Monday, March 31

What is #MoldRubberMonday!!?? It's a Whole NEW Amazing Way of Using Your #Cre8time!

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Hello Amazing Creatives! We have a lot of new and exciting things happening here, along with many new friends and readers. Today we are giving a little refresher on our newest product in the Amazing Crafting Products Family. Last Summer, Amazing Crafting Products introduced a new product –  AMAZING Mold Rubber. And since it's debut here on the Amazing Mold Putty Blog - we declared that all Mondays will be Mold Rubber Monday – dedicated to projects and inspiration using this fabulous new product.

WHAT IS IT???

Amazing Mold Rubber is an easy to use, high strength liquid silicone mold making rubber that is strong, soft and flexible - great for undercut parts. Please note: this product is NOT FOOD-SAFE.


AND...

Amazing Mold Rubber is a two-part liquid rubber used to make extremely elastic molds to produce quick and exact reproductions of your original. Replicas can then be cast in Amazing Casting ResinAmazing Clear Cast Resin for plastic parts - or use other materials such as plaster, wax, clay or polyester. Amazing Mold Rubber is available at Hobby Lobby Stores, and the Amazing Crafting Products website {Coming Soon to Michaels}. 

Today we have compiled all the #MoldRubberMonday posts from the Amazing Mold Putty Blog vault for your reading pleasure. Please click on the photos blocks below to jump to the project post.

All the things you can do with Amazing Mold Rubber...



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Join us next week for another MOLD RUBBER Monday!

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Saturday, March 29

COOKING up some #Cre8time Fun! AMAZING Food Safe Inspiration from Rachel Whetzel

hot peppers in soy sauce

Recently, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that effects how my body absorbs nutrients. In my research on my disease, I read a lot about how beneficial fermented foods are for the gut. I already love Kim-chi and Sauerkraut, which are both traditionally made through fermentation, so I began to look into the process. That started my newest adventure into lacto fermentation. To ferment, you need to have a Fermenting Crock, and most of them come with TWO PART WEIGHTS that weigh your ferment product down, and hold it under the brine surface to keep molds and bad bacteria from growing. I ordered some ceramic weights from a small etsy seller, but I wanted to get started on my fermenting NOW!! It was killing me to weight. (heh heh... see what I did there?) As I was talking to my mom about wishing I could get started now, I remembered that Amazing Mold Putty is FOOD SAFE!! I could use it to create my own weights! 

So I created the weights in the image above, and placed it in the top of my jar, as you can see. Then I placed my lids with their air locks on top, and all the items to be fermented are below the brine surface! I also used some Amazing Mold Putty to create seal rings for my lids just inside the top, but I don't have a picture of that. Basically, I used Amazing Mold Putty to duplicate a ring like THIS

Here are my ferments happily making probiotics for me.
I can't wait to see how the weights work for my ferments! 


My inspiration for you this month is to remember just HOW versatile Amazing Mold Putty really IS!! Being food safe, and easy to cut with scissors once it's cured makes it so simple to create things like seal rings, and even fermentation weights!! You are really truly only limited by your imagination. 

Thanks for reading! If you'd like to keep up with me, and see more of what I'm up to, I'd also love it if you'd visit MY BLOG and Subscribe! I'm still working on other media pieces to put on the necklace, so subscribing will help you ensure you get updates when I share the rest! You can also find me on FACEBOOK! ~ rachel

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Friday, March 28

Moving Inspired #Cre8time... Casted Furniture Pendant by Featured Artist Melony Miller Bradley

Hello Amazing Creatives! I'm Melony, Featured Artist for Amazing Crafting Products for March. I have a fun pendant project to share using Amazing Clear Cast Resin and an ordinary household item... furniture casters.


While moving the couch the other day from one room in my home to another, I noticed these wood furniture casters I had been using under the legs to keep the couch from moving. They are made from wood and seemed to be the perfect size for a large pendant. I decided to use them with my Amazing Clear Cast Resin. These casters can be purchased at home improvement stores in packages of four.


