Saturday, October 22

Eerie Brain Specimen using Amazing Mold Putty...

Hi my name is Susan and welcome to my first post for the Amazing Mold Putty Design Team. I am so excited to be a part of this team and also to experiment with these fantastic products and the endless possibilities of creating! As you can see by the past few super creative posts from my fellow team members, "AMAZING" doesn't begin to explain how fabulous this mold putty is. I have been roaming my house and "extensive" stash of cool junk to stockpile items for casting or molding.

Today I am going to share my initial experiments. I started by making a mold and I followed the simple illustrated instructions on the packaging. Instructions are illustrated & straightforward - and the results were as expected {even BETTER}. If you want a more in depth how-to of mixing Amazing Mold Putty please click here.

Please follow me to my laboratory....where we begin with a completed amazing mold putty casting. This mold I created is a two-sided mold, which totally encases the object. I made two matching portions of mold putty to mix, then mixed one ball at a time. First I pressed half of the object into the first ball and let it cure. Then I mixed the second ball and pressed it over the remaining uncovered part of the object. Make mold putty meet edges of cured half, but DO NOT PRESS too hard so that it doesn't stick together.

**HELPFUL TIP** Before taking apart completely cured mold, mark & label sides so that when you fill mold later, you will know correct orientation.
This is the inside of the mold that I cast. Do you know what it is?



Then I grabbed an empty baby food jar to use later on for final project.
I will say I was inspired by a post the other day over at Viva Las Vegastamps!
Click here to view project.

In the bottom of the jar, I mixed up clear, yellow, pink & red Crystal Lacquer with some fine glitter and mixed in bottom of jar. I also painted the top of the jar with Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide and Stainless Steel acrylic {which will rust and patina naturally as the elements affect it}.

NOW FOR THE CASTING with the Quick Set Amazing Casting Resin:

Please see accompanying image number to go along with written instruction/description.

Step #1: Gather up items to mold. I have an ice tray, small metal embellishment frames and a peach pit. Step #2: Gather supplies needed for preparing molds and mixing resin. Step #3: Dust molds with some type of release agent. This can be corn starch or shimmer powder. I am using Alumilite Iridescent Powder - this will add a pretty pearl shimmer to my resin. Step #4: Take provided measuring vessels and measure SEPARATELY equal parts of part A and part B {I labeled my cups so I will remember which one I used for which later}. Step #5: I added only one single drop of red dye to part A and stirred in thoroughly. Step #6: I prepared the molds on a level surface prior to mixing parts A & B. Then I poured both parts A & B together in wax-lined paper cup and mixed for one to 2 minutes. It will look a little milky/cloudy at first, but then it will get clear. When you feel it getting warm, it's time to pour and you have to work quickly. I will explain the experimental error lessons later on.

This next series of images are describing pouring of resin and curing.

Photo #7: Each of the molds has been filled with resin, working carefully yet quickly. As you can see in the center of the peach pit molds, the curing has already begun where the color has become more opaque in the center. Photo #8: I gently picked up each half of the peach pit mold and put them together like a sandwich aligning my side A & B marks which result with photo #9. Photo #9: Both halves of mold sandwiched together. It is OK if some oozes out. It peels off mold and can be trimmed away easily with scissors when cured. Curing time is 10 minutes, but with the Amazing Mold Putty molds, the cure time took a little longer for the resin to cool down and harden completely. This Quick Set Resin is opaque when completely cured. For the peach pit mold, I let it set about a 1/2 hour before I gently pulled one half away, then peeled back the other half. Photo #10: This is from my first attempt. I poured half of the peach pit mold and continued to stir resin - this did not end good. All of a sudden the resin got really warm, then in a blink of an eye as I was pouring the other half, the color went cloudy again and was completely hard in an INSTANT! This is what was left - perfectly frozen in time Pepto Bismol {LOL}. Photo #11: Releasing peach pit from two-piece mold. Photo #12: These are the other perfectly pearlescent pink items that I cast: two small metal frames, a heart charm bezel, and bone from the ice cube tray.

This is the perfectly shimmery pink peach pit released from the mold. YAY!

It will need a little trimming - but this is a perfect match!


I drilled a small hole with a paper drill and added an eye pin to the peach pit. I have been waiting for what seems like days for the Crystal Lacquer in my jar to dry and now I'm ready to reveal my completed project. I added some red & pale yellow acrylic as a wash to bring out the depth in the ridges and suspended from the inside of the jar lid.


I hope you like my Eerie Halloweeny "Male Brain Specimen".



Thanks for sticking around to the end. Please take time to stroll around through the projects from other Amazing Mold Putty Design Team members {there are 15 of us}!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment, select receive e-mail follow ups on comments and I will respond. If you would like to see more of my creations, please visit my blog sbartist : painting in the dark by clicking here. See you next time and I will attempt to create a how-to video {this will my very first}. Happy Crafting : )

7 comments:

  1. That is great!!! My daughter now want to make brains - lol

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  2. this is TOO funny!!! Nice job!!

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  3. Way toooooooo cool. I love how you gave such great detailed description of how to make your two sided mold. I will be having something similar also soon, but you sure hit the nail on the "brain" LOL
    Great job
    Hugs
    Brenda AMP DT-Member
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this project! So fun!

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  5. Thanks so much everyone for the kudos! This makes me so happy and this amazing mold puddy is so AMAZING to play with. Can't wait to share my next project : )

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