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Lifecasting. How to capure a direct likeness using plaster gauze bandages to make a mold and plaster of Paris for the cast. Step-by-step instructions for the eight-step process.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 48

Plaster-block bases for table lamps are given surface texture by using bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard or an old basket during the molding process. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 72, 74

Tip on making plaster casts of handprints, footprints, or other shapes found on a visit to the seashore.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1994 (v.72#6) pg. 194

How to cast animal tracks.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1971 (v.61#8) pg. 43

Tracking tricks and how to make plaster casts of animal tracks.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1982 (v.72#3) pg. 45

How to decorate plaster objects with rice paper napkins under glaze.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1975 (v.6#2) pg. 42

Decorative finishes for plaster. How to prepare, paint and finish plaster surfaces in four easy steps.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#4) pg. 22

Make your own imitation "cut stones" for wall decoration. The cut stone is made from ordinary plaster which is cast in a rubber mold which you also make yourself. Materials cost for a 4x7 ft. panel: $45. Photos show the casting and hanging process.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #155 Aug 1974 (v.24#6) pg. 50

Molding and casting materials used in architectural decoration. What is available and tips on how to make a mold and cast a replacement ceiling bracket or other decorative item.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 36
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10

Ornamental plaster in England. Elegant designs from hide glue, powdered chalk and classical antiquity. Includes a description of contemporary methods for making molds, casting and installing decorative plaster ornaments.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 40
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 6

Ornamental plaster restoration. Both traditional and modern techniques and materials are discussed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 38

Adhesive formula for attaching plaster casts to drywall and wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 16

Making plaster molding. Sometimes complex shapes and profiles are easier to make in plaster than in wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 76
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 6

Tip: Use softened plastic milk-jug material to form knife-edge protectors, molds for plaster casting, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 10

Carving in the round. How to prepare a clay model of a persons head, followed by a plaster casting, and then create a sculpted wood copy of the casting.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 74

Tip on casting a replacement piece for a decorative plaster picture frame using auto-body filler.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 34

A plaster workshop for miniaturists. Includes information on using purchased molds and on making molds (rubber, press and two-piece).
NUTSHELL NEWS Sep 1996 (v.26#9) pg. 60

How to restore damaged plaster and how to replace that which is beyond hope. Part 3. Duplicating plaster cornices. How to duplicate in wood or plater and make templates for wall molding and for wall/ceiling molding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1974 (v.2#2) pg. 7

How to restore damaged plaster and how to replace that which is beyond hope. Part 4. How to duplicate ornamental plasterwork with plaster castings. Covers making the mold, building a mother, casting techniques and installing the plasterwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1974 (v.2#3) pg. 1

Photos show steps involved in duplicating ornamental plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.6#12) pg. 141

How to shape decorative plaster elements using a cake decorator.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.7#7) pg. 80

Decorative plaster. Part 1. Running plaster moldings. Bench work from mixing to mounting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 136

Decorative plaster. Part 2. Running cornices.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.12#10) pg. 213

How to cast ornamental plaster to replace damaged or lost wall and ceiling ornaments.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1985 (v.13#9) pg. 186

Use a pastry bag (piping bag) and an assortment of tips when repairing decorative plasterwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.16#5) pg. 14

Tip on using a pastry bag to repair decorative plasterwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.21#1) pg. 14

Steps for creating a gelatine mold for plaster casting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.23#1) pg. 50

Award-winning medallions. Steps for making decorated ceiling ornaments from plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1995 (v.23#5) pg. 38

Ceiled with a kiss. How a homeowner restored an intricate, 140-year-old ceiling medallion. Details creating a latex mold and casting a new piece in plaster of paris.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 48

The art of making bench-run plaster moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.27#1) pg. 56

Tips on using Silastic RTV to make molds from which plaster castings can be made.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 146

Making castings in rubber molds. The mold is made by painting a rubber compound over any model and then filling with plaster or special casting compound.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 117

Tips on doing plaster casting using reusable flexible molds.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1975 (v.143#2) pg. 64

Restoring ornamental plaster. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1988 (v.165#1) pg. 10

Make plaster of Paris castings from molds which you form in the sand while at the beach.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 112

Formula for a plaster mixture used in the application of decorative relief work to items like picture frames and mirrors.
WOODWORKER #1010 Jan 1978 (v.82) pg. 37

How to fabricate and turn ornamental balustrades, etc. from Keene's cement (a slow setting, but very hard gypsum plaster).
WOODWORKER #1079 Oct 1983 (v.87) pg. 655

Finishing plaster castings so that they look like bronze castings.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1969 (v.25#3) pg. 56