Thursday, March 8, 2012

My first Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers Post!


Hello all of my blog lovin’ friends! I truly hope that you all enjoy this project today. I was recently chosen as a member of the Sakura Hobby Craft design team and this is my first post as a member of that team. As I’m sure the majority of my followers know, I love to create Gourd Art. So it’s really no surprise that I’ve incorporated a gourd into this first project.  To start with though I made a mold using my Amazing Mold Putty. I used a clay lizard that I had and created a mold using equal parts of A and B putty which was well mixed together:

Mold Putty Lizard 001              Mold Putty Lizard 003 

Mold Putty Lizard 004

Once I got the lizard molded, I filled the mold with Creative Paperclay®. While the clay was still semi wet, I popped it out of the mold and applied it to the gourd because the clay could still be bent at this point. See?

Mold Putty Lizard 006 The lizard shows up pretty bright in this picture! But now the really fun part starts! I poured some Crystal Lacquer in a small plastic cup and added just a little Terri Sproul Mixers in it (Bronze) and stirred it up with a small wooden popsicle stick. Using a paint brush I applied the bronze mixer/crystal lacquer to the gourd itself. I did apply more than one coat but did it in very light coats, letting each layer dry before the next one was added. You don’t have to do that though. I think it dried faster in the long run doing it this way plus I put it in front of a fan to dry. I next painted my lizard with green mixer/crystal lacquer mixed up.  The color was more turquoise than green I thought but just the right color for this lizard. What do you think of this beautiful gourd? This was a fairly small gourd but it didn’t take a lot of the crystal lacquer/mixer combination to cover it.

         Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers 1st 010        Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers 1st 004

Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers 1st 006

That little lizard is going to climb right inside that gourd isn’t he?  Didn’t you just Ooooo and Ahhhhh over the colors? They are even more beautiful in person. There are just so many uses for the Sakura Crystal Lacquer and the Terri Sproul Mixers !!  You’ve just got to get you some of both! They can be purchased from  and also at .  I can’t wait to try even more projects with this stuff!



Eileen Bergen said...

That is so cute, Barbara. I love the colors. The lizard climbing into the apple gourd reminds me of some native Mexican and Southwest Indian art I've seen.

Terri Sproul said...

just love how this turn out.. thank for you submission to be on the Amazing Mold Putty Design Team