I wanted to change the finish of the wood and use these tiny laser cut wood birds in my design as well. I painted all the pieces dark brown and then dry brushed them with white paint.


To design the pendant, I traced a circle from an old book page cut it out. I used the bottom of a large paint bottle, since that was the approximate size of the circle. I used decoupage medium to adhere paper into the disc and also as a sealer to protect the resin from soaking through the paper. I let this completely dry before proceeding.


I then arranged components inside the circle, including some stones and some rhinestone trim, and then glued the pieces down.

When dry, I then mixed the Amazing Clear Cast Resin using equal parts of "A" and "B" (3 units each) and poured it into the circle. Please CLICK HERE to view preparation/mixing of Amazing Clear Cast Resin.


I love making these pendants because the process is fast and fun!


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my project!
To see check out more of my creative work, please visit  my blog

Mel Designs at http://mel-designs.typepad.com.

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Melony Miller Bradley... an AMAZING Featured Artist Spotlight

Good Morning! Today we bring you a fun Q&A with our Featured Artist for March Melony Miller Bradley - and we'll get to know her a little better! Enjoy :) Sb


Some fun questions for the inquiring minds...

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What did you want to be when you grew up?
"I distinctly remember not being able to decide between an artist, performer or a veterinarian. I always loved doing anything creative but had a really hard time imagining being able to make a "career" of being in art. I performed extensively in high school and college so I also dreamed of going to Broadway! I was never very good but the confidence and communication skills I took away from it have proved invaluable. I am an avid animal lover but hate the sight of blood."

Coke or Pepsi???
"Not even a question needed when talking to a Georgian. We didn't even refer to soda by their brand names. When we ask for a coke, people know what we mean even though they may only serve Pepsi products, which is rare where I grew up."


What inspires you?

"A beautiful sunny day with a gentle breeze, a night of really good rest and exercise."



What is the TOP thing to do on your "Bucket LIST"?


"That's a hard one since I have so many. I studied the Spanish language and culture in college and was immediately intrigued to learn about the Galapagos Islands. It is where Darwin derived his theory of evolution from. A place on earth virtually untouched fascinates me."



Topographical map of Galápagos Islands via Wikipedia


If you could print any phrase
on a T-shirt, what would it say?

"You cant use up creativity, the more you use the more you have."
... by Maya Angelou. I guess we are taking a really small font here. 



If you could mold ANYTHING with
Amazing Mold Putty, what would it be?

"I would love to try and mold some of my Grandmother's vintage jewelry!"



What style of music gets your creative juices going?

"I became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2008 and have loved
Latino music, namely Reggeaton, ever since."


Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you enjoyed this peek inside Melony's world.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Check back later today for a project by our Featured Artist Melony Miller Bradley... you don't want to miss it! CLICK HERE to head on over to Melony's site Mel Designs and check out more of her amazing work.




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Thursday, March 27

#Cre8time is PEEP-time... when Amazing Crafting Products meet Frog Dog Studio



Good Day Amazing Crafters! Susan here to share another project that combines Amazing Crafting Products with Frog Dog Studio – our new Partner "In-Crafting". Included in the March Frog Dog Studio kit are some metal tin boxes, corrugated sheets, Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers, Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mists and loads of other crafty goodness. I knew exactly what to create and was on the hunt through my stash for all things rusty. Wasn't Sandra's project the Frog Dog Studio March Kit totally dreamy {if you missed it, please click here}?!! Again I have taken a green-crafted spin on things and made something a bit more FUN-ctional... and totally SWEET!!!


We hope you are enjoying our combined forces with projects from the Amazing Designers from the Frog Dog Studio Design Team and Amazing Crafting Products creatives.


Of course most projects of mine have something special that is handmade and this project is no exception! Using Amazing Mold PuttyAmazing Casting Resin and Alumilite Metallic Powders, I have created a whimsical Steampunk Cuckoo Clock! Sorry for being a project tease – you can see the fully completed project today over at Frog Dog Studio...

