(Photography by Auxy Espinoza)
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you're the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler). Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters -- TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano has created stylish and imaginative projects that range from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African mask patio chairs to wooden night-light boxes. Divided into sections that include Outdoorsy (ideas to enhance your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates using different techniques), You've Been Framed...© 2013 Mark Montano / Simon & Schuster · Reproduced with permission.
Mix your plaster of Paris in your flexible plastic cup about 1/4 cup at a time so you donâ€™t make too much.
Fill your doll head with the plaster
Place on your newspaper workspace
Spray with black paint
When dry, spray with water and immediately spray with the gold spray-paint
Place on a pile of papers or just on your desk to spark some interesting conversation.