Friday, April 29, 2016

#Cre8time in a Bottle... AMAZING Inspiration from Myléne Hillam of Mill Lane Studio

Hello Amazing Crafters! Today is my last article as Featured Artist on the Amazing Casting Products blog. Over this past month I've been sharing some resin jewelry ideas with you – but today I'm stepping away from jewelry and I have created something that is a little bit more exotic.

The inspiration for this project comes from a gift my husband gave me many years ago - a beautiful Egyptian Perfume bottle. Its elegant shape and delicate 24K gold lattice embellishment make this a gift I treasure immensely.

A while back, this beautiful bottle was the inspiration for my line of Vessels and Vials – a collection of mini "Genie Bottle" pendants and earrings. Each one is a little masterpiece in its own right and whilst many of them went to new homes, I also created some to frame and hang on the wall in my studio!

Today's inspiration post takes me back full circle to the original Egyptian perfume bottle my husband gave me. Instead of creating pendant sized pieces, I'm recreating full-size perfume bottles in resin. My stash of jewelry findings provide everything else that I need to assemble them.

I was a bit nervous undertaking this project because I had no idea if I'd be able to remove my precious bottle from the Amazing Mold Putty once it had cured. But I took a deep breath and proceeded anyway!

To see how I created these fabulous faux bottles
please jump over to my blog HERE.

I hope this project inspires you to take a look at some of your collectibles and see what you have in your china cabinet that might be worthy of reproducing in resin.

Thanks for spending time with me this month as I shared my passion for resin with you – it's been a blast!  ~ Myléne

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For more jewelry ideas and inspiration, please check out my jewelry-making books: "Fabulous Jewelry from Findings" and "Stylish Leather Jewelry"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#Cre8time in the Country... Faux Delft Tile Decor by Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy with another Amazing Casting Products tutorial! I have recently been seeing in home decor and antique stores blue and white country tiles and pottery. I have always been fond of the look and wondered if I could attempt my own version with everyday craft supplies and without the need of a kiln! 

  • Amazing Clear Cast Resin
  • Polymer Clay Scraps (Uncured) 
  • Stir Sticks 
  • Acrylic Paint in Bright Blue and Ocher 
  • Paint Brush 
  • Stamps 
  • Flat head jewelry pliers 
  • Soft Wire 
  • ceramic tile 
  • Liquid Fusion Glue 
  • Disposable gloves 

I started by going through some of my scrap polymer clay, left over from other projects. I tried to pick clay that was pale blue, grey, white, translucent and cream. I was careful to not pick any of the pearl or metallic clay because I wanted to create the look of old country tiles and not something modern.

Using a pasta machine (devoted to craft use only) set on the thickest setting I conditioned the clay and blending all of the scrap clay by multiple runs though the pasta machine. I placed my now smooth and uniform colored clay on a ceramic tile, trimming the uneven edges. I used a frame style stamp as a cutting guide, making sure I could fit 3 across and 2 going down on the clay.

Once the clay was trimmed I sprayed the frame style stamp with water to act as a stamp release from the clay and pressed firmly into the clay. After I pressed the stamp in 6 times I used small plant and insect stamps to press inside the frame impression to create the illusion of 6 individual tiles. I trimmed the clay even closer to the stamped images, smoothing edges and defining details. I placed the ceramic tile with the polymer clay into a toaster over to cure per manufacturer’s instructions.

One the clay was finished baking I removed it from the ceramic tile and cleaned the edges. I applied bright blue acrylic paint to detailed portions of the clay, rubbing off excess with a paper towel. 

I applied a color wash, of Ochre acrylic paint diluted with water, to give the tiles a aged and worn look. I let the paint fully dry.

I mixed up a small portion of Amazing Clear Cast Resin, making sure to slowly stir to reduce air bubbles and let it sit for 10 minutes. By letting the resin sit for 10 minutes, the resin will be thicker and stick more to the polymer clay piece. I carefully applied the resin to the front of the pieces with a toothpick, making sure to get all the grooves and indents of the stamped images. I put on a pair of gloves so I could smear the resin across the piece and get even coverage of resin. I let this layer of resin cure completely.

*At this point if you did not want to drill though the polymer clay piece, you can put a wire hanger on the back of the polymer clay tiles with some Liquid Fusion Glue, as I did for this tutorial.

With this polymer clay and resin coating technique any number of mixed media, embellishments and tile art can be created!

What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?

Please share them on the user GALLERY on the Amazing Crafting Products Website!

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!

Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Take a #Cre8time Carousel Ride... Sparkly Resin Ponies by Lyn Gill

Hello again! Lyn Gill here and I was inspired this week by some paper ponies I saw... I just knew I could make them in resin!

In this project I used the Amazing Remelt and I think I really put it through it's paces. I molded it in a foam board box (paper lined foam board) and I made the horse pattern from a recycled box glued to fun foam... of course I used plenty of mold release. 

When I poured the Amazing Remelt in and let it set up, I was surprised at how easy it actually was to remove. I used some Amazing Clear Cast Resin with various Alumilite Dyes and Alumidust with a touch of glittered embossing powder to make these adorable ponies!

These would make such a cute piece of wall art or hanging from the bottom of some wind chimes. Or maybe on a princesses door! They're so fun and so easy to create!

What type of paper craft
could you reproduce in resin?
Think of the possibilities!

Well thank you so much for joining us today
...Till Next Time! ~ Lyn

As always you can find my work here on my Blog LynzCraftz, where I also have a pattern for this project; or on YouTube channel LynCraftz, or on my Facebook page LynzCraftz.

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