Make Extra Money By Having Your Own Plaster Baby Photo Frame Business

One thing you will never hear anyone complain about is having too much money. You will, however, hear people stating they would like to make some extra money on the side in order to have some of the things they cannot currently afford.

Starting your own home business is hands down the best way to make extra money, or even to replace the job you currently have. You could earn that extra money you require by starting your own plaster baby photo frame business. This can be an easy business for you to start, and it can put you in profit quickly.

Making the frames yourself is one the most profitable way to go if you have any handicraft talent at all. The frames can be made from any material you are familiar with and are comfortable working in.

If you are good with sculpting clay, creating a clay pattern to create rubber molds would be the most economical way to create a lot of frames. You then pour regular plaster into the molds and allow them to almost harden, and then remove them to dry completely.

If you are not good with clay, you can place an ad in the local paper requesting local sculptors to get in touch with you. You will be able to tell them what you want, and they can deliver it to you.

All you will need to do to create a rubber mold is to apply liquid rubber over the sculpture, and then let it cure. After it is cured, remove the mold carefully and you have a mold that will last for up to one hundred plaster pours.

Your local hardware store has all the supplies you need to create the plaster baby photo frames, except for the clay and the mold rubber. Your local crafts store can set you up with the clay and the liquid mold compound.

You can get all the supplies you need to create the plaster baby photo frames for under $40, which includes plaster, clay and the accessories needed to make the pour. Once you have made your master mold, you will need to make sure it is level so that the plaster will not run out of it.

You can accomplish this easily by using a large pan filled with clean kitty litter. The mold will be placed face down into the kitty litter, where you can push it further down into the litter if you have high spots, or scoop some of the litter under the low areas.

Some people use sand for this purpose, but unless you have made a really huge rubber mold, kitty litter will work fine. If you get into creating larger pieces, you may need to make a sand table to fully support the weight of the piece.

Once you have the mold in level in the litter, you can mix the plaster as per the instructions on the package. You will want to make sure it is thin enough to pour, but not so thin it will not dry quickly.

You will notice the plaster gets very warm. This is the reaction taking place which causes the plaster to dry quickly. Do not leave plaster in a mold or container until it completely dries, or you will be lucky to get it out. Also, do not pour plaster down the drain. It will clog your drain up completely.

Once the plaster is no longer sticky, carefully remove the pieces to allow them to air dry. This will take about 24 hours in most cases. Now your frames are ready to be primed and painted.

You are going to want to use a white base coat as a primer before painting, so you will get a better surface for the topcoat. Always use non-toxic paint and keep all of your supplies away from pets and kids.

Paint your baby photo frames with acrylic craft paint, and follow with a spray clear coat. You will be amazed at how beautiful these frames are, and how easy they are to make. Best of all, you will find that once you get your supplies and get started, each frame will only cost you a few pennies to produce!

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