Friday, December 30, 2016

New Years Party Wall Art

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hi everyone, Lyn Gill here again for this months inspirational post. This time it's my first try with resin painting/pouring & I love it! It's just a piece of Foam Board but it's the perfect thing to practice on.
Using just 16 drams of Amazing Clear Cast resin (8 drams of pt A & 8 of pt B) in the measuring cup, after mixing I divided it into into 5 different cups & colored each one separately with a little Alumilite Dye & Alumidust in different colors then poured them each(except the white pearl) back into the larger mixing cup without re-stirring. Then I pour the whole mixing cup onto the foam board at one time & allowed it to settle, tilting the board when needed to get the resin to cover the board. Then I dropped little drops of the white pearl resin(Amazing Clear Cast & Pearl Alumidust)  in various areas of the board & let it cure over night. If you try this be sure to cover your work surface with waxed paper or some other protection as this can be a messy project.
The results are stunning! I'm crazy about this technique & will definitely try more!

Gorgeous right? It was so much fun & I love the randomness of the finished piece...no two will ever be the same! Much more in the New Year I promise!

                                     Do you have any crafty New Years resolutions?

Well than you so much for joining me again this month at Amazing Casting Products & Have an Amazing New Year!...Till Next Time!

 As usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Christmas Cabin

Hello everyone Lyn Gill here again this time with a fun Christmas project...The Christmas Cabin! It's a little Electric Tea Light Holder I created for the Holidays...

I created the main pieces from Super Sculpey, just simple shapes kind of like a paper doll house.

Then I molded them using Amazing Mold Putty...at this point I was super excited about the outcome!
I then mixed some Amazing Casting Resin with some Alumilite Dye in Native American Fleshtone since I wanted a more redish brown color & let it cure in the molds. After de-molding I brushed on a little more of the dye to give it the true look of wood. I then lined the back of the window with painters tape & poured a little bit of Amazing Clear Cast tinted with yellow Alumilite Dye & let it set up overnight. For the roof pieces  I left the white color of the Amazing Casting Resin.



I added some of the details(tree, shrub, wreath, door & window shutters) using the Super Sculpey, Snow Texture & acrylic paints and created the base from Super Sculpey as well.

So fun & festive! It truly shines a little light on the Holidays!
                    What Christmas Decor will you create using Amazing Casting Products this year?
Well thank you so much for stopping by the share these Holiday memories with me & have a Merry Christmas one & all...Till Next Time!

 As usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook LynzCraftz .

Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Family Tradition "Christmas Pins"


Hi everyone it's Lyn Gill here again. This time with my Christmas pins for this year. As I did a post on this last year I though I would continue with the tradition my Grandfather started many years ago...Christmas Pins! Now my Grandfather was a wood carver & made beautiful pin so I thought I would continue the tradition.

First I started with my original sculpt of the Christmas Tree out of Super Sculpey Polymer Clay then a created a mold from Amazing Mold Putty. I was just a simple sculpt but that's part of the tradition.


Then I began to add various glitters, Alumilite dust, Alumilite Dyes & a touch of glitter glue to the ornaments for the final results...


I always enjoy creating these little gifts for family & friends at this joyous time of year & I hope you'll give it a try. Create a new tradition this year with little handmade gifts.
Thank you so much for joining me today to share one of my families traditions & have a very Merry Christmas!
                                   What new family traditions will you add to the holidays this year?

As usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook LynzCraftz .

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Relics from Ancient Times"


Hi everyone, Lyn Gill here again & today I have a real treat for you with this fun wall plaque I created using the Prima "Iron Orchid Designs" molds. These mold are perfect for using with resin in your designs.


First I used Amazing Casting Resin and a bit of Alumilite Metallic Powder in Gold in these IOD molds for the Cherub.
 

I placed him on a plaque I made with a bit of "Foam Core Board" that you can get even at the dollar type stores. I then added some details with Moldeling Paste through a stencil & once that dried I painted the "plaque" with acrylic paints & sprays. To this I then placed my Amazing Clear Cast molded face to the "plaque" & added more Modeling Paste for the hair & let dry once again.


 
 I then added some glitters & some Silver Leaf to the background before covering the whole piece with Amazing Clear Cast Resin for the perfect finish!


