Small kneading-cement ball in folded optics
Instructions in 12 steps
The ball out of kneading-cement is made in two steps so that both halves of the styrofoam ball can be decorated in the same manner. Let them dry overnight.
Besides the articles listed below, you also need: Container for kneading of the cement (e.g. bowl with poss. lid), disposable gloves, stable support e.g. the lid of a plastic bucket, PET spray bottle (item 38 798 000), brush, small container with water, stand for the styrofoam-ball (e.g. a can)And this is how it works:
Step 1For a solid standing onto a stand, place the styrofoam-ball for example on a can.Thus the kneading-cement is not too dry, we recommend you to work it out in 2 sections. Always wear plastic gloves while working!
Step 2Mix a half of the creative kneading-cement (1.9kg) with water in the ratio 9:1 (9 parts of cement : 1 part of water). This corresponds to about 210 ml. Stir the water slowly, gradually add it while constantly kneading. Knead the crumbly mixture with damp disposable gloves (if necessary, moisten several times) until the desired consistency is achieved.
Step 3Take some cement between the palms, press it flat and coat thinly around a half of the styrofoam-ball.
Step 4Mould small pellets out of the remaining kneading-cement, tap them flat between the palms, mould them malleably and press them scale-like from the bottom up onto the circular worked-out with cement coated styrofoam-syrface (poss. stop up the joints with your thumb).
Step 5The cement mixture should be smooth and easily malleable. If the cement is cracky during kneading, just sprinkle it with some water.
Step 6Let it dry over night.
Step 7The next day, turn the ball around, so that the free styrofoam-surface is facing upwards.
Step 8Repeat the mixing of the remaining kneading-cement as already described and coat the free styrofoam-surface as described for the first half. Damp the dry/fresh connection joints of the kneading-cement with a brush, so that the two layers bond well.
Step 9Decorate as well the second half as already above described in a sophisticated folded optic way. Here also work again top down.
Step 10Let it dry at least for 1 day.
Step 11Optionally, you can decorate the tips of the folds with silver and/or brass-coloured highlights. Therefor, spread some glue for foil on it by using the brush and let it dry clearly (it lasts at least 1 hour). Then decorate it with the mirror-foil according to the package instructions.