Marble Appearance To Plastic Figures. Dissolve an ounce of pure curd soap grated in water, and add one once of white wax, cut in thin slices; When the whole is incorporated it is fit for use. Having dried the figure before the fire, suspend it by a string and dip it in the mixture ; when it has absorbed the varnish, dip it in a second time, and that generally suffices ; cover it carefully from the dust for a week, then rub it gently with soft cotton wool, and you will have a brilliant shining gloss, exactly resembling polished marble