Monday, April 30, 2012

An Unusual Paperweight Made Using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin!!


Sometime ago I picked up a liquid soap dispenser in a thrift store that was shaped like a lady’s shoe. I thought it looked awesome and had the idea that it would also look good as a paperweight! Now wouldn’t that be unusual and quirky perched on your desk at work?

Rusty and Sakura 4-26-12 008And so the fun begins! First off I mixed equal amounts of Part A and Part B of the Mold Putty. After kneading the putty until it was completely blended, I molded the putty around the shoe as far as it would go. I then repeated the process with more putty and finished molding the shoe.    Rusty and Sakura 4-26-12 010Looks pretty bad at this point doesn’t it?Rusty and Sakura 4-26-12 011I then mixed up equal parts of the Amazing Resin and added some blue dye to it. Because the mold is slanted, it took several pours to get the mold completely filled. Rusty and Sakura 4-26-12 013 Once the mold was set up I popped it out of the mold and here it is:Rusty and Sakura 4-26-12 015 How cool is that???? The main reason for the blue is to give the project a colored background. I trimmed up the resin piece and then sprayed it with some Krylon Glitter Blast. Once that was dry I added a few embellishments and here’s the finished project:

Paperweight with Mold Putty and resin 002The pictures don’t even begin to show just how glittery the Krylon glitter blast is. I was really pleasantly surprised at what an easy job it was to make the mold and pour the resin. I thought I would have resin everywhere because I had to do four small pours to fill the shoe but it was a breeze because the resin sets up so quickly. Here’s some other shots:Paperweight with Mold Putty and resin 001Paperweight with Mold Putty and resin 003Paperweight with Mold Putty and resin 005This paperweight would make a sweet gift for someone but I think I’ll keep this one and now I have a mold to make others! You need to try this stuff, because I know you’ll like it!



Lee said...

Barbara, this is incredible and I want to share this everywhere - its just that spectacular. You did a fantastic job on this, love the spray finish, but I'd love one in clear resin as well. Please make me one! LOL

Theresa said...

Amazing creation! I LOVE it! Enjoy your day SMART lady! HUGS!

Molly said...

So Cool.

Cyndi L said...

Oh holy cow!! That is just awesome!

Eileen Bergen said...

That is awesome!

I also love the shoe pump bottle. You just HAVE to do something with that as well.

Wouldn't it be cool all spruced up sitting on your sink counter with liquid soap or hand lotion?

Your recent ideas just blow me away. I'm getting so much inspiration here at Mo(o)re Whimsiea.

Thank you, Barbara!