As a member of the Amazing Mold Putty design team I’ve been having a blast molding and casting a variety of items. This month I’ve molded rubber stamps, fancy brads, and metal pieces to create embellishments to decorate my clipboard.
After mixing equal parts of A and B putty, I molded my snowflake and Joy rubber stamps. I found that when mold stamps, it is important to be sure the putty make contact with the mounting block all around the stamp. This ensures that you have a nice deep reservoir for the casting resin.
I started with one of those ordinary brown, hardboard clipboards. I covered the clipboard with a paper napkin using Susan Pickering Rothamel’s napkin collage technique. This is one of those OMG-that-looks-fabulous techniques that is so, so easy. Watch a video of Susan demonstrating this technique.
I used different techniques to glam up the cast pieces. For the bird I dusted the mold with Alumilite’s Pearlescent Powder before pouring the Amazing Casting Resin. After I unmolded the bird, I heated it with my heat gun enough to make it flexible and gently repositioned the wings to look more three dimensional.
For the Joy embellishment I began by coating the casting with Duo Adhesive. This adhesive is milky white when wet. It dries to a clear, tacky finish that is perfect for adhering mica powders, glitters, foiling, or gilding. In this case gold glitter!! My key learning here: words mold backwards. So, the back side of the casting becomes the display side.
The white poinsettia was dusted with mica powder with a drop of gold acrylic paint for the center. The red poinsettia is covered with Stickles with a gold Stickles center.
I used Aleene’s Quick Dry “Tacky” Glue to glue my “amazing” embellishments on the clipboard. I accented the red and white berries on the napkins with Stickles and completed the piece with a variety of ribbons tied onto the clamp.
This clipboard gives me a beautiful place to keep my holiday lists and reminders. Maybe it will help me be more organized over the holidays 🙂
You can see more projects using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin on our team’s blog.