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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Harley Davidson Keychain with Amazing Casting Products

Good Morning crafters,

I wanted to show you a keychain I made a while back for a friend of mine.  It was her birthday and she is a huge Harley Davidson enthusiast.  I had this awesome pin that I had gotten many years ago and she has always commented how much she loves my pin.  I, however, was not about to give it away, but I knew I could duplicate it for her.


I started with my Amazing Casting Products and the Amazing Mold Rubber and created my mold.  I then poured the mold with the Orange Dye mixed with the Amazing Casting Resin.  It was ready in about 5 minutes


Then I added some of the Alumilite Silver Metallic Powder.


If you get some in areas you don't want, you can always use a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol to get it off!


I drilled a small hole with my dremel and added a jump ring and keychain and voila!
She LOVED it!

I hope you've enjoyed my quicky keychain.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Anything But a Card challenge #48 Faux Glass leaf bracelet

Welcome to another post for Anything but a Card.  This month's challenge #48 is all about the OUTDOORS.  I so love creating for this blog, but sometimes time gets away from me.  I am here today to show you something I created a LONG time ago for another design team I am on.  I've been with Amazing Casting Products for 3 years now and love using all the products they have.  If you haven't heard about it, go HERE and see all the great things this group of designers have made.  I love creating jewelry and today's post is all about taking Out and About with you!


First start by mixing your Alumilite Violet Dye to part "A" of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin. Make sure to mix it up well and then mix that with your part "B" of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin again, stirring well to get it all mixed together well.


Then I used a piece of packing foam (recycled) as my sponge and "painted" it onto the ribbon coating both sides on top of a garbage bag. Leave your ribbon on the garbage bag to dry and it will just lift right off when it has dried. Once it's dry it becomes hard but yet still pliable. 


I made a leaf using the Amazing Clear Cast Resin with Alumilite (Flo) Green Dye. Doesn't it look like glass? I used a brown sharpie to add the veins on the leaf and then "painted" another coat of Amazing Clear Cast Resin over the top of that to shine up the "sharpie".


I attached the leaf with some E6000® and there I have an amazing fall bracelet. 


I also used my Crop-A-Dile™ to attach some eyelets to the "ribbon" and added a clasp.


I hope I've inspired you to make something for Anything but a Card and can't wait to see what you come up with.  There are only 3 simple rules to participate in this challenge.

1.  Use the Outdoors as your inspiration.
2.  Make ANYTHING BUT A CARD
3.  Have Fun

Thanks for looking and see you soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bottle Caps and Amazing Casting Products

Good morning friends.

Today I am showing you a quicky.  On one of my recent shopping trips I came across these fun bottle cap stickers at Tuesday Mornings.  I got 3 different books and a few bottle caps for $7.  Nice!

This is one of the books.






I also created my own findings


Just peel off the sticker and apply within the bottle cap!  Easy peasy!


I attached my findings with some E6000.


I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin from Amazing Casting Products to pour into the bottle caps covering the image.  I mixed the two part Resin in a small cup and let it sit for about 10 minutes to get all the air bubbles out.  See how much clearer the 2nd mixture is?


See how nice this gets?


Here are all my finished bottle caps.  Now I will be making some necklaces and key chains.

I hope you've enjoyed my quicky.
As always, have a great day and God Bless!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Get Creative Challenge #17 with Eureka Stamps

Good morning crafty peeps!  Today is another post for the Get Creative Challenge design team.  I've been having a real fun time participating in this design team challenge.  This month's theme was Father's Day or For the Boys.  I got real excited when I saw this image that I chose:

Yup, it's an elephant, yeah me!


I printed the image a couple of time and then I started by coloring the elephant with a gray crayon.  You don't have to be precise with this method.  Then I put some baby oil on a q-tip and went over the top of the crayon.  It smooths and blends the crayon nicely.


Cool, huh?


I have had this elephant paper in my stash for a long time and finally pulled it out to use for this card.  I ran it through my polka dot cuddlebug for some nice texture.


Then I fussy cut my elephant out and pop dotted him.


I also ran my black ink pad over the raised paper before applying the elephant.


I cut some gray paper in sort of a cloud shape and stamped It's Your Big Day from my 
Getting Cricky collection when I was on her design team.  
I then attached a string to the elephant's trunk leading to the "balloon" and some rhinestones.