I'm really enjoying these IOD Molds & I think you will too, they can be used in many ways with many products. With Amazing Casting Resin & Amazing Clear Cast you can't go wrong they really are the perfect pairing!


Thank you all for stopping by today I've enjoyed sharing my process on this fun Wall Plaque with you...Till Next Time!
                                                    What will you create with these fun molds?

As usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook LynzCraftz .

Monday, October 31, 2016

DOTD Post






Hi everyone Lyn Gill here...Wanting to welcome you to "Day of the Dead" week here on the blog.
I have created a little inspiration for you...a pendant! Surprised? Well, what can I say it's what I do...lol.


Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Casting Resin & AlumiliteMetallic Powder

 I used some previous molds that I had  made for other projects using Amazing Mold Putty. Using Amazing Casting Resin & Alumilite Metallic Powder in Silver, Alumilite Dyes & some acrylic paint I created this fun, festive pendant for the celebration. Super fun & quick.

Death Becomes Her
                                                     What celebrations do you create for?

Well I'll say farewell for now...Till Next Time! As always you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , YT LynzCraftz , or on Facebook LynzCraftz .

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WereWolf Moon Pendant



Hello everyone, Lyn Gill here again & I've got a fun project just in time for Halloween! So enjoy that party in style & be the talk of the town...


First I started with my Amazing Mold Putty Moon mold (an oldie but a goodie) & an Amazing Mold Putty Wolf mold I created as well. I used Amazing Clear Cast Resin & Alumilite Dye in the Moon mold & I used polymer clay for the Wolf mold then used silver metal leaf under the Moon to make it really shine.


This was such a fun project, perfect for Halloween! As a Jewelry Artist I'm always trying to mix it up a bit & combining elements is a must. Mixing these two mold was a natural.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

scavenger hunt

Hi everyone Lyn Gill here again, are you ready for a Scavenger Hunt? Today I'll share with you my inspirational project for the month. This time I took a mold I made last year from Amazing Mold Putty & used Amazing Clear Cast Resin in it. Using some Alumilite Dyes & glitter I created the fun Pumpkin Brooch...

                                What new ideas will you find for molds you already created?

Thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time, you can always find my work on my own blog LynzCraftz , or on YouTube LynzCraftz , or my facebook. LynzCraftz .

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Today we're starting an Amazing Event with our 5th Blogiversary & we're all starting from the same place...over 60 Artist we given the same package of supplies to create with, so come see what they came up  with...

Monday, September 12, 2016

"To the Moon & Back" Amazing Casting Resin & Swellegant Pendant



Hi everyone, Lyn Gill here again to bring you a small pendant I created from Amazing Mold Putty & Amazing Casting Resin...
I first started with an original of mine...the Moon Face. Which I molded using Amazing Mold Putty as well as the gear that my Husband found in the parking lot...lol.




I cast both of these in the Amazing Casting Resin & a little Alumilite dye in Black. Then using a few more smaller gears I put this piece together. This time I used a little metal paint & patina by Swellegant on the Amazing Casting Resin & I really loved the results!

What rusty goodness can you find around to make an Amazing Mold Putty mold out of?

Well thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time!

You can also find me on my own blog LynzCraftz, on facebook LynzCraftz or on my YouTube channel LynzCraftz.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Christmas Tree Ornaments

 Hi All, Lyn Gill here again with an Amazing Mold Rubber project for you.
First of all I know it's not quite time to start Christmas projects but I always wait till the last minute to think about how I'm going to decorate my tree. This year I decided to start early...lol. I started with an old hollow decoration from a wreath I had dismantled...

He's cute but I wasn't too wild about the color & I needed more of them so Amazing Mold Rubber was the answer. In a disposable plastic cup I molded the little cherub with the Amazing Mold Rubber & let it set up. Then using Amazing Casting Resin I fill the mold & let it set up & he turned out so cute I was actually shocked when I de-molded him!


I painted him a lovely Turquoise color then added some crackle glaze & a bit of clear glitter and now he's adorable isn't he?!
              What will you mold with Amazing Mold Rubber? The possibilities are endless!

Well thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time!

