Monthly Archives: March 2013

Owl Statue for my garden

Owl Statue for my garden

UGH- This is my last month on the Amazing Mold Putty Design team. I am a bit sad. I really do love this product and will miss the team. I will however, continue to use the resin and AMP because it is one of my favorite craft supplies as I say all the time!
For my last project I molded an Owl I got for Halloween. I am on of those people who have Halloween and odd things sit around the house all year ON PURPOSE! I molded just the owl off of the piece so i can then add it to a base and put it in my garden. As you can see I painted it bright colors to add to the garden of vegetables and flowers and I love having these things set around my flower beds and such. One of my first AMP projects I did was a statue I got from the dollar store so I could use it outside for the same reason!
What I did first was molded the owl. I did not mold the bottom part as I knew I wanted to attach it to a few branches from outside. (THERE IS MY ADORABLE BABY SPYRO JAMES WALKING AROUND…I COULD NOT EDIT HIM OUT!)
Once it set I then mixed my Resin and added a bit of silver to it. I wanted to see if I wanted to keep it silver or paint it.

Once it cured I decided I wanted it bright so I painted (which AMP takes paint wonderfully)the owl bright green, added iridescent blue eyes, pupils, a beak and dry brushed a darker green all over it. Now I need to do a clear coat on it and paint a wooden heart I got from the craft store and glue this to it and set it out in the garden. I LOVE IT!

I want to thank Terri Sproul and the AMP Design Team and the company itself for Blessing me with this opportunity to be on your Design Team for a year! It is by far one of my favorite products and things I have done!

And one last thing…I have also been Blessed to have my Octopus now on the Amazing Mold Putty and Casting Resin Boxes! Thank you!

Amazing Mold Putty-Blog Hop

Amazing Mold Putty-Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my Blog, you should of just came from Tanya’s. I want to showcase a project that I did with one of my top 3 FAVORITE craft items in the world (Amazing Mold Putty and Resin) for this blog hop.

I have been asked over and over by people, “What can I make with Amazing Mold Putty and Resin?” I’ve found that many of them are so curious about this product but are afraid to buy it because they do not know what to do with it. So, it got me thinking….What do I have around the house that I or others could use with the AMP? I wanted the project to be inexpensive yet really stretch the imagination and take the fear out of this product.

SO here it goes…. I used a pencil and made earrings. YES I DID! I am also a jewelry maker and the bigger the earring, the more I love it! I made these bigger than most would like but you can cut them down or use a nail or a smaller pencil to create a pair to your liking. I really wanted to show you how this product can adapt to anything you use with it.

First I decided what to use. I used a Taylors chalk pencil and made the mold with my AMP. After I made the mold I mixed Amazing Casting Resin with metallic gun metal powder and made a cast of it (I made it two times to have 2 earrings) Once it set and I took it out I stuck a metal knitting needle in top to make hole for eye pin. It is still pliable for a bit once it sets and you take it out.

I then painted them with a sparkly glitter and once dry I added dots using liquid pearls and added a bit at the bottom where the point would of been. I didn’t leave the end sharp, it is more rounded. I took my glue gun and then added the head pens upside down in the holes and held it there as the glue dried and added some more liquid pearls and glitter on the top to give extra holding power.

 

I painted one more coat of sparkly glitter all over both pieces, added ear wires and they are ready to wear! I love them. NOW-think of what else you can add-beads and wire and OH MY the possibilities! I hope you enjoy this simple but fun project. Please try Amazing Mold Putty and Resin. You will look at things so differently!

Each member of the team will post a project on their blog for you to vote on.
To begin, you must Start at the AMP blog.
- Then go to each of the designers blogs, (links provided as shown at the bottom of this post).
When you have visited the last blog, go back to the AMP blog and vote for your favorite project!

The Theme is COLOR

Voting -starts March 2nd, 2013 , 12am EST

Voting -ends March 4th, 2012 , 12noon PST
NEXT YOU WILL GO TO Michelles Blog