Ever have one of those moments when you are looking for that perfect embellishment for a project, but nothing on hand really is working for you? How great would it be if you had the things on hand to create a unique embellishment that would be the perfect touch for that special project? It can happen, it is something that take just a few products and gives you creative freedom for so many of your crafting needs.
The way I will be showing you how to do this is using a product called Mold and Pour and also a selection of UTEE colors. I pulled some random 3 dimensional objects from my crafty stash, I wanted to experiment with different types of shapes so I chose a wide variety of brands and styles.
For this basic round shape I used one of my Webster's Pages Sparklers, and used equal parts of the two components that make up the Mold and Pour. Take the two equal sized portions of Mold and Pour and knead them thoroughly together.
Shape it into approximately the size of the object that you want to make.
Then gently press the object into the Mold and Pour and set aside for about 10 minutes to dry. Carefully remove the object after the Mold and Pour has become dry. The mold will have a very rubbery and flexible finish when it is done, this makes it easy for the removal of the objects that you create later.
A few of the objects that I tried that worked well with the UTEE were Melissa Frances Scrolls, Tim Holtz Fragments, and the Webster's Pages Sparklers. What I also found was that items that weren't very deep or had open areas in the design didn't do very well when the UTEE was poured into them. I do think that they would be great for clay or other products that you have a little more control over how they are put into the molds.
This Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 card was complimented perfectly by the black round UTEE button that had come from the Sparkler mold and the scroll from the Melissa Frances mold.
I hope that you have been inspired to play with ways to create your own embellishments using items that you already have in your craft stash and some Mold and Pour.