I bought some alginate this weekend with the intent of using it to create a mold of my hand that I could fill with Jell-O and then use to scare small children. The Jell-O didn't set, so, in order to get my money's worth, I filled the mold with plaster. The problem with a plaster mold of ones' hand is that there is not a whole lot to do with it. After my mom passed on mounting it on the wall to use as a candle holder and also declined to use it as the first piece of memorabilia in a shrine dedicated to me, I was at a loss as to how to make use of my hand. In the end, I decided to grab the hand and my camera and see what kind of photos I could come up with.
Please note that the bumps on the hand are due to air bubbles in the alginate and not disfiguring warts/moles. Also, I broke off my plaster hand's pinkie while extracting it from the mold. If you pay close attention, you will be able to see a seam where I used more plaster to re-attach it. That is all.
Ever wonder what to do with those boxes of tiny cocktail umbrellas you bought? Use the hand to hold them!!!!
Pretend that the hand knows how to use the computer
It is highly probable that more pictures of the hand will appear on this site in the future. And when I say "highly probably," I really mean that more pictures of the hand without a doubt will appear on this site just as soon as I can think of some more things to do with it. Of course, this is assuming that my family members do not hide the hand on me.