tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-32159693196939273712022-01-22T01:45:56.721-08:00Amazing Casting ProductsWelcome to the Inspiration Blog for Amazing Casting Products from the Alumilite Corporation. Here we share and explore projects and ideas using Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Mold Rubber, Amazing Remelt, Amazing Casting Resin and Amazing Clear Cast Resin. We will have you sculpting, molding, and casting your own crafting ideas in no time. Celebrate your creative freedom with Amazing Casting Products!Tonya - Alumilite Corp.http://www.blogger.com/profile/17865133513379241475noreply@blogger.comBlogger1254125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-34748437927903559232018-04-30T18:28:00.000-07:002018-05-01T07:09:50.517-07:00A #Cre8time Angel in Disguise... AMAZING Inspiration by Michele Kosciolek<div style="text-align: justify;">Hello friends!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b>&nbsp;back again with another way I've used casts of my butterfly – but this time just the wings...</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qKyf_WSTAUc/WswR-hKtYQI/AAAAAAAAKZE/bgSF-gWY6L45kvTzAp1JZiv9SExjsVmSwCEwYBhgL/s1600/True%2BWings-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qKyf_WSTAUc/WswR-hKtYQI/AAAAAAAAKZE/bgSF-gWY6L45kvTzAp1JZiv9SExjsVmSwCEwYBhgL/s400/True%2BWings-marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div>For the project I am sharing today, I poured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;into just in the wings so they would be two separate pieces.</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2018/04/cre8time-explorations-diy-butterflies.html" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="376" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PYs_gF06ACs/WswRTpT9nQI/AAAAAAAAKYo/VYJ39aYZC4c7-PVL-ZMa9SSB0tKK8fpgACLcBGAs/s400/4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here is a little reminder of the original mold.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2018/04/cre8time-explorations-diy-butterflies.html" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a></b> in case you missed it.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q60tiZ5sKNE/WswR-6vHEsI/AAAAAAAAKZI/md0kah0VdbMYUSbgB7MlOA71DyFGHTYQgCEwYBhgL/s1600/True%2BClose-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="560" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q60tiZ5sKNE/WswR-6vHEsI/AAAAAAAAKZI/md0kah0VdbMYUSbgB7MlOA71DyFGHTYQgCEwYBhgL/s640/True%2BClose-marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The wings bring my angel to life combined with some Tim Holtz Ideology bits, an Um Wow Studio chipboard word, Art Alchemy wax and Dina Wakley paint. The Art Alchemy wax and Distress glitter on the wings show the detail of the resin cast wings so well!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3eu6XS9nNso/WswR96H_sVI/AAAAAAAAKYw/t0f_QOLiY9g5WvoqTFBwYItzqN0_WHLigCLcBGAs/s1600/True-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="335" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3eu6XS9nNso/WswR96H_sVI/AAAAAAAAKYw/t0f_QOLiY9g5WvoqTFBwYItzqN0_WHLigCLcBGAs/s400/True-marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A little cheese cloth and thread make my angel in disguise pop!&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">There are so many ways to use your molds, just a little thinking outside the box and viola!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">What are you molding/casting</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; 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DIY Butterflies with Michele Kosciolek<div style="text-align: justify;">Hello friends!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b>&nbsp;here... I am in spring cleaning mode in my craft room and came across a butterfly knob&nbsp;that I stashed away to mold on a rainy day. Well since I found it and it happened to be raining, I got busy molding and casting.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QP97jYPbJOQ/WsFu7lHO-6I/AAAAAAAAKWw/S48mJxFiMyQwlvZ44G2TSvklklh5qmHGQCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg"><img border="0" height="372" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QP97jYPbJOQ/WsFu7lHO-6I/AAAAAAAAKWw/S48mJxFiMyQwlvZ44G2TSvklklh5qmHGQCLcBGAs/s400/1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a> to mold the knob.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mj-iNRs51iY/WsFu8ArOoFI/AAAAAAAAKW0/xJ6nv74uM2MQDqKOXdcwBk3e3-ZOAYybwCEwYBhgL/s1600/2.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mj-iNRs51iY/WsFu8ArOoFI/AAAAAAAAKW0/xJ6nv74uM2MQDqKOXdcwBk3e3-ZOAYybwCEwYBhgL/s400/2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I sized my mold putty just a tad smaller than the knob.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZXC6P0cEmbA/WsFu8LaDMII/AAAAAAAAKW4/A-lU606vuKgiqBSd7IGKjn-neKjP03ulwCEwYBhgL/s1600/3.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZXC6P0cEmbA/WsFu8LaDMII/AAAAAAAAKW4/A-lU606vuKgiqBSd7IGKjn-neKjP03ulwCEwYBhgL/s400/3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Because when you push item into</div><div style="text-align: center;">the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a>&nbsp;it&nbsp;will spread.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LEJGwkVHvg0/WsFu8eLIq-I/AAAAAAAAKW8/ygTjPowuumAyD9YMXTvo8F87QjPJeuJ9QCEwYBhgL/s1600/4.jpg"><img border="0" height="376" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LEJGwkVHvg0/WsFu8eLIq-I/AAAAAAAAKW8/ygTjPowuumAyD9YMXTvo8F87QjPJeuJ9QCEwYBhgL/s400/4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Just look at all the detail!&nbsp;</b><span style="text-align: justify;">This mold can be used a couple of ways, to mold the entire butterfly or just the wings.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e_osqSeGUd8/WsFu9lLuy1I/AAAAAAAAKXs/htoq0DOEe90H9pS1QZStTwTNq5UCNxs0ACEwYBhgL/s1600/5.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e_osqSeGUd8/WsFu9lLuy1I/AAAAAAAAKXs/htoq0DOEe90H9pS1QZStTwTNq5UCNxs0ACEwYBhgL/s400/5.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Next I cast with <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>,&nbsp;but first I painted some <a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/953-Alumilite-Metallic-Powder.aspx" target="_blank">Alumilite Pearlescent Powder</a> in the mold.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LgdNCyzhGuU/WsFu-Al_eDI/AAAAAAAAKXs/g62fA5TXNV8athPTZAz_iTTJaeu4HRaPACEwYBhgL/s1600/6.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LgdNCyzhGuU/WsFu-Al_eDI/AAAAAAAAKXs/g62fA5TXNV8athPTZAz_iTTJaeu4HRaPACEwYBhgL/s400/6.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">First the pearlescent on the wings, and t<span style="text-align: justify;">hen</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">a little bronze metallic powder on the body.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sS7rNGs9M-I/WsFu-G-jUGI/AAAAAAAAKX8/FCTj4Adf3fApK35Ecn9qEoU2dUv4XOU7ACEwYBhgL/s1600/7.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sS7rNGs9M-I/WsFu-G-jUGI/AAAAAAAAKX8/FCTj4Adf3fApK35Ecn9qEoU2dUv4XOU7ACEwYBhgL/s400/7.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I mixed the <a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> and poured into the mold – right over the powder.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LPteAubiCCI/WsFvBEGydII/AAAAAAAAKX8/Xd7XLJsweOkmq1DWTkkvKCqVrJScg-0JgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Intermission.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LPteAubiCCI/WsFvBEGydII/AAAAAAAAKX8/Xd7XLJsweOkmq1DWTkkvKCqVrJScg-0JgCEwYBhgL/s400/Intermission.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I had a bit of the resin left so I grabbed a dictionary page that I want to use as a page in a book I will be making at a workshop this month... never waste leftovers!!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SmoOlU-S8Vw/WsFu-hITmUI/AAAAAAAAKX4/O1Lhqev2RegQOyAUv1YjsJqzTC1LDv8EACEwYBhgL/s1600/8.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SmoOlU-S8Vw/WsFu-hITmUI/AAAAAAAAKX4/O1Lhqev2RegQOyAUv1YjsJqzTC1LDv8EACEwYBhgL/s400/8.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">For the next casting, I used <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> mixed with brown <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Dye</a>.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">I wanted it to look like Bronze so first I used the <a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/953-Alumilite-Metallic-Powder.aspx" target="_blank">Bronze Metallic Powder</a> in the mold.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r0SbJfaiMnk/WsFvEUjD5sI/AAAAAAAAKX0/Xz0Abna87T0oP2hTZE5YppuKpRW2pF4agCEwYBhgL/s1600/Trio-Marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="365" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r0SbJfaiMnk/WsFvEUjD5sI/AAAAAAAAKX0/Xz0Abna87T0oP2hTZE5YppuKpRW2pF4agCEwYBhgL/s400/Trio-Marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">These two casts from the same mold turned out so different!!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i_hbMlteS0w/WsFvDgNqT_I/AAAAAAAAKX0/qFKwWnIpz_weUrDf9vd75eCL3kMkDncYgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Pearlescent%253DMarked.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i_hbMlteS0w/WsFvDgNqT_I/AAAAAAAAKX0/qFKwWnIpz_weUrDf9vd75eCL3kMkDncYgCEwYBhgL/s400/Pearlescent%253DMarked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;with powder...</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0cwE57sY5Po/WsFvBY9knXI/AAAAAAAAKXw/VnUBmrS58_gLUNmTCe1jDl5R6uYlIVIvACEwYBhgL/s1600/Bronze-Marked.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0cwE57sY5Po/WsFvBY9knXI/AAAAAAAAKXw/VnUBmrS58_gLUNmTCe1jDl5R6uYlIVIvACEwYBhgL/s400/Bronze-Marked.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" style="text-align: justify;">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;with the metallic powder and dye.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TFMYaR20QGA/WsFvEhtquPI/AAAAAAAAKX4/D7A-cJz1eUwWXREKgmga2kV9NGGRbz3VQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Trio%2BClose-Marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TFMYaR20QGA/WsFvEhtquPI/AAAAAAAAKX4/D7A-cJz1eUwWXREKgmga2kV9NGGRbz3VQCEwYBhgL/s400/Trio%2BClose-Marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I am really looking forward to seeing how using</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;just the wings works out too. What a versatile mold!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5KVstmnfjYg/WsFvBeNpIJI/AAAAAAAAKXo/E3-Fjk-LVFAsiy0djCz7FmM_Y9xfrH9xACEwYBhgL/s1600/Layered-Marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="374" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5KVstmnfjYg/WsFvBeNpIJI/AAAAAAAAKXo/E3-Fjk-LVFAsiy0djCz7FmM_Y9xfrH9xACEwYBhgL/s400/Layered-Marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Be on the look out for these on future projects!!</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">What found objects would</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">you mold for <a href="http://www.cre8time.com/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a> play?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">Thanks for sharing part of you day with us!!!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Until next time...&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b></div><div style="text-align: start;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: center;">For more projects and inspiration please visit my blog "<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/">Stuff by Belle</a>"<br />or follow on Facebook:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek">https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/stuffbybelle" target="_blank">stuffbybelle</a><br />Pinterest:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/">http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #674ea7; font-weight: bold;">• • • • • • • • • • • •</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cc0000; font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: start;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: right;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="orphans: auto; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; widows: 1;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>by bellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08753924299305118667noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-2643945941649787162018-04-20T07:03:00.000-07:002018-05-25T05:24:39.899-07:00Take a #Cre8time Spring Break... Make it Artsy Series 300 Bingewatch<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Hls33TdbI0/WocnFYAqS5I/AAAAAAAAVKw/W7SEiRIth6oWd-HljCrrhmymEly9tkEtwCLcBGAs/s400/Screen-Shot-2018-02-16-at-7.27.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello Amazing Makers!! Are you looking for some <a href="http://www.cre8time.com/">Cre8time</a> inspiration over Spring Break?! We have a treat for you – we have compiled a list of links to view all episodes of Series 300 of <a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> for your bingewatching pleasure. While watching you will see features by TWO AMAZING Creatives, <a href="https://www.catkerr.com/">Cat Kerr</a> and <a href="http://simplyprettystuff.blogspot.com/">Lynne Suprock</a> who share ideas on using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> in your jewelry and mixed media creations.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! A series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today’s most creative “makers” join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qhhj7q_v0Zw/WVuJsN3ivFI/AAAAAAAAUOE/kO9xKk8MDB8rbae3onCKj9S2_ZxRhO8AACLcBGAs/s400/Make_It_Artsy_05.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rOL7nbxA-OQ/WtnuYwJWV_I/AAAAAAAAVYg/pgKedVjp3Vspxf_pSMZ7xfwb-5zHR2x0ACLcBGAs/s1600/series_300_header.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rOL7nbxA-OQ/WtnuYwJWV_I/AAAAAAAAVYg/pgKedVjp3Vspxf_pSMZ7xfwb-5zHR2x0ACLcBGAs/s320/series_300_header.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Episode 301 - Blueprints</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232755005/2767e1e359"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Before you build, make a plan or blueprint. Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a scheduling journal with lots of color and style. Lynn Suprock sculpts tiny books to use as journals and jewelry. Joe Rotella builds a planner from an ordinary calendar. Jane Dunnewold talks about personal alignment.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Episode 302 - Building Blocks</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232755874/6b47b48037"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">From basic blocks, great new art is built. Lynn Suprock uses a blender to turn recycled materials into paper. Rebekah Meier cuts, sews and paints a multi-media collage. Mary Hettsmansperger makes cold connection jewelry and Jane Dunnewald shares more ideas on alignment.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 303 -Nuts and Bolts</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232756736/f6e17112ee"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Let’s get down to nuts and bolts. Candie Cooper weaves leather through washers to make a cool bracelet. Joe Rotella and Julie McGuffee join forces and power up their tools to create a musical wind chime from a wine bottle. Jane Dunnewold concludes her thoughts on alignment.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 304 - Bricks Need Mortar</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232757662/128114a8e3"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Combine materials with inspiration to make contemporary art. Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps fabric embellishments for book covers and more. Debbi Simon combines clay with uncommon materials to create unique 3-D pieces. Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen prints with stencils and Mary Hettsmansperger adds shine to metalwork with mica.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 305 - A Good Foundation</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232758516/88b5ff11f9"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Great art is built on a good foundation. Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt. Mystele Kirkeeng uses paints and pastels to craft a folk art house. Mary Hettsmansperger fabricates jewelry and art objects from copper. Jane Dunnewold discusses content.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Episode 306 -Tools of the Trade</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232759399/c690b84c0e"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Making art is easy with the right tools. Joe Rotella drills fine china to make a charming bird feeder. Cheryl Boglioli crafts a charming bisque face pendant. Candie Cooper makes metallic leather tassels to embellish jewelry, accessories and home dec and Mary Hettsmansperger fires up her torch and shares some tips.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="175" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Oo7PA7lc_e0/Wtnv2ojWUbI/AAAAAAAAVY0/RK1cczDbcPUPruHWyUQwXc-Bq1Ebus2QACLcBGAs/s200/MIA_307-1_PIC_1.jpg" width="137" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="175" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qtsXz_G2mPo/Wtnv2v2kjZI/AAAAAAAAVYs/cSYOp7f9X9cAhQnT5C3PIBkE8fLJXBlMwCLcBGAs/s200/MIA_307-1_PIC_5.jpg" width="200" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="450" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S4kj9A7hshs/Wtnv2sOBeEI/AAAAAAAAVYw/edp4pDeVAjgiV__BBZQqCpTdNxnpS5AUACLcBGAs/s320/MIA_307-3_PIC_2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 307 - On The Surface</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The surface reflects your artistic flair. <a href="http://simplyprettystuff.blogspot.com/"><b>Lynne Suprock</b></a> transforms shot gun shells into trendy jewelry. Debbi Simon adds heat to encaustic wax to create special effects. <a href="https://www.catkerr.com/"><b>Cat Kerr</b></a> creates a beautiful pendant with cool resin techniques and Mary Hettsmansperger adds color to copper.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Episode 308 - Hard Hats Required</span></b><br /><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232761187/ddaa97a884" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Grab your hard hat to make heavy-duty art. Julie Fei Fan Balzer cuts, embosses and paints metal to create home décor <a href="https://youtu.be/04ZG7SIYdCk"><b><span style="background-color: #ffe599; color: purple;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a>. Make a lamp with interchangeable panels with Joe Rotella <a href="https://youtu.be/iMmRRt6nK1c"><b><span style="background-color: #ffe599; color: purple;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a>. Cheryl Boglioli mixes media and crackles it on canvas for special effects <a href="https://youtu.be/PvT_sDLm4-g"><b><span style="background-color: #ffe599; color: purple;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a>, and Jane Dunnewold has more ideas about the inner artist.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 309 - Signage</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232767480/c3e4385384"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">It's all about signage and announcing your event. Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a festive partyscape for any occasion. Julie McGuffee and Joe Rotella team up to make a shiny party banner and Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes paper tiles that look like clay tiles. Jane Dunnewold talks about collections.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Episode 310 - Finishing Touches</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232768238/d5b31f7bab"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">CLICK HERE</span></b></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Add that perfect finishing touch. Joe Rotella molds and casts a one-of-a-kind gaming set. Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor. Candie Cooper finishes off a leather cuff with colorful embroidery and Mary Hettsmansperger smooth-finishes metal edges.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 311 - Below The Surface</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232769035/a00ed7352a"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Explore below the surface. Cheryl Boglioli adds a variety of materials to a crafted form to make a gallery-ready figurine. Rae Missigman creates a trendy artistic cuff bracelet. Rebekah Meier makes a mixed media circle abstract on canvas. Jane Dunnewold talks about planning your art.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 312 - Under &amp; Over</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232769822/c70f069f45"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Look over, under and all around for creative ideas. Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware from clay. Candie Cooper embosses on leather and Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with clay and found objects. Jane Dunnewold talks about setting goals.