Do you have pictures of broken legs in cast on your bookshelf? I sure do and they’re not pretty. Broken leg casting is a very labor intensive art and it takes a great deal of skill to pull off. I’m going to tell you some tips that can help you preserve your memories forever so you don’t have to show off broken legs in cast pictures.
The first way I recommend you go about preserving your pictures of cast plaster is by simply filing them. I know this sounds kind of strange since you’re supposed to be using plaster but I assure you that plasterboard is the best way to go about preserving your pictures. Plasterboard isn’t like an envelope where you can easily throw it away, plasterboard is fragile and needs to be stored like a precious treasure.
Here’s how you do it. You take your pictures of cast plaster and find nice sturdy material to use to cover the bottom of each one. That way, you can put a protective covering over it won’t chip off. After that, seal the bottom of the box. Seal it with an adhesive tape or double sided tape.
The next way you can save your pictures of cast plaster is by freezing them. All you have to do is bring them to your freezer and stick them inside. This way they will never melt or break. Of course if you want to thaw them out, you can do that as well. Just bring them to the refrigerator and leave them alone for about a week before you try to open them up again.
It’s very important not to move your pictures around too much while you have them frozen. If you do, there’s a chance that they’ll crack because the plastic will be brittle. Just remember to always freeze in a dry area. Once you’re sure the pictures are completely frozen, remove them from the box and wrap them individually in a plastic bag.
After that, take each picture and place it on a clean, dry cast frame. Start by gluing the picture to the board using a wood glue. Be gentle with the glue because you don’t want any streaks showing up where the glue has reached the cast. Once you think the glue has dried enough, you can then start putting your prosthetic leg onto the cast. Make sure to use two even coats of glue. Also, be sure to smoothen the protruding areas of the leg so that they match the rest of the plasterboard.
To finish your project, trim all the excess glue and tack the bottom of your prosthetic leg onto the cast. Use a clamp to hold the prosthetic up so that it doesn’t move around while you work on your pictures of broken legs in cast frames. Then, start decorating your cast frames by using nail polish or stickers to cover up the edges of your cast. You can then use glue and glitter to add details like zippers and buttons onto your prosthetic legs.
The last step is to assemble your cast and try out your homemade prosthetic legs. If you have any questions about how to make your cast or how to put it together, you can find plenty of instructions online. Don’t forget to save all your pictures of broken legs in cast frames so that you can look at them again in the future! Now that you have your own set of prosthetic legs, you will be able to show off your artwork anywhere you want.