Monday, August 21

Singing a Whale Song of Summer... by Lyn Gill


Hi everyone! Lyn here with you today from LynzCraftz. It's no secret that I love Summer... the Ocean... the Beach... the sound of the waves and the salty sea air – so before Summer ends, I thought I would get in one last Summer project. I've named it "Whale Song" for obvious reasons...


I first started with a couple polymer clay whales that I sculpted from Super Sculpey (baked according to package directions). I left each whale flat on the back so I could glue them down. I glued each down into my mold box, then I poured over a batch of Amazing Mold Rubber to create the mold. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

In a few hours, the mold is cured! I removed the originals and it was time to pour some clear blue resin. For the whales I've mixed up Amazing Clear Cast Resin and Ocean Blue Alumilite Dye... aren't they cute?


Then using a wooden canvas I had purchased, I painted it with some acrylic paints. Just a basic underwater type background which will get mostly covered up.


Here comes the fun part... I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin and divided it into 5 small cups; adding Alumidust to each cup in similar colors to my painted background in 4 of them. In the fifth one, I added a bit of White Alumilite Dye.


Carefully pouring each of the four colors on their corresponding color area (kinda like a paint by number... LOL), I used a stir stick to help move the colors around. I placed the two original polymer whales along with the blue cast whales into the wet resin on the background and left it to cure for 3-4 hours before continuing.


The final step was to mix just a touch (the tip of my pallet knife) of the Alumilite Pearlescent Metallic Powder into another batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin, then pour this mixture over the entire piece – whales and all.


After letting this cure overnight,
the results are well... AMAZING! 


You can see the sparkle from the tiny bit of Pearlescent powder that I added to the final layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin – it's so pretty! A little bit of work but well worth it in the end.

What end of Summer projects
do you have planned?

Well that's the end for now – thank you so much for stopping by... 
Till Next Time! Lyn

As usual, you can find more of my work on my blog LynzCraftz
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Tuesday, August 15

#Cre8time for Bookmaking... Make it Artsy - Episode 207

Hello Amazing Makers!! Are you ready for some new Cre8time ideas using Amazing Casting Products! Today we share the latest episode of Make It Artsy: the TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! In this episode artist Andrew Thornton sculpts an amazing book cover using Alumilite Dyes, Alumidust and Amazing Casting Resin.

Ready for a new episode of Make It Artsy?!


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Nourish your mind with a good book. Artist and writer Andrew Thornton sculpts a beautiful book cover. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a whole book out of a single piece of paper. Tool expert Joe Rotella binds books inspired by ancient techniques from the Far East. Jane Dunnewold shares another artsy idea.


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Make It Artsy launched September 29, 2016 on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel – all new episodes from series 200 are now airing. If you can't find it on your local programming, you can view this episode online by clicking this link Series 200, Episode 207 - Books.


Make It Artsy is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! A series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today’s most creative “makers” join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.


Amazing Casting Products by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. Stay tuned for upcoming Series 200 episodes with projects featuring some our amazing friends using Alumilite's AMAZING products! Don't worry... we'll be sharing each new episode right here as they become available so you can tune in.

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Monday, August 14

#Cre8time Transformations... Fabulous FAUX Stained Glass by Lara Hjorthoy

Hello Fellow Artists! It's Lara here with a project I've been dreaming to make for some time – too long in fact! But finally I have managed to make it all work... and am so thrilled to share it with you all!

Who wants to make some stained glass?! 

I have actually completed a version of this a while ago, but was mighty unsuccessful in the end. So I needed to rethink my strategy for the second round and apparently, the time to think paid off! We have amazing faux Stained Glass!


To start this project off... and in my usual fashion these days, I wanted to find a way to reuse a frame that I had acquired. So I cleaned the frame and got some plexiglass for the "glass".  I glued this into the frame itself so that I could call it a "window" of sorts!


