Sunday, March 31, 2013

Summertime Place Setting ~ Amazing Mold Putty DT Project

Hi all! For my project this month I decided to concentrate on summertime table settings. With spring in the air and my husband readying the back yard pond and fountains and patio for guests, I wanted to create some fun new napkin rings. So out came my Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin (links below).

To start, I had to search for something to use as a base. I chose the cardboard center of a (or spool) of a roll of ribbon. Then, to give it some texture and depth I used my glue gun to add some stings of glue all over it.

Next I mixed my Amazing Mold Putty part "A" and part "B" in equal parts (see website via the link for detailed instructions).

Next, I made molds of this and some other items to use on my napkin ring.

Once my putty was set (about 10 minutes - or when you can scrape the side with your fingernail and it doesn't come off). The detail I was able to get in my mold was really quite amazing. With all of the mold I've created, I still wasn't sure this would work, but just look at the next picture to see how detailed you can actually get with your putty.
Is this cool or what!?
Next I used my Amazing Casting Resin to mold my pieces.
Now, I'm not gonna lie, the ring itself took a little work to get out, but it was totally worth it. Once I popped the pieces out I glued them together and then painted them solid black.

I went over the black with a blue green color, then a seafoam green. I finished it off with some antique gold rub.

What do you think? I love how this looks like some high end metal napkin ring that I might have bought in downtown Laguna Beach; but really I made it lickety split in my craft room. Now I just need to make 7 more! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Don't forget to hop over to the Amazing Mold Putty website and check out their truly Amazing products!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Snap,Crackle, Pop! ~ Robin's Nest DT Post

For my last Robin's Nest project, I used the pink crackle paper (link below), but I decided to go a different direction this time.  I also mentioned in that post that you could use the crackle paper for a barbed wire look; so . . . that's just what I did!

In this project I used these Robin's Nest products:
I had some left-over pictures from our Deadwood trip and decided I wanted to make a mini album for my son (since most of the pictures are him lol).  I decided to make a one paper mini which you can create from one piece of 12x12 paper, scored, cut and then folded.   There are tons of tutorials with videos if you search it on youtube.  In fact, I believe Terri Sproul did one with Robin's Nest paper (click here to see it)!  I used the Blue Crackle Cardstock (link above) as my base.

You can see that it's cut into a "W" formation before being folded. 

I used pieces of the Cowboy Tag Kit (link above) to embellish my mini and scraps of the Calamity Jane Roses Cardstock (link above) which is a nice two-sided, heavy cardstock.  I especially like how the silhouette sticker looks on the binding.
The crackle finish, in this case, looks like barbed wire.  The next pictures shows it more closely (um love, love, love the glitter).
Here are a few more pictures.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and to view my project!  Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know how you like it.  Make sure stop over at the Robin's Nest Website to check out these products and so many more.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Couple More Pages of My Twilight Mini Album

Okay, with all of the sickness in my house the last two months, I have posted nothing except my design team posts (and was lucky to get those up!).  So here are a couple more pages of the Twilight Mini I started posting last month . . .

This was the cover I already posted

 Here are a few more pages . . . my friend is definitely a Jacob fan - lol!

This is a paper bag album made from Kathy Orta's youtube tutorial so it has lots of pages that flip up and a ton of pockets!  Because there is so much space (or real estate as Kathy calls it) there was plenty of room to include quotes from the books and movies.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Amazing Mold Putty Blog Hop!


Thanks for joining us on the Amazing Mold Putty blog hop.  Stop at every blog on the list below and leave a comment on each one and you could win a prize!  The theme is COLOR.  If you know my work you know I usually use muted and grungy colors, so I tried to go a bit out of my comfort zone on this one.  I created a Hello Kitty pen/pencil case to go with a journal I'm making for a friend's birthday.  I had to get really creative with this one because I didn't have anything 3D Hello Kitty to use to create my mold. Sooooo, I used a two dimensional sticker like the one held in the clothes pin on the box.  I had to carefully press the paper sticker into my putty using uniform pressure all over until it was deep enough to make an impression.  Okay, I said two dimensional, but the sticker did have a bow and whiskers that were 3D, but still paper. Here's the way it came out:

I thought this was a pretty cool trick.  Now I have so many more things I can mold . . . not just 3D objects!  I then painted the medallion I created and adhered it to my pen/pencil box.  I hope you enjoy my project!
 Make sure to leave a comment and hop through every blog on the list.  If you didn't start at the Amazing Mold Putty blog go down two the link list below and start at the beginning to make sure you hit each blog.  Happy Hopping and good luck!
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