Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pearl Pens In Molds...




So if you are like me...
You spend tons of time scrolling through 
Etsy & Pinterest... 
I see all kind of things I want to try...
And using Molds is one of them...


So fast forward I am in Hobby Lobby,
and I buy a mold kit..
But I stop short of  buying Resin...

I am not fond of using resin...
I am not that great at using resin...
what I am good at is making a horrible mess with resin...
LOL

So I had this wonderful idea...
What if I make my molds
and 
 use my beloved Pearl Pens
instead of resin... 


So this is my journey into the world of Molds With Pearl Pens...


I used :

Pearl Pens by Viva from Pinque Peacock
Charms from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
Buttons from who knows where... LOL


And here is my attempt:


Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
 As you can see my molding skills are pretty raw... 
but on this photo you can see i layered the pearl pens...



Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
 To give each one a little strength I added clear pearl pen to fill in the back... 



Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
 So I let the molds dry over night, and you can see the buttons I used to make my molds on the right...



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 My final products... The clear & glitter wings are molded with pearl pens, and the black and orange is the button... 



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 A side by side view... This of course will not replace my buying charms, but what it will do is give the me option of making it in the colors I want... 



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 In this photo and the next photo, you can see that when the pearl pens are dry they start to pull away from the molds on their own... which is awesome... 



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 The pearl pen shapes were easy to remove... 



Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
 Top is the original button and bottom is my pearl pen creation... 



Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
 Most worked out perfectly, a couple need more practice...
Top rows are originals and bottom rows mine... 



Yvonne S. Morentin- http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/
The skulls did not form completely, because i didn't mix the mold completely... 


Like I said, this is a def win for me...
I will not use this for every charm or button I have...
But when i have only one of an item and i want to change the color or need more than one, 
this is a great option... 



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