Wednesday, November 30

#Cre8time Relics from Ancient Times... by Lyn Gill

Hi everyone. Lyn Gill here again and today I have a real treat for you! A fun mixed-media wall plaque that I created using the Prima "Iron Orchid Designs" molds. These molds are perfect for using with resin in your designs.

First I used Amazing Casting Resin mixed with a bit of Alumilite Gold Metallic Powder in these IOD molds to create my Cherub statue.

I placed him on a plaque made with a bit of "Foam Core Board" that you can get at the craft store or even at the dollar type stores. I then added some details with modeling paste through a stencil. Once that dried, I painted the "plaque" with acrylic paints and sprays.

To this I then adhered my molded face cast in Amazing Clear Cast Resin to the painting. I added more modeling paste to create hair, then let dry once again. You may recognize this face from this my "Death Becomes Her" pendant. 

I added some glitters and some Silver Leaf to the background before covering the whole piece with Amazing Clear Cast Resin for the perfect finish! 

I'm really enjoying these IOD Molds and I think you will too. These molds can be used in many ways with so many products... and combined with Amazing Casting Resin and Amazing Clear Cast Resin – you can't go wrong... they really are the perfect pairing!

Thank you all for stopping by today! I've enjoyed sharing my process on this fun wall plaque with you...  Till Next Time! Lyn

What will you create with
Amazing Casting Resin
and these fun molds?

You can also find my work on my own blog LynzCraftz
or on YouTube LynzCraftz , or my Facebook page LynzCraftz.

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Tuesday, November 29

#Cre8time Finishing Touches... AMAZING Inspiration by Lara Hjorthoy

Hey Friends! Lara here to share a little inspiration on how I'm using Amazing Clear Cast Resin today! I'm putting the finishing touches on my Mars Attacks, Alien lady – while I work on creating my second sculpt for Penumbra Gallery's, movie-themed extravaganza this March... in Portugal! I'm adding eyelashes and high gloss to her eyes!

I've added the Clear Cast resin to her eyes. I prepared a small batch and let it sit for a bit to get thicker, then dolloped a smidge into her eyes... and let that sit and cure. Now her eyes are glistening and bright – which is lovely for an Alien about to take part in destroying the world! 

What finishing touches do you

Stay Inspired Friends! ~ Lara

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Monday, November 28

#Cre8time Greetings... DIY Natural Stamped Cards by Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy here with another Amazing Casting Products tutorial! Large stamps can end up costing an artist a lot of money. Since relief print plates, otherwise known as a stamps, are basically plates with protruding details and images that are inked, leaving the recessed areas ink free, I thought why not make my own with fallen leaves? With the help of Amazing Mold Rubber I was able to create my own print plate, with leaves, to create handmade holiday cards. 


Using a pasta machine (devoted to craft use only) set on the thickest setting I conditioned some polymer clay. I placed my now smooth clay on a ceramic tile, trimming the uneven edges. I used a ruler as a cutting guide, making sure that the clay just under 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 

The uncured clay acted as a base to place the freshly collected fallen leaves, I was sure to pick leaves still pliable and with raised veins. I pushed them into the clay, careful to press them flat as possible.

*Any plant material can be used for this, just make sure to pick ones that can lay flat enough to get a good impression.

The leaves being still fresh meant they were inclined to raise up a bit so I placed another ceramic tile on top of the tile with the clay and leaves. I put a large jug of water on top of the second tile and let the bottle act as a leaf press for 6 hours (you might have to press the leaves longer if you live in a high humidity area).

I conditioned more polymer clay and created a clay wall around the edges of the uncured clay and leaf piece. To make sure I was creating a tight seal with the clay edges I pressed the clay in place with a metal stylus. I noticed some of the pressed leaves lifting and glued them down with Beacon Gem-Tac Adhesive.

*At no point in the process of this project did I cure the clay in the oven. I wanted to keep it in a raw and soft state to create a temporary mold box that would not be affected by the Amazing Mold Rubber.

Carefully following the instructions, I mixed up Amazing Mold Rubber and slowly poured it into my mold box {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. Once the Mold Rubber was cured I carefully removed the soft clay and leaves. Since there was a bit of seepage of Amazing Mold Rubber, I carefully trimmed the excess with sharp craft scissors. 

