Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Creating Resin Molds out of your Stencils

Hi...

Happy Tuesday!  Today I am going to show you how to create resin molds from your favorite StencilGirl stencils.

The process is pretty simple, yet really give you dimensional possibilities when creating with resin and molds.


Let's start!

Step One
Following manufacturer's instructions, mix Mold PuttyAs soon as the putty is ready, apply your stencil and brayer over the entire piece to ensure an even and thorough imprint.  Leave the stencil in place until the mold has set.


 Depending on the thickness of your cast, you may need to add a 'wall' around the shape to contain the resin.  I opted for a thin, uneven edge, so no wall needed.

Step Two
Apply a coating of gesso.  After the gesso is dry, spray with your favorite spray mist, allowing the colors to pool and settle around the resin stencil design.
Drill holes with a small drill bit in various places.

  
Step Three
Hand-stitch where you drilled holes.  Vary your stitching to create interest.



 Step Four
THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL!
Using a long lighter, carefully singe the edges and various sections.  Be VERY CAREFUL as the resin and fibers will quickly burn.  Do this step with adequate ventilation and away from areas where open flame should not be used. (preferably outdoors on a driveway or patio)
Add more spray mist if desired.


Step Five
Cut to shape a piece of vintage dictionary or music paper.  Place behind the resin cast, allowing the edges to peek out.  
OPTIONAL:  Singe the edges with flame as above.

Step Six
Using the same stencil, apply modeling paste to cradled wood canvas.  Once dry, spray the same or coordinating spray mist.  Adhere the paper to the wood canvas.
Mark areas on resin cast and wood canvas to add metal eyelets.  The serve both form and function.  Drill and attach eyelets.


Step Seven
Adhere resin cast to wood canvas by attaching wire via the metal eyelets.  Hang and enjoy!

  I was so happy with how my first resin molded project turned out, I created another.

The resin cast process is the same as above, but the finish is different.

   
Step One
Create three resin casts.  Once set, apply a layer of gesso to each.
Rust each piece with rusting medium of choice.  (I used Rusting Powder and vinegar)
After the rust dries, sand lightly to reveal the shape.

   
 Step Two
Mark and drill a set of eighteen holes in the center of each resin cast.  Stitch a piece of scrap Kantha quilt to each piece.

 Step Three
Drill holes at the top of each piece and adhere together with Sari silk.  Use a small section of a reed stick for hanging. (rusted to match)

 


Now, I have a resin mold ready for my next creative experiment.  What should I create next?

StencilGirl Stencil Used
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Thank you for stopping by!  Have a fantastic week!

4 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

I love how your mind works ! Great projects !
Corrie x

Diana Waite said...

wow--this is so visually interesting--LOVE the creativity!

catherine said...

This is such a fabulous project and love how you have used the products. Thank you for a great blog hop
catherine

Sanna Lippert said...

I love that stencil mold!!! the finished piece is sooo amazing!!!

4 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

I love how your mind works ! Great projects !
Corrie x

Diana Waite said...

wow--this is so visually interesting--LOVE the creativity!

catherine said...

This is such a fabulous project and love how you have used the products. Thank you for a great blog hop
catherine

Sanna Lippert said...

I love that stencil mold!!! the finished piece is sooo amazing!!!