Thursday, August 21, 2014

Taking #Cre8time back to the 80's... DIY Gelly Style Resin Bracelets by Isabel Villarreal


Bracelets are a great way to accessorize and bangle bracelets are always fun, but what if you could make a flexible band bracelet in your own style and colors? As a member of the design team I've been given the great opportunity to play around with resin and explore the different possibilities.

This is Isabel  and I know you don't usually associate flexibility with resin but I'd love to share this with you to show how truly flexible resin jewelry can be. 

   

I started by making a template using some advertising flyers by cutting and layering 4 oblong strips and adding a few fun details. I used some cameo buttons and a few 3D glitter shapes then added some foam pieces to the ends to give the bracelet some shape. All the details were held in place with removable glue dots so that I can change the design to suit my mood. Using Amazing Mold Putty, I created a mold that I could then use to make this bracelet in the colors of my choosing. Make sure your paper template fits correctly around your wrist. You'll want to leave some space for a clasp.


I used Amazing Clear Cast Resin and mixed in the barest amount of Alumilite Dye to fill the 3D shapes {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. After letting it cure for a couple of hours – I poured a slightly lighter layer of resin on top in a thin layer. The total thickness of this bracelet is about 1/8". The fact that the layer is so thin makes for a much more flexible shape. I removed it from the mold while it was still soft and allowed it to finish drying on a teflon craft sheet. The finished pieces look really cool with the shapes in a slightly contrasting color.


The edges were a little uneven so I used a file to smooth down the rougher areas, then drilled holes on each end and added some jump rings and a lobster claw to finish it off.


You can see here that the Amazing Mold Putty duplicated the shiny glitter effect – so the details have a slight glint to the surface. These bracelets are flexible and strong enough to follow the curve of your wrist and then flatten out when you take them off.

I'll be making these in a variety of colors and trying out a few different variations using other details. Now that I have my template, I can change it around to create unlimited looks.

What will you create with

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Filling Shotgun Shells with AMAZING Colors and Resin Layers... by Lynne Suprock


Hi everyone! Lynne Suprock here again with another fun tutorial – this time using Amazing Crafting Products casting resins. I recycle and use shotgun shells in some of my creative mixed media designs. 

In a ring bezel I thought I would add a bit of colored Amazing Casting Resin, followed with a doming layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin, to sandwich a pretty little heart between the layers. I love how the colored resin provides a beautiful background for my brass charms and rhinestone pieces. Take a look at a few of these samples, then watch the video below for complete instructions for making the shotgun shell heart ring.


Layering and Filling Shotgun Shell Bezels with
Amazing Casting Resins and Colorant... a video tutorial.


Trouble viewing the video???
Please CLICK HERE to jump and view on YouTube.

Things you will need to make this project include: Amazing Clear Cast Resin (clear doming resin); Amazing Casting Resin (fast setting opaque resin); Alumilite Dye (your choice of colors); ring or pendant bezel; wooden jig or clothes pins (2); and a small charm to fit the bezel.


What items would you embed
and a recycled shotgun bezel?

I look forward to creating other precious gems using Amazing Crafting Products, and would love if you would let us know how this technique works for you too! Please share what you make with Amazing Crafting Products on our website in the User Gallery.

Please visit my blog "Simply Pretty Stuff" to see more of my creations. ~ Lynne
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Take a #Cre8time Whimsical Home Tour with Aimée Wheaton


Little tiny houses!! How cute are they? I found them while browsing online but thought they'd be much bigger. They are made out of chipboard and I ordered them through Stampington and Company Shoppe at Somerset website. I thought they'd be adorable for a knick knack at home.

The little resin embellishments were molded from vintage buttons in my collection with the fabulous Amazing Mold Putty. I used the Copper Alumilite Metallic Powder in the molds as well as the Alumilite Red Dye mixed with Amazing Casting Resin. Using various mixed media items such as: Caran d'Ache Neocolor® water soluble crayons; Ranger Distress Inks; glue gun; journaling pen; Silver Alumilite Metallic Powder; and ink pads this is what I came up with. This would be a fun project to do with kiddos!


This house is adorned with a casting of my favorite button!

     

     

They are not permanently attached to the vintage cutting board – but I may do that at a later date. For now they are perched there. I would love to hear what you think?


Let's see what you can create
with vintage buttons,

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


To see more of my work please visit my blog "Creative Flutters"
and also at the Aimée Wheaton Art and Design website.

Till next time! Aimée


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