Friday, May 23
Oh the AMAZING Possibilities! #Cre8time with Cat Kerr our Featured Artist for May!
Greetings AMAZING Crafters! Today we welcome back our Featured Artist Cat Kerr who is sharing a fabulous tutorial with us today that will totally send you running to your craft cave ready to create! Enjoy :) Sb
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I have been using Amazing Casting Resin for over three years now and I still find it to be, not only one of my favorite products, but also one of the most versatile. One of my new favorite ways to use it is with embossing folders.
Embossing Folders are primarily used in paper arts. You add a piece of cardstock in between the folder and then run it through an embossing machine like the Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Sizzix, etc. But today, were going to use them then in a different way! With so many brands and styles to choose from, you can see why I'm so excited about this technique.
Before beginning add some wax paper to your table top. This helps to protect your surface. Next add some Alumilite Gold Metallic Powder to the folder.
Mix up two equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin and add a drop of Alumilite Black Dye to part "A" and mix thoroughly. Please CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.
Prop your folder up – making sure the base is flat. Combine parts "A" and "B" of Amazing Casting Resin together stirring completely, and gently pour your resin on top of the folder. Using a popsicle stick, spread it out to desired thickness.
Once cured, gently peel off your resin embossed sheet. Clean your folder with a baby wipe. I simply love the organic edges.
Now my noggin can think up many many ways to use these resin embossed sheet... I can paint a wood box and glue on the sheet in assorted locations, giving the piece texture.
...and because I have issues with throwing out scraps I also created this magnet using the cut up scraps to make this mosaic like background. I then covered it in Amazing Clear Cast Resin.
With so many embossing folder designs and
the assorted metallic powders the designs are endless.
Happy Creating friends. ~ Cat
Cat Kerr is a mixed media artist/instructor that lives in Central Florida with her husband and two children. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Cloth Paper Scissors, and many more. She currently teaches on-line and at national retreats around the country. To inquire about her workshops and teaching schedule, please visit her website at http://www.catkerr.com.
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