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>Episode 313 - Grand Opening - Proper Attire</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/233335958/be2b8169aa"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>CLICK HERE</b></span></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Once it's built, it's time for the grand opening! Dress up with wood and clay jewelry holder from Candie Cooper. Jen Cushman stamps an on-trend metal bracelet. Rae Missigman makes a cute purse from recycled products. Mary Hettsmansperger has safety tips for working in your studio.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dhGQHesWEYw/V9MxgLuD10I/AAAAAAAATFI/LAZ_hOtf0QkDzUAG8esJC51pIjXzA9OZwCLcB/s200/13179293_1626406744346082_8739163210904904864_n.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> launched September 29, 2016 on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel and all new episodes from the upcoming Series 400. If you can't find it on your <a href="http://www.makeitartsy.com/tvlistings.htm">local programming</a>, stay tuned to the Make it Artsy website to catch weekly episodes online.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">Bookmark or PIN the Make It Artsy Website</span><b style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</b><b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/" style="text-align: center;">http://makeitartsy.com</a>.</b><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0; font-size: large;">What have you created with&nbsp;</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0; font-size: large;">Amazing Casting Products?</span></b></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGVIy7IbPwU/WVuHZPAM13I/AAAAAAAAUN0/P8DeZGX_WiArfXXQpvxQvguH7KIG4IyeQCLcBGAs/s1600/alumilite_easy-crafts-supplies-materials.png"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGVIy7IbPwU/WVuHZPAM13I/AAAAAAAAUN0/P8DeZGX_WiArfXXQpvxQvguH7KIG4IyeQCLcBGAs/s400/alumilite_easy-crafts-supplies-materials.png" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.amazingmoldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. 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Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-9071338883887775582018-04-01T10:01:00.000-07:002018-04-01T10:01:00.262-07:00#Cre8time Transformations... DIY Easter Gift by Brenda Burfeind<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYf6-Oq5W0k/WrqmiyF4iAI/AAAAAAABGnE/doCeWgLX99Emdtlw0OfMGpmdPhm2BtQyACEwYBhgL/s1600/MVIMG_20180324_151310.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYf6-Oq5W0k/WrqmiyF4iAI/AAAAAAABGnE/doCeWgLX99Emdtlw0OfMGpmdPhm2BtQyACEwYBhgL/s400/MVIMG_20180324_151310.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Good day and Happy Easter everyone!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Brenda</a></b>&nbsp;here and today I want to share a project I made for my Mom&nbsp;for Easter. I received this cross awhile back and I love it dearly, but it's a bit heavy. Of course, since the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> is so lightweight, I decided to use it to make a lighter version of the cross to use as an embellishment.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2AOcabp0KBY/WsEF3fIgBPI/AAAAAAAAVUQ/EBcd5rBbElY7FjgmU7eOAFRqURxubTACACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_121025.jpg"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2AOcabp0KBY/WsEF3fIgBPI/AAAAAAAAVUQ/EBcd5rBbElY7FjgmU7eOAFRqURxubTACACLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_121025.jpg" width="237" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5jysYyG1kw4/WsEF3Uc7WiI/AAAAAAAAVUI/9UkSnkMpUdQQH2BS-3AwQc9ztUJMYkb0gCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_121542-%25281%2529.jpg"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5jysYyG1kw4/WsEF3Uc7WiI/AAAAAAAAVUI/9UkSnkMpUdQQH2BS-3AwQc9ztUJMYkb0gCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_121542-%25281%2529.jpg" width="171" /></a></div><div><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I started with my <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty-Parent.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a> and making a mold for my cross. Since the cross is a bit larger I had to mold it in chunks. You don't want to try to mold something bigger all at once since the mold putty sets up rather quickly {<b><a href="https://youtu.be/cEsG1NMmskI" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a></b> to view mixing/preparation}. I started with the top half and let it set up; then mixed up another batch and pressed it onto the started portion and formed around to complete the bottom half.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWp2dfS3OUU/WrqmTCu0VVI/AAAAAAABGlQ/nkg3JLJdfHEM60jRAAi9O8Yz7AaD1XQzACLcBGAs/s1600/MVIMG_20180324_140654_2.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWp2dfS3OUU/WrqmTCu0VVI/AAAAAAABGlQ/nkg3JLJdfHEM60jRAAi9O8Yz7AaD1XQzACLcBGAs/s320/MVIMG_20180324_140654_2.jpg" width="212" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After I mixed up a batch of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> colored with a little bit of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx" target="_blank">Bubblegum Alumidust</a>. <a href="https://youtu.be/0SBY7RiTxF4" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation. I poured the resin into my mold and it sets up within 10-15 minutes. I can't wait to pull it out of the mold!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Af-fnK-hnMk/WsEMhIdnskI/AAAAAAAAVU8/sreXqelfW54zEXJBZD3_UESZAd6YwidSwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_150143_2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1242" data-original-width="891" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Af-fnK-hnMk/WsEMhIdnskI/AAAAAAAAVU8/sreXqelfW54zEXJBZD3_UESZAd6YwidSwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_150143_2.jpg" width="286" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">The cross has so much detail, but it's hard to see like this!</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4x3D7rfteXg/WsEF3nonc1I/AAAAAAAAVUM/oSIY-7n--CsQvVrG3Wz_7pQDTcGlPWUhgCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_150713.jpg" /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: justify;">For Christmas I received some Art-C products that I have been dying to try out. They are<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;similar to rub and buff and I knew these would&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: center;">bring out the beauty and detail of this cross.</span></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0AtyC9tEcqE/WsEF4HmmSII/AAAAAAAAVUU/Lt2WMDaGvHgon8ukhDh7MQZceW8osqshgCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_150735.jpg" width="350" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">The gold and silver combination is stunning!</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="257" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nmbn9mrzDh8/WsEF4TqT-FI/AAAAAAAAVUc/GGr4BDFfEUQneGnSmduO53spHVT8FZNjwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_151523.jpg" width="400" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now here you can see how "thick" the original cross is – and I can control how "thick" or "skinny" I want to make my resin duplicate within the mold by how much or how little resin I pour into my mold.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYf6-Oq5W0k/WrqmiyF4iAI/AAAAAAABGnE/doCeWgLX99Emdtlw0OfMGpmdPhm2BtQyACEwYBhgL/s1600/MVIMG_20180324_151310.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYf6-Oq5W0k/WrqmiyF4iAI/AAAAAAABGnE/doCeWgLX99Emdtlw0OfMGpmdPhm2BtQyACEwYBhgL/s400/MVIMG_20180324_151310.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Because the resin piece is so lightweight I was able to attach it to my paper flower heart with just some hot glue without "smashing" the roses.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">I put a hanger on the back and its ready for gifting!</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="398" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GTIrjk92v54/WsEF4Pn8LmI/AAAAAAAAVUY/Bnq4yehh0qw0OLBVhM2vMMSUQi88-ZARgCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_MVIMG_20180324_151142.jpg" width="400" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. I would love to see some of your creations using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Products</a>. Please leave me a comment with a link to your project and I will be sure to check it out.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Until next time... Happy Crafting!</b><br /><b>~&nbsp;<a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Brenda</a></b><b>&nbsp;with <a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Creativity is a State of Mind</a></b>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #a64d79; font-family: inherit;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></span></div><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00250293825207803164noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-1105346634762363772018-03-30T06:01:00.000-07:002018-03-30T06:15:30.846-07:00There are no "BAD" Eggs... Amazing Inspiration by Tracy Krueger<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uJ_9TLzNJNc/Wr4zn-rallI/AAAAAAAAVTs/BJu3Z70dg_IqmcQpv9jF6ICL1n_8XRvbwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252BMarchEggFail.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="891" data-original-width="1209" height="293" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uJ_9TLzNJNc/Wr4zn-rallI/AAAAAAAAVTs/BJu3Z70dg_IqmcQpv9jF6ICL1n_8XRvbwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252BMarchEggFail.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I'm baaaack! It's <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/"><b>Tracy</b></a> here and I'm going to share a couple of "bad" eggs... ideas that were in my mind, though didn't necessarily come to fruition. Believe me when I say, I will keep on trying these until they work out just how I want them – LOL!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hzSvhhAFrDI/Wr4zn1X3rRI/AAAAAAAAVTk/2tFWoTQ0FUMnk-FUEW18xu4xm8tWlPzVgCLcBGAs/s320/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252Bcracked1.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">My first egg was trying to get <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> to look like a cracked egg. First I used <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/756-Amazing-Mold-Rubber-3/4-lb.aspx">Amazing Mold Rubber</a> to mold a plastic egg. Then I mixed up equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin and gently poured it into the mold. As it was curing, I "rolled" the mold back and forth to get it to coat just the sides and bottom.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gy9W6vgr5ac/Wr4zn_sbftI/AAAAAAAAVTo/S4Hquu7N3Dsbg25o48K-OJhLLo_B7Kq9gCLcBGAs/s320/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252Bcracked2.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Even though it didn't quite turn out like I imagined – I wanted to decorate it somehow. &nbsp;So I mixed up a couple of small batches of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;colored them with blue and violet&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Dye</a>. I turned the faux cracked egg upside down and drizzled the resin over the egg.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l3kdb28Hrfc/Wr4zoiKvv7I/AAAAAAAAVTw/MXbqQFod13cWbh4GnEfJJ6ZALs17EmQiQCLcBGAs/s320/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252Bcracked3.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">After everything cured, it created an interesting piece.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-luWTc-FUkt0/WrpYtNKFnVI/AAAAAAAAOZw/pMVCVDPUz0Mxq6qtOWMmXWien04THCTQgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Swirl.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-luWTc-FUkt0/WrpYtNKFnVI/AAAAAAAAOZw/pMVCVDPUz0Mxq6qtOWMmXWien04THCTQgCEwYBhgL/s400/Swirl.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">My second and third try was to create a clear egg with swirls of color. I used the same egg mold that I created, mixed equal parts of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> and poured it into the mold. I then mixed up a couple of smaller batches of Amazing Clear Cast again and colored them with blue and violet&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Dye</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">In one of the tries: I poured a little of the colored resin on the top and took a popsicle stick and gently swirled the color around (trying not to "mix" it up).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qq-W-Wp2Uls/WrpYuI3SXQI/AAAAAAAAOZw/Vn9EghW0VIMbFsS6hj5T1CIB4L09lQvowCEwYBhgL/s1600/swirl1.jpg"><img border="0" height="600" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qq-W-Wp2Uls/WrpYuI3SXQI/AAAAAAAAOZw/Vn9EghW0VIMbFsS6hj5T1CIB4L09lQvowCEwYBhgL/s640/swirl1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Since this didn't give me the effect I was going for... I gave it another try – this time I mixed up&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>, and&nbsp;only&nbsp;filled the mold 1/2 way. Then I added and swirled in the colored resin, then filled it up with more clear resin. It still didn't give me what I was looking for, but it is pretty.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>I'll keep trying! Where there is a will, there is a way....</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">What kind of resin projects</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">are you working on?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Have fun creating!&nbsp;~&nbsp;<a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">Tracy</a></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">You can find more of my work on my Blog:<br /><a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or follow me on Facebook:<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger">https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/tgkrueger">www.instagram.com/tgkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: purple;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></span><br /><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;"><br /></span></span><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1225" data-original-width="1473" height="166" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s200/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" width="200" /></a></span></span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Tracyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08695243404860681806noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-72003453247889990452018-03-26T21:47:00.000-07:002018-03-27T07:14:41.667-07:00#Cre8time Egg Decorating... AMAZING Easter Ornaments by Tracy Krueger<div style="text-align: justify;">Hello, it's <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/">Tracy</a> here! Being that Easter is right around the corner, I was trying to think of a quick and fun Egg decorating project. My kids are grown so we don't decorate real eggs anymore.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iHsyqH8bNU4/Wrak36w3UiI/AAAAAAAAOXU/qsmghfE7JccZzMtH9xMPGJEhp9XhpUCoQCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg1.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iHsyqH8bNU4/Wrak36w3UiI/AAAAAAAAOXU/qsmghfE7JccZzMtH9xMPGJEhp9XhpUCoQCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg1.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Then the simplest idea came to me! I have a mold that I had made out of a cut piece of brass (to make a Christmas ornament) and it has an Egg shape. I first mixed two equal parts of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> and poured it into my mold to give it a "egg base". I just love watching the Casting Resin cure... don't you :-)</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gwXj8iSb80A/Wrak4D6GaOI/AAAAAAAAOX8/mW4BiP9OvgoDYeqhn2xSfKzeX0hkScO7wCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg2.jpg"><img border="0" height="225" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gwXj8iSb80A/Wrak4D6GaOI/AAAAAAAAOX8/mW4BiP9OvgoDYeqhn2xSfKzeX0hkScO7wCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">After this base egg cured (I gave it about 15 minutes), I gathered three of my <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Dyes</a> that would be good for Easter – Blue, Purple and Yellow. I poured out very small equal portions of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> and squeezed out a tiny drop of each color&nbsp;into part "A" of the resin, then stirred color completely before adding part "B". <a href="https://youtu.be/0SBY7RiTxF4" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qDi8u92NxKU/Wrak4BHLg5I/AAAAAAAAOX4/weA240L518UziPVR0Ruz7Sst93om5Y5fQCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg3.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qDi8u92NxKU/Wrak4BHLg5I/AAAAAAAAOX4/weA240L518UziPVR0Ruz7Sst93om5Y5fQCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg3.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">The first color I mixed up was the yellow, and poured</div><div style="text-align: center;">random lines on top of my white cured resin.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sZW8q6OMcHs/Wrak4h5K0KI/AAAAAAAAOYA/t9lG_mbLk8s8_sYQDLLdT88Zt91_09-xwCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg4.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sZW8q6OMcHs/Wrak4h5K0KI/AAAAAAAAOYA/t9lG_mbLk8s8_sYQDLLdT88Zt91_09-xwCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg4.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">As the yellow was curing, I was thinking "there has to be a better way to have more control over the colored resin". Awhile back I bought a bunch of disposable pipettes, so after the yellow cured, I mixed up the blue dyed resin and used the pipette to draw where I wanted my colored resin to go. It worked beautifully! I just love how I got some green where the blue was over the yellow.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6epg1rGVbJY/Wrak5A7oa2I/AAAAAAAAOYE/M82lXasEEJMNjM9EQ0Gfdv8QI9Ubp6JNgCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg5.jpg"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6epg1rGVbJY/Wrak5A7oa2I/AAAAAAAAOYE/M82lXasEEJMNjM9EQ0Gfdv8QI9Ubp6JNgCEwYBhgL/s640/MarchEgg5.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Now I just had purple left. I mixed it up and used another pipette to squeeze the purple where I wanted. As always I kept a spare mold around to pour the extra resin in.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c3-02G9yGZg/Wrak5Z9j6cI/AAAAAAAAOYI/V-KL-fXebAQ9KTrmqajQe_nXsan8XtIAQCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg6.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c3-02G9yGZg/Wrak5Z9j6cI/AAAAAAAAOYI/V-KL-fXebAQ9KTrmqajQe_nXsan8XtIAQCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg6.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Once I was done applying the three resin colors, I let the whole thing cure for a couple of hours to make sure everything was set totally. </div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WDgWmVYBQhY/Wrak6FWBEoI/AAAAAAAAOYQ/q244-nXhcs0MYZKkTvVKFUs6uwnT2Tp9wCEwYBhgL/s400/MarchEgg9.jpg" /></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">I took it out of the mold and trimmed the back a little, then drilled a hole in the top. I grabbed my sari ribbons and cut a small piece of a greenish/blue colored one.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lu3dY29olY8/Wrak5ixRHEI/AAAAAAAAOYM/2gB1vs3yZ_4sGBfEi5A04u4-jOC54GRWgCEwYBhgL/s1600/MarchEgg7.jpg"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lu3dY29olY8/Wrak5ixRHEI/AAAAAAAAOYM/2gB1vs3yZ_4sGBfEi5A04u4-jOC54GRWgCEwYBhgL/s640/MarchEgg7.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I really like how this turned out.</div><div style="text-align: center;">It has kind of a watercolor look about it.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nQVGVNpwW-o/WrpPeDgCf-I/AAAAAAAAVTQ/SCvKSJnhcywGqk9uNITuy3w7SA1dEO1vQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252BDIY%252BMarchEgg8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1197" data-original-width="882" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nQVGVNpwW-o/WrpPeDgCf-I/AAAAAAAAVTQ/SCvKSJnhcywGqk9uNITuy3w7SA1dEO1vQCLcBGAs/s400/ACP%252BTracy%252BKrueger%252BDIY%252BMarchEgg8.jpg" width="293" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Isn't it fun that you can mix up your Holidays and make decorations for both?!&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">I had quite a few more ideas, but have had a hard time getting them to come to fruition. I'll be back soon to share a few of my bad EGGS.&nbsp;</span></div><div><div><br /></div><div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #6aa84f; font-size: large;">How are you decorating for Easter?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Have fun!