For the first time, I experimented with Plaster Impregnated Gauze Wrap to make a botanical-style casting. I couldn't find any Queen Anne's Lace near my home so I worked with some simple weeds.
To make the mold strong, I formed three layers of wet bandages. And then pressed the weeds into the wet layers. I let the mold set for about 10 - 15 minutes and then removed the weeds. I had to use tweezers to remove the tiny fragments. I let the mold dry overnight.
I painted the dry mold with acrylic paint and highlighted the indentations. After it dried, I applied varnish to protect and strengthen the mold.
The project was easy so I'll probably be making more castings.