View Full Version : Any Ideas What I could use

21-09-2006, 09:56 PM
Hi, I am new this so please be patient. I love crafts a jack of all and really not a grand master of any. One of the crafts I tried when my daughter was small was makeing wall plaques with her photo imposed on them. Here is my problem way back then I Lived in Essex and there was a craft group where I could obtain the plaster bases. WHAT I Need is either to buy ready made plaser of paris ovals that have flat back but are rounded on the other side ...
or I have purchased some stuff for making a mould if anyone has an idea of what I could use for the shape. I have tried oval tim lids but as I need to front to be curved this does not work any suggestions !!!

22-09-2006, 10:25 AM
Welcome to the crafts forums..

Great intro.. Look forward to your posts :D

22-09-2006, 10:52 AM
How about the bottom of a plastic bowl but just a shallow layer.

22-09-2006, 06:05 PM
thanks unfortunatly have tried that i really need a domed type shpe for the front of the plaque i suppose you would call it a cabochon oval ?

the felt fairy
22-09-2006, 07:36 PM
You could make your oval out of clay, that way getting it exactly the shape and size you want, then make your mould from that and cast in plaster.

hey presto!