Monday, October 16

#Cre8time Candlemaking... DIY SpOoKy Skulls and Pumpkins with Amazing Mold Rubber


Hello Amazing Makers! Today begins a countdown 'Thirteen Days of Halloween" with Amazing Casting Products. If you haven't subscribed to receive posts via email, please do so in the sidebar on the right so you don't miss a thing!


Did you know you can make DIY custom soap and candles made with Amazing Mold Rubber and Amazing Mold Putty?! Today we are sharing a couple of Cre8time projects to customize your Fall/Halloween decor. Imagine accenting your home with handmade pumpkin or skull candles and soaps – or any shapes you desire.

  

Amazing Mold Rubber is easy to use and captures amazing detail for casting items in resin, wax, plaster, soap and more. CLICK HERE to see more pumpkin inspired projects for Halloween and the fall season using Amazing Casting Products.

Watch to see how to make pumpkin and skull soap and candles...


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Amazing Mold Rubber captures amazing detail making it perfect for molding fun things for your Cre8time seasonal decor – with one mold you can cast duplicates in soap, wax, resin... and so much more!

How do you create for Halloween?

Thanks for visiting and join us tomorrow as our "Thirteen Days of Halloween" continues! CLICK HERE to view more videos on how you can utilize Amazing Casting Products in your creations.


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Wednesday, October 11

Swimming with #Cre8time Inspiration... by Kristie Taylor

Hello everyone! Kristie Taylor here to share some under-the-sea inspiration. Do you ever see something and just know that it has started an avalanche of ideas? It literally happens to me all the time!

Sometimes, I will be working on a project and one thing leads to another and another until my work surface is covered in several different projects all in various stages of drying... LOL!


Many years ago, I bought a refrigerator magnet of a seahorse. I love sea horses – I find them beautiful and mysterious. Anyways, the magnet lost its stickiness and luster a long time ago, so I put it in a box of mixed media supplies to be used again one day. I ran across him recently, and started a project using him as the center of attention, then halfway into the project, I had another idea... of course to create a mold! Now he could be the center of attention in several different projects.

That is part of the wonder of Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin – you can create a mold, and use an object more than once, in so many ways!

But in creating this one... it fired up my imagination to create something else. Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial of another AMAZING creation featuring this lovely resin casting of my retired starfish magnet.

What altered things will you create
using Amazing Casting Products??!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Kristie

To see more of my work, please visit my blog, "The Scrapinater", 
over on my YouTube Channel or on Instagram.

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Monday, October 9

Resin Painting with Dried Orchids... #Cre8time Explorations by Tracy Alden


Hello! Tracy here with another Amazing Casting Products inspiration post! I will let you in on a secret: sometimes I have no clue what direction some of my art projects will end up going. I can collect supplies, start working on something, maybe even get a basic idea of what I would like to do... then end up making something completely different – this project was one of those. 

I have a small collection of orchid blooms that I had dried and wanted to try to preserve in Amazing Clear Cast Resin. I had never worked with dried orchid blooms as they are very delicate, and can easily crumble if mishandled. I decided a frame was the best choice to display the dried orchids and also be able to hold the resin in place... so I got to work.


I found that with the first layer of Amazing Clear Cast Resin the orchid blooms had a tendency to shift in the resin. So the first layer of resin had to be a thin pour and I let that cure to a tacky set. I added a second clear layer of resin to cover and protect the orchids. After this cured, I followed with two more layers of resin mixed with Alumidust or Alumilite Dye in different spots, using a toothpick to drag the colors through each other. This created a lovely ebb and flow of color to the resin.

I honestly lost track of time doing this and found it rather relaxing and meditative in nature. I let this layer of resin cure. The frame looks complicated but it is just four layers of resin poured. No waste of resin – just a few stir sticks, toothpicks and clean up with babywipes.


Please CLICK HERE to see the full tutorial on how I created this mixed media resin frame on my blog Art Resurrected.

What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!

Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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Saturday, October 7

#Cre8time Art becomes Fashion... Make it Artsy Episode 213

Hello Amazing Crafters!! What happens when art meets fashion?! Get ready to be inspired with the latest episode of Make It Artsy: the TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists!

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Today, art becomes fashion. Mixed media artist Rae Missigman makes a wearable art journal for her artful ideas. Today's hottest jewelry trend is crafted into a bangle bracelet by Jen Cushman. Artist Candie Cooper affirms her art statement by embellishing boots. Jane Dunnewold has another idea about the maker's movement.
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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 300 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 213 - Inspired by Fashion.


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 the new Series 300 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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Friday, September 22

Make a #Cre8time Statement... Make it Artsy Episode 212

Hello Amazing Crafters!! How do you add your Cre8time mark to your creations?! Get ready to be inspired with the latest episode of Make It Artsythe TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! 