CLICK HERE to jump over
to see full How-TO.

To see more of my work, please visit my blog sbartist : painting in the dark.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!  Sb :)
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We are excited to announce Frog Dog Studio – our partner "in crafting". This new creative collaboration opens the door WIDE open to many new and exciting projects utilizing both Amazing Crafting Products products and the great supplies found at FrogDogStudio.com including their monthly mixed media kits. Our goal is to inspire you to create with us... as we all have FUN "in the making!"

Wednesday, March 26

Spring has Sprung with Fancy Flowers... AMAZING Inspiration from Melony Miller Bradley our Featured Artist for March

Hello Amazing Creatives! Today we have some "SPRINGTIME" inspiration from our Featured Artist Melony Miller Bradley using Amazing Crafting Products. Melony has created a set of fanciful napking rings - ready for the new season ahead.


Fancy Flowers Napkin Rings

I love creating custom tableware such as linens, tablecloths and napkin rings. Spring has been a long time coming this year so I was inspired to create these napkin rings using Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Casting/Clear Cast Resins and Alumilite Metallic Powders.

I used a mold provided by a friend, dusted with Alumilite Metallic Powders, then filled with Amazing Casting Resin to create the flower used in this design. Then I used Amazing Clear Cast Resin to create a clear coating for the front. I mounted it on a wood napkin ring and used a rub on sentiment on the resin.

A perfect set ready to serve
Sunday Brunch in the garden!

Thanks so much for dropping by! Check back Friday for another project by our Featured Artist Melony Miller Bradley... you don't want to miss it! CLICK HERE to head on over to Melony's site Mel Designs and check out more of her amazing work.


Have a fantastic day! :) Sb

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#Cre8time for FURbabies! Cheap and Easy Springy Dog Collar by Tanya Ruffin



Spring has sprung, but in Louisiana we usually have 2 seasons, Winter and Summer... So Spring to me means Summer is on it's way. I just returned from a cruise and beautiful tropical flowers were everywhere. This collar reminds of Jamaica and summer (and another cruise). The project was very cheap and easy to make. I think I will start on a Halloween collar too!

I used Amazing Crafting Products and dollar store items!


Materials:



Cheap project. Cost $2.00 cash and supplies on hand! 

Steps:

The first thing I did was take my collar out of the package and decide where I wanted the flowers to go. I marked the collar with a pen and punched holes using a  Crop-A-Dile.


I then put E6000® on a Q-tip and ran it through
and around each hole so the collar wouldn't fray.


The collar was woven and would start to unravel if I skipped this step. 

The next step is to pour your resin. I mixed some Alumilite Violet Dye with the Amazing Casting Resin to get a light purple {CLICK HERE to view how to prepare/mix resin}. Then pour the resin into the ice cube tray. As it is just about to set up I place my brads in, letting them sink in a little – but not so much that they fall to the bottom of the tray. 


After the resin sets up, I mixed up some more Amazing Casting Resin – this time leaving it white, then pour another layer of resin into each mold. I only pour enough to cover the bottom of the brads, so they are sealed in. 


You can see the second layer curing. 

When completely cured (about 20 minutes),
pop out your pieces and attach to the collar.


How Stinking Adorable is This?

Quick and easy project. The hardest part was trying to get one of my dogs to sit still long enough to get a photo! Two dogs (daddy and daughter) were used to get these photos. :)


What can you make with brads?


Until next time! ~ Tanya

Please visit my site to see more of my inspiring creations at www.tanyaRuffin.com



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Tuesday, March 25

#Cre8time Adventures in Resin Play Fashion a Decorative Tile... by Isabel Villarreal


I usually spend my creative time making things that are useful but this time around I really just wanted to make something for the sake of making instead of making something with a specific purpose. This 5" x 5" decorative tile will be gracing my coffee table but it can also be used as a paperweight or a coaster.


