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Friday, June 21, 2019

Biggest Art Mistake Collaboration! Biggest Resin Mistakes | Craft Klatch #BiggestArtMistake

I had the opportunity to do a collaboration with several very talented artists on YouTube!  The theme was #BiggestArtMistake and we all addressed mistakes we thought were important to share.  Below is the playlist of all of the videos.  I hope you take a little time to watch them all!  You will find very talented artists that are sure to inspire you!  Be sure to follow their YouTube channels for continued inspiration!




Here are everyone's YouTube channels:

The Mind of Watercolor ~ Steve Mitchell

Lachri Fine Art ~ Lisa Clough

The Frugal Crafter ~ Lindsay Weirich

M.D. Campbell ~ Mark Campbell








I hope you find some helpful information and find great people to follow!  Be your creative self!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Resin and Paint Heart Paperweights DIY | Craft Klatch





Learn how to make resin and paint heart paperweights!  It's an easy resin project!


The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Silicone mold:  https://amzn.to/2Xrrap8
Paint pens:  https://amzn.to/2KpZwCY
White pigment:  https://amzn.to/2L1jEdZ
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2IQvQLZ
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F. 


Here is a quick video tutorial:






1.  I gathered my materials.  I wanted to try out these paint markers with resin.

2.  I used the markers to color directly on the mold.

3.  I used all colors (except the metallic) on both cavities that I was using.  One I did scribbles and the other I did little polka dots.



4.  I mixed a small amount of resin and poured it in the cavities I colored.

5.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let it cure 12 hours.

6.  When the resin cured, I did the same markings on the layer resin.


7.  I added another layer of resin.

8.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure.

9.  I did the same markings on the resin.

10.  I mixed resin and added a little bit of resin pigment...

 ...and mixed in white pigment powder.


11.  I poured the mixture into the cavities.

12.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

Once cured, I removed them from the molds.  They have a lot of depth and they are colorful!




That's it!  I hope you like them!


Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sea Sponge Resin Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

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Learn how to make a Sea Sponge Resin Coaster!   It's an easy resin craft with an unexpected twist. 



 

You will need:

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Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J

Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2MmATJp
Sea sponge:   https://amzn.to/2WGh2Vh
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.


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Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:



Directions:


1.  Cut small pieces from a sea sponge and put them to the side.




2.  Mix 1.5 ounces of resin, according to the package directions.  Pour enough of the resin into one cavity of the mold, to cover the bottom.  


3.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles.


4.  Put the pieces of sponge into the resin that is remaining in the cup.  Let the pieces soak up the resin.




5.  Place each individual piece into the resin in the mold.







325 x 325

6.  When you have them all placed, take your lighter and pop the bubbles.  You may want to go back a couple of more times, to make sure you get as many bubbles as possible.  Let it cure at a minimum of 4-8 hours.  You want to make sure the resin is cured enough so that when you add another layer, the sponge won't float.


7.  Mix an ounce or more of resin, depending on how much you need to level the coaster.  Pop the bubbles with your lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.








The sponge took on a translucent quality, which I did not expect.  I think it has a very organic look to it.


Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


Mona

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Easy Coastal Decor Candleholder DIY | Craft Klatch

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Learn how to create an easy coastal decor project.  I love bringing a little beach into the house.  I think it has a warm an inviting feel in home decor.  These could easily be elegant wedding centerpieces!



Today we will tackle a candleholder that is both easy and inexpensive!

You wil need:

Vase:  You can  go any size and I bought mine at Walmart.  You can find other options here:  https://amzn.to/2IkW5tR

 


Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:


Directions:

1.  I gathered my materials a vase, rope, a candle, starfish and hot glue.

The vase was from Walmart, but you can find them anywhere.  You can use a variety of sizes as well.

2.  I hot glued on the vase, just get it started and I added the end of the rope.

3.  I ran more glue and pressed the rope into it, letting it cool.  When you finish the first round, you want to neatly run a second layer above.  As you are going around, keep the rope layers tight and abutted up against the layer below.

4.  Keep going around and gluing, until you hit the height you want.  I did not go all the way up.


5.  Once you hit the desired height, cut the rope and glue the end on.




6.  I added my candle.  If your candle is too short, you can always add some sand to raise it up.


7.  I added glue to the back of the starfish.

8.  I glued it right onto the rope.

That's it!  Now you have a fun coastal decor item!

Again, great for the house, the porch or for wedding centerpieces!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona