Wednesday, March 23

Dragonflies Embellish my #Cre8time Garden...
by Brenda Burfeind

Happy Spring! Brenda here from Creativity is a State of Mind. I've been wanting to decorate for Spring and today is some inspiration for just that. I love to play with my Amazing Casting Products. I find that you are not limited to using a mold solely for that mold's purpose.

What I mean is... play, play, play!
Think outside the box. Just because a mold has a
certain shape doesn't mean you need to use it as is.

For instance, recently I made my granddaughter an "art" holding frame. I had purchased these awesome fan blades made out of wood. I even added one of my previous resin pieces cast using one of my Amazing Mold Rubber molds – the princess crown embellishment {you can view that post HERE}.

When I craft I am all over the place. While I'm creating one project, I'm already thinking of something else to do...

With that being said, I was thinking of dragonflies. I've seen Pinterest features of dragonflies made out of ceiling fan blades and spindles. While they are super cute – I don't have any fan blades nor do I have large space to hang these beautiful pieces.

There I was already thinking ahead –
Well this is what I created...

Wooden fan blades cut in half molded with Amazing Mold Putty
{CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}.

I filled each with Alumilite Violet Dye mixed with Amazing
Casting Resin
{CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}.

Love how the Amazing Mold Putty picked up the woodgrain detail. When your resin isn't cured all the way yet and it's still pliable, you can cut it with scissors or a blade.


I just cut each section in half again and
glued them to a dowel that I had painted.

I added some plastic beads to make a head and some wire to give it some bling. I also glued beads on the body and wings to make it fun and sparkly. Now I have some miniature dragonflies and I plan on making a bunch of these to hang on my fence around my deck.

I hope I've inspired you to find a new use for
a mold and have fun creating (playing).

What would you create with an existing mold?

Until next time, Happy Spring ~ Brenda

Visit my blog, Creativity is a State of Mind to see some more of my creations.

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