Monday, August 31

#Cre8time Ring-a-Ding-Thing by Aimée Wheaton

Hello there!! This month I tried my hand again with Amazing Mold Rubber. This is my back up project because I messed up the mold box for the first one. I intend to redo it again possibly next month for you to see. This sweet little ring-a-ding-thing was made by molding a cute little glass leaf dish Susan bought me on a trek up to Orlando and a visit to Adjectives Market, a favorite of ours.

I don't have a cute ring dish and I thought of using the glass dish – but then again I have a toddler and an 8 year old who get into my things and thought it would be better to have something more durable. So glad I know how to use these AMAZING products!! Bring on the Amazing Mold Rubber. One of the reasons I love Mold Rubber is because it gives you great detail and will replicate the smoothest surface... especially using glass.

I forgot to take a before photo of me mixing the mold rubber and pouring it into the prepared mold box, but you can see how it's done HERE:

The original glass bowl on the left, and the bottom grooves didn't show up in the mold as I mounted that area in my mold box. I may mold it again on the opposite side and compare the two molds. You can see here how the mold is formed. The scalloped detail along the sides and edges were captured.

I decided I wanted to have a pop of purple so I added 5 drops of the Alumilite Violet Dye into Part "A" of Amazing Casting Resin and mixed well. It's such a gorgeous color.

Next I slowly poured Part "B" into this yellow cup,
mixed it all up and poured into the mold.

As always I make too much resin – so I used this extra mold
to pour the excess resin so I didn't waste it.

After I pulled the resin out I had this smooth purple container! I love it!! I'm going to keep this as is but thought of other ways to use it.

Mixed Media Frame: You could take a vintage photo and glue it in with some cute words, glitter and extra little trinkets then go back over it with some Amazing Clear Cast Resin to seal it up. Drill a hole and you have a custom little piece or ornament - hey that gives me an idea for Part B on this project, stay tuned!!
Seasonal Decor: Make little Fall place settings for Thanksgiving! Use a red/yellow/brown/ or orange dye and place a card on each one.

This is perfect for me!

Or to store little trinkets, buttons.

I hope you enjoyed this project!! I think I'll be making a few more!!
The options are endless!!

To see how all of our AMAZING products can enhance your art,
check out these AMAZING products!

Let's see what you can create with
Amazing Mold Rubber.

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To see more of my work please visit my blog "Creative Flutters"
and also at the Aimée Wheaton Art and Design website.

Till next time! Xoxo Aimée

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Thursday, August 27

#Cre8time for #DIY Artsy Frames... by Maria Soto

Hi there, this is Maria and today I want to share a post about framing. I have a lot of sketchbooks. I've been painting a lot lately and was wondering what to do with all these works. My son is going to sell his art for the first time at an art show next month and asked me to share the table with him. He suggested I sell the art pieces I've been working on for the last couple of months. 

I decided to share the table with him and was wondering how I would frame the smaller pieces. After a lot of thinking it came to me... I would make my own frames using the Amazing Mold Putty and the Amazing Casting Resin.

I went to the dollar store to get some house cleaning supplies and found a few frames to use for the small art pieces. I thought I would first try and make a frame using Amazing Mold Putty – and maybe use the putty to add some designs to the frame to make it different that the one I purchased.

Here is one of the frames I purchased.

Amazing Mold Putty is so easy to use! You need to take same amounts of part "A" & part "B", mix them well until the white and yellow become a solid yellow color. Since the putty sets fast, you need to make sure your item to mold is ready. For this mold I spread out the putty on a plastic container, and then placed the front of the frame over and pressed into the putty. I waited a few minutes and turned the frame over and folder over the excess putty to wrap it around the frame as you can see in the photos below.

Mixing the Amazing Mold Putty to start making the mold of the frame.
CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

The front and sides of the frame are covered with the mold putty – just waiting a few minutes for the Amazing Mold Putty to fully cure.

