Hello blogging friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am so excited to share a new product with you today!! I am sure many of you in the crafting community know the amazingly talented Tiffany Windsor. She is the founder of the Cool2Craft Network featuring the popular on-line Cool2Craft TV show. A couple of months back Tiffany launched a brand new product called Cool2Cast™. Cool2Cast™ is a light wieght casting medium with a porcelian like finish. It is great for mixed media art, jewelry making and embellishing. It is very easy to work with--mix with water, shake and pour. It only takes about an hour and you can pop your Cool2Cast™ pieces out of the silicone molds. On your finished pieces you can ink it, paint it and stamp it. The posibilities are endless with Cool2Cast™!
Here is a close up of a necklace I designed. Check out the beautiful butterfly--it was made with Cool2Cast™ and a silicone mold.
Before I tell you the details for the necklace check out all of the pieces that I made using Cool2Cast™. I had so much fun making these and I have several projects in the works!
Do you see the butterfly I used for the necklace?
You can click on all of the pictures to enlarge them.
Okay, on to the necklace.
After I popped the butterfly out of the silicone mold I painted it. Now what I used to paint it might surprise you a little but I have actually used this product for years on jewelry pieces--it's finger nail polish. Are you surprised? Years ago I used to make clay jewelry and I couldn't find the kind of paints I wanted to use so I thought why not try nail polish. It gives the look of enamel, it's easy to use and comes in a large variety of colors. I used NYC 151 Skyline Blue, Sinful Colors 947 Mint Apple nail polish to paint the base of the butterfly. Then I used black acrylic paint for all of the details. For a finishing touch I applied Pure Ice Dazzle Me 1005 nail polish over the entire piece. Then I applied Mod Podge over the entire piece to seal it. I used one of the MB1-002S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Squares One Bezel from Spellbinders® and sprinkled Silver Crushed Glass Glitter and Oceanic Crushed Glass Glitter in the bottom of the bezel. Then I added Silver Filigree Embellishement #683S-S from ButterBeeScraps'. I cut the filigree piece in half and placed one piece at the top and the other at the bottom of the bezel. Then I poured some ICE Resin into the bezel, placed the butterfly on top and added more ICE Resin.
To finish the necklace I attached it to a chain, added some Peacock Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon and beads from Blue Moon Beads a division of DCWV.
So what do you think? Would you try Cool2Cast™? It is so fun and easy to use and I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
Silicone Molds: Wilton, Martha Stewart, Mod Molds and other
Spellbinders®: MB1-002S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Squares One Bezel
ButterBeeScraps': Silver Filigree Embellishement #683S-S
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Peacock Seam Binding
Stampendous: Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, Oceanic Crushed Glass Glitter
Nail Polish: NYC 151 Skyline Blue, Sinful Colors 947 Mint Apple, Pure Ice Dazzle Me 1005
Plaid®: Mod Podge, Black Acrylic Paint
ICE Resin: 1 oz. Syringe Singles
Beadalon: Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutters
Beadsmith®: Pliers-1 Step Looper
Beads: Blue Moon Beads a division of DCWV
Large Black Acrylic Bead
Chain, Jump Rings, Headpins, Clasp