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Pump up your personal style statement. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer draws and cuts custom screens for silkscreen printing. Painter Mystele Kirkeeng uses supplies at hand to paint a charming folk art house. Studio artist Andrew Thornton gives fabric a work out and creates and artful book. Jane Dunnewold joins Julie with 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 212 - Personal Style.


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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#Cre8time for All Ages... Make it Artsy Episode 211

Hello Amazing Crafters!! Cre8time can be enjoyed by all ages. Get ready to be inspired with the latest episode of Make It Artsythe TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! 

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Inspire a young maker with kid-friendly art projects. Folk artist Mystele Kirkeeng paints a portrait of a cup inspired by various designs. Studio artist Cynthia Thornton paints and assembles articulated paper dolls. Jewelry expert Candie Cooper tops things off with a beautiful beaded crown. Jane Dunnewold shares 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 211 - Kid Friendly.


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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Tuesday, September 5

Wear Your ART... Make it Artsy - Episode 210

Hello Amazing Crafters!! Get ready to be inspired with the latest 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

Wear your art and express your maker's spirit wherever you go. Embellishment artist Candie Cooper makes bag charms with leather and beads. Resin artist Susan Lenart Kazmer casts found objects to wear as jewelry or embellishments. Fine artist Andrew Thornton turns a book into a necklace. Back with more art tips 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 210 - Wear Your Art.


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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#Cre8time for Folk Art... Make it Artsy - Episode 209

Hello Amazing Crafters!! It's time to share the next episode of Make It Artsythe TV show for makers and crafters – featuring tips, techniques and projects for makers, crafters and artists! 

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Folk art is the essence of a culture. Painter and maker Mystele Kirkeeng paints abstract folk art faces and figures. Tool expert Joe Rotella uses baker’s twine to weave new art on a tin tile. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer draws repeating shapes to create a meditative mandala. Jane Dunnewold shares another artistic perspective.
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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 209 - Folk Art.


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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Thursday, August 24

How to Apply an AMAZING Resin Topcoat with Kristie Taylor

Hello everyone! Kristie Taylor here and I would like to show you one way to put a resin top coat over a huge painting. Pouring a resin topcoat on helps to not only protect the painting – but also adds lots of depth and brightens the colors. It can make a huge difference, bringing luster and shine to the painting.

Recently I discovered flow painting. This is a process where you mix paints and water and other ingredients together to create a fluid paint, then pour them onto a substrate.


My daughter and I created this beautiful painting together use the flow painting technique. It turned out so much better than we expected! So much better, that as soon as I posted a photo to social media it sold!


So, since this was painted on plywood (it was supposed to be practice... LOL), I needed to prep it to accept resin. I used wood glue to apply braces to the back making it flat.

Okay – now that the painting is actually flat, lets get her prepped to receive her shiny new Amazing Clear Cast Resin topcoat!


Spray 91% alcohol over the surface and wipe with a damp cloth.
This will help remove any dust that is on the surface.


Then carry the painting outdoors and spray with a sealer.
This will keep the pigments in your paint stationary.


Make sure your painting is completely DRY and level.


Mix equal parts of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin together until no striations are present {yes... you are seeing correctly - this is gallon size}. Did you know there is an 8 oz. size and a 32 oz. size too??!


Allow resin to sit so it can degas and the bubbles can rise.

  

Pour resin over the canvas slowly, and spread it out. Amazing Clear Cast Resin is self leveling, so just make sure the entire canvas is covered.


Once you have the resin spread out, spritz it with alcohol again. 


Wait ten minutes for the alcohol to evaporate {for SAFETY – rubbing alcohol is flammable}, then go over it with heat if necessary to pop any remaining bubbles. I use a culinary torch for this.


The client wanted me to add some glitter to the painting, so after the first coat of Amazing Clear Cast Resin was partially cured (about 6 hours later), I mixed up another smaller batch of resin and added some glitter to it, then spread that over certain parts of the canvas. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.


**PLEASE NOTE** The resin needs a dust free zone to cure, so I made a dust tent with PVC pipe and a dropcloth. Doesn't look pretty... but it worked.


That's all there is to it!

Just look at this beauty now! I love the way the resin intensifies the colors and gives the entire painting more depth!

Here are some lovely detail shots for your viewing pleasure! They have been rotated 90º clockwise in order to view larger.





What will you create with
Amazing Clear Cast Resin??!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Kristie

To see more of my work, please visit my blog, "The Scrapinater", 
over on my YouTube Channel or on Instagram.


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Tuesday, August 22

Creativity Captured in Time... Make it Artsy Episode 208

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! 

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Keep track of time in an artistic way. Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger crafts clock parts into a necklace. For his favorite time piece, his phone, tool expert Joe Rotella makes a decorative stand. Mixed media artist Rae Missigman captures moments in time in an artful clipboard journal. Artist Jane Dunnewold has more artful ideas to share.
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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 208 - Time.


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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