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Project #1 Ceramic hand print of your child, pets, or loved ones.

Step 1: Make a flat oil based clay or Sculpey® clay patty on a piece of aluminum foil. The aluminum foil should be larger than the patty so you can create a pan out of it to support your clay so your casting will not leak out.

Step 2: Make a short wall using the same clay around your patty (connected to the clay patty on all sides) and then fold the aluminum foil up around the sides on the outside of your clay pan to support it.

Alternative to this is to use a plastic tray and fill the bottom of the plastic tray with your clay to the edges.

Step 3: Impress the hand print of your child into the clay patty (or pet or loved one) and then add any other little impressions you might like to add to the clay mold. Keep in mind that any letters or numbers need to be done backwards so they come out in the casting right. Rubber stamps can be used to add decorations to your clay mold if you like.

Step 4: Mix up enough XENOSTONE™ to fill your clay mold to at least 1/4 inch thickness. Pour the mix into the clay mold and then either tap the table it is on with a rubber mallet or pick up the mold a little and drop it on the table to jar any air bubbles away from the surface of the mold.

At this time you will want to add a piece of wire to the back imbedded into the casting so you can hang it on the wall.

A hint: if you use oil based clay, you can put it in the refrigerator while it is setting up so that the oil based clay does not get to warm during the curing time and stick to the casting to bad.

Step 5: Remove the casting from the clay mold in about 45 minutes to an hour. Be careful with it as the casting may have some very sharp edges on it once it has set. Use a file or sandpaper or sander to remove the sharp edges of the casting.

At this point, you can either leave the casting the color it is, or you can let it dry out well and spray paint it with a metallic color or use a rub on color to highlight the raised parts of the casting.

Makes a perfect gift for your family members to remember your child or make one of a grandparent to pass on to your children.

As we also feel that our pets are part of the family, this is a project we love to do with them as well.

More projects to come soon, so come back again to see what we are up to :-)

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