Thursday, July 28

#Cre8time Transformations... From This to That by Aimée Wheaton


I LOVE playing with resin when I have the time!! I look for random things to mold in the oddest places. One day I finally got into an antique store I had been trying to get to (odd hours) and I found some old looking curtain ties. These are HUGE, they probably came out of a super fancy home with lots of long curtains. Well the owner gave me the one in the photo on the left because it was chipped, 


I thought it was perfect to mold but didn't know what to turn it into because it's so large. The flower in the middle was fab and I thought it would make a great hair clip. So that is what it turned into. 

I molded the inside flower part by mixing equal parts of Amazing Mold Putty and forming it around the flower. The mold hardens in about 15 minutes and I'm ready to go! Follow my process below.


Next I grabbed some Q-tips and my favorite Alumidust
colors to paint the mold when it was ready.

   

I used 2 colors. I made sure all the nooks and crannies were covered
 in dust – when the resin cures this will adhere to the resin.


Now time for the resin. I mixed equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin and mixed together {to view mixing/preparation CLICK HERE}. This resin cures very fast so it makes crafting quick and easy with a fabulous turnout! I colored the mold with the powders because if I didn't, the resin would be only white.


I poured the resin in, then let it cure.
I think this took about 7 minutes to complete.


I took it out of the mold and trimmed or sanded the edges
a bit that had extra resin – look how pretty!!


Next I embellished with StazOn ink just to bring out some details.


Then I painted on a bit of gold acrylic to make it even more dreamy.


I knew I wanted to embellish it even more and found this super cool trim at the store. I didn't end up using my E6000® glue it was dried up :(  so I used my hot glue gun.

   

I added a hair clip and felt discs to finish it off.
The back is not so pretty but it works.


I glued on some AB finish rhinestones
on the flower part for even more bling!

  

Look how pretty it turned out!


What's the craziest thing
you've ever molded?

Feel free to stop by my FB page to see the latest with me.

To see more of my work please visit my new blog "Life Glitter Makeup"
and also at the Aimée Wheaton Art and Design website.

Till next time! Xoxo Aimée

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Tuesday, July 26

#Cre8time Solutions... How to FIX a Broken DONUT by Maria Soto

My kids love going to Chemshaw 13 DonutZ and Comics shop in Crown Point, Indiana. They have some amazing donuts and lots of comics – not to mention their coffee is really good too. Well a couple of weeks ago, we went to get some donuts and my daughter purchased this really cute key chain. It had this really nice donut, I guess even their toy donuts are fun to have. 

The other day my daughter came to me all sad as she showed me her key chain and how her little donut was falling apart. She asked me if I could fix it for her... I said "sure, I'll use some clear resin." She responded, "but can it stay soft as it is now?" I looked at her puzzled, "what do you mean soft?"

I had no idea, but it turns out the little donut is made of a sponge like material – I thought it was made of plastic.


This is the cute little chocolate with sprinkles
donut key chain she purchased.


And now it was falling apart from where
the plastic ring holds the key chain part.


Look how soft this little donut is... honestly, it really does look like it's made of bread. The texture is pretty awesome. I decided the best way to use the Amazing Clear Cast Resin was to apply in small amounts with the mixing wood stick. 

When I thought it was made of plastic, I was going to just add the resin all over it on the outside to give it a covering of resin to keep it from breaking apart again later on. Now I had to take a different approach since my daughter wanted me to make sure it would stay nice as soft once fixed. 


I gathered these supplies to make the repair: parchment paper, wipes, measuring cups, a mixing stick, and Amazing Clear Cast Resin.


Using Amazing Clear Cast Resin is pretty easy – you mix equal amounts of parts "A" and "B" {you can CLICK HERE to view mixing instructions}. 

   

Add part "A" to part "B" and mix the resin slowly, 
then let it sit for a few minutes for the bubbles to go away.


Once the resin was mixed, I began to add a few drops at a time into the donut, starting where the donut was falling apart. Since this is a sponge like material, I figured it would absorb the resin, so I kept adding more resin inside. 


The inside material looked wet once the resin was added.


I waited a few minutes and then began to apply some of the resin onto the back of the donut using the stir stick – concentrating mostly on the area where the tear took place. Then I added a layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin over the entire back.


I left this alone for 24 hours to cure. I was a bit worried the resin might take away the softness of this little donut...

   


But twenty-four hours later, I checked and YES!! The donut was fixed... and it was still as soft as it was before getting repaired with resin – even the back was still soft!


  

You can still see where the repair was made, but that is OK. I just hope that when my daughter adds this to her keys, it will last her a long time.


This fun donut key ring is as good as new, and my daughter is so happy that I was able to fix it! I seriously love this product... it's "amazing" no matter how I use it.

What creative ways do you repair things?

Have you tried this Amazing Clear Cast Resin in any other way besides making molds? If so, please share with us your projects. We love to see what others do with this awesome product.

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 25

#Cre8time Furbaby Keepsakes... Making a Paw Print Rubber Stamp – Part 2 by Tanya Ruffin


Part 2: The Stamp

To read Part 1 – click here.

Now that you have your second mold you are going use the UMR mold release and spray several coats inside your silicone mold.

After they mold release dries, mix a small amount of Amazing Mold Rubber (follow the directions on the box for mixing small amounts). Pour into mold and allow to cure. 


Don't try to de-mold too soon. Let it cure overnight. 

The gently pull the rubber out of the mold. You may have some areas where the silicone mold sticks to the rubber. But if you used the mold release it shouldn't be too bad. 

THIS IS WHY WE DIDN'T USE OUR ORIGINAL MOLD!!!!

If you don't use a mold release or not enough mold release, the Amazing Mold Rubber will fuse to the Amazing Mold Putty making a solid rubber block.


Tape your rubber paw to an acrylic block.


Ink up with a permanent ink.


Make your print.
It may take a few tries to get a good print.


I scanned my print into the computer to make some background paper.


I also printed a laser print of my beloved Lily and mod podged it to a vase. 


I used the paw print paper to fill in some of the empty space
 and embellished with the black glittered resin paw. 


What rubber stamps can you make


Go Craft Your Own Way!
Tanya


Please visit my site to see more of my inspiring
creations at www.tanyaRuffin.com

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