’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.
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
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.