This might be our favorite combination yet! Untreated pine and tinted pink plaster become one in the Rosewood Bowl. Perfect for holding important things like keys, or you know, pretty paperclips.
- e6000 glue
- popsicle stick
- measuring spoons: tbs and tsp
- small glass of water
- piece of scrap paper or funnel
- pink plaster
- wood disc
- foam bowl
- 1 tablespoon of uncooked rice or beans
Time20 minutes + drying time
Gather your tools and materials.
First let's talk plaster! This plater sets fairly fast; with a working time of 60-90 seconds and a set time of 2-5 minutes we recommend reading through the directions once before starting! Use cold or room temperature water. If you use warm water the plaster will set faster and have a shorter working time which means you have to move faster, so try at your own risk. Also, this plaster is pretty low key on safety requirements...but, that doesn't mean you should go snorting it and sprinkling it in your eyes, ok? K. Let's get started!
Make a paper funnel or use a kitchen funnel and pour about 1 tablespoon of uncooked rice or beans into the balloon. Set it aside.
Add 6 leveled tablespoons of plaster into the foam bowl.
Add 2.5 tablespoons of water into the foam bowl.
Stir the water and plaster together with the popsicle stick. Make sure to incorporate all the plaster into the water by stirring around the sides and getting it all off the bottom.
In order to get the air bubbles out of the plaster, tap the bowl on the table a few times.
Take the balloon and blow a little air into it (these babies are tough, so blow hard). You want the diameter in the center of the balloon to be about 3.5" - don't tie it yet and take a look at the next step.
While holding the top of the balloon push it into the plaster. Lift it up and make sure you see plaster about an inch and a half up the side of the balloon. This means it's sitting far enough in the cup to create a bowl shape in the plaster. Let out more air or add some to get the right amount. Tie off the balloon.
Place the balloon down in the plaster. We like it slightly tilted to the side so the depression is off center, but this is totally up to you. The balloon will rest on the sides of the foam bowl. Set it aside and let the plaster dry for at least 15 minutes.
Once the plaster is dry remove the balloon. Pull the outer sides of the foam bowl to loosen the plaster from the inside of the bowl.
Turn the bowl over and tap it on a table a couple times to remove the plaster. You can also rip the foam bowl apart if it doesn't release easily from just tapping.
To avoid creating dust as we sand add a little bit of water to the top of the sandpaper.
Sand the bottom a few times to create a totally flat surface where we will glue on the wood disc. Also sand the top edges to make smooth.
You can sand the inside top edge and inside the bowl to make it all smooth. Remove all the dust with a lightly watered down paper towel.
Add a good amount of glue to one side of the wood disc. Don't go all the way to the edge with the glue as it will spread once you attach it to the bowl.
Center it and set the bowl face down to dry.
Once dry fill it with knick knacks, pretty gold rings, or even last summer's beach finds.