It's that time of year again – let's get started on Christmas crafting! And we have a brand new product to help you on your way – a Christmas silicone mould starter kit.
It can create some lovely festive embellishments that are perfect for decorating Christmas cards and paper crafting projects.
Here is my step by step guide to using the kit:
Application one – plaster of Paris
Step 2: Place the mould on a level surface and pour the mixture of plaster of Paris into the mould slowly. Ensure that all gaps are filled and no bubbles are present by using a cocktail stick or a pin to push the mixture into the corners. Spread the mixture flat over the mould. Allow your design to set for approximately 40 minutes.
Step 3: Once your design is set, carefully push out your design from the mould; apply a light pressure to the bottom as you peel back the sides of the mould, being careful not
to snap any detail off as it is removed. A craft knife can be used to take off any excess. Now you are ready to decorate your chosen design.
Application two – embossing powder (for a more decorative look)
Step 1: Use a small foil container (a small cake foil container will work well), pinch one end of the container to create a spout. Attach a wooden peg to the foil container. Place a small amount of embossing powder in the container. Make sure your area is covered by a heat proof mat.
Step 3: Place your mould on a level surface, pour your molten embossing powder into the mould. The molten embossing powder will set very quickly and is extremely hot so exercise caution.
Moulds are re-useable – clean with warm soapy water after use and dry well before storing.
Make sure you tune in on Wednesday 30th May at 1pm to see our Early Bird Christmas Crafting show!
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