Thursday, October 20

Mirror, Mirror on the #Cre8time Wall... SpOoky Frame REDUX by Lara Hjorthoy

Hello Artists! Lara here and its my personal favorite time of the year... changing leaves, fall storms, rainy sweater weather, my birthday and of course – HALLOWEEN!!!

So, what have I got in store?
How about this!!!

I wanted to make a different sort of decoration for this Halloween, since my "living room" is largely my studio these days, I wanted something I could sit on my desk to get me in the Halloween spirit!

My steps for this project began with finding a worthy skull! I scoured the thrift shops around town and eventually found a small plastic skull that I thought would be a delicious mold, using the Amazing Mold Putty!

I wanted this skull to glow for this project and have a spooky vibe to it, so I used the Alumilite dye in violet for some colour, but mixed in some Alumilite Phosphorescent powder as well. I mixed a small amount of Amazing Clear Cast Resin and added both of those products to it and mixed well!


I waited a little bit to allow the bubbles to pop a bit and then poured it into my mold – with a very thin stream to make sure any additional bubbles popped along the way!

While I waited, I prepped my found frame! This is also a great find from the same Thrift Store! I wanted something that was a bit ornate and sprayed the frame a matte black! It looked so cool all painted up! This particular frame has a backing attached to it and was perfect as there is quite the depth between the back and the front, so it has lots of room to pour more resin! 

I glued the backing using Gorilla glue and let that dry, making sure that there was no holes along the seam. I want my resin to pool in the center!

Once the skull had cured, and the frame had sealed I added the skull into the centre of the frame, and mixed up another batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin and added more Violet dye. I made it a bit darker this time as I wanted to it to look dark and spooky and poured the resin into the frame! Here it is wet and starting to cure {sorry for the reflection}!

After the proper drying time... THIS is what happened! 

 My spooky skull desk picture! That glows in the dark! 

I have more Halloween Inspired projects coming up and I know my fellow Creatives have some great projects in store as well! Make sure you follow the Amazing Casting Products Blog to see all the cool projects that come to life!

What will you make for your Halloween!?

Until next time, have a spooooooooooky day!!!!!

Stay Inspired ~ Lara

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Today we are hopping along with the artists of the Designer Crafts Connection who has taken on the challenge of creating with Amazing Casting Products.

For this challenge, Amazing Casting Products provided each of the Designer Craft Connection designers with Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast Resin. You want to pop over to the beginning of the bloghop HERE where you can enter to win what you see in the photo above... an Amazing Clear Cast Resin and a 3lb. kit of Amazing Mold Putty {which is 1 1/2 lbs of each part of this magical goodness}. An artist's dream PRIZE!!!

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