Hand Formed Supply List
Plaster of Paris (available at craft stores in gallon and half gallon cartons and buckets)
Plaster Gauze (there are a few different brands that all work great.
Rigid Wrap: http://www.dickblick.com/products/activa-rigid-wrap-plaster-cloth/ Blick Plaster Cloth: http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-plaster-cloth/
A couple of 4 inch rolls would be a great start.
1 – 8 oz. pkg. Paper Clay (http://www.dickblick.com/products/creative-paperclay/)
1 – 1 lb. package of oven dry Sculpey clay (http://www.dickblick.com/products/original-sculpey/)
THIS LINK IS TO A 1.75 LB WHICH IS BIGGER THAN NEEDED BUT I’M NOT FINDING A SMALLER PACKAGE ONLINE AT THE MOMENT.
Rebar Tie Wire (aka: baling wire) This is sold in rolls at hardware stores. Any stiff 14-16 gauge wire will work.
Your choice of foam:
Styrofoam from a craft store. Look for egg shapes, circles, and cubes. One of each is a great start.
Big Gap spray foam (insulation) from a hardware store. One smaller can is plenty.
Green floral foam for silk or dried flowers (NOT FRESH) from a craft store. Two brick would be more than enough to get going.
Acrylic paints in:
(I prefer heavy bodied)
acrylic paints in your favorite colors (I like to have Payne’s gray, a yellow ochre, and true red of sorts on hand always.)
Gel medium of choice (I prefer a heavy or soft matte gel medium)
Gesso in clear or white (i LOVE Liquitex clear on plaster: http://www.dickblick.com/products/liquitex-acrylic-gessos/)
misc. collage ephemera
Items with texture for casting (think old engraved door knobs or jewelry with raised patterns. Even plastic toys in shapes you like or ceramic figurines.
recycled corrugated cardboard (keep those Amazon boxes! You know you have a million…)
Various sizes of plastic bowls/containers that you like the size and shape of. These could be salad bowls from a dollar store, recycled yogurt containers, or whatever as long as the base is not wider than the neck.
green scrub pads found on the cleaning aisle (usually Scotch Brite brand)
sandpaper in 100 and 200 grit
Wide and short plastic bin to contain plaster water mess.
Towels, plastic for your work surface, paper towels, apron, scissors, etc.
A slice of log or wooden plaque from a craft store