Wednesday, February 19

Having a Jolly Good #Cre8time with Amazing Crafting Products... by Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy here with another Amazing Crafting Products tutorial! This week I was inspired by my love for old literature, sayings and our odd cat. A common old English term, Jolly Good, is a favorite of mine, generally is a  used to express approval of something that is said or done. I wanted to use the saying to make a card for a congratulations or party invitation while adding some embellishment silliness. With the help of Amazing Crafting Products I was able to create both card embellishments and hidden gift that all neatly tied together.

  • Amazing Mold Putty
  • Amazing Casting Resin
  • Alumilite Metallic Powders Copper and Gunmetal
  • Soft bristle brush 
  • Wire 
  • 16 inch chain necklace
  • Round nose pliers
  • Letter or Saying stamps
  • Craft Knife
  • Polymer Clay
  • StazOn Ink Brown and Black
  • Acrylic Paint in Black and Linen
  • Card and Envelope
  • Adhesive Foam Squares
  • Adhesive Moveable Dots 

Starting with polymer clay, I stamp, cut and form the base of my card embellishments. I created a simple speech bubble with the words Jolly Good stamped into it, a top hat and a mustache shape.

After I bake the polymer clay, I lightly sand and trim the edges

of the pieces with a craft knife and an emery board.

Once the polymer pieces are cleaned of dust,

I used Amazing Mold Putty to make molds the pieces.

Before pouring any Amazing Casting Resin into the molds I used a soft bristle brush to dust the inside of a molds with Alumilite Metallic Powders. I used the Copper powder for the mustache and Gunmetal for the Top Hat. I did not dust the Speech Bubble mold as I wanted it to stay plain.

Using the round nose pliers I curled the edges of the wire to make two small loops for the back of the mustache piece. This made the mustache into a jewelry piece and not just an embellishment! I placed the curled edges on to a toothpick, and gently placed it on top of the mustache mold. The toothpick prevented the wire loops from falling into the Amazing Casting Resin.

Once the Amazing Casting Resin was cured and the piece popped out of the mold, I mixed the acrylic paint with some water to make a color wash and applied it with a paint brush. I used a paper towel to remove the excess.

For the front of the card I created a silly picture of my cat and printed it to size. You can use you favorite stamp or image. I applied StazOn ink across the card front and the cat image to give it the look of age.

Using foam squares I attached the hat and speech bubble embellishments to the photo. I then used the foam squares to attach the photo to the front of the card.

I strung the chain through the loops on the back of the mustache resin piece, making sure to pull the chain all the way through the loops until the clasp is up against one of the loops.

Using a craft knife I careful pushed through both the photo and front of the card next to the hand drawn monocle. I wiggled the knife back and forth to widen the hole to make it big enough to push the chain through.

Carefully I threaded the chain through the card front, leaving a few inches of chain to dangle in the front of the card. Using moveable adhesive dots I placed the resin mustache on the cat's face.

I placed a adhesive dot on the inside of the card to place a small
zip baggie to hold the extra chain dangling inside the card.

Place a sentiment or invite inside the card and instructions
on how to remove the mustache necklace.

  With this simple design you can easily change out images
or use your favorite stamps to create a fun and unique invitation gift card!

What AMAZING arts and crafts
are you inspired to create???

Please share them on the User GALLERY on the Amazing Mold Putty Website!

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!
Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute!! And I love that the mustache is a separate necklace with the card acting as a holder. Secret gifts are always fun - very creative!


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