&nbsp;~&nbsp;<a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">Tracy</a></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">You can find more of my work on my Blog:<br /><a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or follow me on Facebook:<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger">https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/tgkrueger">www.instagram.com/tgkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></span><br /><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;"><br /></span></span><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="font-family: Times; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1225" data-original-width="1473" height="166" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s200/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" width="200" /></a></span></span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Tracyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08695243404860681806noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-84455187510020365292018-03-23T11:45:00.000-07:002018-03-23T11:52:22.565-07:00VIVA LA VIDA... #Cre8time Inspired by Frida Kahlo with Maria Soto<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yzg8jXBF0pA/WrVMGFpf2rI/AAAAAAAAVTA/56v_RCEmxecYxVKk5uO9WCnARuYgLZWCACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP%252BMaria%252BSoto%252BFrida%252BKahlo%252BWoodburning%252BFrame_crop.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="726" data-original-width="1186" height="243" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yzg8jXBF0pA/WrVMGFpf2rI/AAAAAAAAVTA/56v_RCEmxecYxVKk5uO9WCnARuYgLZWCACLcBGAs/s400/ACP%252BMaria%252BSoto%252BFrida%252BKahlo%252BWoodburning%252BFrame_crop.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />Hi there! <a href="http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com/">Maria</a> here with a project I've been wanting to share with everyone. I love the artist&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo">Frida Kahlo</a>,&nbsp;and after looking up some of her many quotes, I was inspired to create with these in mind.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I created this piece inpspired by a short but very strong phrase, <b><i>"Viva la Vida"</i></b> which means <i>"Live Life"</i>. I feel that we need to embrace life, live to the fullest, try to overlook all the negativity we see around us and just scream these words out to remind ourselves that life matters, that we should do our best to make the most of it today, to leave the past behind us and live life now.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">During one of my many visits at Michaels, I purchased several wood pieces and these cute little frames already have a cute cut-outs on the corners. I noticed they also have a small frame that fits over them, so I also purchased several of those too.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QsgKFTTQ8OY/WnSWDqDxVEI/AAAAAAAAkjU/xVX3AuCrV8kDD_ytqlitjHiLF_neOTebQCLcBGAs/s320/006.JPG" width="268" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I sketched an image of Frida, then took out my Walnut Hollow burning tool from and began to trace around the image.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-an92j3EJh_4/WnSWFNVT5gI/AAAAAAAAkjY/YA1uo3KggW8_krTh6pNXiiNeKuG06uggwCLcBGAs/s1600/008.JPG"><img border="0" height="230" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-an92j3EJh_4/WnSWFNVT5gI/AAAAAAAAkjY/YA1uo3KggW8_krTh6pNXiiNeKuG06uggwCLcBGAs/s200/008.JPG" width="239" /></a> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lrt5A9n50Mc/WnSWVl-iqQI/AAAAAAAAkjg/Dx3HcckQMhcV5MAFPXzzSqGtJMHritlqgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2582.JPG"><img border="0" height="230" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lrt5A9n50Mc/WnSWVl-iqQI/AAAAAAAAkjg/Dx3HcckQMhcV5MAFPXzzSqGtJMHritlqgCLcBGAs/s200/IMG_2582.JPG" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I love burning images on wood. For this piece, I decided to add shading too. Whenever I draw or paint I have to add shading and details, though this is the first time I tried it on wood – and it will not be the last because I really loved how this turned out.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DAn3HNFX9gg/WnSVDjaODXI/AAAAAAAAkjM/QPc9tMwVZhIUH3qxBcnACMiwpdD-jIDygCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_E3215.JPG"><img border="0" height="218" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DAn3HNFX9gg/WnSVDjaODXI/AAAAAAAAkjM/QPc9tMwVZhIUH3qxBcnACMiwpdD-jIDygCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_E3215.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I used Plaid acrylic paints to add color to the piece, then I stamped the quote using black ink. As you can see the hair was left alone, as I didn't want to cover all the shading I had done. I used wood glue to put together the two pieces.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fswCQ2udmow/WnSUw_G0XqI/AAAAAAAAkjM/NDB3MmyPq60TW28uTunR1nEUdjxO-Q6CgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3365.JPG"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fswCQ2udmow/WnSUw_G0XqI/AAAAAAAAkjM/NDB3MmyPq60TW28uTunR1nEUdjxO-Q6CgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3365.JPG" width="297" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used gold paint to paint the sides and the back of the finished frame.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dW9evLeFisQ/WnSUv6Wa2OI/AAAAAAAAkjE/8Yguz6N0ozswCPZNw_XwYIGyVYH1ord8QCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3363.JPG"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dW9evLeFisQ/WnSUv6Wa2OI/AAAAAAAAkjE/8Yguz6N0ozswCPZNw_XwYIGyVYH1ord8QCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3363.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Then I coiled some colored wire over a paintbrush, added some beads and wrapped it around the cut outs on the top corners. I also added beads to make her earring, and finished with some swarovski clear crystals.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">To finish off this piece I decided to add a layer of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>. Not only would this resin give it a glass-like finish, but the colors would be brighter too.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>I gathered these supplies in preparation:&nbsp;</b>parchment paper, wipes, measuring cups, a mixing stick, and&nbsp;Amazing Clear Cast Resin.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-McRmdDsmLfE/V4kzhTlxGfI/AAAAAAAAiWI/Abfzj2M7YIkpf-ol0NCd8Hd8B3055pXLQCLcB/s1600/042.JPG"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-McRmdDsmLfE/V4kzhTlxGfI/AAAAAAAAiWI/Abfzj2M7YIkpf-ol0NCd8Hd8B3055pXLQCLcB/s320/042.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Using&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;is pretty easy. First you measure out equal amounts of parts "A" and "B" {please&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdktvVKmLXM" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>&nbsp;to view mixing&nbsp;instructions}.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YCCSgkxOVzM/V4kzhlZmqWI/AAAAAAAAiWM/3skPA0M18NE3umvYJpwrlQ7ixwLRWp7JgCLcB/s1600/043.JPG"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YCCSgkxOVzM/V4kzhlZmqWI/AAAAAAAAiWM/3skPA0M18NE3umvYJpwrlQ7ixwLRWp7JgCLcB/s200/043.JPG" width="150" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Km_xHrytf2Q/V4kzjGmvhqI/AAAAAAAAiWc/c5EI6LVNeYESobcCwGfUv_B3MXq7iPYnwCLcB/s1600/047.JPG" style="text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Km_xHrytf2Q/V4kzjGmvhqI/AAAAAAAAiWc/c5EI6LVNeYESobcCwGfUv_B3MXq7iPYnwCLcB/s200/047.JPG" width="150" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Add part "A" to part "B" and mix the resin slowly. When completely mixed, let it sit for a few minutes for the bubbles to go away. Now the resin is ready to apply to the piece. I gently spread a thin layer of resin around using the mixing stick.</div></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7iLpr73o43A/WnSUxpnrKiI/AAAAAAAAkjA/gGIXgvToC2sYzXdXHeoRzdlFmgW5uA0LQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3369.JPG" /></div><div style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; color: black; font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px;"></div><br /><div style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">She looks AMAZING and love it!</span></b></div><div style="color: black; font-weight: normal; margin: 0px;"><br /></div><div style="color: black; font-weight: normal; margin: 0px; text-align: center;">I think I will do a collection of "Frida" inspired frames like this one.</div></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="580" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zwk4BaS-cp0/WnSUwS4nVXI/AAAAAAAAkjA/kcwTmppHXwsif6RfDniqu6aaJzoECsCTACEwYBhgL/s640/IMG_3364.JPG" width="420" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; color: black; font-family: -webkit-standard; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yf83AY2ljGE/WnSUxWMiFyI/AAAAAAAAkjA/4UTstu2kQkMg_A8uA19rCREbs6uU3k5zgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3366.JPG"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yf83AY2ljGE/WnSUxWMiFyI/AAAAAAAAkjA/4UTstu2kQkMg_A8uA19rCREbs6uU3k5zgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3366.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The photos don't do this piece justice at all –<br />photographing the clear resin is not easy.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-00cb-TrHHsE/WnSUxgyRchI/AAAAAAAAki8/iSl5i4GK7hcxCJ0taD3YNTTTmKFjEONygCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3368.JPG"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-00cb-TrHHsE/WnSUxgyRchI/AAAAAAAAki8/iSl5i4GK7hcxCJ0taD3YNTTTmKFjEONygCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3368.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I hope you like my piece – please feel free to leave a comment.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple;">A simple quote inspired me to create this piece...</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">What inspires you to create?</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">Thanks for visiting! I invite you to&nbsp;stop over to my blog,&nbsp;<b>"<a href="http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">What is Creativity</a>"</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>&nbsp;</b>at&nbsp;<b><a href="http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com</a>&nbsp;</b>to see more of my creations.<b>&nbsp;~&nbsp;<a href="http://chuy-creativity.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Maria Soto</a></b><br /><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1225" data-original-width="1473" height="166" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s200/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #674ea7;"></span><span style="color: #674ea7;"></span><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><br /></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>maria sotohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01461968046920173043noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-85344529669372147752018-03-22T07:14:00.000-07:002018-03-22T07:16:50.547-07:00#MixedMedia Easter EGG-spiration... by Michele Kosciolek<div style="text-align: justify;">Hello fellow creatives! <a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/"><b>Michele</b></a> here – with Easter right around the corner I have a little <b>EGG-</b>spiration for you today!!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I've decoupaged some craft eggs with tissue paper stamped with <a href="http://www.vlvstamps.com/" target="_blank">Viva Las VegaStamps!</a>, then sprayed with Distress Sprays. Now, I have had these eggs for quite some time and have wanted to decorate them for Easter for just as long... I am so glad I finally did and took things one AWESOME step further!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I gave these eggs a coating of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;–&nbsp;OMG – that was just what it needed to make these eggs <b>POP!</b></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #e69138; font-size: large;">Here they are!!</span></b></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zStwyot8nqk/WrLyF7PWepI/AAAAAAAAKWI/T8GbfIpB1nsNbVDdx2TyveKyHYdmrT3RgCLcBGAs/s1600/Eggs-marked.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zStwyot8nqk/WrLyF7PWepI/AAAAAAAAKWI/T8GbfIpB1nsNbVDdx2TyveKyHYdmrT3RgCLcBGAs/s640/Eggs-marked.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I decided to turn these into hanging eggs.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-abaEk8MDfy8/WrLyFDLQ3OI/AAAAAAAAKWU/KLcrOe1ZbYIwpNZSgoGtPh0U_-AFiaAdwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Green%2BEgg-marked.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-abaEk8MDfy8/WrLyFDLQ3OI/AAAAAAAAKWU/KLcrOe1ZbYIwpNZSgoGtPh0U_-AFiaAdwCEwYBhgL/s400/Green%2BEgg-marked.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">This one is hanging on <a href="http://www.mayarts.com/" target="_blank">May Arts</a> silk ribbon</div><div style="text-align: center;">with a couple of hand blown glass beads.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hj_JzKReZp0/WrLyGPT5A_I/AAAAAAAAKWg/xQrvOSs_1a0kiUtc1wEepQPc-SflRb7MwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Red%2BEgg-marked.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hj_JzKReZp0/WrLyGPT5A_I/AAAAAAAAKWg/xQrvOSs_1a0kiUtc1wEepQPc-SflRb7MwCEwYBhgL/s400/Red%2BEgg-marked.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">This one is hanging on copper wire with</div><div style="text-align: center;">a couple of handmade Tibetan glass beads.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v--gevOBxcc/WrLyF4AXOhI/AAAAAAAAKWc/IqcVRWrs3kQrCR3fE6j8DusxXVm5p02rwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Eggs%2Bclose-marked.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v--gevOBxcc/WrLyF4AXOhI/AAAAAAAAKWc/IqcVRWrs3kQrCR3fE6j8DusxXVm5p02rwCEwYBhgL/s640/Eggs%2Bclose-marked.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I love how these eggs shine and already have</div><div style="text-align: center;">them hanging with my Easter decorations!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #e69138; font-size: large;">How are you decorating for Easter??</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Thanks for sharing part of you day with us!!!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Until next time... get creating!!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: center;">For more projects and inspiration please visit my blog "<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/">Stuff by Belle</a>"<br />or follow on Facebook:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek">https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/stuffbybelle" target="_blank">stuffbybelle</a><br />Pinterest:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/">http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e69138; 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Mixed-Media Easter Eggs with Lyn Gill<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6RlvhUd0rw/WqlbCxGd4LI/AAAAAAAACdg/WcekI5B3JeICUZ9MNBqI06QqzG5qa8NeQCLcBGAs/s1600/Faux%2BRust%2BPaste%2BEggs%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6RlvhUd0rw/WqlbCxGd4LI/AAAAAAAACdg/WcekI5B3JeICUZ9MNBqI06QqzG5qa8NeQCLcBGAs/s400/Faux%2BRust%2BPaste%2BEggs%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hi everyone!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lyn</a></span></b>&nbsp;here again this time with some Amazing Inspiration... Patina and Rust Easter Eggs!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--LQVs3o6LJk/WqlaGjummnI/AAAAAAAACdc/-EbJCeAAYR0ToaVZXrU47EyU5dOuktp5QCLcBGAs/s1600/Faux%2BRust%2BPaste%2BEggs%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--LQVs3o6LJk/WqlaGjummnI/AAAAAAAACdc/-EbJCeAAYR0ToaVZXrU47EyU5dOuktp5QCLcBGAs/s400/Faux%2BRust%2BPaste%2BEggs%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">These altered eggs were so fun and easy – created with some foil duct tape, texture paste and acrylic paints over plastic Easter Eggs with some <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> embellishments.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rnARR2GkxTA/WqlZNpq1-YI/AAAAAAAACdY/AZOvPI9zOh8QIS0fZcw7WKO5Zf9g0s8bQCLcBGAs/s1600/Patina%2B%2526%2BRustEaster%2BEggs.jpg"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rnARR2GkxTA/WqlZNpq1-YI/AAAAAAAACdY/AZOvPI9zOh8QIS0fZcw7WKO5Zf9g0s8bQCLcBGAs/s640/Patina%2B%2526%2BRustEaster%2BEggs.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #6aa84f; font-size: large;">What will you create using</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #6aa84f; font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #6aa84f; font-size: large;">and some plastic Easter Eggs?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Well that all for this now on the&nbsp;<a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Products</a> blog – <a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/search?q=spring&amp;max-results=20&amp;by-date=true" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to see more springtime inspiration.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Till Next Time!&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: justify;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lyn</a></span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">You can find more of my work on my&nbsp;</span>blog&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">or on YouTube&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>, or my Facebook page&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; 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Amazing Inspiration from Susan M. Brown {sbartist}<div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KFb1RixroJ8/WqGLV7XDFpI/AAAAAAAAVSg/9CGoopmAXr0WKLofzrZV7B1Zu3x5W7O7gCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Susan_Brown_UPA_RAQmay_detail.jpg" width="400" /></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello Everyone... Susan here sharing some amazing inspiration... an upcycled mixed media project full of sunshine using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Products</a>!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">This project is a compilation of bits of this and that on my craft room table inspired by some castings of a house created from an embroidery kit frame molded using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Mold Putty</a>. I had one of&nbsp;these in a baggy with some scraps of papers, embellishments and ribbon – seems like a perfect time to do some <a href="http://www.cre8time.com/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a> SPRING cleaning!</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5h2pHf2_6_0/U2I5VkyyptI/AAAAAAAAKWM/0hHQow885qI/s1600/SB_UPA_RAQmay_IMG_0280.jpg"><img border="0" height="212" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5h2pHf2_6_0/U2I5VkyyptI/AAAAAAAAKWM/0hHQow885qI/s1600/SB_UPA_RAQmay_IMG_0280.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">I monoprinted a pattern onto&nbsp;a leftover section of muslin fabric&nbsp;using my <a href="http://sbartist.blogspot.com/2013/08/happy-accidents-diy-discoveries-and.html">Amazing No-Gelatin Rubber Plate</a>&nbsp;impressed with large bubble wrap into the white paint to make a nice muted sky background. To this I add some stamped foilage and stencil sprayed sunrays, then begin layering my assortment of ephemera, trim, gems and dimensional items.</div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">I cut a section of painted patterned paper to fit behind my <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" target="_blank">cast resin</a> house. Inside a cast resin domino with sticky back gems for window {molded in <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/756-Amazing-Mold-Rubber-3/4-lb.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Mold Rubber</a> cast in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a>}, a&nbsp;mini metal bicycle charm, green burlap trim, and pen doodling make this house a home... topped off with a green gingham bow! With the addition of a pearled flower as a "sun"... this sunny garden scene is complete!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MXsRH0RJLKI/WqGLVytSoZI/AAAAAAAAVSk/vgj5sOqolOopakljg0YgTWqRxnDFslSlwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Susan_Brown_UPA_MayRAQ.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="594" data-original-width="756" height="313" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MXsRH0RJLKI/WqGLVytSoZI/AAAAAAAAVSk/vgj5sOqolOopakljg0YgTWqRxnDFslSlwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Susan_Brown_UPA_MayRAQ.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I hope you enjoyed this mixed-media garden I've created</div><div style="text-align: center;">from an assortment of leftovers in my <a href="http://www.cre8time.com/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a> stash.&nbsp;</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;"><b>What&nbsp;kind of garden would you create?&nbsp;</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;">Thanks for visiting. 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Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-41923541767074783872018-03-05T07:12:00.000-08:002018-03-07T07:41:48.597-08:00WOODen it be #Cre8time Lovely... 