After trimming the now finished print plate I scrubbed it clean to remove any bits of leaves still stuck in the Mold Rubber. I just loved the amount of detail the Amazing Mold Rubber was able to capture from the leaves!

I inked my print plate to do a test print on some copy paper to see how it would work. I found that depending on how heavily I applied the ink and on what portions of the plate I could create many different styled inked impressions. 

The print plate being made from Amazing Mold Rubber would shift slightly if pressed unevenly, so when I would place the inked plate on a blank greeting card I was careful to press firmly and evenly to get a good ink transfer.

The nature of making prints from a reprintable block is that while the image on the block is permanent, the inking process is different for each print, making them unique. With the additions of paper crafting embellishments and sentiment every card inked is a one of a kind piece of mini artwork! 

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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Dia De Los Muertos - Amor de Familia... a #Cre8time Keepsake by Maria Soto

Hi There! Maria here today and I wanted to share how I came about this project... a Family Shrine for the "Day of the Dead" celebration. 

Many years ago I went to Mexico for my grandmother's funeral. My Grandfather had passed away many years before her. When we arrived at the cemetery, they opened her coffin, and added human remains inside her coffin. I asked my Dad what that was about and he said that was my Grandfather, and he would be with her now for eternity.

Until that day I never knew you could do this. So I decided to make a coffin shrine for my project – you will see more than one skeleton on the inside, and also many skulls on the top... representing all of the other family members that have passed on.

Products used:
Measuring cups
Mixing sticks
Acrylic paints and various colors
Paint brushes
Recycled bag
Kleenex tissues
Cheese cloth

I had a handful of plastic skulls and also some little tiny ones that are actually double-sided. I used Amazing Mold Putty to make this multi-skull mold. I need a lot of skulls for this project, and making one single mold was not a good idea – so I made this big one with many instead.

First make sure to follow the simple instructions on how to mix Amazing Mold Putty {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. It's pretty easy – it comes it two parts, Part "A" and Part "B"; and you take equal amounts of each (one part is white the other is yellow) and you mix these two until you no longer see any white, only a uniform yellow putty.


I used a plastic bowl to place the putty inside and then quickly pressed down all the skulls, trying to use as much of the putty's surface as possible. You have to move fast because this sets pretty fast once mixed together. I was able to make 10 large skulls and 7 tiny skulls from this one mold.


Now since I was going to paint all these skulls for Day of the Dead, I needed to use the Amazing Casting Resin. This resin not only cures in about 10 minutes... but it cures a nice opaque white as you can see in photos – and you can also add color to the resin is you want. I just left them white because I knew I would be hand painting each differently. I had extra resin leftover so I poured into a bigger skull mold (I'll use this later in another project). CLICK HERE to view how to mix and prepare Amazing Casting Resin. 


I made this little heart with wings out of Creative Paperclay. I did make a mold of this piece, but at the end I decided to use the one made from paperclay instead of the resin, same goes for a little skull I used on the inside of the coffin.

Here is the wood coffin I purchased from Michael's. I painted it first, then played around with how to add the skulls, add texture and embellishments, etc.

I love to use recycle items in my projects. In this project I used this empty potato bag. I painted the inside of the coffin purple, and this mesh was perfect because it matched the inside color. 

Here is the coffin, all painted with acrylic paints... 
black on the outside and the inside is purple.

So now I'm ready to add the skulls to the outside of the coffin. First I added some Amazing Casting Resin to the top of the coffin – a little bit at a time. Since this resin cures really fast, I had to make sure to work in small amounts, waiting for each pour to cure. It took me a few hours to get the top completely done.

Each resin pour over the coffin meant I would add a few skulls. As you can see I did color some of the skulls black, and then I stopped because I remembered I needed them to be all white. Adding the skulls at first was easy, but then I really had plan where to place them first before adding more resin – because I needed to fill the entire top of the coffin, making sure not to cover up the bottom skulls. This took a while, but I think it turned out perfect. The tiny little skulls were the perfect size for use as fillers.

Once I was done adding the skulls to the top of the coffin, I painted all of them white. Since some of the skulls were black tinted resin, it took a couple of coats to completely paint them all white.

