Tuesday, March 27
Monday, March 26
This is a super easy project! Begin by cleaning your shell with mild soap and water to get any grit or residue off of it. I used one I found on the beach, so the sand had to go! LOL! Add whatever trinkets you would like. My shell contains a vintage button, a sprinkling of vintage glass glitter, and a bit of vintage lace tucked inside. Mix a small amount of the Amazing Clear Cast resin according the the manufacturers instructions and carefully pour into the shell. Allow this to sit for 24 hours to cure. Add a jump ring through the hole in the shell and extend from the chain of your choice!
I hope you give this a try! It's super easy and so cute!
Friday, March 23
Wednesday, March 21
This piece I will be using in an altered book round robin project that is "Fairie" themed. This is just part of the whole fairy I am creating. It all began with a sketch...
Monday, March 19
Friday, March 16
Thursday, March 15
|The "domino" side of Sam's bookmark and the photo side of Will's|
Today I bring you my last post as part of the 1st design team for Amazing Mold Putty. After a great deal of consideration--as I LOVE Amazing Mold Products--I decided not to reapply and give others the awesome opportunity to work for this team and experiment and craft with a truly exciting product!! I will still on my own blog post crafts featuring the putty and resins from time to time but for my last post here I made Domino Bookmarks.
Some things you look at and think, that's gonna be simple to cast...and then it comes time to do it. Let me tell you, dominoes is not under the easy to cast project.
|I thought I would simply press the dominoes into the putty,|
let it set up and voila! domino molds.
|WRONG. The air gets trapped in the little divots an you don't|
get a perfect domino mold.
|Finally a near perfect mold...there are still imperfections in this|
that can be sanded out...the hardest part the divots are awesome
and will be perfect for my project.
|I fill the molds with the Amazing Casting Resin which is almost instant|
gratification, setting up in 10 minutes!
|I pulled the dominoes out of the mold and the imperfections|
of the casts become very clear...but they are easy to remedy.
In the 12 domino you can even see where I cut off some of the
divots and added new ones!
|A little sanding with some sandpaper produces quick effects making the|
cast dominoes look almost ready to play with!
|I colored the divots in using BIC Mark-its. In hind site I might|
not do that again as when i dipped them into the UTEE it smeared
a bit. not something I would normally expect from an alcohol ink.
|The nice thing about the resin pieces is that when I colored outside the lines|
of the divot, it was easily sanded clean!
Tuesday, March 13
Sunday, March 11
Most of the projects that I’ve posted on my blog using the Amazing Mold Putty and the Amazing Casting Resin have been for something other than Gourd Art. Today is going to be different. You know once I became a member of the Amazing Mold Putty design team it was like the world was open to endless possibilities to create molds from. I started picking up things everywhere that could be molded. In this project I had picked up this drawer pull to create embellishments from for putting on gourds, so I mixed up Part A and Part B of the putty and pushed my drawer pull into it to create the mold:
I hope you can see how the mold putty picks up all of the little details that are on the drawer pull. Once I had created the mold, I mixed up some of the Amazing Casting Resin (equal parts of A and B) and poured it into the mold. This stuff is amazing also in that it sets up very quickly.:
And once it set up it turns white like the picture above and all you have to do is pop it out cause the mold you just made stays flexible. I then mixed up some Crystal Lacquer with Terri Sproul mixers and painted two of the embellishments I had created;
I used silver mixers on the two on the bottom of the picture and may add a little black to highlight the creases. I’m going to use these as embellishments on my gourds. I think it’s going to look outstanding plus I now have a mold that I can make embellishments from anytime I want. Endless uses for this embellishment!! Gourds, papercrafts, scrapbooking, mixed media, the applications are endless I tell you, endless!!