We just had four straight days of rain and as much as we needed it, you can see how saturated my flower beds become. I have been working very hard on my F-beds, hoping to bring rise to something colorful next year. I've planted a ton of perennials and can't wait to see them mature.
Do you know how much I love AMP - www.alumilite.com products?
You can't imagine until you put this stuff to work just how creative you will become!! I've been bitten hard by this product.
I'm sharing two cards today made using resin, the first one is a simple little vase. Cute sweet and to the point, easy to duplicate, looks good on a card, if I do say so myself.
The tree below I molded out of polymor clay first - I like polymor clay, but my complaint with it is that it just won't hold up to pressure and once I've made my first mold out of the amazing mold putty, I can make as many of these trees as I want. I used the gold powder found here to finish the tree and some ink pads, I sealed it with glossy accents.
I want to say that this little jar of metallic powder will last you forever, A GREAT VALUE!!
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I was so inspired by the creativeness of this bloggers work - that I just had to make my own.
The beauty of making snippets is the ability to use up your scraps of paper, ribbon, charms, flowers, do-hickeys and do dads. I have created many of these already and I'm addicted. There are NO RULES to making snippets, which allows a delightful release of energy when you make one. I have been amazed by how many unused items now have homes.
You might wonder what you will do with these. I will use them on bags, scrapbook pages cards, altered projects, just about anywhere my heart desires. I will simply "snip" a section of the entire snippet that I want to use and place it on my project, rolling up the unused section for another project.
I make mine at least two feet in length, starting with a base of ribbon or canvas or fabric that is that length. Then I layer and layer. Easy right?? I hope you have fun making your snippets and remember to go and leave Carole some love for sharing her work/idea with us.
Its probably no surprise to many of you that I sew and love love love my sewing stash of goodies. But the one thing that was missing was LARGE sized spools. SOoooo, I made some funky, colorful resin spools that I could add to my stash. They can be made in any size, color, shape or height. Customize them however you like, but the end result is nothing but stunning. I love these and plan on making many many more of them. Imagine how many ways you can use these spools. Perhaps as decorating items, functional spools, gifts, toys, wheels, beading......the process is whats important here. I'll show you how to make a tube, that can be cut, threaded, embellished etc.
So here's how I made these.
Amazing Mold Putty
5 minute casting Resing
mixing pots/stir stick
base form - plastic cup
narrow tube (battery or marker)
paper, glue, hole punch
Step 1 - mix putty together, form putty around marker to form a hollow tube, let dry
Step 2 - Mix equal parts of casting resin, with dye added.
Step 3 - place straw in the center of the mold putty tube.
Remember to close off one end of the straw with a sticky dot.
Step 4 - pour resin into mold putty tube. Let set.
Step 1- mix equal parts of Casting Resin parts A & B, add dye and stir well.
Step 2 - pour resin into base cups, let set up
Step 1 - remove all of your resin pieces from their molds.
Step 2 - file and sand any rough edges, if required,
making sure that your tube has flat ends on each end of the tube.
Step 3 - glue your end pieces to the tube. Any good quality adhesive should work.
I used crystal lacquer.
Step 4 - Embellish as desired.
I hope you will make some of these for yourself or as gifts.
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