Once the mold putty was set, I removed the frame and decided to mix up another batch of mold putty to add some type of design to the frame. I didn't want it to be a solid frame, and I figure it would be fun to make designs. The Amazing Mold Putty will fuse to itself if a mold release agent is not used – so you can build up a large mold, use like clay to make your own shape, or add shapes/layers to create a custom design.

I have my new mold, resin, measuring cup, mixing cup and mixing stick ready – now it's time to add the resin. I used the Amazing Casting Resin to make the first frame casting. No color was added to the resin. I used 2 full measuring cups each of part "A" and part "B"; using equal amounts of each part, otherwise your resin will not cure properly. This resin cures really fast so once you are done mixing, pour it over your mold as soon as it begins to feel warm. The photos below show the process. 

Part "A" & Part "B" are mixed and ready to pour into the mold.
CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation. 

Here you can see how the Amazing Casting Resin starts out clear – then as the resin is starting to set it turns solid white. When fully cured it's pretty flexible for a few minutes. The heat of your environment affects how long it will take for the resin to become solid {so it could be faster or a few minutes longer}. It's pretty cool here in Indiana this week, and it took about 10 minutes for my resin frame to cure.

Here is the Amazing Casting Resin frame – just removed from the mold and is still very soft and flexible. At this time you can carve, cut or make holes for hanging. 

I made two tiny holes on the top of the frame and added string for hanging, you can use wire too. Next step is painting the frame, I used a mixture of acrylic paints, first in gold and silver, then added a bit of blue for contrast. the center of the frame didn't need to be colored but I added color anyway.

I squirt out a mixture of paints to be applied to the entire frame. I love painting my molded items cast in Amazing Casting Resin.

I added blue paint to the outside of the frame. I will use Ranger Glossy Accents to glue my painting directly into the center of the frame.

The completed frame with my art piece glued on...
now it's time to add a bit more interest to the piece.

The frame itself is a work of art!

I used Glossy Accents to glue a few tiny shells on the bottom corner of the painting. This frame is done, and I can't wait to make more frames! I have quite a few more small paintings that need to be framed.

I hope that I have inspired you to find ways to customize your molds, using ready made frames and adding fun texture or designs helped me make my own frame. 

How would you embellish your custom frames?

I hope to have inspired you to look around and see what items you can recycle into something new, something fun with Amazing Casting Products.

Thanks for visiting! I invite you to stop over to my blog, "What is Creativityat to see more of my creations. Maria Soto

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Wednesday, August 26

#Cre8time for an Arabian Night Adventure...
by Melissa Johnson

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a project I made with an "Arabian Nights" inspiration using some of my favorite Amazing Casting Products

Me and a group of my artist friends are collaborating on a paper mache animal project (more on this on my blog next week). After I finished altering my camel with color, I painted the whole thing with the Amazing Clear Cast to add a really high gloss, almost glass-like appearance. 

I knew I wanted to build a sort of shadow box to put my animal in, and I was just about to leave to go buy a box when I discovered this leftover Christmas box in a closet. Perfect! (I love recycling!) 

I went to work on altering the box. I covered it in gesso, paint, and added some wrapping paper I bought at World Market to the inside. For the back, I used scrunched up tissue paper and Mod Podge. When that was dry I added Alumilite Pearlescent Powder to some Golden Clear Tar Gel and brushed it into the tissue, giving it a beautiful luster and texture. 

I finished the box by adding details like vintage sari pieces for curtains, beads, a fun little rug I made from patterned paper and a piece of trim, and a piece that I molded and painted using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin

And my finished project... 

Make something that makes you happy :) ~ Melissa Johnson
Please visit my BLOG to see more of my mixed media creations.

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Tuesday, August 25

Have an AMAZING Game Night! #DIY Sequence Game Board by Bridget Cordero

I'm destined to be a winner if only at this game. Hi everyone, this game board I have created has been so much fun in our household for a couple years now. Whether you play 2 players or teams your sure to have lots of game nights. It's easy to make, with only a few supplies and Amazing Clear Cast Resin for use as a protective layer as a sealing top coat.


