Making a custom ornament using Amazing Mold Putty...
Photo #6: After preparing mold with release agent, I placed mold on a level surface and secured halves with rubberbands and placed into a plastic cup upright prior to mixing parts A & B. Photo #7: Then I measured 3 ounces of both parts A & B together in a plastic cup and mixed for one to 2 minutes. It will look a little milky/cloudy at first, but then it will get clear. When completely clear, you feel it getting warm, then it's time to pour. Photo #8: Resin changes to a milky white color as it cures. This Quick Set Resin is opaque when completely cured and can be painted. Photo #9: Completed resin cast removed from mold. Curing time is 10 minutes, but with this quite large Amazing Mold Putty mold, the cure time took a little longer for the resin to cool down and harden completely. I left this to cure and cool for about 45 minutes to an hour. Photo #10: As you can see, the result of the imperfections of my mold casting in layering mold putty. This is not a problem - the Amazing Casting Resin can be painted, sanded and drilled. Photo #11: Using an emory board and small filing tools for paper and chipboard, I cleaned up the resin snowman. Photo #12: A detail of the shells, which have come out beautifully, and the pearlized sheen from the Alumilite Iridescent Powder is beautiful just like this.
The sanding and remaining imperfections add to the charm of the piece.
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 for part two of this project and to see the finished ornament on November 29th. Happy Crafting : )