Tuesday, March 27

Let Amazing Mold Putty Bring Out the Artist in You... by Peg Rounds

During my time on the Amazing Mold Putty Design Team, I have grown to enjoy using the products. I have created things I've never even thought of with resin! It is time now for me to move on, but I wanted to share one last fun and artistic post with everyone. Every time someone mentions the word,"artist" I seem to always think of an artist's palette. I'm not sure why other than another hobby of mine is painting and I often use an artist palette to mix my paints.

One thing that I learned creating things with Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting and Clear Cast Resins is that it can be painted and I love painting them! Don't you just love that you can use paint on them, too? I created this palette to remember my time on Amazing Mold Putty and how it brought out the artist in me every time I used it. 

I started by mixing 2 equal parts of the Amazing Mold Putty

Once it was mixed well I pressed this would palette that I had into the Amazing Mold Putty to create the mold. I did add more putty into the circle so that it would keep that area open. To do that, all I needed to do was add a small ball of the mixed putty into the opening. 

Next, I mixed equal parts of "A" and "B" of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin according to the directions and poured it into my mold. 

I allowed it to sit untouched for 16 hours to cure. 

Once it was set up, I removed it from the mold and sanded it. That's another fun thing I learned while on the team is that the resin can be sanded. I used the sanding disk shown to sand inside the hole, too, because it was a perfect fit for that. 

I added some acrylic paint that I often use and let it dry completely. I even did some color mixing as I do when I'm painting something to add to the fun. 

Now I have a piece that I can use in my craft area to remind me of my time on the Amazing Mold Putty team and the fun I had on it. I hope you have enjoyed all of my posts that I have shared and will continue enjoy the posts of the new members that are coming in. 

Thanks to all of the Amazing Mold Putty Followers, Design Team Members and to the Alumilite Company for allowing me to be a part of your artistic adventures! 

~ Peg

Monday, March 26

Resin Shell Pendant with Jingle - My Last Post!

This is my last post as an Amazing Mold Putty team member! I have so enjoyed being a part of this team and sharing my creations with you! I hope you have enjoyed the projects I have shared! My final project is a simple one, but perfect as we move toward the warmer months! I created a pendant with a sea shell, a few bits of vintage goodness, and the Amazing Clear Cast Resin from Amazing Mold Putty!

Resin Shell Pendant

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!

Jingle Out.

Friday, March 23

Make Your Own Cocktail Ring... by Niki Meiners

One day I was walking past the armoire in my bedroom when the door knob caught my eye. A normal person would walk on by and think... that is a pretty knob. Not a crafter with Amazing Mold Putty in their arsenal of tools. I did not think twice about removing the knob and making a mold.

I used my last tiny bit of Creative Paperclay® in the mold. The result was nothing less than stellar. I painted the piece with Lumiere paints in black and enhanced the texture with copper. I then had to figure out what to make with my new found piece. Then it hit me. A cocktail ring!

So alas, I bring you the cocktail ring. upside down waiting for the glue to dry. So I may wear it tomorrow night. ~ Niki

Wednesday, March 21

You Can Make Anything Your "HEART" Desires with Amazing Mold Putty!!!

Hello...Susan here to share another adventure with Amazing Mold Putty. Today's project I am sharing how to make multiples for use in many art projects using Amazing Crafting Products by Alumilite Corp.

I have always enjoyed creating my own original artwork. And recently, I have been working on making my own pieces for use in altered art and jewelry. Today's project I'm sharing is one of these. I have to tell you these two products are truly "AMAZING" for molding and casting anything from household items, to vintage jewelry to your own original artwork. Anything your "HEART DESIRES!" The possibilities are endless.

This "DEVILISH" Heart is an original piece of art that I created from a sketch, and brought to life with polymer clay. For several altered arts projects I currently have in the works of a similar theme, I made a mold of my original in Amazing Mold Putty and then cast it in a colored mixture of Amazing Casting Resin accented with an alcohol ink patina. 

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...

To create this piece I made a polymer clay original. As I was kneading the polymer clay to soften and condition it, I decided to think about future use of this heart. I decided I wanted it with and without the devilish horns. So I actually created two mold putty castings of this heart art. One with just heart as it is  pictured below. I cast the plain heart and when mold curing was completed, I went back to the original piece and added more polymer clay for the devilish horns. I baked again to harden/cure polymer. Then I mixed up a second batch of Amazing Mold Putty to make a second mold putty casting of one a heart with the devilish horns. So now I have two sets of molds of my original work to use for my every creative desire. I have only photographed one set for the how-to below.

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

Photo #1: I began with a conditioned ball of polymer clay. Photo #2: I flattened out and shaped the polymer clay right on top of my sketch so that I can match it up to the shape. Photo #3: Completed sculpture after much adjusting and sculpting to get my heart just right. Photo #4: Before heating to cure polymer in my toaster oven, I added some texture detailing. I made a hammered metal texture with a series of little dents made with the back end of a plastic knife. This worked wonders on masking all of my finger prints and fingernail nicks. Photo #5: Completed cured hearts - large and small ready for casting molds using Amazing Mold Putty.

Now for the FUN to BEGIN! I got out my Amazing Mold Putty!

This next series of images are describing preparation of Amazing Mold Putty,
Amazing Casting Resin, mixing of each and curing.

Photo #6: Begin by taking equal parts of Amazing Mold Putty parts "A" and "B". Photo #7: Gently mix together both parts, working quickly so that the colors are evenly mixed together with no striping. Photo #8: Place the mixed Amazing Mold Putty around the item starting gently pressing it around the item and around the sides. You have about a 5 minute open time to work with shaping before it begins to cure/harden. For larger pieces, you can build up the mold casting by working in sections. If you would like to see a more in depth how-to of mixing Amazing Mold Putty please click here. Photo #9: Before mixing up Amazing Casting Resin, I painted the inside of each mold with a mixture of Wild Plum and Silver Mixative Alcohol Inks. Photo #10: Following directions on packaging, I mixed equal parts of "A" and "B" of Amazing Casting Resin and also added some Purple Shimmer Terri Sproul Mixers pigment to add coloring. The resin is clear at first and when cured is completely opaque. This Amazing Casting Resing cures in about 10 minutes so you have to mix it up and pour it quickly. Photo #11: These are my molds with the poured resin as the curing process reaches the flash point where it changes from clear to an opaque hardened plastic.

After about 10 minutes I removed my heart pieces from the molds. They had a beautiful sparkly purple color and patina from the alcohol ink I applied to the mold. I touched up the alcohol ink colored patina and rubbed on, then immediately buffed off some black ink to bring out some of the details. Then I hammered the word "DEVILISH" into the casted resin piece with metal stamp letters. To bring out the detail, I rubbed some black ink over, then rubbed away the excess. WOW - this is turning out so much better than I expected!!!

To finish off I drilled a small hole with my dremel-like rotary tool in the bottom of the large and in the top of the small heart piece to accept and dangle a beaded wire tail.

I hope you like my perfectly purple "Devilish Heart".

I'm loving this piece so much...I think I'm going to mount it to a necklace to wear at my upcoming craft show this weekend at the night club. For my altered book project I guess I will be needing another one. Guess what??? I can make another one real quick and easy...because I have a mold of it! You just gotta love this stuff!!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. I encourage you to stroll around through the many AMAZING projects from my fellow Amazing Mold Putty Design Team members. There are so many great tips and ideas!

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.

Happy Crafting : )

Monday, March 19

Dress Form (x2)

Good evening everyone!!!

I'm bringing you today some wonderful dress forms -- which have hit the scrapbooking community by WIND STORM! they are SO popular and seen EVERYWHERE! 

I found a small vintage dress form which I molded with the two part putty. Then I poured the dress form in quick cast white resin -- let set and then demolded! (I've actually done this TONS of times.. but here are two of my favorite pieces)

Here is an altered box where the dress form is adorned with a doily skirt, a string of pearls and some glitter glue! Tucked into the back it makes a beautiful addition to this green/brown/white ensemble :) 

and here is a card that was displayed at the AMP CHA booth -- the dress form here takes center stage, also adorned with a doily skirt but there's a beautiful blue cabochon right in the center of the skirt. This cabochon is also quick cast white resin but is colored with alcohol ink! 

