Before starting on your substrate make sure you have all of your supplies ready.
Cover your work space with something that can be easily washed off or disposed of.
Be sure you are protecting your clothing, Plaster is difficult to get out of clothes.
SAFETY NOTE: If you are sensitive to or have allergies for dust this is the part of the process you want to protect yourself.
How To Use This Online Class... Each of the videos that are a part of this class goes into detail explaining each step. Since most of them are fairly short, I suggest you preview the video before beginning that particular part of the project. This was you can go back into the video and view over any specific step. At the bottom of each page i have included two links. The first is to a page containing a live linked Table of Contents and a list of additional resources.
Step # 1.......Preparing your Work-Surface
Step # 2..... Adding the Plaster to the Burlap
You are already to begin the preparation of your painting surface. In this next step you will be adding the plaster to the burlap and working it down into the small cells or holes between the threads of the burlap.
Now that you have finished with the preparation of the burlap it will need to sit overnight or until it is completely dry. You will be pulling the plaster substrate off of the burlap during your next step. ***NOTE*** This plaster substrate can remain on the drying board for a number of months iif necessary. Letting it sit, Will Not affect its use during the next step.