Friday, July 25, 2014

Ann Butler Designs and Cool2Cast BLOG HOP!



I was given a great opportunity recently from being on the Ann Butler Designer Team of working with Tiffany Windsor's Cool2Cast product - and COOL it is!  Tiffany has great videos, tutorials and tons of project ideas to explore!  Check it out.  And, of course, everyone knows that I am in LOVE with The Faux Quilting Stamps from Ann Butler Designs - finally even I can quilt!

Now on to my project!

Materials:
Americana Paint by DecoArt in Buttermilk, Light Buttermilk, Sand, Bleached Sand, Butterscotch, Mulberry, Black Plum, Georgia Clay, Fawn, Honey Brown, Burnt Sienna and Light Cinnamon.  
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pad in Broken China.
Wilton Candy Mold #2115-1561 Seashells.
Glass Votive Candle Holders - 2. 
Votive Candles - 2. 
Container with lid, room temperature tap water, kraft card stock, acrylic stamp block, paint brushes, palette, water basin, paper towels, Emory board, 1/2 and 1/4 measuring cups.

Following directions on the Cool2Cast package, measure, mix and pour the casting medium into your molds.  I used 1/2 cup of casting medium to 1/4 cup of water and it was just enough to fill both of my molds.

Fill to the top edge of your molds, being careful not to overfill.  Let set 24 hours.

Pop shapes from molds.  Sand off any rough edges.  I used an Emory Board.

Paint shell and starfish shapes with Americana paints by DecoArt.  I used real shells that I had collected on the beach as my inspiration, but you could use photos from the internet.

Stamp two rows of the Stripes Stamp from the 2" Stripes.Dots.Hearts stamp set from Ann Butler Designs with the stripes all running vertically.  Stamp two more rows alternating vertical and horizontal position.

Position the shells on the stripes until you are pleased with the placement.  Cut out the stamped strips with scissors, apply Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive to back of strip and wrap two strips around the outside of the glass votive holder.  Repeat with second votive.

Attach shells to front of votive candle holders with Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs.  Insert votives, lite and enjoy!  I am addicted to this Cool2Cast Casting Medium and plan on creating a bunch of "COOL" projects!

Please HOP around to the participating Designers listed below to see what wonderful things they have created with their Ann Butler Designs products and Cool2Cast!  Scroll down to get the details about the GIVEAWAY!
Please leave a comment on my blog, as well as all of the other Designer's blogs for a chance to win some fabulous products from Tiffany and Cool2Cast!  A 1 lb. jar of Cool2Cast, Jewerly Molds and Pre-Poured pieces.


Thanks for stopping by! - Beth

22 comments:

Lynda Dexter Interlaced said...

This is such a cool idea! TFS Hugz~Lynda

Laurie said...

Oh, I am in love with your seashell project. I am the biggest beach fan ever - I have sand and seashell collections all over my house. I am so excited to try this with Cool2Cast and thank you for showing the Wilton mold for the seashells. I can't wait to try it - I hope I can find it! Such a beautiful project. Thank you for the inspiration!

Steph said...

Great project.

Ava Gavloski said...

Oh Beth you are very creative. Wonderful showcasing of great products by Ann Butler designs and cool2cast

Muffins and Lace said...

Awesome project. Love the shells.

Paprluvr said...

These are just beautiful!!

Tiffany Windsor said...

I LOVE your seashell motif Beth! And the coloring is beautiful! Delighted that you were able to show how easy to mix and pour. So honored to have you work with Cool2Cast!

Debbie Borthwick said...

You did a beautiful job on the seashells, they look so real. They are really beautiful. I love working with Cool2Cast, I'll have to keep an eye out for shell molds. Debbie :)

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I absolutely LOVE your candle holders! So beautiful, and beach lovers will go wild for this. I would love to do this project, looks like so much fun. cdahlgren at live dot com

Carmen said...

Ooooh! Beautiful, Beth! What a lovely way to bring the summery seashore indoors all year around!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Beth, these candles are beautiful! Great job!!!

Candice Windham said...

Beth, as always, your project just blows me away. Love the colors!

Roberta said...

Lovely project, Beth. The shells looks good enough to eat!

Jeanie Gregory said...

How pretty I never thought to use the product on a glass candle holder! Thank you

Suzanne O'Mullan said...

I love the starfish --- they are beautiful!!!! You did a great job!!! Sooooo creative!!!

wwilloww said...

Your candle holders are beautifully done. I love how the Cool 2 Cast turned out. Your shells are great!

thescrapbookguru said...

This is a great project for any room in the house :)

Maria Soto said...

so, so pretty!!!

Sue Kranick said...

Love this idea.....so summery.....

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Laura Strack said...

Love your seashells! They turned out gorgeous!!

Ruby N said...

these are adorable :)