Thursday, March 3

Cherish a #Cre8time Love Story... by Maria Soto

Hi, there! It's Maria again and today I want to share a fun project I've been wanting to make for quite a while. See I got this cute candle that had a cherub for a lid, very cute with wings. It was not painted at all, it was made using plaster or something similar. I wanted to make a mold of the entire cherub and debated for a while on what product to use to make the mold, so I decided to use the Amazing Mold Putty.

I made molds of different parts of the cherub at first and noticed the molds came off pretty easy using the mold putty – so I made a mold of the entire cherub with it. Well, sadly... I have to admit I didn't realize that the wings were too fragile and as I tried to remove the cherub from my mold, the wings broke off. I guess sometimes you learn from accidents – next time I will use my Amazing Mold Rubber when making molds from fragile pieces and cut the mold if needed to remove fragile pieces.

I loved how my cherub plaque came out, not sure if I'll keep it at home or at my office, but for now, it will stay home.

Here you can see all the Amazing Mold Putty molds I made from this one item filled with Amazing Casting Resin that cures in just minutes. I decided to work with the full mold of the cherub for today's project.


Here you can see the mold and the resin piece. A blank small canvas will be the perfect base for this little cherub. Time to have fun with paints... it's my favorite part after making my molds.

I first painted the entire piece with white paint. Then I just added color to it and rubbed it off... then added more and again removed as much as I could. The result I was trying to get to, was looking at my cherub as if it was rusted and aged. You can see there's a little bit of gold that comes through. I didn't paint it all gold, I just dabbed a little bit of gold on some areas. I spent quite a few days after work, painting and removing paint until I liked the end result. The canvas was painted all in blue, then I decided to add a faux pair of wings using DecoArt's crackle paint. Finished up by adding a little bit of bling, some flowers, beads and a message to my little canvas.


Trying to find a message for this piece was not easy.
All I knew is it had to be about "love".

I thought the wings needed a little bit of gold, so I used
some Alumilite Gold Metallic powder to give some color.

Here is the final piece – I really like how this little cherub turned out. It was a lot of work, but I really love how it turned out. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Materials used for this project:
  • Alumilite Gold Metallic Powder
  • Amazing Mold Putty
  • Amazing Casting Resin
  • Mixing cups and wood sticks
  • DecoArt Media: Crackle paint; acrylic paints in blue, black and white colors
  • Liquitex: Flexible modeling paste
  • Golden: Coarse molding paste; acrylic glazing liquid (satin)
  • Ranger: Patina in Verdisgris
  • Pebeo: Buttercup (gold)
  • Mini Canvas
  • Recycled material (from a bag of potatoes)
  • Paper flowers
  • Beads
  • White lace

What cherished item will you mold for arting?

Please do share your ideas with us by leaving a comment below.

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

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  1. Oh my I absolutely adore this piece! I love faux finishes & this is so up my alley! Gorgeous work Maria!

    1. thank you LynzCraftz, this was so much fun to make


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