3 Resin and Wood Projects by Cat Kerr<br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qzF4sgkgkUU/WqAE56XyX6I/AAAAAAAAVSI/x8ek4r57njMdCsdqfqAztmyiWksE1GR2gCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/FullSizeRender-753769.jpg" style="text-align: start;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_6530224852655300514" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qzF4sgkgkUU/WqAE56XyX6I/AAAAAAAAVSI/x8ek4r57njMdCsdqfqAztmyiWksE1GR2gCK4BGAYYCw/s400/FullSizeRender-753769.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello Amazing Makers! What WOOD you do with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;in your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cre8time.com/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a>?! Today mixed-media artist <a href="http://www.catkerr.com/">Cat Kerr</a>&nbsp;shares a few easy ways to use resin in your craft projects combined with a variety of wood and natural items.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Sit back and enjoy viewing this video from <a href="http://www.catkerr.com/">Cat Kerr</a>&nbsp;featuring "<a href="https://youtu.be/61IVRWa8Zf0" target="_blank">3 Resin and Wood Projects</a>". We hope you are inspired to add a POP of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;to your creations!<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/61IVRWa8Zf0" width="480"></iframe></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>If you are having trouble viewing video, please click <a href="https://youtu.be/61IVRWa8Zf0" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</i></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Thank you so much for watching!! If you love these resin techniques and would like to learn more... please check out Cat Kerr's&nbsp;"<a href="https://youtu.be/nZig3KXTz1o" target="_blank">3 Resin and Wire Project Ideas</a>"&nbsp;video by clicking <a href="https://youtu.be/nZig3KXTz1o" target="_blank"><b>HERE</b></a>.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">What are you creating today</span></b><br /><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">with wood and resin?</span></b></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">To see more of Cat's work, we encourage you to take time to visit <b><a href="http://catkerr.com/">CatKerr.com</a></b> or&nbsp;<a href="http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/"><b>her blog</b></a> and see what other amazing things she is up to.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1225" data-original-width="1473" height="166" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s200/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" width="200" /></a><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><span style="color: #674ea7;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="orphans: auto; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; widows: 1;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Susan M. Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-20899121847096734082018-03-01T06:05:00.000-08:002018-03-05T06:13:19.217-08:00A new Season for Molding and Making... #NationalCraftMonth<div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello Amazing Makers! Did you know that March is National Crafts month and the perfect time to try something new. What are you currently working on in your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cre8time.org/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a>?</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s1600/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1225" data-original-width="1473" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fPAI-DVGyRU/Wp1K9HiRb0I/AAAAAAAAVRw/yidylbkb_CkB-Gk_Izdq1QTeSVXVlBewgCLcBGAs/s320/NcM_Logo_RGB.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Spring is just around the corner {for many of us} which brings a whole new season of projects using&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>. Just imagine what you could create for Saint Patrick's Day or Easter! Jewelry, embellishments, home decor... or DIY chocolates and fondant cake toppers?!!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #b45f06; font-size: large;"><b>Have you met Amazing Mold Putty?!</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">If you have never tried this magical yellow goodness... meet your new BFF and soon to be go-to Cre8time favorite –&nbsp;<a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a>!!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Mold Putty</a></b>&nbsp;is easy-to-use and one of the most versatile moldmaking products from Amazing Casting Products. Not only is it FOOD SAFE, but you can bake the molds up to 375º F – making it wonderful for detailed polymer clay pushmolds, making custom shaped crayons, candles and more!&nbsp;</div></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Tx9JMbdScDE/VtaWPzoCEWI/AAAAAAAAR9k/YunUk9B6ZW8/s1600/ACP_SB_moldputty_IMG_1454-741626.jpg" style="text-align: start;"><img alt="" border="0" height="293" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_6257353930578202978" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Tx9JMbdScDE/VtaWPzoCEWI/AAAAAAAAR9k/YunUk9B6ZW8/s400/ACP_SB_moldputty_IMG_1454-741626.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #b45f06; font-size: large;"><b>What will you mold today?</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b><b><span style="color: purple;">Share your amazing molds and makes with us on social media</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple;">using hashtag #AmazingCastingProducts.</span></b></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #3d85c6;"><b><span style="color: #b45f06;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span><br /><br />Don't forget to subscribe to our blog on the right side bar:</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;| Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;| YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></div></div>Susan M. Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-83898083378000440072018-02-28T07:14:00.000-08:002018-02-28T07:22:42.143-08:00Memorabilia of #Cre8time Family... DIY Keepsake by Tracy Krueger<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P5aZneJVXBA/WpH6UESgHyI/AAAAAAAAOU8/I2zsq1u9d1wGgQKwtCEg7Er9zysf7XK8gCEwYBhgL/s1600/AmazingFeb18i.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P5aZneJVXBA/WpH6UESgHyI/AAAAAAAAOU8/I2zsq1u9d1wGgQKwtCEg7Er9zysf7XK8gCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18i.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello everyone! It's <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/" target="_blank"><b>Tracy</b></a> here and I wanted to share with you today a project I created that holds some memorabilia pieces. A few months back I purchased some wood pieces at an antique market that used to hold watch parts. I knew I wanted to use these with <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> at some point... easily transforming one into a keepsake.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Tv-ORcbOTqo/WpH6Rx29EBI/AAAAAAAAOU8/2oltUUw6jCE6yMNSsUrTZY6NjGazQkyZwCEwYBhgL/s1600/AmazingFeb18b.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Tv-ORcbOTqo/WpH6Rx29EBI/AAAAAAAAOU8/2oltUUw6jCE6yMNSsUrTZY6NjGazQkyZwCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18b.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I decided to join my parents, my in-laws, my husband and I in a hanging with some pieces that either belonged to them or had some special meaning. I gathered some pins, a jewelry charm, tigers eye, shells and a silver heart. I also made some clay hearts that I painted red and wrote the initials of each of us on them. I played around laying them in different spots until I found the way I wanted them.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-omoP2EBpxNI/WpH6Tyu7EgI/AAAAAAAAOU4/WzOIEq7qmdwB1B6PI9XhEFJqnLs4wzZxwCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18h.jpg" width="225" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I mixed up a small batch of equal parts of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> and mixed it with some fine glitter {<a href="https://youtu.be/S7vVP28D9Sw" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation}. I filled up the small outside circles and the top one.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XuivZW4Vja4/WpH6TaeAXkI/AAAAAAAAOU0/B-gSeReF4KAk9TR9X2I9xyMlbpTZEGyTwCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18f.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After letting cure for at least 24 hours, I mixed up another small batch of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;with some gold glass glitter, then filling the bottom half of each of the center sections.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Cqb-Dr6Zq_8/WpH6TEyQjOI/AAAAAAAAOU8/kAtXzLyK8WwAIG-FOMWMnGtPAB-UzZzjQCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18e.jpg" width="225" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I wanted the resin to be cured, but not fully hardened so that I could lay each piece of memorabilia into the resin and it would "settle" and not move around when I add the final resin layer. I set aside to let resin completely harden.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P5aZneJVXBA/WpH6UESgHyI/AAAAAAAAOU8/I2zsq1u9d1wGgQKwtCEg7Er9zysf7XK8gCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18i.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Then I mixed up my final batch of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> and filled each of the center sections to the top... covering the keepsakes in each.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--FmrbBsoUqI/WpH6S9mWbYI/AAAAAAAAOUw/JVZZm-G6N001mmg1gNvgXHBh_YVctEcjgCEwYBhgL/s1600/AmazingFeb18d.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--FmrbBsoUqI/WpH6S9mWbYI/AAAAAAAAOUw/JVZZm-G6N001mmg1gNvgXHBh_YVctEcjgCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18d.jpg" /></a> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LlwmF9YN83Y/WpH6SphV6NI/AAAAAAAAOUw/i_0DLDWyJywavD-iUcs3AjDcIGqE5nLTwCEwYBhgL/s1600/AmazingFeb18c.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LlwmF9YN83Y/WpH6SphV6NI/AAAAAAAAOUw/i_0DLDWyJywavD-iUcs3AjDcIGqE5nLTwCEwYBhgL/s400/AmazingFeb18c.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After the resin is fully cured, this is ready to hang! I drill small holes in the top sides and screwed in small screws. I opened my stash of sari ribbon and tied a piece of cream sari ribbon to the top to hang it by.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8ePi1PMoPso/WpbEr6nZ9gI/AAAAAAAAVRc/7-qnxVLrOaMl4aEvcwL-H-k3ktJbWsMAACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_AmazingFeb18g.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1290" data-original-width="367" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8ePi1PMoPso/WpbEr6nZ9gI/AAAAAAAAVRc/7-qnxVLrOaMl4aEvcwL-H-k3ktJbWsMAACLcBGAs/s640/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_AmazingFeb18g.jpg" width="243" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I hope you enjoyed my little piece of family history.</div><div style="text-align: center;">See you again soon!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">What ideas do you have</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">to preserve family history?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Stay tuned for more... ~ <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">Tracy</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">You can find more of my work on my Blog: <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/">http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or follow me on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger">https://www.facebook.com/tracy.albrechtsonkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">or Instagram: <a href="http://www.instagram.com/tgkrueger">www.instagram.com/tgkrueger</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #674ea7;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Tracyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08695243404860681806noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-34597879813617445212018-02-23T06:31:00.000-08:002018-02-23T06:31:03.978-08:00#Cre8time for Ocean Magic... by Kristie Taylor<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GjqQSXlqc3A/Wd6Cc2MO3VI/AAAAAAAAUrs/4sz_IHbJz_0wV28Ego7KqNI_4OvgRj0hgCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4849-755979.jpg" width="293" /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello everyone! Do you ever create something and find it leads to an avalanche of ideas?! It happens to me all the time. <a href="http://kristietaylor.blogspot.com/"><b>Kristie</b></a> here to share another under-the-sea creation... and how you can make some "Ocean Magic" in your <a href="http://www.cre8time.com/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">This all started when I was working on another mixed-media piece featuring a lovely handmade resin casting of a starfish which was an old refrigerator magnet I retired to my crafty stash {<a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2017/10/swimming-with-cre8time-inspiration-by.html">CLICK HERE</a> if you missed it}.</div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;">Let me show you how easy it is!</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">First, we need a LOT of molds... a <b>LOT!</b> Let's start by molding some seashells with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx" style="text-align: justify;">Amazing Mold Putty</a>&nbsp;{<a href="https://youtu.be/cEsG1NMmskI" target="_blank"><b>CLICK HERE</b></a>&nbsp;to view how to quick and easy it is to make a mold}.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bHpfZfBr9bs/WXaO0dGvD1I/AAAAAAAAFZU/nKjlDbNyvNMCIqewqjx0ZGru8zcWqs4BQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4604.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bHpfZfBr9bs/WXaO0dGvD1I/AAAAAAAAFZU/nKjlDbNyvNMCIqewqjx0ZGru8zcWqs4BQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4604.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Remember, when making molds for mixed media, all sides of the object can be used!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7rFR0DJyejs/WXaO0SLuZUI/AAAAAAAAFZY/BW7m0SllF0MaGs5CMryqjsHqOtDOPz7IACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4605.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7rFR0DJyejs/WXaO0SLuZUI/AAAAAAAAFZY/BW7m0SllF0MaGs5CMryqjsHqOtDOPz7IACEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4605.JPG" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ah5ywA74_9M/WXaO3HDA81I/AAAAAAAAFZk/SUTpDtVvKtUhOIPoDTc8oH7zPmWJyTmswCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4609.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ah5ywA74_9M/WXaO3HDA81I/AAAAAAAAFZk/SUTpDtVvKtUhOIPoDTc8oH7zPmWJyTmswCEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4609.JPG" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2smBWL453BA/WXaO0V0F1vI/AAAAAAAAFZQ/OgErr4eLd1I203ZZUl5O58S4HtTyEpgvwCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4606.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2smBWL453BA/WXaO0V0F1vI/AAAAAAAAFZQ/OgErr4eLd1I203ZZUl5O58S4HtTyEpgvwCEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4606.JPG" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-omQGpRYlpU4/WXaPGU1VxUI/AAAAAAAAFaw/mnKrf9czVNotrV978h8bxd-Zo8yg1fgZgCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4634.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-omQGpRYlpU4/WXaPGU1VxUI/AAAAAAAAFaw/mnKrf9czVNotrV978h8bxd-Zo8yg1fgZgCEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4634.JPG" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just look at all that yummy texture – and beautiful details!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fgzZXXRrCmM/WXaO3G27tVI/AAAAAAAAFZo/qd23GrHFOFwmKSUaeZTIYT2s54IlGeIZgCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4608.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fgzZXXRrCmM/WXaO3G27tVI/AAAAAAAAFZo/qd23GrHFOFwmKSUaeZTIYT2s54IlGeIZgCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4608.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I especially love this one!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;">Now we need castings of the seashells.</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WdbCfw5yKQU/WXaO6MBUi_I/AAAAAAAAFZ0/tLlWujPEo9oYubDZUK72qRPvED6htVBAQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4611.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WdbCfw5yKQU/WXaO6MBUi_I/AAAAAAAAFZ0/tLlWujPEo9oYubDZUK72qRPvED6htVBAQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4611.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;">Begin with pouring equal amounts of Part "A" and Part "B" of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" style="text-align: justify;" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;{<a href="https://youtu.be/0SBY7RiTxF4" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing and&nbsp;preparation}.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E3tqO_T7bVY/WXaPFnso1VI/AAAAAAAAFas/optTxSrP5KERkq6rtJFo0uY6gTZbc7WSQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4632.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E3tqO_T7bVY/WXaPFnso1VI/AAAAAAAAFas/optTxSrP5KERkq6rtJFo0uY6gTZbc7WSQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4632.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In a larger cup, combine both parts and stir for two minutes... then pour in to molds!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L5p4RiZj4Ps/WXaO8vF6UcI/AAAAAAAAFZ8/DwBc5LhGxkETszGJ415En7UYJOtHCC5JQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4614.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L5p4RiZj4Ps/WXaO8vF6UcI/AAAAAAAAFZ8/DwBc5LhGxkETszGJ415En7UYJOtHCC5JQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4614.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bP89T_hqbUo/WXaO6Nqo9DI/AAAAAAAAFZw/cj-ew9OjBLkCE5x634a9wnCkZYNkyd6NACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4612.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bP89T_hqbUo/WXaO6Nqo9DI/AAAAAAAAFZw/cj-ew9OjBLkCE5x634a9wnCkZYNkyd6NACEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4612.JPG" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aEC2w70wVBc/WXaO6gWGG2I/AAAAAAAAFZ4/rRSnc3iff_sVRDPvVVk0r1q02j42CPmDACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4613.JPG"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aEC2w70wVBc/WXaO6gWGG2I/AAAAAAAAFZ4/rRSnc3iff_sVRDPvVVk0r1q02j42CPmDACEwYBhgL/s200/DSCN4613.JPG" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Wait until it resin cures and turns an opaque white –&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">now you have amazing castings to use in your art!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-koDmiddaJ2s/WXaO_TesUDI/AAAAAAAAFaQ/OETyUAeiHAQH5Jy98bHMc3eqf16eNmA5wCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4618.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-koDmiddaJ2s/WXaO_TesUDI/AAAAAAAAFaQ/OETyUAeiHAQH5Jy98bHMc3eqf16eNmA5wCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4618.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I paint all the castings with gesso.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TsIxXzuOy7M/WXaO9B3kg9I/AAAAAAAAFaE/eklXPuOuXYcZTheX4osYP2SeLb_kY07IQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4616.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TsIxXzuOy7M/WXaO9B3kg9I/AAAAAAAAFaE/eklXPuOuXYcZTheX4osYP2SeLb_kY07IQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4616.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;">While that dries, we need to prep our substrate {for this project I've used the back of a small canvas}. Use modeling paste through a stencil. This is one of my stencil designs called "<a href="http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-30-pt-mandala-kristie-taylor-p/l537.htm" target="_blank">30 Point Mandala</a>" on the outside edge.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NdpaRmloIl8/WXaO-1xoKdI/AAAAAAAAFaI/HfB8KFYWMmQtI_G7syJTzLmdB1td4cohgCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4617.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NdpaRmloIl8/WXaO-1xoKdI/AAAAAAAAFaI/HfB8KFYWMmQtI_G7syJTzLmdB1td4cohgCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4617.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the center of the canvas, I used another one</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">of my stencil designs called "<a href="http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-symmetrical-waves-kristie-taylor-p/s480.htm" target="_blank">Symmetrical Waves</a>".</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fj29Debg1W0/WXaO_ZnKF2I/AAAAAAAAFaM/CiYVkipUd34ihXZaZJzTWAnqowZdvPDfQCEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4619.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fj29Debg1W0/WXaO_ZnKF2I/AAAAAAAAFaM/CiYVkipUd34ihXZaZJzTWAnqowZdvPDfQCEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4619.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Once modeling paste is dry, paint the entire surface with gesso.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UnvccE2OYtA/WXaPBFaLPpI/AAAAAAAAFaU/QnlsZVAm6C4GFkSDhVb2QcSNePSQjRliACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4620.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UnvccE2OYtA/WXaPBFaLPpI/AAAAAAAAFaU/QnlsZVAm6C4GFkSDhVb2QcSNePSQjRliACEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4620.