I never knew that plaster of Paris could go ‘off’, but it seems that it can! There has been a box of it kicking around the house for 10/15+ years. I remember getting it when I was little as I had a kit to make P of P figurines. I tested it first (thank goodness) and experimented with sticking moss in it to hide it as well as adding food colouring to help disguise it. Look what happened:
As soon as I touched it, it just disintegrated! I had left it over an hour to set and all sources that I could find on the internet said that it would set in half that time. So it’s back to the drawing board.
Anybody got any ideas what else I could use? I need it to be strong but not too heavy. I’m trying to fix wire flowers in a small pot (these two together). I might get some new P of P at the weekend and try again. I hope that it works then if I do.