Thursday, December 24, 2015

Family Traditions Santa Hat Pins

Happy Holidays & family Traditions go hand in hand & my family is no different. Lyn Gill here again to share some of my families traditions with all of you. 40+ years ago my grandfather started this tradition where he would carve wooden pins/brooches or pendants for all of us. He was a wonderful woodcarver. It is a tradition I've felt compelled to continue.
So this year I chose Santa Hat pins for everyone. I created the original from Sculpey clay & them made an Amazing Mold Rubber mold of it. Then the sky was the limit & I had so much fun combining colors, finishes & glitters to make the fun pins.
I used Amazing Casting Resin, Amazing Clear Cast, Alumilite Dyes, Alumilite Metallic Powders & some craft glitters from my own stash to create these Santa Hats for my Family.

So what are some of your favorite family traditions?

Thanks so much for stopping by...Till Next Time,
from our family to your Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Amazing Casting Products: #Cre8time Custom Artifacts... The Hunter's Knife b...

Amazing Casting Products: #Cre8time Custom Artifacts... The Hunter's Knife b...: Hi Lyn here! Are you getting ready for the holiday's? Well I have been and I have a little home decor project to share with you to...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Combining Mediums & Thinking about the New Year

I've been doing quite a bit of my work lately combining Resin & Polymer Clay. After some trial & error I've really come to enjoy this process. It slows me down considerably & that's a good thing. It actually gives me time to work on more projects at one time, which is the way I prefer to work. For this post I only have a few projects to share...
First is the lovely milky white face with a resin geode that I molded from an Amethyst geode piece from my collection. It has iridescent faux snowflakes for some sparkle in the resin. Her earrings & crown are Amethyst nuggets.
Next is my Favorite...because of the beach/ocean theme of it. The sea turtle is resin with some gold metal flakes & she has a crown of turquoise. 
 This pendant has the Swellegant Sapphire Sky Patina on the brass metal coating & the same geode mold resin piece with iridescent flakes. Her face is framed by 2 feathers in silver metal coating with the darkening patina. I always enjoy working with the Swellegant line...awesome product!
 On this final pendant I tried something a little different, a bit of a softer look. This one is all polymer clay but still just as beautiful. The roses are from a mold & the finish is Swellegant Silver metal coating with darkening patine & several of the dye oxide colors. She has a Garnet crown & a beautiful CZ in her rose bouquet.
These are more of the type of project I want to bring for the new year. Along with some more mixed media, Altered boxes & bottles, maybe even some art journaling! Thank you so much for spending time with me today during this busy time of year & join me tomorrow for a DT project for Amazing Casting Products...Till Next Time!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Amazing Casting Products: #Cre8time Play in #Polymer Waves of Blue... by Lyn...

Hi Lyn Gill here again with a project I've had on my mind for a while. The thought of 2 or more resin disks floating together for a pendant... now how to accomplish it? I started this project off with a simple design, created my pieces to mold from polymer clay and got to it!


Using some clay cutters I created this simple design of a hammered metal look for the outer ring and lined waves for the inner disk, then molded them with Amazing Mold Putty {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}.


I dusted the inside of the mold with the Alumilite Gun Metal Metallic Powder and mixed a small amount in with my resin mix. I used Amazing Casting Resin for this part {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.


I love the shimmery look of this part... LOL.


I mixed up the Amazing Clear Cast Resin with some of the Blue Alumilite Dye and poured it into the outer mold {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. With the last little bit of resin in the cup, I poured a wave of blue onto the inner disk. I waited until it was a little thicker before pouring it. Then I let these set overnight.


After some sanding and cleanup here's the result – a super fun and interesting pendant! Maybe a little Summery, but I'm always dreaming of Summer... LOL.



What a mix Amazing Casting Products carries to bring your imagination to life!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Leaves & Faux Leather

Fall Leaves & Faux Leather
Here's my Helping Artist project for DecoArt products for the month of November. Click the photo for the link to my YT video. This Altered Jewel Box was a fun one, the faux leather is from a brown paper bag & many of the embellishments were handmade by me as well. Just a few fabric leaves from the store & some random buttons & your on your way!
It's a short posting this week as we are all getting ready to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday so I want to wish each & every one the Happiest of Thanksgivings & to say how much you all mean to me.
Thank you & Happy Holidays!...Till Next Time!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Altered Bottles Fall Table Decoration Tutorial


Oh it's a two-fer today...2 posts in one day...lol. I figured I better get busy because here in Texas Fall is very short. 2 weeks ago it was still Summer & I have a feeling Winter is right around the corner.
I took some plastic vitamin bottles, altered them & created some table decor for my table. Just some gesso, hot glue gun detail, some acrylic paint & some fabric leaves is all you'll need to create these fun altered bottles.
Just in time for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time!