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Once the gesso is dry, I painted the canvas with a variety of <a href="http://artanthologyinc.com/" target="_blank">Art Anthology</a>&nbsp;paints.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-boZDY86NduY/WXaPCrKp7lI/AAAAAAAAFaY/hZ9arx9z3jIkuYUHGuPc8I-s_Fa1esRxACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4621.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-boZDY86NduY/WXaPCrKp7lI/AAAAAAAAFaY/hZ9arx9z3jIkuYUHGuPc8I-s_Fa1esRxACEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4621.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I start to add the primed resin casts and painting them as I go.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-96rF3M-Via8/WXaPCn08qUI/AAAAAAAAFac/bTFySQDjx6cbGOXE7VOtryXyIBEWr8SBACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4622.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-96rF3M-Via8/WXaPCn08qUI/AAAAAAAAFac/bTFySQDjx6cbGOXE7VOtryXyIBEWr8SBACEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4622.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On the starfish,&nbsp;I used a combination: first some alcohol ink,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">then when dry, adding sparking minx by Art Anthology.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AEPrjfBiLrI/WXaPFC237lI/AAAAAAAAFak/S_8GbzE3i2ss5XJyr3BRi4VmbSj_xRGdACEwYBhgL/s1600/DSCN4624.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AEPrjfBiLrI/WXaPFC237lI/AAAAAAAAFak/S_8GbzE3i2ss5XJyr3BRi4VmbSj_xRGdACEwYBhgL/s400/DSCN4624.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Then I used some metallic rubs to highlight the details.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rJCsC_qvyIQ/Wd9hQ9nX7bI/AAAAAAAAUsI/fWFMdKWuKYggwoq-xwKaTdcEmuKJDUvVACEwYBhgL/s1600/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4853-714033.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1156" data-original-width="884" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rJCsC_qvyIQ/Wd9hQ9nX7bI/AAAAAAAAUsI/fWFMdKWuKYggwoq-xwKaTdcEmuKJDUvVACEwYBhgL/s400/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4853-714033.jpg" width="305" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I added some small seashells, sea glass and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">some mesh to further enhance that ocean feel...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2pEKGtS41rs/Wd9hQ704reI/AAAAAAAAUsM/PYKoJ0-ir9sy1k1A6VcfhzQsGXZ1flwuACEwYBhgL/s1600/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4855-716539.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2pEKGtS41rs/Wd9hQ704reI/AAAAAAAAUsM/PYKoJ0-ir9sy1k1A6VcfhzQsGXZ1flwuACEwYBhgL/s320/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4855-716539.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lnzfi7pzUw0/Wd9hQ4nqXeI/AAAAAAAAUsQ/fmBHgOzAhoUmHRqf9pZu2GoOKZRtXZ7ngCEwYBhgL/s1600/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4857-718936.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lnzfi7pzUw0/Wd9hQ4nqXeI/AAAAAAAAUsQ/fmBHgOzAhoUmHRqf9pZu2GoOKZRtXZ7ngCEwYBhgL/s320/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4857-718936.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and more metallic rubs to highlight all the great texture on the seashells!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h7Zuk0sYwWM/Wd9iEJuEDxI/AAAAAAAAUsY/HJXqVEi0Khsfiglvk0d1W1E9jH0wu27zgCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4847-753011.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1004" data-original-width="837" height="540" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h7Zuk0sYwWM/Wd9iEJuEDxI/AAAAAAAAUsY/HJXqVEi0Khsfiglvk0d1W1E9jH0wu27zgCLcBGAs/s640/ACP_Kristie_Taylor_IMG_4847-753011.jpg" width="433" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">How's that for some "Ocean Magic"! Another undersea creation featuring my seahorse! The wonder of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a> and <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> – you can create a mold, and use an object more than once, in so many ways!&nbsp;</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;">What will you create using these</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>??!</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Thank you so much for stopping by today!&nbsp;</b>~&nbsp;<b style="text-align: start;"><a href="http://kristietaylor.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Kristie</a></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">To see more of my work, please visit my blog,<b>&nbsp;"</b><b style="text-align: start;"><a href="http://kristietaylor.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">The Scrapinater</a></b><b>"</b>,<b>&nbsp;</b></div><div style="text-align: center;">over on my&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmqlzwGBkRY6zwebW-F1L3w" target="_blank"><b>YouTube Channel</b></a>&nbsp;or on&nbsp;<b><a href="https://www.instagram.com/kristiejtaylor/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></b>.<br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="orphans: auto; 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Today we are sharing the latest episode of <a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> where you will see two, yes TWO AMAZING Creatives... <a href="http://simplyprettystuff.blogspot.com/">Lynne Suprock</a> and <a href="https://www.catkerr.com/">Cat Kerr</a> with ideas on making jeweled creations with <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">You don't want to miss this</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">episode of <a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56">Make It Artsy</a>?!</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bSXC7XkW1XQ/WocnFfL2J7I/AAAAAAAAVK0/x7bTI98kHa0lSjzxfNqq1aZCksvq95HsQCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2018-02-16%2Bat%2B7.23.24%2BAM.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bSXC7XkW1XQ/WocnFfL2J7I/AAAAAAAAVK0/x7bTI98kHa0lSjzxfNqq1aZCksvq95HsQCLcBGAs/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2018-02-16%2Bat%2B7.23.24%2BAM.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56">CLICK HERE</a> to view this week's episode</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56"><b>Series 200, Episode 307 - On The Surface</b></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The surface reflects your artistic flair. <a href="http://simplyprettystuff.blogspot.com/">Lynne Suprock</a> transforms shot gun shells into trendy jewelry. Debbi Simon adds heat to encaustic wax to create special effects. <a href="https://www.catkerr.com/">Cat Kerr</a> creates a beautiful pendant with cool resin techniques and Mary Hettsmansperger adds color to copper.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Hls33TdbI0/WocnFYAqS5I/AAAAAAAAVKw/W7SEiRIth6oWd-HljCrrhmymEly9tkEtwCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen-Shot-2018-02-16-at-7.27.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Hls33TdbI0/WocnFYAqS5I/AAAAAAAAVKw/W7SEiRIth6oWd-HljCrrhmymEly9tkEtwCLcBGAs/s400/Screen-Shot-2018-02-16-at-7.27.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Bookmark or PIN the Make It Artsy Website</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">http://makeitartsy.com</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qhhj7q_v0Zw/WVuJsN3ivFI/AAAAAAAAUOE/kO9xKk8MDB8rbae3onCKj9S2_ZxRhO8AACLcBGAs/s400/Make_It_Artsy_05.jpg" /></a> </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> launched September 29, 2016 on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel – new episodes from series 300 are now airing. If you can't find it on your <a href="http://www.makeitartsy.com/tvlistings.htm">local programming</a>, you can view this episode online by clicking this link <a href="https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/232760392/c557f59a56" target="_blank">Series 200, Episode 307 - On The Surface</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dhGQHesWEYw/V9MxgLuD10I/AAAAAAAATFI/LAZ_hOtf0QkDzUAG8esJC51pIjXzA9OZwCLcB/s200/13179293_1626406744346082_8739163210904904864_n.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://makeitartsy.com/">Make It Artsy</a> is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! A series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today’s most creative “makers” join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGVIy7IbPwU/WVuHZPAM13I/AAAAAAAAUN0/P8DeZGX_WiArfXXQpvxQvguH7KIG4IyeQCLcBGAs/s1600/alumilite_easy-crafts-supplies-materials.png"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JGVIy7IbPwU/WVuHZPAM13I/AAAAAAAAUN0/P8DeZGX_WiArfXXQpvxQvguH7KIG4IyeQCLcBGAs/s400/alumilite_easy-crafts-supplies-materials.png" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.amazingmoldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. 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Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-2041665378535696072018-02-14T08:31:00.000-08:002018-02-14T09:36:47.063-08:00Like Honey to a #Cre8time Bee... DIY Valentine's Crown by Lyn Gill<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-htVKhYulJr0/WoRwS4ABf_I/AAAAAAAAVKg/Zuy22PdIuTYay5BqWZh0yJGGRZihQsTdgCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Lyn_Honey-to-the-Bee-9-by-LynzCraftz-Designz.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="451" data-original-width="621" height="288" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-htVKhYulJr0/WoRwS4ABf_I/AAAAAAAAVKg/Zuy22PdIuTYay5BqWZh0yJGGRZihQsTdgCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Lyn_Honey-to-the-Bee-9-by-LynzCraftz-Designz.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hi everyone! Lyn here again and this time I've got a really cute project to share using&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>&nbsp;just in time for Valentine's Day!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wZyEF3UZLNw/Wn2ka4HQ2SI/AAAAAAAACbg/PnRi4uvf-gYHZSZSZd6mQRDi-XVk9K3XQCLcBGAs/s1600/Crown%2BChipboard%2BCanvas.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wZyEF3UZLNw/Wn2ka4HQ2SI/AAAAAAAACbg/PnRi4uvf-gYHZSZSZd6mQRDi-XVk9K3XQCLcBGAs/s400/Crown%2BChipboard%2BCanvas.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">It started out with this 5" x 6" crown shaped chipboard<br />"canvas" for lack of a better term.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kqG79q8znPw/Wn2kr23J0nI/AAAAAAAACbk/ZqEzCT_OQ_oXvmO6Sb0yRoWzHvw9htmZwCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kqG79q8znPw/Wn2kr23J0nI/AAAAAAAACbk/ZqEzCT_OQ_oXvmO6Sb0yRoWzHvw9htmZwCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now first I started off with this vintage Chalkware Salt Shaker that I picked up at a thrift store a few years ago – cute isn't he? Well I needed him to be flat on the back and light enough to use on the project... so out came the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty-Parent.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a>.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I quickly molded him making sure the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty-Parent.aspx">Amazing Mold Putty</a> covered him at least half way up the sides, then layed him down on the table to flatten the back of the putty so I could pour him "level" when filling with resin.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0bCDQ1mzSCY/Wn2msYrW3NI/AAAAAAAACb0/2I2nMr6n4dUddHpNt2yCVsxCdpY1tndGACLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B3%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0bCDQ1mzSCY/Wn2msYrW3NI/AAAAAAAACb0/2I2nMr6n4dUddHpNt2yCVsxCdpY1tndGACLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B3%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Once cured, I removed the salt shaker from the mold and then mixed some&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;and also made&nbsp;a couple of bees using another mold from a previous project. These resin castings are ready to use in about 10 minutes.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FDhWYazZR2I/Wn2nGlo7KiI/AAAAAAAACb4/0lrjj15D3d4fE6faDRbljDGeaeuwJ7X-gCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FDhWYazZR2I/Wn2nGlo7KiI/AAAAAAAACb4/0lrjj15D3d4fE6faDRbljDGeaeuwJ7X-gCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Using a honeycomb stencil and some modeling paste, I added some texture to the background. Then I decided on the placement of the handmade elements for my design.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u98__-XPiMA/Wn2n1iWKPBI/AAAAAAAACcI/XJrkukBgqQAnsOtgmBOYzuX1QgzrqDbjwCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B4%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u98__-XPiMA/Wn2n1iWKPBI/AAAAAAAACcI/XJrkukBgqQAnsOtgmBOYzuX1QgzrqDbjwCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B4%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I glued down the elements then added some graphite texture paste around them and around the edges and let it all dry.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LzPXM7eSkxI/Wn2nqzK4lxI/AAAAAAAACcE/VBtz7pfIabkCi6Pnh9DwbXQ8UhBWnkhEQCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B5%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LzPXM7eSkxI/Wn2nqzK4lxI/AAAAAAAACcE/VBtz7pfIabkCi6Pnh9DwbXQ8UhBWnkhEQCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2BWIP%2B5%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then I covered the entire piece with some Gesso</div><div style="text-align: center;">to give a uniform surface to paint on.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-18JaPlbpqHw/Wn2od2jYBVI/AAAAAAAACcU/emQiHUB1GKwFLB5T1FP-gq0b_54c4jjggCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B3%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-18JaPlbpqHw/Wn2od2jYBVI/AAAAAAAACcU/emQiHUB1GKwFLB5T1FP-gq0b_54c4jjggCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B3%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now the fun begins! I painted the entire piece with some yellow acrylic paint, followed by some orange acrylic paint, and then spritzed the entire piece with some water and let it run down the "canvas". I finished it off with a little spray with some pearl shimmer and some Silver Spark Metallic Luster.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EvhFTXIX7rc/Wn2vQGYNTiI/AAAAAAAACc0/3091KRntnYQMKm2hprCTAVtaAzbWAOaRACLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B8%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EvhFTXIX7rc/Wn2vQGYNTiI/AAAAAAAACc0/3091KRntnYQMKm2hprCTAVtaAzbWAOaRACLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B8%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now for the finishing touch! I mixed up some <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> with a bit of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye-Parent.aspx" target="_blank">Alumilite Dye</a>&nbsp;(yellow with the tiniest touch of orange), and let it set in the mixing cup for roughly an hour to thicken up – I needed it to to be thick and not runny for this step.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-htVKhYulJr0/WoRwS4ABf_I/AAAAAAAAVKg/Zuy22PdIuTYay5BqWZh0yJGGRZihQsTdgCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Lyn_Honey-to-the-Bee-9-by-LynzCraftz-Designz.jpg" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I placed "drips" of this "honey" in some strategic places and the tilted the "canvas" at an angle so the "honey" would "drip". You need the resin to be thick in order for it not to run off your piece and not level out.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vq9OMcrudhE/Wn2sMdQBLoI/AAAAAAAACco/MtUpw0v5m1EbXAkj91qqQe_MA-wCZwc0wCLcBGAs/s1600/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B9%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="352" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vq9OMcrudhE/Wn2sMdQBLoI/AAAAAAAACco/MtUpw0v5m1EbXAkj91qqQe_MA-wCZwc0wCLcBGAs/s400/Honey%2Bto%2Bthe%2BBee%2B9%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Cute isn't it?! I think so...</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">what will you make for your Valentine?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: start;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!<br /><b style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Till Next Time!&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: justify;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lyn</a></span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">You can find more of my work on my&nbsp;</span>blog&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">or on YouTube&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>, or my Facebook page&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: purple;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>LynzCraftzhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15642583363591786986noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-4063988167777996802018-02-13T16:01:00.000-08:002018-02-13T16:01:14.218-08:00#Cre8time with a Little Heart... DIY Resin Hearts by Tracy Alden<div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ugw83fuO1zU/Wnns_KiJvVI/AAAAAAAACm8/cYSHTOipKtI9aZa-icVAMkz7BYTk2PJZQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ugw83fuO1zU/Wnns_KiJvVI/AAAAAAAACm8/cYSHTOipKtI9aZa-icVAMkz7BYTk2PJZQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-1.jpg" width="311" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://artrez.com/blog/">Tracy</a></b>&nbsp;here with a fun tutorial using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>! Sometimes I find myself making art at the spur of the moment, with a shape or color being my inspiration. This tutorial was a result of wanting a bright and cheerful Valentine's Day decoration for display in the Amazing Casting Products booth at <a href="http://www.creativationshow.org/">Creativation</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yhJf0BlKLpQ/WnntEBNhmOI/AAAAAAAACnA/0kWWzKu-JD0jQr527WpSvwyvoZTY0KSgQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-2.jpg"><img border="0" height="313" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yhJf0BlKLpQ/WnntEBNhmOI/AAAAAAAACnA/0kWWzKu-JD0jQr527WpSvwyvoZTY0KSgQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">If you were able to attend <a href="http://www.creativationshow.org/">Creativation</a> in Phoenix (January 20-22, 2018) and happened to drop by the Alumilite/Amazing Casting Products Booth #2214, you would have seen a wonderful selection of art from our Creative Team. You might have seen on display a bowl full of decorative resin hearts I had created.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">There was such a positive response to these quick and easy hearts – people loved picking them up and looking at the play of light. So I decided to share how quick and easy it is to make them!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Supplies:&nbsp;</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><li><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a></li><li><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Dyes in Red, Violet and White</a></li><li><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx">Alumidust</a> in Pearl and Interference Red&nbsp;</li><li>Micro Fine Glitter (optional)&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1004-6-oz-Measuring-Cups.aspx">6 oz. Measuring cup</a></li><li>Mini Heart Ice Cube Tray (I got mine from IKEA)&nbsp;</li><li>Stir Sticks&nbsp;</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k77t2RLe-AI/WnntInK42_I/AAAAAAAACnE/JVHwGPC06hIq018D_GIo9o-51_SUAM9nQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-3.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k77t2RLe-AI/WnntInK42_I/AAAAAAAACnE/JVHwGPC06hIq018D_GIo9o-51_SUAM9nQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The hearts in this project were made using this ice cube tray I bought from IKEA. The cube shapes are very smooth, small, and perfect shape to pour resin. This particular ice cube tray is make from a synthetic rubber, so it did not need a mold release.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>**A TIP**</b> If you are not sure what your ice cube tray is made from, test by applying a small amount of resin the the backside of the mold and let it cure completely. If it peels off easily when cured, you don't need a mold release... though if it sticks, then I recommend using <a href="https://www.alumilite.com/store/p/955-UMR-12oz.aspx">Alumilite's UMR</a> as a mold release.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BX4_MvUqt9M/WnntM92xjNI/AAAAAAAACnI/1xV4HmZr4wEx2k3pGGfAhiuustnW9tWgQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-4.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BX4_MvUqt9M/WnntM92xjNI/AAAAAAAACnI/1xV4HmZr4wEx2k3pGGfAhiuustnW9tWgQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-4.jpg" width="322" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">To create the different color hearts I made several different color recipes. First we have <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Violet Dye</a> with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;and glitter (on left); and a variation of this is including the addition of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx">Pearl Alumidust</a>&nbsp;(on right).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JrXy6j89biQ/WnntRxIUZTI/AAAAAAAACnM/TO56kAv8hw0944XmM39CTzrrMnJUXGx1QCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-5.