Saturday, June 15

AMAZING Altered Art by Rachel Whetzel

Hello AMAZING fans!! Rachel Whetzel here!! I'm here again, to show you how I most recently used Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast Resin to create a piece of art work! This month, I created a piece using an old, crusty, cracked doll's arm that a friend gave to me. I was so excited about using this arm, that I shared it in my INSPIRATION POST last month! One of my favorite things about Amazing Mold Putty, is that things I haven't used because I only have one, can be USED in my art now!

To create your piece like this, you'll need the following:
An old doll arm or body part
Craft Paint (I prefer Folk Art Acrylic)
A wooden canvas. (I have plywood cut at Lowe's and use those) This piece is 6X6 inches.
Creative Paperclay®
Dictionary pages
Crafter's Pick the Ultimate Glue
Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Clear Cast Resin
Bubble Wrap in various sizes for stamping with paint
Old tubes from spent tape, etc. for stamping with paint

Here is the original arm piece.

To start, I made a mold of the arm. One thing I did learn when I made this piece, is that you should be prepared that your mold *MIGHT* turn out looking a bit, well... something a bit racy. Because of this, you might also not want to share photos of it on line!

CLICK HERE for video showing you how to make your mold, and mix your putty.

I made the mold and didn't enclose the whole arm in the putty, because I wanted a flat back to the arm when I was finished. Once the mold was made, I had to level it so that unset resin would not run out of the sides. To do this, prepared a small batch of Amazing Mold Putty once my arm mold was set up and the arm was out. Then I quickly poured water into the mold, and while keeping the water where I wanted the resin to stay later, I added new putty to the end that needed to be propped up, and molded it into a "stand" before it set. I also had a tear hear the wrist area of my arm in the mold, so I thickened my mold by adding fresh putty to that end. I really liked figuring out that I could test my molds with water before pouring resin into them! Handy, HANDY, information.
•  Once my mold was ready for resin, I poured Amazing Clear Cast Resin into the mold.

•  I sanded and prepped my canvas, and glued dictionary pages to it. 

•  I also finished off the edges of the plywood using Creative Paperclay®.

• When the Clear Cast Resin was set, I used stain to bring out the cracks and blemishes of the original arm piece.

Stained arm and a shot of my canvas edge.

Next, I got to work on the background and canvas. I stained the edges with paint, and stamped circles and bubble wrap using paints onto the canvas.

Once that was done, I added more bubble wrap stamps, and some paint drops, and glued my arm into place. The glue starts out white, and then dries clear. It's not dry in the picture below.

When the piece is finished, I paint the sides and back of the wood black.

Close up of the arm with the glue dried, and the background showing through.

Have you ever created a using
Amazing Clear Cast Resin
with the intent to allow
a background show through?

If you create something inspired by my project, please leave a comment with a link here, so I can come and visit to see! I would love for you to visit me at my "house" too!! Thank you so much for reading!! ~ rachel


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  1. Fantastic (and a little creepy!) I'll have to remember this technique for Halloween!

  2. It turned out so much creepier/cooler than I imagined, Sandra! Thanks for sharing!! :) Let me know what you make for Halloween! That's my favorite holiday.

  3. This one is interesting. Not quite sure how I feel about it yet.

  4. Rachel!!! THIS is just so AWESOME! I love it!!

  5. Thank you, Chrissy! Barbara, it's definitely different. :)

  6. Wow. That truly is AMAZING just like the product you used :)


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