Friday, August 26

Chasing #Cre8time Rainbows... AMAZING Inspiration from Lara Hjorthoy


Hi Friends! I'm gonna share a little Rainbow inspiration with you folks today! I decided to make some new wings for a Monster of mine, Pedi...


But for this round I wanted to play with the Alumilite Dyes, and see just what they will do... so I mixed up a small batch of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin and poured into my shiny mold (created with Amazing Mold Rubber). Then using suuuuuper tiny amounts of rainbow colors, on the tip of popsicle sticks, I swirled them into the resin, and let it cure. I'm super thrilled with the results and can't wait to make a new Pedi to match! 

However, now that it's been done, I'm thinking these lovely wings could be drilled for earrings or maybe hooked together for a necklace!!!! I have soooo many ideas now for this process! These dyes are so versatile!!! 

What wonderful creations
can you make
with this swirly effect???

Hope all your summers are great!
Stay Inspired ~ Lara

Check out my website at www.larahjorthoy.com and YourToyCreation.etsy.com. You can follow my day to day creations at Facebook and Instagram, look for YourToy Creations!

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Light up your #Cre8time...

Hello Amazing Crafters! Today we wrap up the summer Cre8time inspiration with the last installment of the When Creativity Knocks All-Star Designers Summer Series, which has brought us loads of ideas this summer. Did you see all the fun ways Amazing Casting Products {a.k.a. Alumilite} were used?

If you missed any of the episodes... you can always binge and catch up! When Creativity Knocks is available for viewing 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.


Here's a sneak peek of this weeks video with Cindi McGee...


What have you been creating this summer?

Thanks for stopping by! Keep a lookout for Amazing Casting Products on When Creativity Knocks this summer and be sure to pop over to their website to enter to win the All-Star Designers Summer Series prize package giveaway.


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Friday, August 19

From Stickers to #Cre8time Stylish...
by Tracy Alden


Hello! Tracy here with another Amazing Casting Products tutorial! Sometimes inspiration finds me at the strangest times, in this case I was standing in a pharmacy looking at nail art stickers. With such a wide ranges of subjects and themes, nail art stickers are tiny works of art that I felt could be made into stylish elements that don't need to be on nails only!

Supplies: 
  • Amazing Clear Cast Resin
  • Black Alumilite Dye
  • Amazing Remelt
  • Nail Art Stickers (found anywhere that sells nail polish) 
  • Toothpicks 
  • Stir Sticks 
  • Tweezers 
  • Small metal frames (easily found at your local craft store in the jewelry or scrapbooking isle) 
  • Needle nose pliers, Wire-cutters 
  • Beads 
  • Earring wires, jump-rings and chain 

I bought several sets of nail art stickers, picking flower, butterfly, swirl and sparkle patterns. I wanted to have ones that had a lot of detail and good colors, that once coated in resin would look the best.


In my dragon hoard of jewelry supplies, I have a lot of odd shaped frames that are often very small and/or have shallow basins, often just not right for most jewelry projects. However many of these little pieces were the perfect size to frame nail art stickers!


With these pieces being so small and delicate I needed to place them on a small platform to keep them in place and level for resin application. This is where Amazing Remelt came to the rescue! I pulled a block of Amazing Remelt out of its container and placed all of the frames on top of the Remelt. With Remelt being naturally a bit sticky the pieces were held perfectly in place. The earring wires were easy to push into the Remelt and any resin drips could easily pealed off once cured. Once I was done with my project I could reuse the Remelt for any future non-food related projects.


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 5 minutes. Using toothpicks, I put a tiny drop of Black Alumilite Dye into a small mixing cup. I applied a very thin coat of the tinted resin to the bottom of each frame. The addition of black tinted resin acts as a canvas for the nail art stickers, helping them become more visible. I let this layer cure about 5 hours.


I carefully peeled off the nail art stickers from their plastic backing and placed them into the thin black resin coatings with tweezers. I found burnishing the stickers a little with tweezers or a small stylus made sure the stickers were firmly in place with no trapped air bubbles. With nail art stickers originally intended for use in nail polish they do not need to be sealed before moving onto the next step.


I mixed up another small portion of Amazing Clear Cast Resin, this time leaving it clear and applied it to the frames with a toothpick. By using a toothpick I was able to control the amount of resin flowing into the frames and to make sure I added just enough resin to create a dome, which naturally magnifies the nail art stickers. I let this resin layer cure completely. 


With the addition of some jewelry wire, beads and findings I made a complete collection of lovely little detailed jewelry. With other frames and stickers any number of fashion styles 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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