Thursday, February 15, 2018

Like Honey to the Bee Valentine! Crown Canvas

Hi everyone, Lyn here again with Amazing Casting Products DT and this time I've got a really cute project to share! It's a 5"x6" Crown shaped chipboard "canvas" for lack of a better term.

Now first I started off with this vintage Chalkware Salt Shaker that I picked up at a thrift store a few years ago, cute isn't he? Well I needed him to be flat on the back and light enough to use on the project so out came the Amazing Mold Putty. I quickly molded him making sure the Amazing Mold Putty covered him at least half way up the sides and the layed him down of the table  to flatten the back of the putty so I could pour him "level" on the back. Once cure I removed the salt shaker from the mold and then mixed some Amazing Casting Resin and filled the mold and once that cured I de-molded it.

Then I needed some Bees which I had made for a previous project, again using the Amazing Casting Resin I poured and cure a couple of the bees.

Using a Honeycomb Stencil and some Modeling Paste I added some texture to the background. Then I decided ion the placement of the elements for my design.
I then glued down the elements and added some Graphite Texture Paste around them and around the edges and let it all dry.

Then I covered the entire piece with some Gesso to give a uniform surface to paint on.
So then I painted the entire piece with some yellow acrylic paint followed by some orange acrylic paint and then spritzed the entire piece with some water and let it run down the "canvas". I finished it off with a little spray with some pearl shimmer and some Metallic Luster in the Sliver Spark color.

Now for the finish...I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast with a bit of Alumitite Dye(yellow with the tiniest touch of orange) and let it set in the mixing cup for roughly an hour to thicken up(I needed to to be thick and not runny for this step) I placed "drips" of this "honey" in some strategic places and the tilted the "canvas" at an angle so the "honey" would "drip". You need the Amazing Clear Cast to be thick in order for it not to run off you piece.

                               Cute isn't it? I think so...what will you make for your Valentine?

Well that all for this post...Till Next Time!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Underwater Treasure Box Inspiration

Hi everyone, Lyn here again...this time with some Underwater Inspiration! I'm so ready for warmer weather and I know you are too so I created this fun piece to inspire you.
 First of all it was created from a recycle processed cheese love to recycle cardboard boxes!

The first thing I did was to cover the box completely with brown craft paper, which I also recycled from other packaging. Glued it down with some matte medium and then let it dry for about an hour.

With some texture paste and a couple of stencils I added some texture to the background, I'm kind of crazy for let it dry again for about an hour.

The I took one of those dollar bin frames from the craft store and a bunch of Amazing Casting Resin pieces from over pours(I have a lot of these in my stash) and glued them down also with the matte medium. After that dried I cover the whole thing with black gesso and again let it dry.

Now comes the fun part...I painted the entire piece with some metallic acrylic paints in blues and greens then after it dried I dry brushed on a bit of silver to bring up some of the details.

Underwater Treasure (front)

Underwater Treasure (back)
I am so in love with this piece the photos really don't do it justice! The colors and textures are so rich and positively dreamy...ok well maybe I'm just dreaming of

                       What are you dreaming of using Amazing Casting Products to recycle?

Well that's it for this post...Till Next Time!!!

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Crown Canvas Twinkling Starlight using Twinkling H2Os

Hello and welcome to the ColourArt Blog, I'm Lyn here with another post today this time working with the fabulous Twinkling H2Os! It had been years since I dabbled in watercolor before discovering the Twinkling H2Os and it has been a blast!
First I started off with this little crown canvas that I had in my stash and added a bit of texture paste through the Segmented Swirls stencil.
Then I added the stars through a handmade stencil that I just cut from chipboard.

 I then added a little bit of Graphite Texture Paste and allowed everything to dry thoroughly. Now for the fun part...

Using the Twinkling H2Os and some water to reconstitute them I began with the Ice color and gradually got darker from there...using Moonbeams, Iris Petal and the Twilight, darkening as I went out toward the edge allowing it to then dry.

Then just a touch of highlight with some Metallic Luster and it's finished!

What do you think? These Twinkling H2Os are just gorgeous, they sparkle and shimmer for such a lovely effect! Gorgeous! Well that's it for today!
As always you can find more of my art on FB, YouTube and my blog.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

On the Wings of Love Mixed Media Altered Book

My oven finally arrived!!! Yeah...but now it needs calibrating which I've done the initial steps but it's still baking a little hot, so I've ordered a new oven thermometer just to check to make sure my old one is still working It will be worth it in the end, I promise!
 Meanwhile I'm still altering things...this time it's mini books. These books are 4x6 inch and came from I believe Oriental Trading Co. So I'm going to order some more of them since I received these in a swap years ago.

