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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ta Da! I Tried It Thursday...

... Stars & most anything under the Sun can be quickly molded & made now! This week I tried making molds with my hot glue gun.  I saw this Hot Glue Mold  Pin on Pinterest, which lead to the video on Youtube  below. Why didn't I think of this before? I was more excited about this than I'd like to admit. I had to try it for a project I am working on. (posting soon)  I needed a starfish mold.  I have a starfish soap mold but it was too big.  Opening up my wooden treasure boxes full of shells & beachy sea things,  I found the perfect size dried starfish to sacrifice.
 Bada Bing Bada Boom! I think this worked out great!  I grabbed a little shell to finish off the rest of my glue stick in the gun.  It does take quite a bit of glue sticks.  I squeezed my glue out onto tissue paper instead of foil. The tissue paper washes right off.  Also, I let the big glob of glue start cooling off a little before I pressed the starfish into it.  No matter what I was making a mold out of I would advise you to do that, let it cool a little.  Getting the starfish out of the mold wasn't too hard. The glue was cooled, harden, yet bendable. Poor little guy did break to pieces like I knew it would.  I know it was already dead but I still felt a twinge of "poor little guy". I washed the mold really good, dried it, then pressed orange polymer clay into it.  As you can see it really did pick up all the texture from the starfish.

God Bless & Create a great day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!...

...Hope you are having a great St. Patrick's Day!  It's a great day to have fun and think green. Remember to think "green" everyday. That's my favorite public announcement especially when it comes to water.
Here's a free Irish printable that I made just for you...
Just right click on images and save to your desktop to use for your creations.

(Click on his picture to read all about him.)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ta Da ! I Tried It Thursday...

... This week I tried "Hot Glue Stencils" for Mixed Media paintings & art projects. I used wax paper to do mine on.  It tears off pretty easy. I started with my smallest glue gun and using small strings of glue like the video, however, they tend to break when you are pulling the stencil off the paper.  I think that this would be the case no matter what you put the glue on.  So I pulled out the big glue gun and this worked much better, the strings are larger and it's easier to pull off the paper.  You could put a design under the paper to guide your glue gun.  This was a fun project and I am already using and loving my re-usable hot glue stencils! Click  HERE  to go to Pinterest to view some more ideas for hot glue stencils.

God Bless & Create A Great Day!