Thanks for stopping by today because I am blog hopping for my crafty friend Tiffany Windsor who has a newly released Cool2Cast ebook Cool2Cast Tips, Techniques and Ideas for Jewelry, Home Decor and Embellishments! available over on the Bella Crafts Quarterly website for download.
I have to admit that I had never used a casting medium before and was a bit hesitant, but Tiffany's Cool2Cast ebook has step by step instructions for casting with tons of great color photos that made the process simple - and now I am addicted! The book also contains a ton of projects, in which Tiffany outlines different techniques for colorizing and embellishing the Cool2Cast. Each technique had detailed, well written instructions with beautiful color photos - not your average instructional book!
Following directions in the Cool2Cast ebook, 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. The seashell mold is from the candy department at my local craft store and the other mold is designed for jewelry casting. Either works great!
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. Attach a bale to the back of the piece and string on a chain!
I hope that you are as intrigued by the Cool2Cast as I was, but don't be intimidated because it really is a very simple and easy process. I plan on creating some cute Christmas ornaments with the kids this weekend using some themed candy molds!
Check out the Bella Crafts Quarterly website to download your copy of Cool2Cast Tips, Techniques and Ideas for Jewelry, Home Decor and Embellishments! by Tiffany Windsor today! The projects and possibilities are endless!
And just to get you started, Tiffany is giving away a Cool2Cast Starter Kit! Click on the picture below to head on over to her website Cool2Cast to leave a comment to enter. Now that's cool!
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth