- Castolite Liquid Plastic, Formula-AC, 2 Pounds
- Castolite Thinner, 1 pink
- Castolite Hardener, 3 units
- Castolite Opaque Color Pigmens, 4 ounces white
- Rustproof T Pins
- Corrugated cardboard,, 30" square
- Waxed Paper
- Cover corrugated cardboard with waxed paper. Tape paper to cardboard.
- With pencil, describe a circle on waxed paper in size of piece to be plasticized.
- When surface is prepared, mix plastic materials in an enamel or stainless stepp pot (After use, clean out pot with rag dampened with thinner). Work outdoors or in a very well ventilated area.
- The following amounts are for one seat cover (double amounts for table top)
- Mix 1 cup of Formula AC with 1/3 cup of thinner and 1 rounded teaspoon of white pigment. Stir with stainless steel fork until ell blended.
- Add 160 drops of hardener; blend in thoroughly.
- Wearing rubber gloves, knead crocheted piece in mixture until thoroughly impregnated with mixture.
- Pin out piece on prepared surface using rustproof pins, placing a pin in every space around edge. (If any spots are not covered, touch up with a stiff brush dipped in mixture.
- Let dry in in light; avoid heat.
Now, this sounds like a serious chemical treatment, but it obviously turns your your doily into a firm, rigid piece. And obviously, more permanent that starch, stiffy or even polyacrylic treatments. And from there ... the rest is art. I can envision wall arrangements, bowls and an entire array of mixed media possibilities.
So, if you are one of those that collect old plastic recipies ... there you go !
Thanks for dropping by,