Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas crafting with Creative Paperclay®!!

Hello everyone! I know it's been a little while since my last post but I have a husband who has had back surgery and for the past three weeks I've been the nurse and gopher around here. I finally made the time to work with my Creative Paperclay® though. Yay! My thoughts as I'm sure many others has turned to the Christmas Season. I saw a picture a week or so ago of a Santa that just really appealed to me, so I thought I would try to make my own version of that jolly old Elf! I started out with Creative Paperclay®, some styrofoam (a cone and a ball) and a piece of dowel. Something I didn't show in the original picture is some aluminum foil which I used for the base of the hat.

I took many pictures but had a hard time saving them and uploading them, this go round. But essentially what I did was attach the ball to the cone using the piece of dowel and some glue. I then rolled out my clay  and molded it around the cone and then the ball. This was the base to which I added the facial features. I molded a hat out of aluminum foil and glued it to the head and covered it with clay. After I added all the little details it looked like this:
I do need to add that I used glue under each piece of clay that I adhered to something beside itself. He's already looking cute isn't he? After I got him to this point and he had dried, all he required was painting and sealing. Voila', now here's a super cute Santa Claus!

I would love to hear what you think of my Santa!! I also welcome any questions that you might have.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Amazing Giveaway Winner!!

Hello all of my blogger friends!! For those of you who entered a comment on my giveaway, you know that you had to be a follower in order to win the giveaway. I'm very excited about the winner because she has been a follower of my blog for quite a long time and she's an amazing artist and crafter who has her own blog. She gives us new inspiration and crafts to try almost every day. So.......without further ado: Eileen Bergen you are the winner!!! Please send me your address so that I can send these wonderful goodies to you!


Friday, November 11, 2011

A Very Bright Idea Using Amazing Mold Putty® !


I’m just really happy about this project today! Since I received my first kit of Amazing Mold Putty®, I’m continually looking for something to make a mold of and asking my husband if he can think of anything to make a mold out of. Well the other day my husband said “ You know how you’re always pulling the wrong chain on the ceiling fan? Wouldn’t it be neat to have a fan pull that looked like a light? Then you wouldn’t have a problem anymore.” I thought that was such a neat idea that the next time I had to run errands I purchased a couple of packages of Christmas lights in two sizes and made a couple of bulbs with chains for the ceiling fans! To start with :

4 mold putty 11-12  I collected my mold putty, the light bulbs, the chain and the resin.

5 mold putty 11-12 These two balls are approximately the same size, because you eyeball equal amounts of Part A and Part B of the putty and I roll it into a ball to compare. When you get your two parts rolled up you quickly knead them together. You have a minute here to do that. Once you have the putty kneaded together until it’s all yellow you work rather quickly to get the putty shaped around the object that you are molding. You have around three minutes to do this. Once the putty is around the piece you are molding it will set up rather quickly. When it is completely set up and it is a piece you have put the putty all around, you can cut a split in the side of the mold to pop your piece out that you have been molding:

10 mold putty 11-12                                   Easy Peasy!

Once this was complete, I wrapped tape around the mold to hold the split closed so that no resin would leak out and placed it inside a glass. I surrounded the mold with cotton balls to hold it upright without smashing it. I then mixed up some Amazing Casting Resin®:

2 mold putty 11-12Same thing here, equal parts of Part A and Part B which you must measure out exactly. (It comes with measuring cups and stirrers. You quickly stir the resin to mix it and pour it into your mold:

6 mold putty 11-12At this point you can either insert your chain before it sets up, or drill a small hole in the top after it sets up and glue the chain in. The casting resin sets up very quickly and you can watch the white bloom as it sets up. Once it set, I removed the tape and popped it right out of the mold.

3 mold putty 11-127 mold putty 11-12This one looks lit doesn’t it? Anyway now all you might want to do is paint it and seal it and hang it on your ceiling fan. You’ll never have to worry about which chain pull is the light!! I hope this post shows you just how easy it is to make a mold and create something out of that mold.1 mold putty 11-12So easy to use and easy to find to purchase. I have personally checked and you can purchase these products at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or online through the Alumilite Corporation. Great stuff!


I wasn’t able to get my light bulbs painted before I had to take my husband to the hospital for back surgery. I thought we would be back home in time to do the painting but there were some complications and at this printing have not made it back home, six days later.


On another note: If you haven’t signed up for the great giveaway that I’m doing, look back a couple of posts and sign up while there’s still time.

I’m so happy to see new followers here on the blog! Maybe you will be the winner of the giveaway!