Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#Cre8time Painting with Pearls...
AMAZING Inspiration by Lynne Suprock

Lynne Suprock here again to share some inspiration... painting Amazing Crafting Products molds and castings with Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments {or Alumilite Metallic Powders and Alumidust}!


I must admit, I am not a painter. It is something that I want to do better – but have not had the opportunity to work at much to mark improvement. However, I do love painting my Amazing Mold Putty impressions with Pearl Ex because it gives instant gratification to this wannabe painter! It is as foolproof as using a coloring book, and coloring in the lines. Ahhh! Gorgeous success.


Here are some of my pieces that were easy to "color" and fill with resin and which make a pretty bracelet. A bit more color with metal paste was also added to make things pop! 


Happy Crafting! 


Please visit my blog "Simply Pretty Stuff" to see more of my creations. Lynne
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas #Cre8time and #MoldMaking in July!!! AMAZING Inspiration from Maria Soto

Hi there, this is Maria and today I bring you a post about crafting on the go. I like to craft when I get inspired – so I try to always carry a pocket size sketchbook, to doodle ideas that come to mind when I'm at work... or anywhere else. Sometimes I go a bit further and carry some crafty products with me, and Amazing Mold Putty is an easy product to use anywhere you go. 

I do like to recycle – sometimes not only using recycled items into my projects, but also for storage, too! For instance, when I open up a new stamp or stickers and they come in those little mylar bags... I keep them – just in case I need to store something else in them.

I've read some posts on Facebook about Christmas in July, and this has got me into the holiday spirit. I do have some holiday ornaments at work that I like to display during Christmas and Halloween – so I decided it was time to bring some Amazing Mold Putty with me to work. I have this cute Santa face I made many, many years ago out of polymer clay. I really liked how he came out – so I thought why not make a mold of him so later on I can start making some; and paint them all different to use them as family ornaments and give as gifts this Christmas.

So today's post is simple – just to show you how easy it is to carry small amounts of Amazing Mold Putty on the road with you... to make that one mold you just have to have when creativity strikes. 


I took two equal amounts of Amazing Mold Putty and placed them in this little recycled packing envelope. This just happened to have two separate sections which is perfect to carry the mold putty in. Once I got to the office and it was time for lunch, I brought out my little crafty package.


I took out the Amazing Mold Putty, and made balls out of the equal amounts of parts "A" and "B". Then I mixed the two parts completely until there is no visable swirls; making sure there is no white showing for it to work like it's supposed to. Once the putty was mixed, I took the polymer clay Santa head and pressed it into the Amazing Mold Putty. Please CLICK HERE to view mixing instructions.


I left to get my lunch. When I got back about 10 minutes later and I decided to just leave it alone and wait until my lunch was done. I knew it was all ready, and letting it sit longer would not cause any problems to the mold.

Once I finished my lunch, I removed my Santa head. There it was a perfect mold! Look at all the details captured by the mold putty... this is an amazing product, it really is. It really only took me about 5 minutes to mix the amazing mold putty; place the Santa head into the putty and wait about 10 more minutes for my mold was done. Now this is what I call fast crafting on the road! I don't get to go out much... but after this project I like to carry Amazing Mold Putty with me – because you just never know what you might find out there that might make a great mold.


Here is my mold all done... and it only took about 10 minutes.
Look at all the detail captured in the mold! 

Once we get a bit closer to Christmas, I will go ahead and make my new Santa ornaments to share with the family. So keep a look out for my post when these are done – I will share with you what I create with this fun mold.


I can't wait to get started making these
new Santa ornaments to give away! 

I hope I have inspired you to be ready for those moments when ideas come... and you won't have to wish you had your molding products with you – because you DO have them with you!

Please share what you make with Amazing Crafting ProductsWe are featuring our fan's photos right here on the Amazing Crafting Products Blog every Friday in July – so make sure to join us and have fun creating!!!!

Thanks for visiting! I invite you to stop over to my blog "What is Creativity"
at http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com to see more of my creations. Maria Soto

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Monday, July 21, 2014

AMAZINGLY Jaw Dropping with Rachel Whetzel and Amazing Mold Rubber

Hello, AMAZING peeps!! It's Rachel Whetzel... this month, I get the pleasure of sharing a project I made using Amazing Mold Rubber!! I have an art project that I'm working on for Gauche Alchemy, and I needed something especially unique and interesting. Naturally, I wanted my piece to be *Jaw Dropping* (heh heh) so I turned to Amazing Crafting Products, and got busy making something I'm pretty sure most people haven't thought of.


That's right! I created a jawbone!! A long time ago, I found a jaw bone left over from a deer that had been hit by a car on one of the country roads near my house. Being the morbid human that I am, I decided to pick it up and bring it home, because I thought it might look cool in a piece of art work. Bones are popular in art, and I have used them a few times myself.

Here's what you'll need to make
a jaw or bone replica of your own:
Here is my original jaw bone that I found on my walk.


I cut a box and used it's sides to make a smaller compartment to hold the jawbone, and keep Amazing Mold Rubber waste down.



Next, I sealed all the seams with duct tape. 

Then, to keep the jawbone in place while the Amazing Mold Rubber was curing,
I used duct tape rolled and cut to hold the piece in place.


Then I used a disposable container to mix my
Amazing Mold Rubber, and pour it into the mold.

 

The sides of my mold were a little flimsy once the Amazing Mold Rubber was in, so to keep things where I wanted them, I used a bit of ribbon to keep my sides in place during cure time. 


When I poured my Amazing Casting Resin, I wanted to make my piece red, but when I used my Alumilite Red Dye, I didn't use enough, and my piece turned out pink. I'm still getting the hang of dyes in the Amazing Clear Cast Resin. It wasn't too big of an issue though. I just used paint to make the piece the color I wanted. 

Here's a view of the backside of the piece,
with the duct tape spots and my seams untrimmed.



CLICK HERE for directions on mixing Amazing Casting Resin.

Once I pulled my piece, I cut off the excess from the pour,
and sanded edges, etc. to clean up the piece.

 

To get the Jawbone the color I REALLY wanted it, I used some spray paint I had on hand, and got busy layering it on. 



Then the spray paint was dry, I painted the teeth a different color, and then used stain to fill in the crevices of the piece and make it look aged. 



Last but not least, I used a toothpick to make flowers and dotted swirls all over the Jaw. I finished off the flowers with more stain when they were dry.


Be sure to hop over to Gauche Alchemy in August to see this Jawbone on it's final art piece! I can't wait to share with you!

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Thanks for stopping by! ~ rachel

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