You can also find me on my own blog LynzCraftz, on facebook LynzCraftzm or on my YouTube channel LynzCraftz.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Little Update!

As some of you may know I suffered a Heart Attack & subsequent Open Heart Double By-Pass Surgery back in May. It took 2 long months in the Hospital & rehab to get back to where I am today...Blessed & so happy to be alive! I had the best Surgical Team & Nurses & am so thankful to them for everything they've done for me!
All of your thoughts & prayers gave me strength & peace of mind to completely trust that all would be fine & I'm so happy to say that I came through it all with flying colors! Although I'm still a bit wobbly on my feet I'm improving every day & should be back on YT very soon.
Until then I've only been doing small projects to keep my creativity flowing...it's only a small Texture Journal 4"x4" & I used DecoArt products as well as some Primary Elements to get the effects.





It's so good to be back in the Studio again & I'm looking so forward to getting back to my New Self...lol...I feel like I've been given a second chance at life & I want to take advantage of every minute of it!
Thank you so much for stopping by & for your support! Till Next Time!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vintage Floral Pocketwatch Pendant

Hey everyone it's Lyn from LynzCraftz again, here to share some Spring inspiration with you today. The weather is turning sunny & warm & the flowers are sprouting up everywhere.

 My Hubby has had this old pocketwatch for some time & since it was broken I knew I could do something with it...make mold of it, why not! I used some Amazing Mold Putty & created a mold of it & a vintage flower from a hair clip & molded some Amazing Casting resin in them.

With a little paint & some gold & silver leaf I went to work adding some color & texture. I really love the vintage feel I was able to create on this pendant...perfect for Spring!

                     What vintage recycled pieces can you combine to make something new?

As usual you can find this & more of my works on my Facebook page LynzCraftz or my YouTube channel LynzCraftz or on my blog LynzCraftz.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ink Jet Image Transfers on Polymer Clay

You've seen the YouTube videos & the blog post...lots of them, pretty images & wonderful projects each & every one of them but then you decide to try it yourself & discover...it doesn't work for you! Well that was my experience anyway...lol. First of all I didn't want to buy "special" paper or a new Laser Printer since my Ink Jet Printer is fairly new. I just wanted an easy way to do an image transfer onto polymer clay with good results...oh & did I mention...I just used plain copy paper!

First I got my images together...just some of my Art Journal images that I scaled down, edited & what ever else I could do to get them to fit on a pendant sized piece of clay. Then I printed them on my Ink jet Printer onto plain copy paper/printer paper. Now here's the trick part...using either a Matte Medium(I used the DecoArt Media range) or Decou-Page photo transfer medium by Americana(I'm sure there are others that would work too) paint a coat onto the image surface & let it dry then add a second coat & let that dry. It should look a little something like this...

Then roll out some white polymer clay(I used Premo)...now you can do this either way, raw or already baked clay...add another layer of the Matte Medium or Decou-Page PTM to the image & to the clay, flip the image over(Image side down to the clay) burnish it down well & bake(it wont hurt the medium, image or the paper). Once it's done(follow the package directions) let it cool. Then either in a bowl of water or with a squirt bottle(that's what I did) wet the back of the paper & let it set for a minute or so(you'll know it's been long enough when the paper turns translucent) then begin to gently rub until the paper begins to come off. Now you wont be able to get all of the paper off but don't worry...just stop rubbing if the ink begins to smear. Just remove the paper until the image appears & looks good to you. Let dry. Then you can coat the image with a sealer(I just used a satin sealer). Here's my results to this point...note I did have to draw some of the details back in on the first few pieces...


But then I got the hang of it! I boy O boy was it so enjoyable to watch these pieces come to life! I've added a layer of resin over the top(I used Amazing Clear Cast).

 Some have a touch of glitter...

 Some have a bit of Stickles/glitter glue...

 Some of them have some iridescent flakes...

 Some of them even have some micro beads...

& then of course I had to do one for the Doctor...Doctor Who!

I cant wait to use these in some of my projects...jewelry, mixed media...altered art projects...the sky is the limit with these! Oh the fun!
Well I did plan on this being a short post but I do get carried away sometimes(obvious isn't it...lol). Thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time!