Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blog Hop for Amazing Casting Products & Stencil Girl Products

Hi everyone Lyn Gill here from LynzCraftz. Welcome to the Blog Hop! I have a project to share with you today using AmazingCastingProducts in collaboration with StencilGirlProducts
I first started with the sculpture, Sculpted with Super Sculpey Polymer Clay & then baked. I then coated her with a gloss sealer to create a better finish on the final mold.
Then I formed the mold using Amazing Mold Putty. I first covered one side of the sculpture & then carefully added more Amazing Mold Putty to the other side. I knew I would need to cut the mold at least part way up to get the piece back out but since I'd planned it I knew it would be fine.
 So here's the finished piece...I used Amazing Clear Cast Resin & you can see she's beautifully clear.
She rests on a pedestal made of corrugated cardboard ...unpainted. I'll explain where I was going with this idea in a minute. The base was made my husband & is just 2 pieces of plywood, rabbited together then primed with gesso.
 Some texture paste through a brick stencil & some brick red acrylic paint starts off the background.

 Stencils by StencilGirlPoducts
 The comes the magic! Using stencils by StencilGirlPoducts I created a graffiti background...gorgeous!
Stencils used:
 Text and Texture Explore Stencil
 Timeless Stencil
 Past Present Future Stencil
 Inside Out Stencil
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 I added a cardboard semi-circle & painted it & did some faux rusting drips as well. Then I added 2 more cardboard pillar to the scene & the roof. I love how the cardboard & graffiti show the fleeting nature of today's art as opposed to the timelessness of Ancient art specifically marble statues, which is what the idea behind what this piece portrays.
 So here she is "Venus of the Modern World" in daylight...
 OH Wait...I forgot to mention...I added light to the pedestal so it would shine up through the resin! Clever right?

 A few close-ups showing her lit-up...

I truly enjoyed this project with AmazingCastingProducts as well as working with the awesome stencils by StencilGirlProducts.
Oh & did I mention the giveaway!
GIVEAWAY One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazing Casting Products! Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.) You have until Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook [ ] page and Amazing Casting Products’s Facebook [ ] page on Monday, April 24th.
So hop along we me & my fellow Amazing Casting Products design team members...

April 19th
Thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!

Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY Faux Bronze with Acrylic Paint on Polymer Clay

Next in the YT video series is painting this beauty! I had already painted the pocketwatch with a Faux Bronze finish with some Acrylic Paints. So I decided to replicate that on the remainder of the piece.

She still has the same look only toned down & finished with a Patina Green & Grey wash. If your interested you can check out the new video up on my YT channel...Till Next Time!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Polymer Clay Working in Layers

I'm starting a new series of tutorials on YT this week on Working in Layers to create a pendant. Here's what I started with in the image above...a resin face(one of my over pour so it wasn't even a whole face), a resin pocketwatch & some metal gears. With some Gold Premo Polymer clay I'll show you how I created this pendant...

Really fun, right? I know she still needs a paint job but that's for the next video. This piece has 4 layers but others can have many more. The resin pocketwatch was already painted with bronze acrylic paint & a faux patina, (it's ok to bake most acrylic paints at clay temps) so I'll try to use a paint scheme that.will go with that look. So stay tuned & check out my YT channel.
...Till Next Time!