Much done, much to do...
Otay found cheapest source for plaster of paris around without getting it by the truckload. Found an acceptable source for blocks of wax.
Made a do-able model of a turtle out of playable dough like substance (AH-em).
Now to speriment with plaster shapes in the wax, see if it'll work. Possible flaws, plaster heats as it sets, melting into the wax. Issues there, wax coats/soaks into the plaster making painting impossible. Mild baking could solve one issue, but not the other.
Friability of the plaster makes a properly shaped trinket that would not survive an acceptable level of handeling/clumsiness even with a coat of paint.
Shaping issues, maybe the whole dang thing just won't work.
Then after sorting all that, comes painting/decorating/modifying. Do I add magnets? will I need a base coat/primer/sealant before the outer coat?
Will the dang things survive Charlotte NC humidity? Can I get someone to help me make a tracking webpage if all this shit works out & I decide to fling them out like Geocoins?
Will I lose interest in all this shit before I get to the next paragraph? Well if I do, so far I'm out about $5.50 US.
One thing that does not help a freaking bit, whenever I do a google search, plaster casting is either pouring wax into a plaster mold, pouring plaster into a footprint or other substance, or wrapping plaster strips around Jimi Hendrix's dangly bits.
Not that I can fault anyone for that, he was very stylish, and a musician, everone knows how that works. (You say you want someone hard working & a good sense of humor, but it's the boys in the band that get the strange. Asshats.)Any frikken hoo.
Called in the artillery, jeesh all this time I've forgotten I've got a pagan in the pocket! Who knows more about crafts & self creativity?
That's it. Till the dawn. Current Mood: creative