Now these little books are canvas covered so basically they are ready for altering. This one was already stamped with some script when I got it but that will get covered up. Then using a stencil by Prima "Damask" I believe with some modeling paste and allowing it to dry. Using some resin pieces from my stash(over pours from other projects)and a Relics and Artifacts face I simply glued them down with my hot glue gun. Now I can hear you all saying "not the hot glue gun, Lyn it wont hold" but since we'll be covering all this up with other mediums I'm not worried. It will hold just fine. Then I covered the whole thing with gesso and left it to dry.

Now I began to paint...first with some Silks Acrylics(any acrylic paints will work) in a few colors and then added some of the Graphite Texture Paste by Prima(I love this stuff) and again left it to dry.

 Now for the fun part...I added a bit of  Black watered down acrylic paint around the resin details and sprayed it with a little water and let it run. Once that dried I brought out the details with Metallic Luster by DecoArt in Silver Spark and Rose Gold. I love, love the way it turned out! Very Romantic I think. It's really so textured and I do love texture! WOW!

What do you think?

Well that's about it for today...Till Next Time!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

While I'm still waiting for my polymer clay oven to arrive(a replacement) I thought I'd share some of my Mixed Media Altered Art that I've been doing this year...

I started by covering a few recycled containers with Brown Paper, a couple of nut cans and a processed cheese box. I'll start with the nut cans...
This first one(I didn't get any pictures of the WIP) is a Steampunk Can, covered with Stencils and modeling paste and a bit of Graphite Paste by Prima, a few resin pieces from my stash and a few gears and cogs, painted with acrylic paints and finished off with some Metallic Luster by DecoArt.

The second one was done in much the same way... with one of my polymer clay "stones" on top, again with some resin pieces, an IOD Key Lock and a few rhinestones all painted with Metallic Acrylics and finished with Metallic Luster.

I'll save the Cheese Box to show later(it's a design team project). That's all for now but join me tomorrow for some Altered Mini Books!...Till Next Time!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Welcome everyone, my name is Lyn and this is my first post as a designer for Colourarte! So happy to be here!
First off I started with recycling a box from of all things "granola bars"...First I covered the entire box with brown paper, then I started to add texture with some stencils and some paper packing material from my stash using a matte medium.
Once dry I began adding some resin pieces also from my stash, some sand texture paste and some micro beads again using matte medium.
Now this is where the fun happens...
I painted the whole thing with black gesso. Then once dry and using only 2 colors of Vivid Ultra Metallics, Peaceful Poppy and Mandarin Blush I brushed on 2 coats in random areas to cover the entire piece.
I finished it all off with some white acrylic paint, dry brushed on here and there to complete the look.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

A Fun Fall Rhinestone Lizard Pin/Brooch

Hi everyone, Lyn here again with a fun Lizard Fall brooch/pin project for you. I originally created this pin years ago(back when Southwest design was all the the and last time I wore it the back leg broke. Now it's only made of Shrink Plastic so it's not very thick, it's kinda curved, very textured & I needed to make a mold from it. So out comes the Amazing Mold Putty, it's perfect for getting the detail & I can add some depth to the pin at the same time.

After mixing up the 2part Amazing Mold Putty I pressed it out on my glass desktop to a pretty thin layer(1/4"or so) then I "rocked" the pin back a forth so that the whole pin made contact with the putty. I did it this way because I wanted the mold to be level and flat. Then let it cure(it only takes 10-20minutes)

Now for the resin! Here I used Amazing Casting Resin with a drop of Alumilite Dye in Brown so the final colors would really pop. I always have molds on stand-by to fill with "left-over" resin when I mix more than needed. Then left it set to cure(again 10-20minutes depending on the weather).

It worked! The finished Amazing Casting Resin Lizard is still thin but thick enough to be rigid. So it shouldn't snap like the original did.

I glued a pin back to the back with a bit of E-600 and  let that cure at least 30minutes but I let it set an hour just to be sure.

 Now comes the Fun part...using some Metallic Acrylic Paints I "dry-brushed" the pieces starting with Gold, then Bronze & then Copper. It dries really quick so just a few minutes and your ready for the next step...Rhinestones! Yep, Rhinestones...I had some of them in several sizes & colors! So I chose some Clear Aurora Boreallis & they reflect the colors perfectly. A bit of Black Acrylic Paint for the eyes & it's done!

This would make a great gift for the Holidays! So glad I didn't throw that little pin away when it

                What broken object could you mold and casting in Amazing Casting Resin?

Well that's it for this post...Till Next Time!!!

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