Friday, November 18, 2011

Elephant Receipt Holder

Good morning and welcome to another project using the Amazing Molding Putty (you can purchase it on the website or Michaels and Hobby Lobby carry it also).  Check out the Amazing Molding Putty blog here.  I know I haven't been around much, but I'm trying to post as much as possible.  I really didn't know how much my crafting and blogging was taking over my world until I started working again.  I miss all of you so much and coming to see what you've created.  Most of all I miss commenting on some of your ideas because we all know comments are important.  My work schedule is so all over the board that it's hard for me to get a routine set up, but I promise I will start working on posting on a more regular basis.  I've got so many ideas and started projects but time is not on my side and blogging takes up most of that time.  So from now on you may be seeing a few more projects, but less wording.  I know, some of you are going to like that...less wording that is.  Hahahaha

Anyway, onto this week's post.  My new job requires me to participate in Bingo at least once a month.  I really have never played Bingo much outside of at the fair, (because my youngest LOVES it) and some in grade school.  Before I got my job I had never set foot inside of our local Bingo Hall.  After you have purchased your Bingo package you are required to sign your receipt and keep it visible at all times so if you do "bingo" the attendant has proof of your purchase.  (This way you can't cheat???).  Anyway, many of the "regular" players have cute little receipt holders they have purchased or made themselves so I decided to make one for myself.  You all know how much I love elephants and they are supposed to be lucky too, so I used one that hubby had bought me a few years ago.

I created a mold of it using my Amazing Molding Putty from this elephant:
and here is my mold
here is an idea of how it looks
When I took the elephant out of the mold it wasn't
completely set up yet, so I was able to add a piece
of wire into it's back using my paper piercer to
start the hold and then gently pushed the wire into it
after it completely set up the wire becomes a permanent part of 
the elephant and then I painted it with black acrylic paint to give it an onyx look
I attached an alligator clip to the wire
here is another view of the elephant
and now my receipt is attached and I can go play Bingo

I hope I've inspired you to create something with the Amazing Mold Putty cuz the possibilities are endless.  If you'd like to see more of my creations, click here and I will see you again soon. 


  1. Brenda,
    That is so cool. I love the little elephant. You did a great job and a really neat idea.

  2. Brenda, you are just to creative! This is another amazing project. I may have to try definitly have my curiousity on this...thanks for sharing! '
    Sherrie K

  3. Brenda, he's cute-cute-cute!!!

    Good luck getting your schedule routine together.

    Hugs, my friend!

  4. what a cute elephant tfs and want to wish you a happy thanksgiving


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