I've been looking around on how to make some first Christmas hand print ornaments. I seen some of the salt dough impressions and the shatter proof ball with the print on it. What I did come across was the raised clay impressions made into plaster of Paris that I really liked. I was wanting to know if anyone had used the plaster before for raised prints? I seen some that used play dough to make the impression in and then have the plaster poured into it for easy removing later. Can you use salt dough to do this? For a large 7 month's old hand print how much plaster should I probably use? I was thinking of making the print into a small circle just a bit bigger than his hand. I don't want to make to much and waste the plaster. Would a cup be enough? Also when using salt dough by itself for ornaments I bought some acrylic paint, paint marker, gloss acrylic sealer that you paint on, and some gloss mod podge. Does the sealer or mod podge look better with it. I want a nice shiny look. I was also wanting to know if you use the paint marker on top of the sealer or would it be alright under it without smearing? I've never worked with mod podge but always here about it and see a ton of cute craft ideas using it. What is a good way to get a painted print onto paper or an ornament ball? I thought of doing his feet on a made card that says Mistletoes on it and a hand print on a ball. I've heard to put the paint on a sponge first like an ink pad to help get just enough paint. Are there any other tips? I was wondering if anyone ever did impressions of their poultry's feet? I thought that would be cute. I've seen a bunch done of dogs but no birds.