First you will need a deck of cards, scissors or a square punch (I am using my Creative Memories punch) or some kind of cutter to cut the corners of the cards. I cut off both corners of the playing cards. Fortunately, I had a piece of hard board from an old entertainment (it is the piece that goes on the back of the stand so it is very thin perfect for a game board). I knew one day I would use this board. But you can purchase hardboard from a lumber store. I prefer hardboard because it does not warp. In the picture on the right I am preparing the board with some black acrylic paint. You can paint your background any color or just leave it the natural wood color. 

Once the board is dried you want to arrange your corner pieces and glue them down. Making sure you glue from corner to corner of each card piece. 


Once all the pieces are in place and the glue is dried, mix up your Amazing Clear Cast Resin and pour it on the board evenly {CLICK HERE for mixing/preparation}. The first time around I did not tape the sides so I had a lot of spillage over the edge. The picture to the right shows how I used metal tape around the edges to add a second coat.

Once cured you are ready to play! Grab two decks of cards and shuffle, along with some poker chips in two different colors. Deal 7 cards to each player and try to build 5 in a row. Two lines wins the game. 

For more details and to learn how to play the game,
please CLICK HERE to watch the video. Enjoy! :)

I appreciate you checking out my project! If you’d like
to see more of my creations, please stop by my YouTube Channel

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Sunday, August 23

A #Cre8time tale of a Creepy Doll and the Papier Mache Mask... by Sandra Strait

Sandra Strait here today to tell you how I made this creepy doll from an innocent and rosy-cheeked little porcelain baby.

Supplies: Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin, Golden's Micaceous Iron Oxide Acrylic Paint, a tiny porcelain doll.

My mother used to clean and paint porcelain dolls, making little dresses for them. This one lost her feet and one of her hands -- so sad! -- and Mom was going to throw here away. Visions of Frozen Charlottes flashed through my head, and I said ... "I'll take care of that!"

I wasn't too sure how this was going to work. The doll has joints that would look odd if I took off the dress -- though I may try a mold without it one of these days. But for now, I wanted to see how well I could get the dress.

After rolling out the same amounts of putty part "A" and putty part "B", I mixed them together until everything turned yellow, and flattened out the ball so it was larger than the doll.

Then I just smooshed her face down into the putty. I could hear a little voice in my head screaming "Oh! Mr Bill!" (am I the only one old enough to get that reference?). 

I thought about casting the back of the doll as well, but I didn't really need it for what I had in mind, and I wanted to see how well the dress worked first, anyway.

For complete instructions on using Amazing Casting Resin, please visit the Amazing Casting Products website.

After I removed the doll from the cast (the doll incurred no injuries, but the dress did get stained yellow), I mixed up some Amazing Casting Resin and poured it into the mold. After about five minutes, I took it out, trimmed off any ragged edges and rubbed some of the acrylic paint over it to pick out the detail. The dress came out better than I thought it might.

I've done a review on a Decopatch Queen Papier Mache Mask (and there's a giveaway, too!) and the creepy doll was used as the headpiece for the crown – CLICK HERE to jump over. 

I'll be doin' Halloween and
Day of the Dead in style!

For more of my work in Amazing Mold Putty, zentangle-inspired art, and daily links to tangles, tutorials, and giveaways please visit my "Life Imitates Doodles" blog. Sandra Strait

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Thursday, August 20

#ACPthrowback Third Thursday Throwback... August Edition

Hey gang!! Rachel Whetzel here, and it's time for #AmazingCastingProduct's Third Throwback Thursday!! Every third Thursday of the month, we share links and projects that YOU share on line! There is no need for these projects to be NEW, because this is all about the throwback, so share some throwbacks from YOUR studios and workspaces! We want to see that you create. I hope you'll take the time to visit the links we've shared here, and enjoy all the awesome projects out there!

