Sunday, October 30

Some Last Halloween Fun with Amazing Casting Resin

I found these great Halloween ice cube molds at one of my favorite dollar stores the other day and couldn't resist making one last fun project before it's time to put the Halloween decorations away for another year. 

I started by making  enough of the Amazing Casting Resin according to the package directions to fill the molds. 
This is what a filled mold looks like after only 3 minutes.  After approximately 10 minutes the resin will be completed hardened and ready to unmold.
Now you have your pieces that are ready to paint.
Using acrylic paints, I painted the details on the teeth and ghost and then painted the entire pumpkin. 
After allowing the paint to dry, I now have some fun Halloween pieces to make into magnets or to glue to a decorated mirror, picture frame. I may even use them to decorate a wreath for next year.  The possibilties for these are endless! 

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Thursday, October 27

It's the great pumpkin

Since I was asked to be a part of the Amazing Mold Putty team I have been looking for things to mold anywhere and everywhere from junk drawers to the dollar stores in my area.  I love to decorate for the holidays, but one that I don't have a lot of items to decorate with is Thanksgiving and I've been trying to change that.    Recently I was at one of them and found these styrofoam pumpkins, but wasn't really excited over decorating with them.  Then, I remembered I could use one to make a mold and make my own pumpkin and they quickly went into my shopping cart. 

I began by combining the two colors of Amazing Mold Putty according to the directions.  Next, I molded the putty around the pumpkin to create my mold.  I started at the stem of the pumpkin and made sure that the putty was thick enough so that I could push the stem directly into it and then worked the rest of the putty around the pumpkin making sure to capture the great details of the pumpkin sections. 

This is what the mold looked like when I finished it.  It's the bottom of the pumpkin you are seeing in the picture.  I allowed it to dry (approximately 20 minutes) this way according to the package directions and the unmolded the pumpkin by flexing the mold and carefully working the pumpkin out through the opening.

Using the Amazing Casting Resin, I measured 4 parts of solution A and poured it into a disposable container and then measured 4 parts of solution b and added it to solution A.  I, then, stirred it until it was well combined with no streaks according to the directions.  Once this was done, I poured it into the pumpking mold; filling it to the top of the mold.  After 3 minutes you will start to see it turn white.  After 10 minutes you will have a new molded piece that looks like the one on the left once you remove it from the mold. The pumpkin on the right is the styrofoam pumpkin in the picture.
After giving it a light sanding, I painted and highlighted the pumpkin using acrylic paint to give it some color. Once the paint had dried, I tied the ribbon around the stem and punched 2 leaves from cardstock using a leaf paper punch and glued them to the ribbon. 

I now have a new decoration that I can use on our Thanksgiving table and if I'd like to have some more to add with it or to use for place cards on the table all I have to do is make some more resin and pour it into the reusable mold until I have enough pumpkins.  It's a great way to make holiday decorations of your own that can be personalized just the way you want them.  Now how fun is that?

It's a spooky surprise

 Good morning and welcome to another project using the Amazing Molding Putty.  If you missed my first tutorial using this stuff, click here.  Since I've had this stuff I have made some amazing things but this is one of my favorite tuts.  Now I did not use the Molding Putty for the first project, but the second one I did so keep reading.
I started by melting some candle wax in my pot
all melted....
Then I cut my candle wicks to the desired length of the mold
and poured my wax into the mold
I put them in the freezer and they were ready in 10 minutes
I laid my wick on one side of my candled skull
added a bit of wax ontop of it
and squished the two pieces together
and created a tiny skull candle.
3D skull candle.
another look
Here I made a mold of Winnie the Pooh's face
with the Amazing Mold Putty
melted down some old candles I had
Poured my wax into the mold
again, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes
here is one half
laid my wick again onto the one side of the half
and covered it with some more wax
to create my 3D Winnie the Pooh candle
another look

Now I do NOT recommend to let these candles burn by themselves.  I think it would be cute to have the candle on a birthday cake or Halloween cupcake more for decoration, but it's still a pretty neat idea.  I hope I've inspired you to create something with the Amazing Mold Putty cuz the possibilities are endless.  If you'd like to see more of my creations, click here and I will see you again soon.  Hugs, Brenda

Tuesday, October 25

Spoon Pendant with Jingle

Hello, everyone! I'm excited to share a fun project with you today using Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Cast Resin and Amazing Clear Cast! Yup...we are going to have some fun, folks!

