Tuesday, December 27
A Little Craft Room Decor
As crafters, all of us like to have special things to hang around our work area that represent our hobby such as some of our work or even some of our tools that we have altered. Here is another fun idea to help decor your workspace! You can mold some of your favorite tools and then make a resin cast to display around your room.
One of my favorite things is my scissors. I have old ones, new ones and some with fun colors and designs, but the one thing I didn't not have was one that I could decorate with so I molded a pair of my own.
I began by creating the mold using Amazing Mold Putty and the package directions. I chose the pair of scissors I wanted and pushed them into the Mold Putty to create the cast. In order to have one complete piece so I didn't have to glue the second handle on, I trimmed the area of the mold to allow the resin to flow completely through the entire mold. The main key in doing this is to make sure that area is trimmed completely flat or you will end up with a rough area.
Then, I mixed some of the Amazing Casting Resin (White) and added a little of the Alumilite Metallic Powder in the Gun Metal color and mixed it unevenly. I didn't want a solid color. I wanted some strong streaked areas to add a little desing to the blades.
After allowing it to sit in the mold and harden, I unmolded the scissors and let them sit for a little longer to harden completely. Be sure to keep your piece laying flat as it dries. Next, I chose one of my favorite paint colors and painted the handles to match the colors of my craft space.
After the paint was completely dry, I hung them on the corkboard area of my dry erase board so that I will be able to enjoy them every time I sit and work.
Now, it's your turn! Go find your favorite craft tool and start molding it to decorate your craft space!