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For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gothic Romance Pendant


’Tis the season for all things SPOOKY!  This is one of my favorite times of year for creative projects - the creepier the better….. today it’s this Gothic Romance Pendant - a creepy resin skull set into embossed clay in a bronze heart shaped bezel…. the ruby red teardrop shaped bead was the perfect “drop of blood” to finish it off!  This project is being shared this week on When Creativity Knocks as my Cindi's Creative Solutions project.  

Materials: 

Alumilite® Amazing Mold Putty
Alumilite® Amazing Casting Resin 
Makin’s Clay® - Black 
Makin’s® Cutting Mat
Makin’s® Clay Roller 
Beacon™ Mixed-Media Glue™
DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ - Radiant Red 
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ acrylic - Black Tie 
JudiKins™ Ornate Floral Background Rubber Stamp
Bronze Susan Lenart Kazmer™ heart shaped bezel 
Bronze chain, bronze jump rings, bronze closure, eye pin
Red glass teardrop shaped bead 
Scissors, jewelry pliers 


Instructions:

A friend had sent me one of these great molded skulls - but I wanted a way to make more of them - Mold Putty to the rescue! 

Mix enough equal parts Amazing Mold Putty to fit over the skull you wish to mold.  

Push skull into putty and let set about 15 minutes. 

Remove skull from mold. 


Mix equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin according to manufacturer instructions, pour into mold.  Let set about 15 minutes.  Remove cast skull from mold.  Note:  Resin will turn white as it cures.

Apply DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Black Tie acrylic paint over skull, wipe away excess allowing paint to remain in recessed areas. 


Roll black Makin’s Clay® to about 1/4” thickness. 

Place JudiKins Ornate Floral background rubber stamp over rolled clay and press to impress image into clay.   Flip over textured clay.

Place bezel face down onto textured clay, press gently to impress shape of bezel. 


Cut out bezel shape from clay.  I used scissors for this, but you could also use a craft knife.

Apply Beacon™ Mixed-Media Glue™ to bottom of bezel.  Add textured clay and gently press. 

Apply a very light amount of DecoArt® Radiant Red Metallic Lustre™ over the textured clay to enhance the raised areas and show details. 


Mount skull into clay, adding a bit of Mixed-Media Glue™ before pressing into fresh clay.  If clay raises up around skull when you press it into the clay, just gently push the clay back downward into the bezel or remove any excess as needed. 

Let dry 24 hours. 

Add bronze jump ring to pendant, place red glass teardrop (or in this case, drop of blood!) shaped bead onto eye pin, attach to jump ring.  Create loop at opposite end of bead and add second jump ring.  Mount to chain.  Add closure. 




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