Frozen Charlotte Spoon Pendant

To begin you will need the mold putty, and the two types of resin, an old spoon, glass glitter, an old book page, and a frozen charlotte doll to create the mold.


Begin by creating a mold of your frozen charlotte doll. Do this by pushing the combined A and B parts over the front of your doll. This will leave your cast doll with a flat back making it easier to adhere it to projects than a real doll.


As you can see, the cast doll will look remarkable clean compared to a real one. I went outside after casting her and jammed her into some dirt to make her look more authentic. You could probably use ink, but, hey! Why not go all the way and use real live dirt! LOL!

Next you need to prepare your spoon. Cut off the majority of the handle and turn the last bit under to create a bail. Line the spoon with an inked vintage book page oval. Place the charlotte doll in the spoon and pour resin.


You will want to add a bit of the glass glitter before pouring, and then more after pouring the resin to get it in different layers. Add as much as makes you happy! Allow this to set up for 24 hours and then simply attach a chain!


I love spoon pendants because you can do so many fabulous creative things with them! Fill them with happy things!!!!

Jingle Out.

Monday, October 24

Mold Making 101 with Amazing Mold Putty... by Niki Meiners

The past decade, I have become fascinated with making my own items. I crave the unique and not mass produced. I have taken carving classes, metalsmithing training, I became certified in using PMC, (precious metal clay), a surface design class and the list could go on and on. Creating my own items makes me so happy.

In one of my courses I made a turquoise focal bead. It took me absolutely forever to make the bead, shape it into a perfect lentil, and get it polished. In the end I am very proud of my bead. I also really liked the shape and wanted to make more of the shape.

That is when I decided to make my own mold of my piece. I am using a product called Amazing Mold Putty by the Alumilite Corporation. Below are step-by-step photos on how to make your own mold. It is really easy and really fun. I went through a container of it two years ago when I decided I wanted to make my own texture sheets for stamping and clay. Those pieces will come later.

Use two equally measured parts of "A" and "B"

Mix together.

Keep mixing until Amazing Mold Putty is one solid color.

Roll into a ball.

Press ball into a container and add object to be molded.

Remove mold from container.

Remove object from mold.

You now have a mold of the object and can recreate as many of them as you would like using all kinds of mediums. Part two of this project will show how to make a pendant using resin and Pinata Alcohol inks. You can also use these molds for clay or paperclay. They are oven safe and can also be used in making molds with food. Only use food items in the molds you intend to use in foods (so there is no cross contamination).

Thanks for checking this out. If you are interested in more of my crafts and to see what I made with this mold please visit me at 


Saturday, October 22

Eerie Brain Specimen using Amazing Mold Putty...

Hi my name is Susan and welcome to my first post for the Amazing Mold Putty Design Team. I am so excited to be a part of this team and also to experiment with these fantastic products and the endless possibilities of creating! As you can see by the past few super creative posts from my fellow team members, "AMAZING" doesn't begin to explain how fabulous this mold putty is. I have been roaming my house and "extensive" stash of cool junk to stockpile items for casting or molding.

Today I am going to share my initial experiments. I started by making a mold and I followed the simple illustrated instructions on the packaging. Instructions are illustrated & straightforward - and the results were as expected {even BETTER}. If you want a more in depth how-to of mixing Amazing Mold Putty please click here.