I have a set of flashlight filters from an old military light that my boyfriend got rid of - yes, he actually got rid of something! The filters come in bright colors and just called for something cheerful. I gathered the filters, some random findings and a wooden block and challenged myself to make something happen with these items. My goal is make something I can display on my coffee table.

 

Of course as soon as I decided to use these items I realized I might want to use them for other creative works so instead of using the originals I used Amazing Mold Putty to create a mold so I could make my own colorful disks and findings for any future ventures. For the findings I got a plastic lid to use as a base for my mold since there were a few different shapes and I wanted to try making a small mold that would accommodate all of the different shapes. I mixed equal parts of "A" and "B" of the Amazing Mold Putty and pressed it into the dish – starting from the center and working my way to the edges. Once the putty was spread equally I pressed the findings and the disk into the putty. I mixed another amount to create the mold of my wooden block, once again starting from the center and working out to cover the edges. After I made sure the edges were covered, I flipped it over and pressed it onto my work surface to flatten out the bottom and left both pieces to set for about 10 minutes.

  

After removing the original pieces from the molds, I noticed there was some glitter that had been left behind in some places. I wasn't able to brush off the glitter and I didn't want to damage the mold by scraping it with my nails so I did the first thing that came to mind... I used Amazing Casting Resin to clean out my mold. Amazing Casting Resin sets and becomes a solid white color in only 10 minutes – so I would be able to do it quickly and not lose my creative momentum. Combining equal parts of "A and "B", I mixed them in a small cup and quickly poured it into my mold. While I gave it a few minutes' setting time, I continued working on my other mold.

For the wooden block mold – I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin and poured a thin layer. The block mold is about 3/4" deep so I poured a layer that's about 1/8" thick and let it set. I went back to pull off the now solid white Amazing Casting Resin and saw that my experiment worked. The glitter that had been left behind was now removed from my mold and it was ready to use.

  

For my findings I mixed some Amazing Clear Cast Resin and then added a drop of Alumilite Yellow Dye to the mixture. After pouring it into my mold I left it to set. After 4 hours the resin was not completely set in either mold, but for what I was doing I didn't need it fully set so I went ahead and removed the Yellow findings from the mold. I added another layer of Clear Cast Resin to the block mold and dropped the findings face down into the new layer of  Clear Cast Resin. For some ridiculous reason I used yellow pieces in a yellow mold so I couldn't really see if this was working as I'd hoped. I'd have to wait until the whole piece was complete before I could see the finished product. 

  

After waiting about 4 hours, I poured yet another layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I'm building up layers so that I can reduce the chances of bubbles developing in the resin as it is setting. Within the third layer I used a toothpick to drag Alumilite Red, Blue, Green and Violet Dyes through the freshly poured resin. I then swirled the colors around in the mold and waited as they moved around. I had very little control over how the colors spread and swirled, since they kept moving around until the resin settled. I let this layer dry overnight.

The next day I poured the final layer in the mold. My last layer would be Amazing Casting Resin  My thinking was that this solid white layer will be the background of the piece and it will show the shapes and colors nicely. I won't know if this actually works until the piece is finished. I'll just have to wait for the last layer to dry. 


I removed the piece from the mold and it was very foggy with rough edges so I used superfine sand paper to smooth out the roughness. My last step was to pour a thin layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin over the top of the piece. This thin layer of Clear Cast Resin will take away the fogginess of the piece and provide a protective top layer for the tile. Once the layer was poured I dipped a small soft brush in Alumilite Metallic Gold and Copper Powders and splattered the surface of the tile. I went back with a toothpick and traced small overlapping circles over the entire surface of the tile.

This created a really interesting florentine swirl pattern that kept changing slightly as the resin dried. I'm absolutely in love with this piece. It was very exciting for me to create this piece because I was never really sure how it would look when it was done. It almost created itself because of the way the resin settles so this time around it was pure creative adventure for me.

What adventures will you create
with Amazing Crafting Products? 


I'd love to see what you create! Please upload and share your creations to the


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