Friday, March 27, 2015

Everything in it's PLACE... AMAZING Inspiration by Brenda Burfeind

Good day crafters! Brenda here from Creativity is a State of Mind to show you what I did with some of my LEFT OVER resin pieces. If you follow me here you know how I am always talking about my EXTRA resin pieces especially when I am pouring molds and have extra resin.

Well, my box is overflowing a bit with "not finished", "half finished" or "finished" pieces that I didn't know what to do with. The other day I went through my box and found some of my FAVORITE pieces I've made in the past and decided to incorporate all of them into something uniquely mine!

Here is my UNIQUE jewelry holder...


and you can jump over to my blog HERE and see exactly how I created this. 

What would you make with
your amazing left overs?

Please leave me a comment and tell me one of your ideas!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time ~ Brenda
Visit my blog, Creativity is a State of Mind to see some more of my creations.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Molded Lace Makes a Wearable Statement...
by Isabel Villarreal


Everyone loves statement jewelry and this necklace made from molded lace definitely makes a statement! Lately I've been seeing accessories made from lace and I decided to try my hand at creating something for myself. I originally tried to use a lace piece for my necklace but it was a little too droopy so I figured I would mold it and cast it. This started out as an experiment but the results were so amazing I had to share! Follow along to see how to make a stunning statement piece for yourself.

   

I started with a nice lace piece that I trimmed down until I was satisfied with the shape. I mixed up some Amazing Mold Putty and using a rolling pin, I flattened the putty to fit the size of the lace and then rolled the lace piece into the putty face down. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.


The resulting mold is very shallow, but this way the final piece will be thin and light enough to wear comfortably. I got a great impression from the lace with some really great detail.


The next step was to add some color with Alumidust pigment powders. I used some small brushes to coat the mold using a variety of colors to bring out the intricate design and leaving some areas with no pignment so that they would be clear. 

To fill the mold I mixed a batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. I filled the mold very carefully to try to avoid any over spill since the mold is so shallow. While the resin was still wet I sprinkled iridescent glitter along the entire surface. 


The resin was pretty thin and being that I live in South Florida, the temperature was pretty nice so it was dry to the touch in about 8 hours. I carefully released it from the mold while it was still a little soft so that I could trim away any unwanted areas and smooth out the edges. 

The resin piece was beautiful on its own. The original lace piece has sequins and embroidered edges and you can see that the resin piece picked up all of the beautiful details perfectly!



These pictures show the back of the piece, which I covered in glitter and the front of the piece to show the results. It has sort of a watercolor feel that works well with the floral theme. 

The front of the piece has color but if you look you can see the way the glitter shows through the color to give it dimension. 

  

To finish the piece I coated it with a super thin layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin to smooth out the surface and added some crystals to bring out the details. Once the crystals were set I used my Crop-A-Dile to make a couple of holes in the resin in just the right place so it would hang at an angle from around my neck and used sterling jump rings to hang it from a fine Silver chain. 

How will you make a statement


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#Cre8time meets Play-Doh! AMAZING Wearable Inspiration from Aimée Wheaton


Hi all! Aimée back with a little inspiration from my three year old's play time. While cleaning up her Play-doh stuff this funky orange hardened piece of Play-doh fell out of the plastic mold and onto the table. It was super funky and cool looking and of course I thought it would be the perfect item to mold.


If you don't have a young child at home you probably don't recognize the shape, it's from a Despicable Me Minion Play-doh set. The funky bomb looking shape at the top of this necklace is from the head of a minion and the little knobs are supposed to be the hair coming out. This dried up in her set and came out looking like this...


It molded well too!! So I decided to go with it.


I painted in some metallic Alumidust into the mold and then prepared my resin. I used the Amazing Casting Resin along with some Alumilite Blue Dye – mixed it up then poured it. I let it set and then drilled holes in the top and bottom. I filed it in areas to distress it a bit and then started building my funky pendant using various chains, beads, wire and charms. Lastly, I added it to a shorter cord. This one of a kind necklace you won't find in a store!


I like that it looks substantial but it's light as a feather.


The rounded beads at the bottom are resin druzy beads I found at Michael's.


I hope you enjoyed this and I bet you'll look at your kids dried Play-doh pieces differently now! ;)

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Till next time! Xoxo Aimée

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