Monthly Archives: October 2009

New Videos Now Available!

IAH-197ModMirrorWe’ve been busy in the Inspired at Home Studio recording new Faster Plaster how-to videos and we’re adding new videos almost daily until we’re done. When are we done? We’re not quite sure because we keep coming up with cool new ideas!  Want to see what we’ve done? – Click here to go to the Inspired at Home YouTube channel >>GO

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We Love Faster Plaster

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Faster Plaster Garden Plaque
by Tiffany Windsor
for www.inspiredathome.com

Materials
Faster Plaster
Measuring cup
Water
Plastic container with lid
Recycle blister packaging for mold (sometimes also called plastic clamshells)
Soap Stamps by Life of the Party
Adirondack Alcohol Inks by Ranger
Lumiere Paint by Jacquard
3D Crystal Lacquer by Sakura
Paint brush
Picture hanger

InstructionsIAH-138Hanger1
Place soap stamps FACE UP in mold. Adjust to center all pieces keeping at least 3/8” from edge. You do not want any of the edges of the stamps to touch the edge of the trivet mold.  Following package instructions, mix Faster Plaster and pour to fill mold. Gently tap mold to release bubbles. Let plaster sit for 5 minutes or until you start to see it solidify. Press hanger into top IAH-138Cleanupcenter of plaster. If hanger starts to sink, wait a few more minutes and try again. When plaster is solid to the touch, carefully turn mold over to release. You may need to gently coax the plaster out of the trivet mold. Let air dry. Do NOT microwave (because you have inserted metal hanger). While plaster is still moist, use tip of blunt toothpick to clean up any edges after removing soap stamps. Edges can be filed after the Faster Plaster has completely dried but it’s much easier to do your clean up at this time.  Let piece dry completely.IAH-138-3upbefore

IAH-138-3upcenterTo color with Lumiere paint, mix paint with water to create color wash and paint on middle flower.  I also created an all over shimmer wash with the paint brush water. If you do not want an all-over shimmer, be sure to use different water for washing your ink brush – otherwise you will have shimmer everywhere! To color other areas, mix ink with water to create wash. Color the recessed areas first, then the raised surfaces. Start with your lightest colors and add additional wash of color until desired color intensity is achieved. For more intense color, apply directly from bottle tip onto plaster. Remember to color the sides and back too!  I created an antiqued color wash with several drops of rust ink mixed with water. Brush over entire surface. (I avoided the Lumiere painted area in order to keep the shimmer brighter.) Repeat if desired for more antiqued effect. If desired, apply 3D Lacquer to raised surfaces. Let dry undisturbed overnight.

Check out other fabulously fun ideas in our eBook – GO>>

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

FP-Cover200Faster Plaster. We remember when this product was first introduced to the creative consumer more than 15 years ago and thanks to some innovative new techniques and applications we’ve discovered, Faster Plaster has taken on a whole new look!

We’re excited to announce the release of Faster Plaster: 50+ Fabulously Fun, Fantastic and Fresh Ideas eBook. In a fun “turn the page” to view format, this vibrant new eBook also offers readers the opportunity to click links to listen to the designer comments and links to purchase many of the supplies found in the eBook. Also, over 20 how-to videos can be found on our YouTube Channel for many of the techniques found in our eBook.

Faster Plaster is one of the easiest-to-use basic crafting products that produces WOW results! With the use of traditional soap, clay, jewelry, baking and plaster molds and some newly discovered techniques, combined with today’s exciting color inks, markers and specialty paint products, Faster Plaster is perfect for embellishing your paper art and crafting including scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, collage, ATCs, and mixed media. Plus you can create fantastic home decor, garden art, jewelry, fashion accessories, art dolls, and so much more!

You should be able to find Faster Plaster at your local craft store (usually in the mosaic department) or you can purchase Faster Plaster and select accessories through the Inspired at Home Marketplace!

We hope that you have as much fun creating and playing with Faster Plaster as we do. We’d love to see your creations and share them on-line!

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