Thursday, January 23

Bright Sunshine and AMAZING Heartfelt Inspiration from Brenda Burfeind

Good Day! Brenda here once again to hopefully inspire you with some Heartfelt Creations. I don't know how many times I've said it, but I truly LOVE the Amazing Crafting Products we get to play with here. I've been so lucky to have gotten to be a part of such a great team leader and fellow designers. Daily I become more inspired and cannot wait to see what's next. 

So with that I've been thinking quite a bit about Valentine's Day. I love decorating and celebrating that day. This year I decided on creating a suncatcher and a magnet to symbolize that day.

I started out with some Amazing Clear Cast Resin and both Alumilite Fluorescent "Flo" Red Dye and Alumilite Black Dye. Once I poured my mold I let it set up a little bit. Using a wooden skewer I dipped it into the red dye and gently dragged it through the resin in the mold. I did this a few times. Cleaning the skewer each time I dipped it back into the dye. I repeated the process with the black dye dragging it through the red and let it cure for 24 hours.

I love how some of the areas became almost feathery looking. Once it set up, I added a bit more of the  Amazing Clear Cast Resin the front of the "suncatcher" and let that dry. I added a ribbon and there it is...

For my second project I started with the Amazing Casting Resin,
which doesn't take but 5 to 10 minutes to set up. 

I painted it red right away. I've found if you paint your molded piece immediately, it takes the paint better. I just used regular red acrylic paint. 

Once the paint was completely dry I used my StazOn Jet Black ink pad
and inked up one of my favorite stamps and stamped the image directly onto the heart. 

Because I used StazOn I was able to add some Amazing Clear Cast Resin
to the top immediately to make it all nice and shiny. 

I added a magnet to the back and now I will always have
a beautiful remembrance of when Valentine's day is.

What kind of handmade crafts
are you making for Valentine's Day?

I hope I've inspired you to use some of these wonderful products and create your own suncatcher or magnet, or both. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and I will get them answered as soon as possible.

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  1. I don't know which effect I like better, the swirls or the stamped. Both are awesome!

  2. The red stamped heart is so pretty! Definitely another project I'll have to try myself. Thanks!

  3. Thanks guys, I just love the endless possibilities of all our Amazing Products.


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