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!