Tuesday, January 10

#Cre8time Laughing out LOUD... by Kristie Taylor #CHAshow Sneak Peek


Say WHAT??! You can see this project at CHA Creativation in Phoenix!


Hello crafty friends! My name is Kristie Taylor and I am super excited to be one of the newest designers here with Amazing Casting Products... using some of my favorite things – LOL!!

Today I want to show you a little something I made using a Prima telephone, a Relics and Artifacts craft blank and lots of Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin! I had so much fun making this project... maybe he will make you "laugh out loud"!

So let's talk about how I achieved this 3 dimensional little fella.
Let start with some of my faves... 

  

OK... let's get started!


First of all, we need to make some molds, so I used a piece of molded plastic. I think it may have come from an old bathroom fixture – I'm really not sure... but it has been in my stash for a while. It's a cool shape, but I needed two. Of course you see this is going to be his eyebrows.


I mixed equal amounts of Parts "A" and "B" until the Amazing Mold Putty became one consistent color {please CLICK HERE to view mixing and preparation}. I place the "eyebrow" finding on a flat surface and pressed themold putty around it, making sure to create a good lip so when I add the Amazing Casting Resin, it won't seep out.


I wait for just a few minutes for the putty to cure, and I now
have the shape molded so I can duplicate it easily.


I repeated this process for some other pieces –
these will be used for his eyeballs :)


Next, I mixed equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin, then poured into the mixing cup and stirred slowly until one consistent color. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation. Then I quickly poured it into the molds... this resin cures very fast – in about 10 minutes. Once cured, I could start assembly.


I needed something to hold the eyebrows on... and after much trial and error, I finally decided that Apoxie Sculpt was the answer.


And the same for the eyeballs!


He's starting to come to life!!!


Now I needed to make a tongue, so again, I used apoxie sculpt. I mixed the two parts together, used a brayed to roll it out flat, and then used my fingers to shape it. Then placed in over several bottles to allow it to dry.


I also used a Relics and Artifacts piece to be
his "uvula" before giving him a paint job!


Here is my finished piece – in all his awesomeness!
I call him "Laughing Out Loud"


He makes me smile, he really does!!

 

Now go mold all the things
and make something awesome!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Kristie

To see more of my work, please visit my blog, "The Scrapinater", 
over on my YouTube Channel or on Instagram.

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Friday, January 6

Travel through #Cre8time with #Resin filled Talismans... by Tracy Alden


Hello! Tracy here to share another tutorial with you! The art and history of body adornment of early humans has always been an interest and inspiration to me. Tiny bits of bone, stones and shells were the most common items to be made into talismans, symbols of status and importance by our early ancestors. Harking back to a bygone time I created a small collection of faux pebbles talismans with a modern spin with the help of Amazing Casting Products

Supplies: 


Using a pasta machine (devoted to craft use only) set on the thickest setting, I conditioned some translucent polymer clay. I added small amounts of different colored polymer clay and a tiny bit of ground pepper to each ball of translucent clay. I mixed each ball of clay just enough to tint the clay and encapsulate the black pepper. The swirls of not completely blended clay and black pepper will help create the illusion of natural stone. 


I carefully pressed each ball of clay into a rough pebble shape and poked a hole through the top of each faux pebble. Using a stylus, toothbrush, dotting tools and more I textured each pebble pendant front, back and edges, which creates the effect of raw unpolished stone.

* If you rather have the look of smooth river stones skip this step of adding surface texture.


Using the 4 Piece Carver Set, I carefully carved and pressed into each clay pendant a rustic art design. I was careful to cup the uncured clay pendants in my hand while carving as to not loose my surface texture I created in the previous step. I wasn't worried about making the designs super detailed or clean as these were intended to look ancient.


Using small soft paint brushes I added Alumilite Metallic Powder and Alumidust into the carved elements on the pendants. The metallic powder bonds to the uncured polymer clay without the addition of a glue or sealant. By placing the polymer clay pieces on a paper towel I would make sure the pieces in the curing process would not lose their textured surface on the side laying flat against the tile. I then put the tile with the pendants and clay into a toaster oven, per manufacturer instructions, to cure.


Once the polymer pieces were cured and cool to the touch, I used the 1500 sanding pad from the Alumilite Polishing Kit. I sanded the front, sides and back of the polymer clay pebbles pendant just enough to remove any uneven edges created in the texture process. To remove any sanding dust I gently washed the pieces in water using my fingers to remove the sanding dust and let them 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 5 minutes. Using a toothpick, I put a tiny drops of Yellow, Purple and Ocean Blue Alumilite Dye each into a small mixing cup and poured a portion of the pre-mixed resin in it. I used a toothpick to carefully drop tiny amounts of tinted resin into the carved designs on the pedant surfaces. The metallic powders acted as a lovely reflective element magnified by the resin. I let the resin cure completely. 

* Any drips made outside of the carved elements I cleaned up with a baby wipe. 


I strung the pendants onto hemp and linen jewelry cording and secured them in place with a Lark's Head knot. I added a few beads and my talisman necklaces were finished! So many symbols can be quickly carved into the polymer clay to later be filled with resin... so your creative possibilities are endless!

What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!

Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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Thursday, January 5

#Cre8time Travel Adventures... Inspired by Iceland Challenge #ACPthrowback

Hello Amazing Makers! Today we are sharing an adorable ACPthrowback project by Sandra Strait in celebration of a special bloghop happening with Tina Walker today... an INSPIRED BY ICELAND challenge.


Tina is one of our amazing creative friends and next month she is taking what we consider a "bucket list" trip to Iceland – a land of fire and ice... and she posed a Cre8time challenge to see how her artsy friends would interpret Iceland and its beautiful colors, scenery, and landscapes.


How can you not go to Iceland and not want to take home a PUFFIN??! This fantastic little art doll by Sandra Strait is made using Amazing Mold Rubber and Amazing Casting Resin from an original created using  Delight™ air dry modeling compound and styrofoam egg... CLICK HERE to pop over and see all the details.

Follow along at the squares below to see all the projects
INSPIRED by ICELAND...




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