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JrXy6j89biQ/WnntRxIUZTI/AAAAAAAACnM/TO56kAv8hw0944XmM39CTzrrMnJUXGx1QCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-5.jpg" width="323" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I repeated this process this time adding&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite Red Dye</a> to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>, then glitter, and again the variation of this (seen on right) with the addition of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx">Pearl Alumidust</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rld1eQGRRCU/WnntWJacqaI/AAAAAAAACnQ/en-ZNFvN4PE83q5KJUrSx74XuabxZ26oQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-6.jpg"><img border="0" height="355" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rld1eQGRRCU/WnntWJacqaI/AAAAAAAACnQ/en-ZNFvN4PE83q5KJUrSx74XuabxZ26oQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-6.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Getting a bright glittery or shimmery white is just as easy with <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>. <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx">Alumilite White Dye</a> is opaque and not clear/transluscent like the other dyes – so to get a bit more of a pop of color and shimmer I added glitter and <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx">Pearl Alumidust</a>. On the left I used Interference Red Alumidust which gives the resin a brighter, slightly pink shimmer; and the variation on the right uses&nbsp;Pearl Alumidust, which resulted in a softer white and less intense shimmer.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LFEAtDG1nQs/Wnntb4mrrdI/AAAAAAAACnU/4rxaneC76SARpD_ESsdXJUMNxXOqk78PwCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-7.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LFEAtDG1nQs/Wnntb4mrrdI/AAAAAAAACnU/4rxaneC76SARpD_ESsdXJUMNxXOqk78PwCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-7.jpg" width="352" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">To fill this entire ice cube tray with resin hearts, I mixed up 4 fluid ounces of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;–&nbsp;making sure to slowly stir to reduce air bubbles and let it sit for 5 minutes (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7vVP28D9Sw">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing and preparation). I used just *ONE* drop of Alumilite&nbsp;dye for that much resin to get the vivid red you see in the photo. I added some micro fine glitter and slowly stirred.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">REMEMBER... Alumilite Dye is super concentrated and a little goes a long way!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T0-PRwRBf5o/WnnthaUUgHI/AAAAAAAACnY/JTpIqqA2iccvgnLGoHrPMqrX39QTXdhWACLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-8.jpg"><img border="0" height="292" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T0-PRwRBf5o/WnnthaUUgHI/AAAAAAAACnY/JTpIqqA2iccvgnLGoHrPMqrX39QTXdhWACLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-8.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Carefully, I poured the tinted <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> into the ice cube mold. Bubbles that formed in the pouring process that don't pop on their own can be removed with a simple pass of a heat gun or can be popped using a toothpick. I let the resin cure fully before removing them from the mold.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JyD2VaP6848/WnntmYmdwqI/AAAAAAAACng/vK1Y5Wy5l5YADKU2WxGQdbhD-4k4DfkSgCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-9.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JyD2VaP6848/WnntmYmdwqI/AAAAAAAACng/vK1Y5Wy5l5YADKU2WxGQdbhD-4k4DfkSgCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Valentine-Ice-Cube-Hearts-Resin-Tracy-Alden-9.jpg" width="338" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I repeated filling and casting the ice cube mold several times until I had a bowl full of bright and cheerful hearts. Being that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;is FDA compliant, you can put them in a vase with flowers with no worry&nbsp;of the resin causing issues with the flowers.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now don't think they are only decor... by drilling a hole into each heart you can create beads for jewelry or small charms for gifts!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: start;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: large;">What AMAZING Valentine</span></b><br /><b><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: large;">jewels will you create?</span></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Visit my blog&nbsp;<a href="http://artrez.com/blog/">Art Resurrected</a>&nbsp;for more craft tutorials!</b><br /><br /><b>Happy Valentine's Day! 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I also hand stamped the word love and rubbed a bit of Archival Ink in the impression.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYfUmHP8pwE/WoDYy6koIZI/AAAAAAAAKUk/0eJ2TLYkIM0NL0zdwbD3gDXGAafvxmE8wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Love%2BSide-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="230" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYfUmHP8pwE/WoDYy6koIZI/AAAAAAAAKUk/0eJ2TLYkIM0NL0zdwbD3gDXGAafvxmE8wCEwYBhgL/s400/Love%2BSide-marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">I used <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a> to create a protective layer over my stamping and to make it seem like it was a painting under a piece of glass.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gpfruw6OWmI/WoDYy7tv7MI/AAAAAAAAKUc/TYv54f765D8rSoDUwdwyknucWFgNaLICQCLcBGAs/s1600/Love-marked.jpg" style="text-align: start;"><img border="0" height="348" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gpfruw6OWmI/WoDYy7tv7MI/AAAAAAAAKUc/TYv54f765D8rSoDUwdwyknucWFgNaLICQCLcBGAs/s400/Love-marked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" style="text-align: start;">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;brought out the beautiful details of the wood – look at that heathering in the bark... WOW!</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: large;"><b>What seasonal decor</b></span><br /><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: large;"><b>are you making</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: large;"><b>in the name of LOVE?</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Thanks for sharing part of you day with us!!!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Until next time... get creating!!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: center;">For more projects and inspiration please visit my blog "<a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/">Stuff by Belle</a>"<br />or follow on Facebook:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek">https://www.facebook.com/michele.kosciolek</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instagram.com/stuffbybelle" target="_blank">stuffbybelle</a><br />Pinterest:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/">http://www.pinterest.com/bybellemk/</a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cc0000; font-weight: bold;">• • • • • • • • • • • •&nbsp;</span></div></div></div></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: right;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="orphans: auto; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; widows: 1;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>by bellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08753924299305118667noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-42283691505263133512018-02-12T05:02:00.001-08:002018-02-12T07:24:21.176-08:00#Cre8time Underwater Treasures... AMAZING Inspiration from Lyn Gill<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IXrBG3unOV8/WmjQCJZsIfI/AAAAAAAACXI/oussKynCBMMp5Ca37nJjMESEAXB5lKzRQCLcBGAs/s1600/Close%2Bup%2BUnderwater%2BTreasue%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IXrBG3unOV8/WmjQCJZsIfI/AAAAAAAACXI/oussKynCBMMp5Ca37nJjMESEAXB5lKzRQCLcBGAs/s400/Close%2Bup%2BUnderwater%2BTreasue%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hi everyone!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lyn</a></span></b>&nbsp;here again... this time with some Underwater Inspiration. I'm so ready for warmer&nbsp;weather and I KNOW you are too – so I created this fun piece to inspire you.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8mAIm4ezasw/WmjPx2U9IgI/AAAAAAAACXE/h-Qx0Y5FvccksVBorvxuGgpW_nUumxJGgCLcBGAs/s1600/Recycling%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8mAIm4ezasw/WmjPx2U9IgI/AAAAAAAACXE/h-Qx0Y5FvccksVBorvxuGgpW_nUumxJGgCLcBGAs/s400/Recycling%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Can you believe this is created from a recycle processed cheese box?!&nbsp;LOL... I just love to recycle cardboard boxes!&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">The first thing I did was to cover the box completely with brown craft paper {which I also recycled from other packaging}. I glued it down with some matte medium and then let it dry for about an hour.</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DfgQZgaA43U/WmjRWHshW3I/AAAAAAAACXc/uHjKmOicFCEYKtt3HK8B5H_JykBhY9RZgCLcBGAs/s1600/DSCN6115.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DfgQZgaA43U/WmjRWHshW3I/AAAAAAAACXc/uHjKmOicFCEYKtt3HK8B5H_JykBhY9RZgCLcBGAs/s400/DSCN6115.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">With some texture paste and a couple of stencils, I added some texture to the background. I'm kind of crazy for texture... LOL! I set aside to dry again for about an hour.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gevhiuXyVXw/WmjQpQqrCcI/AAAAAAAACXU/8WfvcohG2AwN6Oa2QK8vKRgNHzckQCnzQCLcBGAs/s1600/DSCN6117.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gevhiuXyVXw/WmjQpQqrCcI/AAAAAAAACXU/8WfvcohG2AwN6Oa2QK8vKRgNHzckQCnzQCLcBGAs/s400/DSCN6117.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I took one of those dollar bin frames from the craft store and a bunch of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;cast pieces from over pours (I have a lot of these in my stash), and glued them down with matte medium. When dried I covered the whole thing with black gesso... and again set aside to let dry.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now comes the fun part... I painted the entire piece with some metallic acrylic paints in blues and greens, and then dry brushed on a bit of silver to bring up some of the details.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WpB_4prBO6s/WmjU4OQFGkI/AAAAAAAACYQ/nog1N-p0BRQnEAK4SuEMWNLM2rp09PNpgCLcBGAs/s1600/Underwater%2BTreasue%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WpB_4prBO6s/WmjU4OQFGkI/AAAAAAAACYQ/nog1N-p0BRQnEAK4SuEMWNLM2rp09PNpgCLcBGAs/s400/Underwater%2BTreasue%2B2%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Underwater Treasure (front)&nbsp;</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MVnA2btl0Xo/WmjYoavOI5I/AAAAAAAACYg/pdUnpK9Z8dMTF2-UIN3r_zsaxCrynsTogCLcBGAs/s1600/Underwater%2BTreasue%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MVnA2btl0Xo/WmjYoavOI5I/AAAAAAAACYg/pdUnpK9Z8dMTF2-UIN3r_zsaxCrynsTogCLcBGAs/s400/Underwater%2BTreasue%2Bby%2BLynzCraftz%2BDesignz.JPG" width="400" /></a> </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Underwater Treasure (back)&nbsp;</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I am so in love with this piece {the photos really don't do it justice}! The colors and textures are so rich and positively dreamy. OK, well maybe I'm just dreaming of Summer... LOL!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b>What are you dreaming of using</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> to recycle?</b></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Well that's all for now...&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Till Next Time!&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: justify;">~&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lyn</a></span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">As usual, you can find more of my work on my&nbsp;</span>blog&nbsp;<a href="http://lynzcraftz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">or on YouTube&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>, or my Facebook page&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/LynzCraftz" target="_blank"><b>LynzCraftz</b></a>.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #674ea7;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></td></tr></tbody></table>LynzCraftzhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15642583363591786986noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-77311509097452125322018-01-11T10:36:00.000-08:002018-01-12T06:11:21.543-08:00A #Cre8time March with the Elephants... by Brenda Burfeind<div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/2017/04/elephant-mosaic.html"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HijoxKKtboo/WPFJIgcSbVI/AAAAAAAAEmk/A5XCE8UEIPIyfMZai5RFyYmdmHvm2w5YgCEw/s400/BrendaBurfeind_IMG_9544aFRAMED.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I'm super excited to share a fun project with you today... but first a little backstory about myself for those of you who are new to the Amazing Casting Products Blog. My name is <b><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Brenda</a></b> and I've been an Amazing Creative with <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> since the beginning and I've enjoyed every minute of it!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">My blog is called&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Creativity is a State of Mind</a></b>. I believe each one of us has a different view on artistic talent. I've definitely come a long way since working with this Amazing team. Working with these products has also taught me so much as I've enjoyed learning new techniques and I always look forward to expanding my horizons.<br /><br />Today's project combines stenciling with moldmaking and resin casting to make a piece AMAZING home decor!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Y-RaE48b80/WlipQV7M8qI/AAAAAAAAVHk/xNDM_ER0zNggN_6f5N7qRS7JrPig8M3AwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_mixtue.jpg"><img border="0" height="316" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Y-RaE48b80/WlipQV7M8qI/AAAAAAAAVHk/xNDM_ER0zNggN_6f5N7qRS7JrPig8M3AwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_mixtue.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I have tons and tons of molds – anytime I'm making a project I wind up with more and more resin pieces. Some finished, some not. Since I've been on this creative team for so long, I've accumulated ALOT of pieces {to see some of my other makes using Amazing Casting Products, <b><a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/search?q=brenda+burfeind&amp;max-results=20&amp;by-date=true" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>}</b>. These come in handy for all sorts of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cre8time.org/" target="_blank">Cre8time</a>&nbsp;projects... cardmaking, jewelry and accenting pieces for home decor.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K9Ns8cnxfVg/WlipPL_I8GI/AAAAAAAAVHc/vjXWpMbXlIAS2vFhZYR-AFV2yD_lEIjUACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_elephant_stencil.jpg"><img border="0" height="150" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K9Ns8cnxfVg/WlipPL_I8GI/AAAAAAAAVHc/vjXWpMbXlIAS2vFhZYR-AFV2yD_lEIjUACLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_elephant_stencil.jpg" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gaxr4sUOi_4/WlipQ_jTAoI/AAAAAAAAVHw/ujLR7ZYWCCge-nzO5bOGpCqDXLvaNrCAwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_stenciled.jpg"><img border="0" height="150" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gaxr4sUOi_4/WlipQ_jTAoI/AAAAAAAAVHw/ujLR7ZYWCCge-nzO5bOGpCqDXLvaNrCAwCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_stenciled.jpg" width="144" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I started out with a foam core piece that I cut to 10" x 10" and painted green with acrylic paint. After the paint was dry, I took my <a href="https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-layering-elephant-parade-nathalie-kalbach-p/l321.htm">Stencil Girl Elephant Parad</a><a href="https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-layering-elephant-parade-nathalie-kalbach-p/l321.htm">e</a> stencil (if you know me elephants are my obsession), and traced the elephant shape with a pencil. It doesn't have to be perfect because I'm only using it as a guide.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1dMtoSLCago/WOqGDThQqiI/AAAAAAAAkWM/mh9pwhdNX90tH_iyRP7HclDqDewmzBRWACEw/s1600/mosaic%2B1.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1dMtoSLCago/WOqGDThQqiI/AAAAAAAAkWM/mh9pwhdNX90tH_iyRP7HclDqDewmzBRWACEw/s400/mosaic%2B1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now for some fun! I got out my box of resin pieces and began laying them inside the elephant outline. It is kinda like putting a puzzle together. Absolutely every one of these cast resin pieces has a story for me.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/925-Amazing-Mold-Putty-Parent.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Mold Putty</a> is by far my favorite product. I love molding little charms and such that I find while antiquing or junking because I don't want to use the original piece {especially in a project like this one}. Making molds is quick and easy – <a href="https://youtu.be/cEsG1NMmskI" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view how.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Here are a just a few pictures of some of the pieces I have molded... I've made A LOT of molds!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ojqSVW7QHaA/WlipOpYPPiI/AAAAAAAAVHY/VN_KiV5flP82bgh8EDpIRNCOl1aJ-ltXwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_butterflies_edited-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ojqSVW7QHaA/WlipOpYPPiI/AAAAAAAAVHY/VN_KiV5flP82bgh8EDpIRNCOl1aJ-ltXwCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_butterflies_edited-1.jpg" width="192" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tMz7pe5zXRQ/WlipRJNB-8I/AAAAAAAAVH0/Yeh0cAr-WJIixHN5El5WUgVdeNcpyMLAQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_sticks_edited-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tMz7pe5zXRQ/WlipRJNB-8I/AAAAAAAAVH0/Yeh0cAr-WJIixHN5El5WUgVdeNcpyMLAQCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_sticks_edited-1.jpg" width="296" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">Tiny butterfly charms and branches that came from hair barrettes.</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d1c0GEozP2o/WOqKG2GRBOI/AAAAAAAAkXI/-jKvXvQxb1EepT1sKt3VE-e79rCnztLxQCLcB/s1600/Fleurs_edited-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="155" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d1c0GEozP2o/WOqKG2GRBOI/AAAAAAAAkXI/-jKvXvQxb1EepT1sKt3VE-e79rCnztLxQCLcB/s200/Fleurs_edited-1.jpg" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rIOp43Amf4o/WlizZZEOsHI/AAAAAAAAVIM/C2iV0SYwbl0LB2ybz27UUnKKuiRmFOHvgCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_fleurdelis_embedded.jpg"><img border="0" height="155" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rIOp43Amf4o/WlizZZEOsHI/AAAAAAAAVIM/C2iV0SYwbl0LB2ybz27UUnKKuiRmFOHvgCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_fleurdelis_embedded.jpg" width="163" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A Fleur-de-Lis I found in a box I bought at an antique shop. You can also change up things! I have taken the same Fleur-de-Lis and cast in dyed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;embedded it into another mold filled with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BpDFgL3Kvcc/WOqKKcSH_OI/AAAAAAAAkXQ/MWKA3YFV2bUcZAPKKIrAROijc2uF_wFlQCLcB/s1600/leafs_edited-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="285" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BpDFgL3Kvcc/WOqKKcSH_OI/AAAAAAAAkXQ/MWKA3YFV2bUcZAPKKIrAROijc2uF_wFlQCLcB/s320/leafs_edited-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Some leaves that were molded from a brooch that I got in a jewelry lot at an auction. You don't need to mold an entire piece, you can just mold a section of something.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-obhxpxScj0k/WOqGDmDGqgI/AAAAAAAAkWQ/LhM76-za0Ncd8LEur0i9J9wQ62-LTh9xQCEw/s1600/mosaic2.jpg"><img border="0" height="295" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-obhxpxScj0k/WOqGDmDGqgI/AAAAAAAAkWQ/LhM76-za0Ncd8LEur0i9J9wQ62-LTh9xQCEw/s400/mosaic2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">When I have all my pieces laid out the way I like, I glue them down.</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r9GNL65sZIU/WlipQfsQjwI/AAAAAAAAVHo/xjAeeOKKNrMBhLD3mCpdT4q__AqcSUNuwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_mosiac.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r9GNL65sZIU/WlipQfsQjwI/AAAAAAAAVHo/xjAeeOKKNrMBhLD3mCpdT4q__AqcSUNuwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_mosiac.