well to making tumblers. First create a template by wrapping a stiff material around the glass and trimming it to size. Roofing paper works well for making templates for clay handbuilding. Building it over the original glass helps to hold the structure. Baby power can be used instead of a non-stick liquid to help the clay to slide off. Don't forget to add a bottom.

create template by wrapping stiff material round the glass & trim to size. Building it over the original glass helps to hold the structure. Baby powder instead of non-stick liquid to help the clay slide off. Add a bottom!

Clay, angels.

Not a good idea to have a candle in the center under the clay but this can easily be changed.