I used a relief paint by Pebeo that was the colour of lead, so it looked just like I had leaded it myself. I actually did a couple of layers of it, so I used a lot. My first go round, I had all the resin colours bleed together – so this time I made sure I was slow and deliberate and that there would be no holes whatsoever. To make this pattern, I printed a picture of a brick wall with a pattern I liked, placed behind the glass, and just followed it with the lead!

I left this to dry, well truthfully... for a long time! But I would no matter what, for at least a week, just to be safe.  

Next up! The resin!  

 
 

I mixed up he first batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin using Alumilite dyes, different shades of blue and purple and even added some sparkle to the resin with Alumilite Pearlescent Powder.


Using a popscicle stick, I slowly added resin to each of the squares, focusing on one colour at a time. 

  

You can use the stick to push the resin up to the edges
of each square, which helps prevent overpouring.


And I took my time. Which in the end produced a great piece, though it meant that my resin started to cure in the cups I mixed them in. I was able to get the pour done, but next time, I would only mix and apply one colour at a time. 


Which is exactly what I did for the Alumilite Silver Metallic Powder and the clear pearlescent resin I added later to complete the piece. I covered it up and let it cure overnight.


Add hanging hardware and ribbon and it now hangs lovely in our window!
I couldn't be happier with it! Can't wait to add different colours to the collection!

What type of stained glass would you make?

Hope you enjoyed this project, I have another big one coming up soon!

Stay Inspired!
~ Lara

Check out my website at www.larahjorthoy.com and YourToyCreations.etsy.com. You can follow my day to day creations on Facebook and Instagram, look for YourToy Creations!

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Wednesday, August 9

Make AMAZING #Cre8time Texture... Make it Artsy - Episode 206



Hello Amazing Makers!! Are you ready for more AMAZING ideas using Amazing Casting Products! Today we share the latest episode of Make It Artsythe TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! In this episode Cat Kerr creates amazing Cre8time texture and dimension for use in your projects using Amazing Casting Resin.

Ready for a new episode of Make It Artsy?!


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Add artistic flair to your home. Jewelry-maker Candie Cooper makes beaded vases and luminaries. Mixed media artist Cat Kerr shows a new technique for using RESIN to create textured sheets. Artist Rae Missigman makes a small canvas to add an artful touch to any room. Back with another art tip is Jane Dunnewold.


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Make It Artsy launched September 29, 2016 on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel – all new episodes from series 200 are now airing. If you can't find it on your local programming, you can view this episode online by clicking this link Series 200, Episode 206 - Making a House a Home.


Make It Artsy is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! A series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today’s most creative “makers” join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.


Amazing Casting Products by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. Stay tuned for upcoming Series 200 episodes with projects featuring some our amazing friends using Alumilite's AMAZING products! Don't worry... we'll be sharing each new episode right here as they become available so you can tune in.

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Wednesday, August 2

Add Something New to Your #Cre8time Routine... Make it Artsy - Episode 205

Hello Amazing Crafters!! It's time for a brand new episode of Make It Artsythe TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! 

Ready for a new episode of Make It Artsy?!


CLICK HERE to view this week's episode

Add something new to your creative routine. Tool expert Joe Rotella uses today's latest cutting technology to create glitter applique. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer makes collages with acrylic skins and films. Studio artist Cynthia Thornton paints fashions and faces to create a charming fabric doll. Jane Dunnewold share another art tip.
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Make It Artsy launched September 29, 2016 on Public Television stations across the country! Look for it on your local PBS channel – all new episodes from series 200 are now airing. If you can't find it on your local programming, you can view this episode online by clicking this link: Series 200, Episode 205 - New To Me.


Make It Artsy is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! A series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”. From mixed-media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today’s most creative “makers” join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.


Amazing Casting Products by Alumilite Corp. is proud to be one of these fabulous group of companies partnering with Make it Artsy. Stay tuned for upcoming Series 200 episodes with projects featuring some our amazing friends using Alumilite's AMAZING products! Don't worry... we'll be sharing each new episode right here as they become available so you can tune in.

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