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;">After each piece is secured, I took the piece outside and spray painted it black. Look at how the elephant has magically come to life!</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpMrCczo97g/WlizZQaW0-I/AAAAAAAAVIQ/yoxSx6DxKZ4KAUf3pqvraNfpibAqQKBHQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_Corner_stencil.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpMrCczo97g/WlizZQaW0-I/AAAAAAAAVIQ/yoxSx6DxKZ4KAUf3pqvraNfpibAqQKBHQCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_Corner_stencil.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">When black paint is dry, I add some stenciled accents using&nbsp;<a href="https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-ornamental-compass-screen-gwen-lafleur-p/s339.htm">Stencil Girl's Ornamental Compass Screen</a>. I dry-brushed purple metallic acrylic paint through the design to add color around the edges and corners around the dimensional elephant. While that was drying, I used the same paint to dry-brush the pieces of my elephant mosaic to give them some dimension also.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zbRWQ9vYsfs/WlipOmBCNrI/AAAAAAAAVHg/cMUL4BO7ajsIJb0Yvcdlk3l4gdbcmJtmgCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_FlowerDetail_2a.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zbRWQ9vYsfs/WlipOmBCNrI/AAAAAAAAVHg/cMUL4BO7ajsIJb0Yvcdlk3l4gdbcmJtmgCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_FlowerDetail_2a.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">In my box of resin pieces I found some roses I made a long time ago cast in plain <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>. I absolutely love how they look like glass. I use these to add dimension to the centers of the stencilled design. To give them a bit of depth, I dry-brushed a bit of black and the purple metallic around the edges... just enough to add some definition, but you can still see that they are clear.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7qgJXC6FOlo/WlipQgr3woI/AAAAAAAAVHs/_FhfdauUhyYeHtnd4QjTuxWX7WXK4UtfwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_scratching.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7qgJXC6FOlo/WlipQgr3woI/AAAAAAAAVHs/_FhfdauUhyYeHtnd4QjTuxWX7WXK4UtfwCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_scratching.jpg" width="240" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After everything has completely dried, I coat the entire piece with a layer of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;{<a href="https://youtu.be/S7vVP28D9Sw" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation}. Not only does this give it a nice GLASS touch when it's cured, but it will also keep everything in place.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NKmUPIrJzgA/WlipRB2yDZI/AAAAAAAAVH4/hkZH2wHAG4w50NykMKSlWWBbidwQvGZVQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_toothpick.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NKmUPIrJzgA/WlipRB2yDZI/AAAAAAAAVH4/hkZH2wHAG4w50NykMKSlWWBbidwQvGZVQCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Brenda_toothpick.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">But now here comes another magic trick! I took a toothpick and ran it around the edges of the elephant outline while the clear cast resin was still wet and also within the stenciled area to "scrape off" some of the black and purple to expose some of the green base. This revealed just enough color to make it "POP".</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CTKqjWYri5c/WlipOhRLv9I/AAAAAAAAVHU/JVn-3tfREr0P6SZ95Ibjd3DQaCGtX5QCQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_Display1.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CTKqjWYri5c/WlipOhRLv9I/AAAAAAAAVHU/JVn-3tfREr0P6SZ95Ibjd3DQaCGtX5QCQCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_Display1.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After letting the resin cure for 24 hours, I am able to display this along with my elephant collection. The best part of this is it's weight – if I would have used this many heavy metal trinkets, this piece would be very heavy. By using <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin-Parent.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a> this piece is super lightweight.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #351c75;">This by far is one of my favorite projects thus far!</span></b></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-queU0rOxUBQ/WlizZS-vaQI/AAAAAAAAVII/8roH4h_NQmo8Eay2U6C9cOjk4Qy6tDX5gCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_Burfeind_Elephant6.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-queU0rOxUBQ/WlizZS-vaQI/AAAAAAAAVII/8roH4h_NQmo8Eay2U6C9cOjk4Qy6tDX5gCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_Burfeind_Elephant6.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PPkDmdM6rOk/WOqrpp4bKJI/AAAAAAAAkYw/QAikCm2xB24Dw2MnBvJJ2YuryCRhNHSuQCLcB/s1600/4.jpg"><img border="0" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PPkDmdM6rOk/WOqrpp4bKJI/AAAAAAAAkYw/QAikCm2xB24Dw2MnBvJJ2YuryCRhNHSuQCLcB/s400/4.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">I totally love how this turned out and I hope you have found this tutorial inspiring.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5DaUrHp9fKw/WOqsC55eVbI/AAAAAAAAkY0/dOB8wk3qFUoqvFnblyn_SAwtjrBTIOjRACLcB/s1600/3a.jpg" style="text-align: justify;"><img border="0" height="348" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5DaUrHp9fKw/WOqsC55eVbI/AAAAAAAAkY0/dOB8wk3qFUoqvFnblyn_SAwtjrBTIOjRACLcB/s400/3a.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">What items would you transform&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span style="color: #674ea7; font-size: large;">into amazing home decor?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Until next time, Happy Crafting! ~ <a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Brenda</a></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Thanks for stopping by today!&nbsp;</span>I invite you to stop over to my blog,<br /><b><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Creativity is a State of Mind</a>&nbsp;</b>to see all that I've been making.&nbsp;</div></div></div></div></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #674ea7;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #674ea7;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FmZVdsbeI_Y/WkZGCJfJf8I/AAAAAAAAVF8/xnrD9z5ltpESPT9J53T4sMCd_lljEF_KQCLcBGAs/s1600/creativation_pmrkt_badgeBooth2214.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="284" data-original-width="423" height="214" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FmZVdsbeI_Y/WkZGCJfJf8I/AAAAAAAAVF8/xnrD9z5ltpESPT9J53T4sMCd_lljEF_KQCLcBGAs/s320/creativation_pmrkt_badgeBooth2214.png" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">You can see Brenda's work along with other AMAZING Creations from our Creative Team January 20-22, 2018 at&nbsp;<a href="http://creativationshow.org/" target="_blank">Creativation</a>&nbsp;– Drop by the Alumilite/Amazing Casting Products Booth #2214.</div><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /><span style="color: #674ea7;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00250293825207803164noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-30610042041525903212018-01-01T22:29:00.000-08:002018-01-01T22:55:55.255-08:00Wishing you an Amazing and Happy New Year...<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-50_1V36pnvM/VKWRLUP--NI/AAAAAAAAN1g/8oTpA4b4t8M/s1600/Happy_New_year_background.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="312" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-50_1V36pnvM/VKWRLUP--NI/AAAAAAAAN1g/8oTpA4b4t8M/s1600/Happy_New_year_background.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;">Happy New Year Amazing Makers!!! 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Brown {sbartist}http://www.blogger.com/profile/02806665002535849987noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-44189384843816076842017-12-29T12:29:00.000-08:002017-12-29T12:39:07.428-08:00Serving up #Cre8time Greetings... by Tracy Krueger<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bTKz6NykPHE/WkalpASAYtI/AAAAAAAAVG8/rsYTFEYg5cASQAPx9yT3SQvwDmW19pQIACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="763" data-original-width="578" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bTKz6NykPHE/WkalpASAYtI/AAAAAAAAVG8/rsYTFEYg5cASQAPx9yT3SQvwDmW19pQIACLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-11.jpg" width="302" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello everyone! It's <a href="http://tracykrueger-nine.blogspot.com/2017/"><b>Tracy</b></a> here and I'm super excited to share with you my first project as an <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a> Creative Team member! The project I'm sharing today is something I created to display at a Holiday Market that my employer holds every December. I knew I wanted to incorporate a technique I learned about 3 months ago... Fluid (or Flow) Painting.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--hPLzIZyXws/WiwcvTdblzI/AAAAAAAANyU/BoJAyY46-EQjNP1ybONCnAH_DRbgySq5QCEwYBhgL/s1600/BlogDec17-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="225" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--hPLzIZyXws/WiwcvTdblzI/AAAAAAAANyU/BoJAyY46-EQjNP1ybONCnAH_DRbgySq5QCEwYBhgL/s400/BlogDec17-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I started by staining two wood plates with Minwax Classic Grey wood stain. I left the centers unstained as I will be painting that area with acrylics.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4R_zvlYvHbw/Wiwcw5AsJ_I/AAAAAAAANyk/ZjjwZZjt7JoVG25Z2KcJjq7F8PRas_FNwCEwYBhgL/s1600/BlogDec17-2.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4R_zvlYvHbw/Wiwcw5AsJ_I/AAAAAAAANyk/ZjjwZZjt7JoVG25Z2KcJjq7F8PRas_FNwCEwYBhgL/s400/BlogDec17-2.jpg" width="225" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After the stain has dried thoroughly, I picked out the Acrylic paint colors I want to use. I usually always include black and white, then 2-3 other colors (here I've used 4 colors of Artist Loft paints from Michaels). If you've never tried&nbsp;Flow Painting, there are tons of videos and techniques on YouTube.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g1LyV8iGWR0/Wiwcxr0K89I/AAAAAAAANyo/oztvKgCCAygMNkXFR-v_nDnQ09jYmeuUQCEwYBhgL/s1600/BlogDec17-3.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g1LyV8iGWR0/Wiwcxr0K89I/AAAAAAAANyo/oztvKgCCAygMNkXFR-v_nDnQ09jYmeuUQCEwYBhgL/s320/BlogDec17-3.jpg" width="179" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o3-CD9QMou4/Wiwcxu-7RmI/AAAAAAAANys/o6ocClP99o8JxqrxpdnsRQlyP3aAZCO2gCEwYBhgL/s1600/BlogDec17-4.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o3-CD9QMou4/Wiwcxu-7RmI/AAAAAAAANys/o6ocClP99o8JxqrxpdnsRQlyP3aAZCO2gCEwYBhgL/s320/BlogDec17-4.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I taped the edges of the plate so I didn't accidentally get paint outside the middle of the plate. Then I took the plate and placed it on top of the cup containing all the colors combined, and flipped over – holding the two tightly together.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">You want to wait a minute to let all of the paint settle, then lift the cup off of the plate and begin to gently tilt the plate so that the paint covers your surface. After surface is covered, I use a kitchen torch to make more of the "cells" appear (with flame couple of inches above the paint). Gently remove tape and place on a very flat/level surface. It's a good idea to covered them while drying – creating a "hood" so dust does not settle onto the paint. You will need about 24 - 48 hours for the paint to FULLY dry {depending on your climate/conditions drying time may vary}.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K0aTx6oqMMo/Wkacg96arnI/AAAAAAAAVGQ/TU0wxsjZPBMFBaDcUPZLShRsYKM-GKtygCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Clear-cast-16oz.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1000" data-original-width="1000" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K0aTx6oqMMo/Wkacg96arnI/AAAAAAAAVGQ/TU0wxsjZPBMFBaDcUPZLShRsYKM-GKtygCLcBGAs/s320/Amazing-Clear-cast-16oz.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now you are ready for your first coat of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>. I mixed equal amounts of Parts "A" and "B" (I used two Tbsp. of each) according to the package directions, and poured onto the dry paint, using the stir stick to spread it around. Depending on the size of your substrate, you may need to vary amount of resin needed. I always let the resin cure 24 hours (sometimes even more) to make sure it is fully ready.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3cWsHSea_Sw/Wkajx2bSk5I/AAAAAAAAVGg/maESkBEzNQcY2Ox4DkH2wKrmAqqlV7oowCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-6.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3cWsHSea_Sw/Wkajx2bSk5I/AAAAAAAAVGg/maESkBEzNQcY2Ox4DkH2wKrmAqqlV7oowCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-6.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-01lrPE5JxWo/Wkajx3KIBeI/AAAAAAAAVGk/d24oWyMkyqoGo9-Ee0hDRhSJMC5GbWsxgCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-8.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-01lrPE5JxWo/Wkajx3KIBeI/AAAAAAAAVGk/d24oWyMkyqoGo9-Ee0hDRhSJMC5GbWsxgCLcBGAs/s320/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-8.jpg" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I pulled out some of my rub-ons and applied "Live, Laugh, Love" in white and "Family" in black on the two different plates. By placing on top of the cured layer of resin, you will see that the letters sort of "pop off" the plate. I love the dimension that it gives!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now you are ready for a second coat of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1023-Amazing-Clear-Cast.aspx">Amazing Clear Cast Resin</a>&nbsp;to seal the letters in place. Spread resin around with your stir stick so it reaches all of the edges. Again, let this cure at least 24 hours (until it isn't sticky).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bTKz6NykPHE/WkalpASAYtI/AAAAAAAAVG8/rsYTFEYg5cASQAPx9yT3SQvwDmW19pQIACLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="763" data-original-width="578" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bTKz6NykPHE/WkalpASAYtI/AAAAAAAAVG8/rsYTFEYg5cASQAPx9yT3SQvwDmW19pQIACLcBGAs/s640/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-11.jpg" width="484" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">These plates will make fantastic Holiday serving plates {Amazing Clear Cast Resin is food safe} or even lovely decorations for your wall.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zMvf5i6P4sE/WkajygS4cfI/AAAAAAAAVGs/acmwysUJ-fsAEtr4VwaNCRi1tlKnKDobQCLcBGAs/s640/ACP_Tracy_Krueger_BlogDec17-9.jpg" /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Thank you for taking time to read my first post.&nbsp;</div><div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I look forward to sharing more in the future!</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #674ea7; 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AMAZING Inspiration from Brenda Burfeind <div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wv88j9hkE2M/WkUkIDsqVwI/AAAAAAAAVFg/dGf9Cd90Vc4TSMlmmNmelo0XGvE5Kro4gCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/FullSizeRender-770844.jpg" style="text-align: start;"><img alt="" border="0" height="307" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_6504644957656733442" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wv88j9hkE2M/WkUkIDsqVwI/AAAAAAAAVFg/dGf9Cd90Vc4TSMlmmNmelo0XGvE5Kro4gCK4BGAYYCw/s400/FullSizeRender-770844.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br />Good day Crafties!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Brenda</a></b>&nbsp;here from&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Creativity is a State of Mind</a></b>&nbsp;and today I want to share some inspiration... another project I've made&nbsp;using a mold I created a while back!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-cre8time-lucky-charm-amazing.html" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="156" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pi3W7BkEw1s/WkUaM6dcUxI/AAAAAAAAVFE/sK1GNelMLpcKTkqDwWMxekuVK6Lppb1fwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_Horseshoe_sign_outside.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">As you may remember... this "<a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-cre8time-lucky-charm-amazing.html" target="_blank">lucky</a>" sign that I created</div><div style="text-align: center;">from molding/casting a real horseshoe.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-cre8time-lucky-charm-amazing.html" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FBBj4Axxfmc/WkUaL7sOP3I/AAAAAAAAVE0/JssJhaaJ-wQukgDNUCHSCH_jT2fz9OEPQCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_Burfeind_horseshoe2.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Or my first horseshoe make – this&nbsp;<a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/2015/08/horseshoe-star.html">red, white and blue star</a>?</div><div style="text-align: center;">If you missed them, you can view these projects&nbsp;<a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-cre8time-lucky-charm-amazing.html">HERE</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB5JudFEDM8/WkUaL-NMa4I/AAAAAAAAVE4/AyiY3IjAaEY3pHloKp8zgyC4OwsWcbi6QCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_Burfeind_horseshoe_mold.jpg"><img border="0" height="185" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB5JudFEDM8/WkUaL-NMa4I/AAAAAAAAVE4/AyiY3IjAaEY3pHloKp8zgyC4OwsWcbi6QCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_Burfeind_horseshoe_mold.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">There is a little history as to why I molded this particular horseshoe. When we bought our house we found this horseshoe among some flowers in a flower bed. My husband said, "this was going to be our <i>LUCKY</i> horseshoe and it needed to stay in the yard". It's very old and rusty, but it's been with us ever since (now 16 years).<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wv88j9hkE2M/WkUkIDsqVwI/AAAAAAAAVFg/dGf9Cd90Vc4TSMlmmNmelo0XGvE5Kro4gCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/FullSizeRender-770844.jpg" style="text-align: start;"><img alt="" border="0" height="246" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_6504644957656733442" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wv88j9hkE2M/WkUkIDsqVwI/AAAAAAAAVFg/dGf9Cd90Vc4TSMlmmNmelo0XGvE5Kro4gCK4BGAYYCw/s320/FullSizeRender-770844.jpg" width="320" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div>I've used the same horseshoe mold filled with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a>&nbsp;and a bit of <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1012-Alumilite-Dye.aspx" target="_blank">Alumilite Dye</a>.&nbsp;I rubbed the resin cast horseshoe with some paint to age and distress, then wrapped with some colored twine to create a faux twine-wrapped horseshoe to hang in my home. Now I can enjoy this "lucky" charm every day.</div><div><br /></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R4tRC1Dl4Qs/WkUaMojy7BI/AAAAAAAAVFA/2FrXffN9fF4WPNn3PfNHdeMgXEIp2QGCwCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_HShanger_IMG_7995.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R4tRC1Dl4Qs/WkUaMojy7BI/AAAAAAAAVFA/2FrXffN9fF4WPNn3PfNHdeMgXEIp2QGCwCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_HShanger_IMG_7995.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">What I love best about&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a> is that once it's cured it is almost weightless. Imagine if you hung a real horseshoe on a wall in your home and it wasn't hung properly. If it would fall it could hurt someone or break something... but made with&nbsp;Amazing Casting Resin&nbsp;it is featherlight!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pxgvr3FM0fw/WkUaNtzfCQI/AAAAAAAAVFM/kEeUNKbRQS0GctbXSK-cOwQRAkg2_pk3QCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_WrappedHS_IMG_7994.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pxgvr3FM0fw/WkUaNtzfCQI/AAAAAAAAVFM/kEeUNKbRQS0GctbXSK-cOwQRAkg2_pk3QCLcBGAs/s400/ACP_Brenda_WrappedHS_IMG_7994.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">You can also paint plain white resin castings to create very different variations! Wouldn't this make a wonderful rustic gift topper?!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p2N2ppaOdB4/WkUaNDeE4NI/AAAAAAAAVFI/mpjjk-fFkjYaVPbo7zqt6KUBgpsKcuPDQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_IMG_20170612_095948.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p2N2ppaOdB4/WkUaNDeE4NI/AAAAAAAAVFI/mpjjk-fFkjYaVPbo7zqt6KUBgpsKcuPDQCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_IMG_20170612_095948.jpg" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2O4qcQ7X9uA/WkUaLwgy4AI/AAAAAAAAVE8/MjU_c2wxTKcd09amjyMNCWP2M00XtFPqQCLcBGAs/s1600/ACP_Brenda_HS_1.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2O4qcQ7X9uA/WkUaLwgy4AI/AAAAAAAAVE8/MjU_c2wxTKcd09amjyMNCWP2M00XtFPqQCLcBGAs/s200/ACP_Brenda_HS_1.