Friday, November 7, 2014

Cool2Cast Ebook Blog Hop with Bella Crafts Quarterly

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!

Now, on to my project!

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!

C2C Giveaway Starter Kit and eBook 300x223 Announcing the Cool2Cast eBook by Tiffany Windsor

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Laura Bray said...

Love the shells you created Beth. I found the Cool2Cast easy to use as well. Great idea to make ornaments with the kids. Might have to do that too!

Karen Petitt said...

I'm here for the Cool 2 Cast blog hop. Your shells are stunning! I was wondering if I could use my old candy moulds lol! Thank you so much for the hop and the inspiration Karen

Ann Butler said...

Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop the shells!

Tiffany Windsor said...

Your shells are fabulous Beth! I LOVE the coloring you achieved with the DecoArt paints! Thank you SO much for hopping with us!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Oh my goodness, I love the shells! Thanks so much for sharing this inspiration! Loving Cool2Cast!! Love ya' Patricia B

Graciellie Design said...

Love this!!!