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Start with building a form (mold) for your future sculpture. Use illustration board, not paper - it should be strong enough to withstand the moisture and heat.

I suggest you to use the packaging tape, not scotch tape - you need a strong bond.

Shape the form to your liking.

Hot glue a bottom to your form.

Mixing plaster:

In a plastic container, pour about 1/2 galon of water (about 2/3 of the container that you see).

Add 13 plastic cups of plaster as you stir the mixture. Stir with a stick or a wooden spoon. There should not be any lumps.

Do not add more plaster than needed - it will take a few minutes for plasterto cure.

The desired consistency - is a thick smoothie or sour-cream. Keep stiring!

Have pieces of clay ready.......

As you pour plster into the form - add pieces of clay. Have them different sizes and shapes.

Ince you are done - let it cure overnight or so...

You should feel the heat as it dries....

Once it is dry and cold - rip off the form.

You are ready for carving.

Step 1: Remove all clay pieces.

Dig into the sculpture and adjust the surface as you go: smooth some areas, enlarge or carve into the walls.

Step 2:

Once all clay is removed - let your creativity to take over. Carve nice transformations from one area to another. Add variety of sizes and textures.

Smooth everything inside and outside!!!!!

Add textures and patterns if desired

Be creative, follow the shape of the sculpture, do not just carve random lines.
Don't overdo carving!

Step 3: Sanding. Very important!

Step 4: Sealing with a clear acrylic finish.

use a brush to get inside the sculpture, then put the gloves on and ruv the sealant for a nice smooth finish.

Let it dry!

Step 5: Painting

Step 6: Spray with a clear finish