Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shamrock pick

Good morning friends and fellow crafters,

I am here to show you a quick (not quite done) project that I am making for work.  I've been commissioned by work to create some giveaways for St. Patty's Day and I am so excited about it.  I made something similar for Valentine's day and was asked to do it again for St. Patty's Day.  I love creating projects, especially for a purpose.  Now the opening sentence said "not quite done", but in fact the project is done, but I cannot show it all right now because there are going to be a few different posts for this project.  Which in turn means, you will have to keep checking back to see the entire finished project.

I started with rolling my Creative Paperclay® out between two skewers for an even thickness.  Then I cut the shamrocks out with a cookie cutter I got at Michael's for 99 cents.  I love a bargain.
Then I placed the skewers on the clay and pressed them into the clay and used white glue to attach them
and let them dry for 24 hours.
After all the shamrocks were dried, I cut the little stems out of the clay
and covered the skewers.
and sanded it after that dried completely.
Then I painted them green and used my stickles to outline them.
Now remember, there is more to this project, so please keep checking back.


I know CHA was in January, but I wanted to show you what I made for the Amazing Mold Putty design team I am on.  We were all asked to submit a project for CHA and I was pretty intimidated at first.  I wanted to make something that screamed wow...  My son's girlfriend had been over for dinner and she always wears the cutest jewelry.  She had on a long necklace with a fairly large pendant and that's when it hit me...I could recreate something like that.  Hers was a bit heavy and that made my idea even better.  I used Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Casting Resin (liquid to solid in 5 minutes), Alumilite's Silver and Gold Powder, Gold acrylic paint and Silver paint marker to complete this project. 
First  I made a mold of one of my favorite belt buckles
and a Fleur De Liz button
I casted the belt buckle with the Resin and Silver Metalic Powder
and the Fleur de Lis button with Gold Metalic Powder
I highlighted various spots of the pendant with the
gold metallic paint and highlighted the tops of the 
Fleur De Lis with a silver painters pen
I added gold and silver chains to the pendants to create this beautiful necklace
I was pretty happy with the outcome and my son's GF was amazed.  I sent my pendant off to CHA and got a lot of positive feedback from it.  Even though I couldn't be there, at least a part of me was...LOL

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A is for Alexis

Good day all

Today I have a quick tutorial on how to create a fabulous way to create a monogram plus name to your project. A loooonnnngggg time ago I had purchased a "candy mold" alphabet but never used it.  When I became addicted to Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty I remembered this mold and wanted to use it.  It was so old that I was afraid that it would hold up with the Amazing Mold Resin so first I made each letter using the paperclay.
 Then I molded the paperclay into the Amazing Mold Putty.
 Then I combined the Amazing Casting Resin "Liquid to Solid in 5 minutes" with some pink alcohol ink to make the letters and I also made a butterfly mold with some plum alcohol ink.
 After the letters casted I glued them to a painted wooden A and added the butterfly also.
 I really like how I can personalize almost anything using the Amazing Mold Putty with the casting resin.