I loved how this turned out and created another version using the same techniques but added 3 baby elephants to the card.  Only this time I added a hand printed caption.


I hope I've inspired you to head over to Get Creative Challenge and create a fun Father's day card or something For the Boys.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Get Creative Challenge #15 with Limited Runs

Welcome to the 3rd Monday of the Month and another digi creation for Get Creative Challenge blog.  I'm going to be very honest and tell you I'm not so good at this digi challenge, but I'm trying.  I love trying new things and joining this challenge blog was more for me to have a reason to use up my STASH of STUFF!  I thought I would force myself to use what I have and NOT buy anything.  So far so good!

Here is my image from Limited Runs.  I chose this image because I knew I wanted to make hubby's 4th of July Birthday invitations with it.
This month's challenge is to use 1 fiber, 1 sticker and 1 printed paper.


I wasn't thrilled with how it turned out.  I really didn't get the coloring right at all but I will still use this image again to make his invitations.

So ...


I created this card also.  I like this so much better.  My coloring is still not good at all, but I am really happy with how this came together.

Make sure to head on over to Get Creative Challenge blog and join in the fun.  You must use 1 fiber, 1 printed paper and 1 sticker to be eligible for the challenge.  Can't wait to see what you create.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Master's (magnets) at Anything but a Card Challenge #47


Good morning friends,

Welcome to another installation of Anything But a Card Challenge #47.  This month's challenge is all about the Masters!  When I first read that I got excited because I thought we were doing a challenge about Golf, you know the Master's Tournament.  Yeah, I got Golf on the brain because the season has begun!  Well, it wasn't so, instead we were to create something from the Master "Artists" as inspiration.  Oi, I cannot paint and got stuck on that idea, so I was having a hard time with this challenge.  I voiced my expression in the group and a team mate came to the rescue.  Thanks Elaine!  She provided me with this picture from Picasso 

and with that, a project was born.  Let's get started:

Now you all know I love creating with the Amazing Casting Products and with that being said I have lots and lots of resin pieces, but I also have just as much resin paper so to say.  When I over mix my Amazing Casting Resin I create extra resin pieces, but sometimes I just create resin paper.  You can mix up your resin and pour it out on some bakers paper in a thin layer and let it harden, or if I've over poured a mold I save the drippings.  So much fun!


Here is a picture of my many different pieces.


I found some white that was created by mixing the Amazing Casting Resin Part A and B.  There are some splotches of other stuff, I think a bit of glitter,but that won't hinder this project.


If the layer of resin is thin you can cut it with an ordinary pair of scissors.  
I cut out a square shape and rounded the corners.  I used the other side of the glittery piece.


Using an ordinary pencil I drew (doodled) directly on my resin piece.
See the colors on the piece, doesn't matter?


Then I grabbed my Sharpies to add some color ...


and colored my piece.  Cute, huh?


Now I mixed up my Amazing Clear Cast Resin and let it sit for a couple minutes to get all the air bubbles out.  Don't worry about getting them ALL out.  


Then I placed my resin piece onto my homemade doming board and 
poured the Amazing Clear Cast resin over the top and domed it.  
If you still have air bubbles, you can use your heat gun or blow on them to pop them.


Now I let that set up for a couple of hours.  Depending on the humidity and the depth of the resin,  it can take anywhere from 2 to 24 hours to set up.


Next step is to create my magnets.


Once my resin pieces were set up, I recycled (love recycling) 
an old magnet sheet by tracing my resin piece and cutting it out.


I applied a bit of E6000 to the back of my resin piece and a bit to my magnets and pressed them together.
I let them set up for about 4 hours before putting them onto my refrigerator.


Pretty cool huh?


Here is a nice closeup shot of the better of the two magnets.


You can see that the square magnet I created ran a bit.  I didn't let the sharpie dry completely.  You can always heat set your piece before adding your Amazing Clear Cast Resin.  The rectangle magnet turned our perfect though.  I just love my Picasso imitations!

I hope you will hop on over to Anything But a Card and join in on our challenge.  There are only 3 rules.

1.  Make ANYTHING BUT A CARD
2.  Use the theme "MASTERS"
3.  Most important HAVE FUN!

Until next time, have a great day and God Bless.



Monday, May 4, 2015

Clear Bangle

Good morning friends,

Today is one of my favorite days of the week.  Mold Rubber Monday.  Head over to the Amazing Casting Products blog and check out the tutorial for the bangle I made shown here.