Wednesday, September 24

AMAZING #Cre8time Spooks and Spells... Frog Eggs by Rachel Whetzel

Hello, AMAZING peeps!! It's Rachel Whetzel... this month, I am preparing for Halloween! It's one of my favorite holidays, and I have a pretty extensive collection of Witch's Apothecary items for my mantel. Every year, I try to add a few new items to my collection, and most of the time, I like to create those pieces myself! This month, I created some Frog's Eggs and created them in a witchy mid-potion display!



Here's what you'll need to make frog's eggs of your own:


Start by mixing your Amazing Mold Putty. (Please CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions on how to mix Amazing Mold Putty.) 

Press Marbles into your mold putty like so:


Next, mix Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I wanted my frog's eggs to have a slightly white look, so I decided to experiment by mixing some Amazing Casting Resin (which dries white) with my Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I mixed them separately, and then combined them into a 4:1 ratio, (4 parts Amazing CLEAR Cast Resin to 1 part Amazing CASTING Resin) combining the Amazing Casting Resin mix with the Amazing Clear Cast Resin once they were each mixed separately. CLICK HERE for directions on mixing Amazing Casting Resin and Amazing Clear Cast Resin. The results were very interesting! If you don't want to try mixing the two, you can use Alumilite WHITE Dye to get a cloudy look in your Amazing Clear Cast.

Once the resin was dry, I popped out the balls, and sanded up the flat side a bit.

Then I pained black ovals onto the round side, and glued them into place in my cup where I wanted them. Gluing before the next step will keep your pieces from floating to the top of your Amazing Clear Cast Resin while the resin cures.

Finally, I mixed a tiny drop of Alumilite BLACK and Alumilite BROWN Dyes into some Amazing Clear Cast Resin, and poured it over my eggs. (When I say tiny, I MEAN tiny!! My "pond sludge" turned out a little darker than I planned. I could have used a tiny bit of each dye color on the tip of a toothpick and gotten a more see-through result.)


Before the Amazing Clear Cast Resin was cured, I tipped my cup over, so that the inside of the finished piece would be easier to see from a front view on my mantle. I love the way the tipped cup gives the illusion that the witch who owns my apothecary has just stepped away to grab a couple more ingredients for her newest spell! 


What kind of spooky fun are you
brewing up this Halloween season? 

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4 comments:

  1. I love this project - congrats, perfect mantle decoration

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  2. Brilliant Rachel. Love this project.

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  3. Very cool! Great Halloween decoration!

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