Oh the fun you can have with the amazing products brought to you by AMP! -DeeDee

Friday, March 16

Pendant Necklace

As a member of the Amazing Mold Putty design team, we were all asked to submit a project for CHA and I was pretty intimidated at first.  I wanted to make something that screamed wow...  My son's girlfriend had been over for dinner and she always wears the cutest jewelry.  She had on a long necklace with a fairly large pendant and that's when it hit me...I could recreate something like that.  Hers was a bit heavy and that made my idea even better.  I used Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Casting Resin (liquid to solid in 5 minutes), Alumilite's Silver and Gold Powder, Gold acrylic paint and Silver paint marker to complete this project. 
First  I made a mold of one of my favorite belt buckles
and a Fleur De Liz button
I casted the belt buckle with the Resin and Silver Metalic Powder
and the Fleur de Lis button with Gold Metalic Powder
I highlighted various spots of the pendant with the
gold metallic paint and highlighted the tops of the 
Fleur De Lis with a silver painters pen
I added gold and silver chains to the pendants to create this beautiful necklace
I was pretty happy with the outcome and my son's GF was amazed.  I sent my pendant off to CHA and got a lot of positive feedback from it.  Even though I couldn't be there, at least a part of me was...LOL

Thursday, March 15

Domino Bookmarks with Amazing Mold Putty

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.
So, I concentrated on getting the perfect divots molded first. Next I built the rest
of the mold around the proper divots. If I found one of the bumps too imperfect,
I could cut it off of my mold with a craft knife an add a new one. The putty is very
forgiving of such treatment and will easily stick onto itself as you build up a 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!
I printed on white card stock fun photos of Sam and Will that will fit on the
back of the dominoes. I dipped the dominoes into the hot UTEE to give
them that finished look and I dipped the photos as well giving them a glossy
finish. I did these separately as I was planning on sandwiching the ribbon
between the photo and the cast domino.

pretty shots of my new melting pot as the UTEE heats up!  

I adhered the ribbon and the photo to the back of the domino with red line
tape--I wanted the ribbon sandwiched between the photo and the domino.
these are now ready to dangle in my books as I read about crafting and such.
For fun, I molded the double 3 for Sam's age and the double 6 for Will's. 
 Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my project!! Thank you for letting me serve you on the Amazing Mold Putty Team! It has been an extreme pleasure!

Tuesday, March 13

You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes!

Hello crafters - Carole here today sharing one of my favorite shoes. This original hollow brass shoe was one of the first things I molded when I joined the Amazing Mold Putty design team. A friend of mine found it during one of his flea market excursions. I remember thinking that all the details was probably going to be too much for the putty to capture. But, I was so wrong. This putty picks up the tiniest details.

I’ve cast this shoe several different ways using the same mold. On this version I use Amazing Casting Resin, which is an opaque white when it is fully cured. Next, I painted the entire surface with USArtQuest’s Duo Embellishing Adhesive. This liquid adhesive goes on white, and dries clear and tacky. Perfect for adhering the Gilding Bitz, also from USArtQuest. I used a small, dry brush to manipulate the gilding leaf, and gentle brushed and tamped it into every curve and flourish. I added a pin back and now have a OOAK (one-of-a-kind) brooch.

These shoes I cast using Amazing Casting Resin and Amazing Clear Cast Resin. Before pouring the Amazing Casting Resin (white), I dusted the mold with Alumilite Metallic Pearlescent Powder. This, too, was finished with a pin back. The clear casted piece I intend to use as an embellishment for a card or journal.


This darling pink shoe was cast using fondant.
Yes, candy!! Lots of fun to served as an after dinner mint.

And for the same party I did shoe butter molds!!

Molds made with Amazing Mold Putty are 100% silicone and food-safe. I thoroughly washed and dried this mold before using with food. You could also dedicate certain molds for use only with food.

**PLEASE NOTE: For your safety, we do NOT RECOMMEND
using molds for food products after use with ANY RESIN products.

There is so much you can do with Amazing Mold Putty and both Amazing Casting Resin and Amazing Clear Cast Resins! Check out my Create & Craft blog for more project ideas.  ~ Carole

Sunday, March 11

Mold Putty and Resin Embellishments for My Gourds!


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:

Mold Putty Embellishments 027 In about five minutes or less the mold set up and I removed the drawer pull. This is what the mold looked like;

Mold Putty Embellishments 029 That’s a better picture of the drawer pull and this is a better picture of the mold:

Mold Putty Embellishments 034 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.:

Mold Putty Embellishments 037 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;

Mold Putty Embellishments 042 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!!



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