Tuesday, March 8

How to Catch a #Cre8time Leprechaun... by Bridget Cordero

What does St. Patrick’s Day mean to you? Coming from an Irish family, it was a celebration with corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage along with decorations of horseshoes, Leprechauns and shamrocks. It is said that Leprechauns were fairy sized shoemakers and if captured by a human they could grant that person 3 wishes for their freedom. 

For the upcoming holiday I’ve created a leprechaun hat and
used resin embellishments to decorate the piece.

First I created the hat with felt and cardboard. Knowing I needed a gold buckle, I found an old key ring that I took apart and molded. I used Amazing Mold Putty to create the mold of the buckle. It worked beautifully. CLICK HERE to view mixing and preparation. 

Then I grabbed a paint brush and brushed the Alumilite Gold Metallic Powder around the mold. I mixed up some Amazing Casting Resin and poured it into my mold. As this was curing I worked on creating the other embellishments I needed for my hat.

I did not have green dye... so I mixed Alumilite Yellow and
Blue dyes with the resin to get green shamrocks. 

I then poured the mixture into molds and waited for them to cure. The dye colors mixed together made the perfect green. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation of Amazing Casting Resin.

To make the horseshoe I molded an old Christmas ornament that I found (see mold picture above for the original). I brushed Alumilite Copper Metallic Powder into the mold as I did with the buckle, poured in some Amazing Casting Resin and waited for it to cure. I embellished the horseshoe with my handmade shamrock and also some small green resin leprechaun feet that I made (using same process as the shamrock). 

Once all my pieces were done I embellished the hat with them!!

How do you decorate using
Amazing Casting Products?

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the other designers on this blog.
If you’d like to see more of my creations, please stop by my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/BsAlteredDesigns 
Happy crafting! ~ Bridget

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