This time, I thought that I would try something with some additional "personality" -- I'd wanted learn a different method to make a 3rd hand ;-)
Step 1: Mix the Silicone and Apply
Put a 2 foot square of brown butcher paper down on a table so that you don't mess up the table during this process. Place your hand firmly on the paper, and use a Popsicle stick to apply a "beauty coat", a thin coating to the hand. That will allow you to pick up all of the detail. Once the first coat is on, slather the rest on so that your hand is covered.
Wait about 20 minutes for the "fast set" to set.
Step 2: Make a Plaster Cast of the Back of the Silicone
Build up about four layers and wait about 30 minutes for the plaster to dry. You need the plaster to support the silicone when you want to pour the cast.
Step 3: De-mold Yourself !
After you lift off of the paper, you can take the plaster off of the silicone. Next, remove your hand from the mold. It will come out with a little bit of pulling. Although the silicone looks wet, it is dry and set-up.
Step 4: It's Time to Bloom!
After that, pour it into the the mold. This is why you need the plaster -- it provides the support for the silicone -- otherwise, it would just move around.