Saturday, October 15, 2011

Amazing Mold Putty DT | Breast Cancer Awareness Resin Pin

Hi! My name is Leslie-Rahye and I'm a new member on the Amazing Mold Putty Design Team! I am so honored to be among such talented artists and to be working with such a fun and exciting product! There are literally endless possibilities with this product line and I can wait to share more ideas with you soon!
The inception of this project came a few weeks ago while talking with my Best Friend Holly over what I could cast with the putty...we had named off a number of items and were just becoming silly. Finally the thought popped into the conversation to cast a dolls torso and make a pin. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, it only seemed reasonable to make the pin's theme be that. So I present to you...the Breast Cancer Awareness Resin Pin.

For this project you will need:
Fashion Doll Torso
acrylic paint
ribbon and pearls
Take out equal amounts of the yellow and white putty. [note: Initially when taking photos I was going to do a full torso cast...however I soon realized that a full torso resin pin would be TOO heavy!] You mix the two colors of putty until you have an even color--no streaks of white showing. Gently roll the putty over the torso to insure the details are captured in the putty.
The putty will set up quickly providing you with a sturdy flexible mold for casting. I chose to cast my pin in resin because it sets up very quickly and it takes acrylic paint beautifully.

I poured the resin components together into a paper cup and quickly stirred with a craft stick until it is a clear liquid. I then poured into the mold. It's fun to watch this next process because all of a sudden the resin starts bursting into white! In about 3-10 minutes your resin is ready to un-mold.

As my project is for Breast Cancer Awareness, I chose to paint my torso in shades of pink...I painted my chipboard base and chipboard vines pink as well, accenting with dots! To assemble my pin, I used red tape and Beacon 3-in-1 glue. I dry-brushed hot-pink on the tips of the paper flowers, added a velvet pink ribbon and hot-pink pearls for accent. A pin-back was added to make the piece able to be worn. Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my project!

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