Christmas has got to be my favorite holiday!! Love all the decorations and lights. I’ve been having a blast molding and casting all sorts of Christmas-y things. Amazing Mold Putty is so easy to use and the casting resin gives such great results!! You’ve got to try this out. I’ve got several projects to share with you, so let’s get started.
Here’s my wall hanging. I love bitsy, tiny things and was thrilled to molds the little ornaments in these pigeon holes. Each opening is just shy of 2” square. I painted the unfinished wood with acrylic glitter paint and lined each opening with Christmas-themed papers.
Here are the molds I used and close ups of the finished castings. Here’s how I finished them:
Wreath—quick cast resin dyed green; mold dusted with pearlescent powder before casting
Reindeer—silver gilding applied to the finished casting
And here are a few other items I’ve molded for Christmas. Both the metal Santa and the wreath with the horn were attached to groady cookie tins that I rescued from a thrift shop. Pried these pieces off the lids and chucked the tins.
I’m going to use the Santa’s as package decorations. Here are three different ways that I finished them: L-R—silver metallic powder dusted in the mold before casting with clear resin; gold metallic powder and quick casting resin; quick casting resin sprayed with glitter spray after curing.
The wreath and horn were each made with quick cast resin and metallic powders dusted in the molds—silver for the wreath and copper for the horn—before pouring in the resin.
I love the fact that there are so many finish treatments that you can use on the cast pieces.