Once they were all white the fun could begin... going back in and adding all the little details of color to each. This took a while but I really liked the end result!

I also added some color to the resin that spilled over the coffin – I wanted it to look as if the bodies had melted away, and all you had left were the skulls.

Here you can see how I added the recycled bag on one side, and then added the heart with wings and the skull made from paperclay. Had to add some flowers... they were orange, but I wanted to distress them. So I painted them all black, then I added back some red, orange and black. The heart as you can see was painted black, then I added some red and white and the word "amor" which means "Love". The tiny skull was painted all white, then detailed with bright colors. 

This close up shows the final look on the inside of the coffin, You can see the three bodies I added on the right side of the coffin. I used two kleenex tissues to cover the bodies and then added Amazing Casting Resin colored with Black Dye with a piece of cheese cloth over the cured resin. I painted over these materials to give them more dimension.

Here are more detail views of the finished inside of my coffin shrine.

This project took me about three days to start and finish. Once I was happy with everything, I took it to my office and created a little setting to celebrate my loved ones that have moved on... then brought it back home for the traditional celebration including food and lighted candles with my family. 

I've shared my take on how I used these products to celebrate a special day with my family. CLICK HERE to view some other Sugar Skulls and a Mini Shrine I created last year for this occasion.

How would you celebrate
a special holiday using
these Amazing products? 

Please share your ideas with us. We have the winter season and Christmas coming up, let's see what amazing creations we can all come up with! We love to see what others do with these awesome products.

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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#Cre8time Decorating for the Season... DIY Sugar Skull Wreath by Tanya Ruffin

This project was so much fun. It all started after seeing some amazing Halloween and seasonal wreaths in a store. I though it could replicate much much cheaper than the $35.00 price tag.

Dollar tree (DT) was my friend! You can find everything you need for seasonal decorating.

Supplies I used:
  • (DT) skull ice cube tray
  • 3 bunches of flowers (DT), yellow, pink and purple
  • (DT) wire flower wreath
  • (DT) pink mesh ribbon
  • (DT) rhinestones
  • Floral glitter spray paint
  • Glue Gun {or tacky glue}
  • Amazing Casting Resin
  • Red Dye for Resin
  • Extras - I used a sugar skull cookie cutter for the center piece.

Your visit to Dollar Tree will cost you about 6 bucks!

First thing I did was mix up some Amazing Casting Resin and pour into the ice cube tray. For these I mixed a tiny bit of red dye into the white resin. It came out more flesh color, but that was OK.

After those cured, I painted each with acrylic paint and embellished with rhinestones and handmade resin flowers from a previous project. The large skull was from a sugar skull cookie cutter.

Wrap the pink mesh ribbon around the wire wreath.
Use a glue gun or tacky glue to secure.

Glue flowers around the wreath.

Then the fun part... adding the sugar skulls onto the wreath! The finishing touch – spraying the wreath with glitter spray paint. Change up the colors, florals and seasonal embellishments for endless possibilities!


How would you decorate your wreath?

Go Craft Your Own Way!

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#Cre8time to Try Something New... Make it Artsy Episode 107 - Industrial

Hello Amazing Crafters!! Have you heard about Make It Artsy?? It's a brand new TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists... AND... in this week's episode you can see Joe Rotella create a dimensional keepsake tray using Amazing Casting Products.

It's time for a new episode of Make It Artsy!

CLICK HERE to view this week's episode
Series 100, Episode 107 - Industrial 

Look toward the gritty, industrial world for inspiration. Using industrial materials and AMAZING Clear Cast Resin, Joe Rotella creates an artsy tray. Illustrator Jenn Mason designs contemporary earrings, then hardens them with heat. Joe Rotella revs up his micro lathe to carve a keepsake pen. Finally, take a road trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry, a center for the growing Maker Movement.

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Make It Artsy launched on September 29th on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel. If you can't find it on your local programming, you can view Series 100, Episode 107 – Industrial online from November 25th - December 2nd.

Make It Artsy is a new series that celebrates that maker spirit in everyone. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, today's most creative "makers" join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer to unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.

Amazing Casting Products by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. Stay tuned for episodes with projects featuring some of our AMAZING products! Don't worry... we'll be posting here when each new episode is available so you can tune in.

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