Thursday, November 30

#Cre8time Transformations... Lizard Pin/Brooch REDUX by Lyn Gill

Hi everyone! Lyn here again with a fun Lizard Fall brooch/pin project for you that's full of sparkle. I originally created this pin years ago – back when Southwest design was all the rage... so the 80s...LOL! The last time I wore it the back leg broke off. 

Now it's only made of Shrink Plastic so it's not very thick, it's kinda curved, and very textured. I've glued the leg back, but it may break off again. I decided I need to make a mold of it – so out comes the Amazing Mold Putty! It's perfect for getting the detail and I can add some depth to the pin at the same time. 

After mixing up equal portions of the 2-part Amazing Mold Putty, I pressed it out on my glass desktop to a pretty thin layer (1/4" or so), then I "rocked" the pin back a forth so that the whole pin made contact with the putty. I did it this way because I wanted the mold to be level and flat. I let this cure (it only takes 10-20 minutes). CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

Now for the resin! Here I used Amazing Casting Resin with a drop of Alumilite Dye in Brown so the final colors would really pop (CLICK HERE to view mixing and preparation). I always have molds on stand-by to fill with "left-over" resin when I mix more than needed. I set aside to cure (again 10-20 minutes depending on the weather).

It worked! The finished Amazing Casting Resin Lizard is still thin but thick enough to be rigid. So it shouldn't snap like the original did.

I glued a pin back to the back with a bit of E-6000® and let that cure for at least 30 minutes – but I let it set an hour just to be sure.

Now comes the FUN part! Using some Metallic Acrylic Paints, I "dry-brushed" the pieces starting with Gold, then Bronze and then Copper (you could use any colors). The paint dries really quick so in just a few minutes, you're ready for the next step... Rhinestones! Yep, Rhinestones!!! I have some of them in several sizes and colors. So I chose some Clear Aurora Boreallis – these reflect the colors perfectly (again, you could use any color). A bit of Black Acrylic Paint for the eyes and my fun, sparkly Fall rhinestone lizard brooch is done!

This would make a great gift for the Holidays!
So glad I didn't throw that little pin away when it broke... LOL.

What broken object could you mold
then cast in Amazing Casting Resin?

Well that's all for now... Till Next Time! Lyn

As usual, you can find more of my work on my blog LynzCraftz
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Monday, November 27

A Key to #Cre8time... DIY Key Holder by Brenda Burfeind

Good day all! Brenda here from Creativity is a State of Mind and today I'm hoping to inspire you to make your own skeleton key holder.

My inspiration comes from a key holder our son made when he was in middle school many, many years ago... and we've used it ever since. While this has worked for us for many years – it never hung straight depending on how many keys we had. I honestly don't even know what all these keys are for. Maybe I'll make something with all the extras – LOL! 

Last week my hubby said, "we should get a new one and give the old key holder to our son since he owns his own home now. I'll put a new hanger on the back before I give it to him (or maybe not)". But that's when inspiration started to form in my creative head!

At the time, I was actually in the middle of pouring some molds for another project. Whenever I am pouring molds, I usually mix more resin than I need, so I'll pull out some extra molds out to use up any remaining resin (you can see mixing instructions here). I started with these molds made from some vintage skeleton keys I own. You can view a YouTube video HERE to see how to create your own molds using Amazing Mold Putty

This batch of keys cast with Amazing Casting Resin and Alumilite Dyes are not exactly skeleton key colors, but...

with acrylic paint anything can be transformed!

I also used a little bit of the copper Alumidust just by simply putting my finger in the jar and rubbing it all over the keys. Voila!

I used E6000® to glue the faux resin skeleton keys in the shape of a "K" onto a reclaimed wood board painted with black acrylic paint. I used picture hangers as the hooks for the real keys and distressed them with some of the black acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of copper Alumidust

I sprayed a couple of coats of clear acrylic over the entire board to seal it and give the resin skeleton keys a little shine. This also helps the acrylic paint stay on the hooks. 

After that was dried my Silhouette Cameo came in handy to cut out the "eys" in a copper colored vinyl, then transferred them to the "K" made with my resin skeleton keys.

Now we have a new key holder and my son
can now enjoy the one he made in middle school.

I hope I've inspired you to make something useful
for your home and I hope to see you again soon!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! ~ Brenda

I invite you to stop over to my blog,
to see all that I've been making. 

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Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving... and a little #Cre8time Surprise!

Hello Amazing Makers! Today we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving... one that's filled with love and laughter with family and friends - and of course, wonderful eats! :)


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Friday, November 10

#Cre8time Transformations... 5 Easy Resin Paper Project Ideas with Cat Kerr

Hello Amazing Makers! Are you up to your ears in your collection of papers? Join mixed-media artist Cat Kerr for some Cre8time play with Amazing Clear Cast Resin and PAPER.

Grab yourself a cuppa and sit back and enjoy these

If you are having trouble viewing video, please click HERE.

Thank you so much for watching!! If you love these resin techniques and would like to learn more... please check out Cat Kerr's "3 Resin and Wire Project Ideas" video by clicking HERE.

What would you create with resin
and your stash of paper?

To see more of Cat's work, we encourage you to take time to visit or her blog and see what other amazing things she is up to.

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