The Whispy Face

I did some resculpting on my face mold recently & made a mold of it using Amazing Mold Putty.
I absolutely love the results! Using Premo by Sculpey I made 2 pendants using the mold with some added details for the hair & leaves blowing in the wind.




These 2 pendants will be available in my etsy shop early next week so stop on by if your interested! Thanks for spending a few minutes today with me...Till Next Time!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Polymer clay & resin Tryptic Frame Decoration



Another super fun project I created using Amazing Clear Cast Resin & Polymer Clay. I created this Tryptic Frame from polymer clay using an image I painted in my Art Journal & then I layered on some resin with glitter embedded in it for a spooky Halloween look.
Image from my Art Journal
 I covered the image with packing tape on both side to prevent the resin from seeping into the paper.

 Then I added it to a layer of polymer clay cut slightly larger than the taped image...I left a little bit of tape showing around the edge just to create a seal.

 I then created a decorative border out of polymer clay & added that to the frame & baked.

Then I created the side panels also out of polymer clay.

 I added some detail to represent bottles & tubes for a Mad Scientist Lab effect, some mica powders add just the right look.

 After baking I added the resin with some glitter just to complete the look.

I really like the way it turned out & it will be the perfect little touch on my Halloween table. I've really enjoyed creating this piece & the Art Journal page was just the right touch for this spooky frame!
Thank you so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Resin what to create with the molds I've made DIY

Wow it's been a busy month, where did the time go? I created a few molds from some of my polymer clay animal faces using Amazing Mold Putty & here's what I've made from them using Amazing Casting Resin & Amazing Clear Cast Resin.








I think it's clear to see all the fun you can create with these Amazing products! This is just the tip of the iceberg! I've had so much fun just playing with these few molds that I made...the wolf, fox & bear face...a rock background mold & leaf mold. With just a few added details from clay, paint or embossing powder the sky is the limit! So open your mind up to the possibilities & stay tuned because I'll have much more to come!
Till Next Time!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Amazing Casting Products Guest DT Team Member for October

What a honor to be a part of the is wonderful team even for a month.Now if I could figure out how to add their logo to this post...lol.  Amazing Casting Products are the makers of products like Amazing Mold Putty , Amazing Clear Cast & Amazing Casting Resin 
I've been having a blast playing around with these products & cant wait to share some of my upcoming projects with you.
Here's a few of my un-official experiments...lol...resin leaf & polymer clay Torpedo Beads.



Lots more fun to come! Thanks so much for stopping by...Till Next Time! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Time for Reflection...

This begins the Fall season, a time of reflection. A time of looking back on the past seasons works...what can be added & what shouldn't have been. Fall...the change of "the Seasons" for most of the country...normally. This years it looks like a little more Summer weather first though. I've been super busy & I'm looking so forward to this time of change.
I've been working on a new line of Spirit/Goddess Art Dolls...small ornaments/wall hangings. Created with Premo polymer clay, the Sculpey Faces mold, a few sculpting techniques & my Faux Druzy technique.

Spirit Leaves

Moon Shaman

Buffalo Shaman
Dragon Spirit

Desert Shaman

Falling for Fall
Spirit of the Moon

Dark Night of the Moon

Spirit of Snowflakes
These are available in my etsy shop now & ready for Holiday shopping. They are all One of a Kind pieces & will probably go quickly.
Well I'm off to contemplate the upcoming Holiday Season of Fright & I'll be back for more Spooky fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wow it's been a busy Month. I know alot of you are getting kids back to school & feel just as busy. So for the end of the month I just have a few pendants that I've worked on over the last month.





I've been getting into adding resin to some of my work & I'll be having more to come. These were fun pendants to create & most of them are available in my shop.
Thanks again so much for stopping by...Till Next Time!