Revisit our posts from THIS MONTH, in 2012
See them all by clicking HERE.



On a final note: I (rachel) have been hired at a local school, and this will be my last post for a while... so I thought I would share some of my own throw backs... You can revisit my past projects using Amazing Casting Products HERE! The #ACPthrowback Third Thursdays will continue and I look forward to seeing what everyone is creating.

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Post them to our Facebook page, Pinterest, and on Twitter! We'll be on the hunt for your projects with the hashtag #ACPThrowBack, (you can even go back into your past pins and add this pin to help us find you!) and share ALL your projects using the hashtag #AmazingCastingProducts!!

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Wednesday, August 19

#Cre8time Resin Play Frames Dreams of Halloween... by Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy with another home decor creation using Amazing Casting Products! I am getting a early start on Halloween crafting inspiration by reading books on vintage Halloween crafts and poems. I saw the lovely postcards of the late 1800s and I thought why not put a modern spin on it?


I started with removing the glass and back panel of an old 8x10 photo frame. I scrubbed the frame clean and painted the back and front of the frame with 2 coats of Multi Surface Chalk Paint. I let the paint dry overnight.

I cleaned the glass panel and put it back into the frame. I glued the glass in place to make sure it wouldn't shift while I worked on it and so resin wouldn't leak around the edges later. I was careful to have a solid line of glue all the way around the frame and let it dry completely.

Using a stipple pattern, I applied a coat of Liquitex Gloss Varnish to the edges of the glass. Before the varnish dried I sprinkled on black and crystal glitter. The glitter will add a wonderful shimmer to the piece later on.

Using a cosmetic sponge I stippled on blue, purple, white, and wheat acrylic paints in broken puffy lines to mimic the look of stormy clouds. I wasn't worried about it being perfect as this was just the start of the layers of colors I would apply.

Once the paint was dry I applied a thin layer of Liquitex Gloss Varnish,
then rubbed on blue and purple Alumidust and let dry.

I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin, making up 3 of the mini measuring cups (that come with the resin kit) to coat the entire back surface of the painted glass panel.

Before the Amazing Clear Cast Resin cured I sprinkled some silver halo glitter on it, to give the illusion of twinkling stars. I then let the resin layer cure to firm state, about 4 hours in warm weather.

Using acrylic paint I painted simple circle to be the moon
in the scene I was creating. I let the paint dry completely.

I mixed up a mini cup of Amazing Clear Cast Resin with a few drops of Blue Alumilite Dye, pouring that resin in the outer edge of the glass. I then mixed up another batch of resin with Purple Alumilite Dye, pouring that right inside the blue ring of resin. The next batch of resin was mixed with a very small amount of Purple Alumilite Dye and some Pearlescent Alumilite Metallic Powder and poured inside the two other resin rings as seen in the photo.

I let the resin rest for a few minutes, giving it a chance to level and blend a little. I then dragged a stir stick back and forth gently the mix the colors. I picked up the frame carefully, tilting slightly back and forth to make sure all the resin colors had a nice color blur. I let the resin set for 30 minutes.

I sprinkled on some crystal glitter and Pearlescent Alumilite Metallic Powder on top of the resin. Since I did not over-saturate the the resin with dye, it was slightly transparent, allowing this final layer of glitter to be seen from the front of the glass. I let the resin cure competently.

Before I put the back panel back onto the frame I put a layer of Aluminium Foil on the now cured resin. The foil will make the resin colors pop more and the glitter reflect light better.

With the back panel on I flipped over the frame to see the scene I had created. I felt the clouds needed some extra detail so I stippled on more acrylic paint lightly over the cloud portions only and let dry.

I added one final coat of Amazing Clear Cast Resin 
to seal the piece and let it cure completely.

With all the layers or resin and paint, it has a subtle
luminosity and play of light perfect for Halloween decor!

I glued on some twigs to mimic the look of old trees
and small paper sentiment to finish the piece!

What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!

Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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