Thursday, October 20

Seeing #Cre8time Stars and Stripes... AMAZING Upcycled Art by Brenda Burfeind


Good day crafters! Brenda here from Creativity is a State of Mind and I am going to show you how to use the Amazing Clear Cast Resin in a different way than just making a mold.  

A while back while junking, I found this cool wooden trivet and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  To me it looked like the beginnings of a flag.  With Veteran's Day coming up, I knew just what to do.


I started out with some contact paper and burnished it to the backside of the trivet.



Then I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin 
and poured it into each hole about 3/4 full.


Then I pulled out my Alumilite dyes in Red, White and Blue. My bottles look pretty bad, but that just shows how much I use them – I absolutely love these products :) 


Using a toothpick, I swirled a bit of color in each section – creating the flag look.


I even took a bit of the white and swirled it into the blue to create the "stars" effect.

Totally love the look!


Now I didn't color the entire square because I was hoping to let some light come through as I want to hang this in my kitchen window. I also went from dark to light by adding less and less color to each square to get a lighter effect. I then filled the rest up to the top with Amazing Clear Cast Resin.


I was pretty happy with the look, but still felt it needed something. I remembered a star necklace I made a few years back with the Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin and found my mold to recreate those stars.  You can see my post HERE.


No color added  – the Amazing Casting Resin sets up within minutes and is pure white, ready to paint and alter... but I'm going to use them just as they are.

  

I glued my stars to the blue portion of my trivet, 
added some eye hooks and a strand of white pearls.

Love how the light shines through!



How do you transform
household objects into art?

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial today and I would love to hear what you would create with Amazing Casting Products. Please leave me a comment with your ideas and also head over to Creativity is a State of Mind to see what else I am up to.

Until next time... ~ Brenda wishing you a great day!

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Today we are hopping along with the artists of the Designer Crafts Connection who has taken on the challenge of creating with Amazing Casting Products.


For this challenge, Amazing Casting Products provided each of the Designer Craft Connection designers with Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast Resin. You want to pop over to the beginning of the bloghop HERE where you can enter to win what you see in the photo above... an Amazing Clear Cast Resin and a 3lb. kit of Amazing Mold Putty {which is 1 1/2 lbs of each part of this magical goodness}. An artist's dream PRIZE!!!

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8 comments:

  1. Such a great up cycle project!

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  2. my favorite type of crafting, re-using an item, giving it a new use/look. great job Brenda

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    1. Thank you Maria. Totally love how it worked out

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  3. Great up cycling project, thanks for sharing!

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