Monday, October 25, 2010

If the Crown Fits!

I've had the honor of becoming friends with Tiffany Windsor and her sister Heidi Borcher & getting to know a TERRIFIC new product they've just come out with: Cool2Cast. This is a quick setting fiber plaster like material that is specifically used for creating jewelry & home dec accents. After pouring a whole package of the material into molds of all kinds, I finally got around to actually CREATING a piece of jewelry from it! Here's a video on Cool2Cast coloring.

  • Mix Coo2Cast as directed
  • Pour into molds
  • Allow to dry, pop out, allow to dry further
  • Sand back edges with sanding block
  • Stain with alcohol ink & stamp with images (using StazOn permanent ink)
  • Spray with polyurethane to seal
  • Using Smooch metallics: Sugarberry, Gold Lame, and Sassy Pink, accent crown
  • Use Beacon Adhesives, Quick Grip to adhere bail & felt to back
  • Braided cord through bail, attach closure findings
While at an all day ART event in Memphis, one of the vendors there was Artistic Outpost! It was nice getting to see Robyn & Shelly again and of course I just HAD to buy several rubber stamp plates! As I looked over all the stamp plates they had, it was hard choosing 3 at least! As I look at any stamps these days, a lot of "thought" goes into it. I have to justified in my mind at least 3-5 ways in which to make these stamps WORK for ME after they are bought. The plates I ended up with were: The Oz Collage, The Wonderland Collage, and The Neverland.

Can you see a story building here? At least three I'll say! These images are awesome and the uses are plentiful. Here is the first use of a phrase used in Alice in Wonderland.....from Artistic Outposts' "The Wonderland" die plate.


Linda said...

I love, love, love this piece! Such a conversation piece.

Marsha Young said...

I do love this piece, but I also drooled over the punkin necklace and resin paper necklace, and card keeper and...well, ALL of it!

pat moyers said...

this looks really involved. I love it and I bet you get lots of compliments.

Roxi Phillips said...

Great piece!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

beautiful jewelry piece, Ron...I love it.