Wednesday, March 12

From Cheesy to Fancy-Shmancy ~ #Cre8time transforms Mardi Gras Beads... by Tanya Ruffin

Mardi Gras has come and gone, but one thing remains...
no not just empty beer cans...

Tanya Ruffin with Amazing Mold Putty

I always look for some cool beads that I can create something with. This year I found a few that you may see on some later posts! But this time I used a really cool set with a Crawfish Fleur-de-lis as a medallion and thought... hmm, since Easter is next and what goes with Easter in Louisiana? Crawfish!

Tanya Ruffin with Amazing Mold Putty

So I made of mold of the crawfish medallion using Amazing Mold Putty {CLICK HERE to view how-to mix/prepare}. Cast it with some Amazing Casting Resin tinted with Alumilite Black Dye. I trimmed down the top by the crawfish head so it looked less like a medallion. Embellished with silver Rub 'n Buff® and came out with a rather fancy~shmanshy piece.

Now what to do with the piece? I  E-6000'd (that's a verb isn't it?) it to a mason jar for a rustic silverware holder for when we are outside at a newspaper covered picnic table, chowing down on some crawfish.

Tanya Ruffin with Amazing Mold Putty

Its amazing how a recast and some Rub 'n Buff® can turn something from cheesy to fancy-shmancy! In the meantime it will be a vase.

What will you take from
cheesy to fancy-shmancy?

Until next time! ~ Tanya

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  1. I love it. I definitely like you're piece better than the original. Great job

  2. I don't really celebrate Mardi Gras, but this is a really fun project!

  3. Fantastic. Or should I say Fatuesdayic?


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