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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!


MeOfCourse said...

That's a great tutorial CJ. Looks like you are having fun. You should post once a week at Paint Party Friday. You would enjoy it. I've never done this process and it looks inviting. Have a great weekend.

Jaime Haney said...

How clever! This turned out great! I just pinned a how to make molds with hot glue on Pinterest and like the rest of my pins I forget about them. About how long did you let the glue cool off before you pushed your little star in? Well I can't wait to see what your going to do with these. Thanks for sharing!

Campbell Jane said...

Thanks Jaime! I let the glue cool until it started to get cloudy. If it's too runny it will sink right in. Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

Campbell Jane said...

Thanks Gloria! What is paint party Friday? Sounds fun.
Have a great weekend!

MeOfCourse said...

CJ, Paint Party Friday is on Fridays at: