Friday, April 10

#Cre8time for Mixed Media in the Garden...
by Melissa Johnson

Good afternoon! Today I am sharing a really fun and useful project using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin

This year was our first year to start a raised garden in our backyard. We have really enjoyed getting the kids involved and love to see their excitement at growing our own food. Since I am a mixed media artist, I was itching to bring some colorful art into our garden as well! I decided to make plant markers. These are super easy and fun to make. 

To begin, I used the lid from some mica flakes to create a mold using the Amazing Mold Putty. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

Then I dusted the mold with Alumidust powder and poured in the Amazing Casting Resin. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

This is how it looked when it was cured and popped out of the mold. 

After that, I just began decorating the pieces. I used a variety of stamps, rub-ons, acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, Distress Ink, and alcohol ink.


I enjoyed working with the Amazing Casting Resin because it dries so fast. Once I got started I was able to do several of these by letting the first one cure, then pulling it from the mold and pouring a new piece and letting that one cure while I decorated the first one. When everything was done I covered them with a clear gloss varnish. You could also use Amazing Clear Cast Resin to seal and protect the artwork from the elements. 

I glued them to some bamboo skewers I found in my kitchen, tied a piece of twine to the top, and stuck them out in my garden!

How would you creatively customize
plant markers in your garden?

Make something that makes you happy :) ~ Melissa Johnson
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