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Oh and by the way, my horseshoe sign made it on the new packaging for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Resin</a>! I love seeing my creations on their product. You can find it at Michael's, Hobby Lobby and of course online at&nbsp;<a href="http://moldputty.com/">MoldPutty.com</a>!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I hope I've inspired you to use the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/pg/88-Products.aspx" target="_blank">Amazing Casting Products</a> to create your own custom home decor that is very lightweight and so easy to recreate! I've used this mold a several times now and it is still as strong and detailed as the original!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;">What items would you mold&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;">to accent your home decor?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back often to see what the other designers have created!<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Until next time, Happy Crafting! ~&nbsp;<a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Brenda</a></b><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="text-align: center;">I invite you to stop over to my blog,&nbsp;<b><a href="http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/">Creativity is a State of Mind</a></b></div><div style="text-align: center;">to see all that I've been making.&nbsp;</div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: start;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: times; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #990000;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times; text-align: center;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00250293825207803164noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3215969319693927371.post-59122802879380730092017-12-24T06:45:00.000-08:002017-12-24T06:48:47.991-08:00Frosty in a #Cre8time Winter Wonderland... by Michele Kosciolek<div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Holiday crafting is my FAVORITE! And in Michigan <b><i><u>winter</u></i></b> is a holiday!&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.stuffbybelle.com/" target="_blank">Michele</a></b>&nbsp;here today to share some wintery molding fun!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sYLm0GyHpbc/WjcoQkeTAiI/AAAAAAAAKQI/62ehzh_NrdY1MdqrdMg2v5iJo9mGQeIiQCLcBGAs/s1600/Snowman%2BLantern-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sYLm0GyHpbc/WjcoQkeTAiI/AAAAAAAAKQI/62ehzh_NrdY1MdqrdMg2v5iJo9mGQeIiQCLcBGAs/s640/Snowman%2BLantern-marked.jpg" width="368" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I used <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/756-Amazing-Mold-Rubber-3-4-lb.aspx">Amazing Mold Rubber</a> and <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a> for the snowman in this festive lantern.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">I started with a ceramic ornament and molded it in Amazing Mold Rubber. First, I need to build a moldbox...</span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zRarLZEMdw0/WjcoJTQukHI/AAAAAAAAKPI/-nfEKMDlMpMmAYdQ0uXewYjTgezBJZY5wCEwYBhgL/s1600/1.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zRarLZEMdw0/WjcoJTQukHI/AAAAAAAAKPI/-nfEKMDlMpMmAYdQ0uXewYjTgezBJZY5wCEwYBhgL/s320/1.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I hot glued him to the lid of the rubber container.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AkLIMZg1Xw4/WjcoK_2JvMI/AAAAAAAAKQM/gbHCi8lSVxk9tEtUSh6iRzC3mm1RjPY1gCEwYBhgL/s1600/3.jpg"><img border="0" height="190" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AkLIMZg1Xw4/WjcoK_2JvMI/AAAAAAAAKQM/gbHCi8lSVxk9tEtUSh6iRzC3mm1RjPY1gCEwYBhgL/s200/3.jpg" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yRv_nznfSSw/WjcoKrA73cI/AAAAAAAAKPc/8nLy4EJ0lE4LfYrjLSqTtlN8XOn5zelKgCEwYBhgL/s1600/2.jpg" style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="190" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yRv_nznfSSw/WjcoKrA73cI/AAAAAAAAKPc/8nLy4EJ0lE4LfYrjLSqTtlN8XOn5zelKgCEwYBhgL/s200/2.jpg" width="136" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Next, I used some cardboard from a box I received some crafty goodness in to create my mold box. I created a cylinder shape and secured with tape – leaving at least 1/4" around all sides of the snowman original.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wpdz0Md9618/WjcoL4QFPzI/AAAAAAAAKPo/V7GYs55RhmcG_R_oIyTow3EjgK-zv9qvwCEwYBhgL/s1600/4.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wpdz0Md9618/WjcoL4QFPzI/AAAAAAAAKPo/V7GYs55RhmcG_R_oIyTow3EjgK-zv9qvwCEwYBhgL/s320/4.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Make sure you seal completely around the bottom.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used hot glue to seal the box to the lid.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kJ2BGEV9NsM/WjcoL4lWqoI/AAAAAAAAKPk/Q4dL2v63MGwSQBCGfpV605DiboEU-ZeCQCEwYBhgL/s1600/5.jpg"><img border="0" height="333" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kJ2BGEV9NsM/WjcoL4lWqoI/AAAAAAAAKPk/Q4dL2v63MGwSQBCGfpV605DiboEU-ZeCQCEwYBhgL/s400/5.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Mix container of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/756-Amazing-Mold-Rubber-3-4-lb.aspx" style="text-align: justify;">Amazing Mold Rubber</a>&nbsp;according to the directions {<a href="https://youtu.be/mK9AXZHhZ8w" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation}.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A3LGpjH3XBg/WjcoLyp5d3I/AAAAAAAAKQM/L_piXplGyXIIZAFw6-Me9Jzq-7UfudnnwCEwYBhgL/s1600/6.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A3LGpjH3XBg/WjcoLyp5d3I/AAAAAAAAKQM/L_piXplGyXIIZAFw6-Me9Jzq-7UfudnnwCEwYBhgL/s400/6.jpg" width="342" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">And pour until whatever you are casting is completely covered. Set aside to cure.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KlGlNc0NC8A/WjcoNJPMU3I/AAAAAAAAKQM/NfyTW-7w_Oo9DNIulGaZDVqUuEXq1d7hgCEwYBhgL/s1600/8.jpg"><img border="0" height="270" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KlGlNc0NC8A/WjcoNJPMU3I/AAAAAAAAKQM/NfyTW-7w_Oo9DNIulGaZDVqUuEXq1d7hgCEwYBhgL/s400/8.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">After the rubber is cured, gently peel away the mold box.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bQo6YwkmBPc/WjcoNNg0BiI/AAAAAAAAKP4/-x2SF05_nW4k4QqaIXJoGmZJVUVPh4CiwCEwYBhgL/s1600/9.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bQo6YwkmBPc/WjcoNNg0BiI/AAAAAAAAKP4/-x2SF05_nW4k4QqaIXJoGmZJVUVPh4CiwCEwYBhgL/s320/9.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Pull item from mold. If needed, carefully slit down the side of the mold with a blade so you can remove what you molded.</div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-deJHK3jiQU4/WjcoJe9NC_I/AAAAAAAAKPQ/pdCmt1JDL0MYYLQohcBTtToolaJkE18gwCEwYBhgL/s1600/10.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-deJHK3jiQU4/WjcoJe9NC_I/AAAAAAAAKPQ/pdCmt1JDL0MYYLQohcBTtToolaJkE18gwCEwYBhgL/s320/10.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;">To prepare mold for resin casting, I used rubber bands</div><div style="text-align: center;">around the mold to make sure I had a good seal.</div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjexiKyi5HY/WjcoJb9B9jI/AAAAAAAAKPM/8aFsT9OvTSoT_oCJweocARchUHfdIcmlQCEwYBhgL/s1600/11.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjexiKyi5HY/WjcoJb9B9jI/AAAAAAAAKPM/8aFsT9OvTSoT_oCJweocARchUHfdIcmlQCEwYBhgL/s320/11.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then filled with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/934-Alumilite-White-Amazing-Casting-Resin.aspx">Amazing Casting Resin</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">{<a href="https://youtu.be/0SBY7RiTxF4" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> to view mixing/preparation}.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PI3OY_33bhQ/WjcoKM21e0I/AAAAAAAAKPU/-5POLWx_M4sEMEhpInPdZyW-zwpJZPzzwCEwYBhgL/s1600/12.jpg"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PI3OY_33bhQ/WjcoKM21e0I/AAAAAAAAKPU/-5POLWx_M4sEMEhpInPdZyW-zwpJZPzzwCEwYBhgL/s400/12.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">In about 15 minutes the snowman is cured and ready to remove from mold! Can you see all that texture??!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qdvKApwOVT8/WjcoKXXAbsI/AAAAAAAAKQM/L6ejs8CKz1wNV9sT9nW6SLmx1Mpkjp6qACEwYBhgL/s1600/13.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qdvKApwOVT8/WjcoKXXAbsI/AAAAAAAAKQM/L6ejs8CKz1wNV9sT9nW6SLmx1Mpkjp6qACEwYBhgL/s400/13.jpg" width="252" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used my Copic markers to do some coloring.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1euSjuZAhpA/WjcoQSxwNVI/AAAAAAAAKQM/yT4kWn2j6nokAUWnbzL_Ar57KazJOShWQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Snowman%2BLantern%2BOpen%2BClose-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1euSjuZAhpA/WjcoQSxwNVI/AAAAAAAAKQM/yT4kWn2j6nokAUWnbzL_Ar57KazJOShWQCEwYBhgL/s400/Snowman%2BLantern%2BOpen%2BClose-marked.jpg" width="327" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Add a little snow and a tree with lights...</div><div style="text-align: center;">and a cute little deer to complete the scene.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JIGnEarE0bE/WjcoP2vpsBI/AAAAAAAAKQM/lpKe0ZDDoD83e493qlLm8lqqOyiP5L2twCEwYBhgL/s400/Snowman%2BLantern%2BOpen-marked.jpg" width="290" /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: center;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>And viola! A cute wintery scene!</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nwmyRG1qlIY/WjcoPJjjf2I/AAAAAAAAKQM/EURtE4VJbuM2dFuab-iKPItZMkdaehVSwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Snowman%2BLantern%2BClose-marked.jpg"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nwmyRG1qlIY/WjcoPJjjf2I/AAAAAAAAKQM/EURtE4VJbuM2dFuab-iKPItZMkdaehVSwCEwYBhgL/s640/Snowman%2BLantern%2BClose-marked.jpg" width="417" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">A perfect little place for Frosty to spend the winter!!!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="color: #990000;">How do you decorate for the holidays?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Thanks for joining us today. 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Polymer Clay Dove Ornaments by Tracy Alden<div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bgUHw9yNReo/Wj1lw0sDUcI/AAAAAAAAClc/oytTuM916Jk1kFti0xfxtDjdd-CCqBsMQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-1.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bgUHw9yNReo/Wj1lw0sDUcI/AAAAAAAAClc/oytTuM916Jk1kFti0xfxtDjdd-CCqBsMQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-1.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hello! <a href="http://artrez.com/blog/">Tracy</a> here with another tutorial using&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moldputty.com/">Amazing Casting Products</a>! Around the holidays I often find myself making last minute gifts to complete a package or basket... and this year was no exception. Harking back to the traditional theme of doves as a symbol of peace and goodwill, I decided to create "Peace on Earth" Dove ornaments.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Supplies:&nbsp;</b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><li><a href="https://www.moldputty.com/store/p/662-Amazing-Remelt.aspx">Amazing Remelt</a></li><li><a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/1082-Alumidust-clone.aspx">Alumidust</a></li><li><a href="https://www.sculpey.com/original-sculpey/1-original-sculpey">Original Sculpey Polymer Clay</a></li><li>Stylus (small sizes)&nbsp;</li><li>Pasta Machine (optional but helpful)&nbsp;</li><li>Ceramic Tiles&nbsp;</li><li>Craft Knife&nbsp;</li><li>Emery Board&nbsp;</li><li>Small Paint or Makeup Brush&nbsp;</li><li>Thin Width Ribbon&nbsp;</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8f8EMbUu_A/WjxVDRYtwhI/AAAAAAAACkU/zsDEgzOkIUsWKIOq7m6ksK4LhGhf_QIFQCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-2.jpg"><img border="0" height="323" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O8f8EMbUu_A/WjxVDRYtwhI/AAAAAAAACkU/zsDEgzOkIUsWKIOq7m6ksK4LhGhf_QIFQCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Using a pasta machine (devoted to craft use only) set on the thickest setting, I conditioned some polymer clay. I stacked two pieces of the now smooth clay on a ceramic tile and rolled an acrylic roller over the stack to make them stick to each other.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I drew a simple dove outline on a piece of parchment paper, then placed the paper on top of the clay. I traced the dove outline with a stylus to transfer the image.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cZ3ofE_W6Dk/WjxVDTqg_tI/AAAAAAAACkY/R63gDptbggUjWdy90TzaSYHy1tUaADiaACEwYBhgL/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-3.jpg"><img border="0" height="387" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cZ3ofE_W6Dk/WjxVDTqg_tI/AAAAAAAACkY/R63gDptbggUjWdy90TzaSYHy1tUaADiaACEwYBhgL/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Using a craft knife I cut out the dove shape, being careful around the edges to not tear the clay. I then smoothed out any uneven cuts in the clay with a stylus.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cXAYMt1qVZs/WjxVDUfuDAI/AAAAAAAACkc/B57UVNnwu4UqUYyBo_P-sUh9FC7Qhz4lACEwYBhgL/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-4.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cXAYMt1qVZs/WjxVDUfuDAI/AAAAAAAACkc/B57UVNnwu4UqUYyBo_P-sUh9FC7Qhz4lACEwYBhgL/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-4.jpg" width="351" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Instead of stamping images into the clay (like I have done with these <a href="https://amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com/2014/12/make-tag-or-three-or-ten-amazing.html" target="_blank">tag ornaments</a>), I create a free form pattern of swirls and dots as a decorative element on the clay dove. Using a small diameter stylus I gently press into the clay – drawing on the clay, not going too deep but just enough to get a visible pattern.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ardf1cVQwik/WjxVD5aEZ2I/AAAAAAAACkg/LKVXeoz3vd8bHAlMMS5lhVL1NJ-z_PIfQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-5.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ardf1cVQwik/WjxVD5aEZ2I/AAAAAAAACkg/LKVXeoz3vd8bHAlMMS5lhVL1NJ-z_PIfQCEwYBhgL/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-5.jpg" width="376" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I bake the clay dove on the tile as per the manufacturers instructions. Using an emory board, I carefully sand any uneven raised surfaces created in the drawing process, without removing the dove from the tile.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Now the fun begins...&nbsp;</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TmfIffWb-to/WjxVENGcrdI/AAAAAAAACkk/ScgTP4rO2WgaVTrNQqhcbeBufVdRoFWvQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-6.jpg"><img border="0" height="362" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TmfIffWb-to/WjxVENGcrdI/AAAAAAAACkk/ScgTP4rO2WgaVTrNQqhcbeBufVdRoFWvQCEwYBhgL/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-6.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I condition more polymer clay and create a clay wall around the cured clay dove piece. To make sure I was creating a tight seal with the clay to the tile, I press the clay in place with a metal stylus. I don't need to bake this clay – it is just serving as a wall to contain mold-making material, Amazing Remelt.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML7O_90Qorw/WjxVEZ6XMeI/AAAAAAAACks/0GZuo6JghHQJyAnCOlzHvnQT0jQl4QBPwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-7.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML7O_90Qorw/WjxVEZ6XMeI/AAAAAAAACks/0GZuo6JghHQJyAnCOlzHvnQT0jQl4QBPwCEwYBhgL/s320/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-7.jpg" width="277" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I sprayed the piece lightly with cooking spray to act as a mold release. I heat the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/662-Amazing-Remelt.aspx">Amazing Remelt</a> in the microwave, in the container it comes in (<a href="https://youtu.be/oyXtQ6Leaz0" target="_blank">click here</a> to view preparation). I pour the heated Remelt into prepared piece on the tile from a 12 -15 inch distance – this distance gives the Remelt a chance to release more bubbles before cooling.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-whGLT1ml4do/WjypqWzoMqI/AAAAAAAACk4/X6akYeEGurQsyvhWhj_O-QuiR4Y_oTdAgCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-8.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-whGLT1ml4do/WjypqWzoMqI/AAAAAAAACk4/X6akYeEGurQsyvhWhj_O-QuiR4Y_oTdAgCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-8.jpg" width="386" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I let the <a href="http://www.moldputty.com/store/p/662-Amazing-Remelt.aspx">Amazing Remelt</a> cool until no longer tacky or warm. When completely hardened, I carefully remove the tape, clay and the original from the Remelt mold.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Now to make more...</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VL_jLgSlfIw/Wjypv4Gi0wI/AAAAAAAACk8/Kr7jyJW-yjcD370bJC8pfv0kL6Q3La65gCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-9.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VL_jLgSlfIw/Wjypv4Gi0wI/AAAAAAAACk8/Kr7jyJW-yjcD370bJC8pfv0kL6Q3La65gCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-9.jpg" width="377" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I condition the polymer clay, making sure the clay was soft and warm enough to be pushed into the mold. I push the clay into the mold tight, using an acrylic roller to push the clay further into the mold – making sure the clay gets into the tiny embossed details.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mjxOYH0zXoM/Wjyp3xaA1MI/AAAAAAAAClA/NItcVp3cCgkvmMzRVLFAxZ1MDS3aQT3JgCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-10.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mjxOYH0zXoM/Wjyp3xaA1MI/AAAAAAAAClA/NItcVp3cCgkvmMzRVLFAxZ1MDS3aQT3JgCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-10.jpg" width="373" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I carefully place the mold, with the polymer clay still inside, face down on a ceramic tile, then gently peel back the mold leaving polymer clay piece stuck to the tile. I refill the mold with more polymer clay and repeat this process again and again until I have plenty of doves.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-csy7tRXgRRk/WjyqtK3dmsI/AAAAAAAAClM/JwsaJhoe-gk5RFBKpHjO32Zo8_yD_giPwCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-12.jpg"><img border="0" height="295" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-csy7tRXgRRk/WjyqtK3dmsI/AAAAAAAAClM/JwsaJhoe-gk5RFBKpHjO32Zo8_yD_giPwCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-12.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I made holes in the clay doves with a stylus which will be for adding ribbon hangers later. I applied two to three shades of Alumidust to each clay dove and then baked the polymer pieces to cure.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2RBVeVLy5ho/Wj1l3U3ZX7I/AAAAAAAAClg/wVvgNjbt-jE8mJG2m9XpaACBveSwZZMrwCLcBGAs/s1600/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-13.jpg"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2RBVeVLy5ho/Wj1l3U3ZX7I/AAAAAAAAClg/wVvgNjbt-jE8mJG2m9XpaACBveSwZZMrwCLcBGAs/s400/Amazing-Casting-Products-Polymer-Clay-Dove-Ornaments-Tracy-Alden-13.jpg" width="327" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">These shimmering clay doves are ready to hang</div><div style="text-align: center;">on the tree or put a finishing touch on gift baskets.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6; font-size: large;">What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Visit my blog <a href="http://artrez.com/blog/">Art Resurrected</a> for more craft tutorials!</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Happy Holidays and until next time, safe travels! ~ <a href="http://artrez.com/blog/">Tracy</a></b></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: start;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><span style="color: #3d85c6;">• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •</span></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="orphans: auto; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0px; widows: 1;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><br /><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b>Don't forget to subscribe&nbsp;to our blog on the right side bar:</b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="font-family: times;"><div><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Twitter at&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AmazingCasting" target="_blank">AmazingCasting</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty">AmazingMoldPutty</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;YouTube at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingMoldPutty?feature=watch">AmazingMoldPutty</a></span></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06637287247105774041noreply@blogger.com0