Please follow me to my laboratory....where we begin with a completed amazing mold putty casting. This mold I created is a two-sided mold, which totally encases the object. I made two matching portions of mold putty to mix, then mixed one ball at a time. First I pressed half of the object into the first ball and let it cure. Then I mixed the second ball and pressed it over the remaining uncovered part of the object. Make mold putty meet edges of cured half, but DO NOT PRESS too hard so that it doesn't stick together.

**HELPFUL TIP** Before taking apart completely cured mold, mark & label sides so that when you fill mold later, you will know correct orientation.
This is the inside of the mold that I cast. Do you know what it is?

Then I grabbed an empty baby food jar to use later on for final project.
I will say I was inspired by a post the other day over at Viva Las Vegastamps!
Click here to view project.

In the bottom of the jar, I mixed up clear, yellow, pink & red Crystal Lacquer with some fine glitter and mixed in bottom of jar. I also painted the top of the jar with Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide and Stainless Steel acrylic {which will rust and patina naturally as the elements affect it}.

NOW FOR THE CASTING with the Quick Set Amazing Casting Resin:

Please see accompanying image number to go along with written instruction/description.

Step #1: Gather up items to mold. I have an ice tray, small metal embellishment frames and a peach pit. Step #2: Gather supplies needed for preparing molds and mixing resin. Step #3: Dust molds with some type of release agent. This can be corn starch or shimmer powder. I am using Alumilite Iridescent Powder - this will add a pretty pearl shimmer to my resin. Step #4: Take provided measuring vessels and measure SEPARATELY equal parts of part A and part B {I labeled my cups so I will remember which one I used for which later}. Step #5: I added only one single drop of red dye to part A and stirred in thoroughly. Step #6: I prepared the molds on a level surface prior to mixing parts A & B. Then I poured both parts A & B together in wax-lined paper cup and mixed for one to 2 minutes. It will look a little milky/cloudy at first, but then it will get clear. When you feel it getting warm, it's time to pour and you have to work quickly. I will explain the experimental error lessons later on.

This next series of images are describing pouring of resin and curing.

Photo #7: Each of the molds has been filled with resin, working carefully yet quickly. As you can see in the center of the peach pit molds, the curing has already begun where the color has become more opaque in the center. Photo #8: I gently picked up each half of the peach pit mold and put them together like a sandwich aligning my side A & B marks which result with photo #9. Photo #9: Both halves of mold sandwiched together. It is OK if some oozes out. It peels off mold and can be trimmed away easily with scissors when cured. Curing time is 10 minutes, but with the Amazing Mold Putty molds, the cure time took a little longer for the resin to cool down and harden completely. This Quick Set Resin is opaque when completely cured. For the peach pit mold, I let it set about a 1/2 hour before I gently pulled one half away, then peeled back the other half. Photo #10: This is from my first attempt. I poured half of the peach pit mold and continued to stir resin - this did not end good. All of a sudden the resin got really warm, then in a blink of an eye as I was pouring the other half, the color went cloudy again and was completely hard in an INSTANT! This is what was left - perfectly frozen in time Pepto Bismol {LOL}. Photo #11: Releasing peach pit from two-piece mold. Photo #12: These are the other perfectly pearlescent pink items that I cast: two small metal frames, a heart charm bezel, and bone from the ice cube tray.

This is the perfectly shimmery pink peach pit released from the mold. YAY!

It will need a little trimming - but this is a perfect match!

I drilled a small hole with a paper drill and added an eye pin to the peach pit. I have been waiting for what seems like days for the Crystal Lacquer in my jar to dry and now I'm ready to reveal my completed project. I added some red & pale yellow acrylic as a wash to bring out the depth in the ridges and suspended from the inside of the jar lid.

I hope you like my Eerie Halloweeny "Male Brain Specimen".

Thanks for sticking around to the end. Please take time to stroll around through the projects from other Amazing Mold Putty Design Team members {there are 15 of us}!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment, select receive e-mail follow ups on comments and I will respond. If you would like to see more of my creations, please visit my blog sbartist : painting in the dark by clicking here. See you next time and I will attempt to create a how-to video {this will my very first}. Happy Crafting : )
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