Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears


Hello everyone.
Everyone loves candy. 

Bright colorful candy! 
Candy that is the color of,,,the 80's 
(well, that is what I think of)
It reminds us of a simpler time, our childhood, barefoot summers. It makes us feel young, but as adults we can't give into those temptations....until NOW!
We can now surround ourselves with big bright colorful candy pieces without giving into temptation. 
You may be tempted, but it wouldn't taste as sweet!'

Enter, the gummi bear resin bracelet!

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

I started out with a bag of Gummi Bears.


Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

Using a glue gun, I glued 7 bears into an old tv dinner tray ( microwave dinner? Whatever they call those)  and some other items that will be used in a future project. I used Amazing Mold Rubber because the bears are so soft and, well... gummi. If I tried to use Amazing Mold Putty, the soft bears would have been distorted when I pressed them into the mold putty. 

I find it easier to mix the whole container of  Amazing Mold Rubber at once and make several molds at one time. 

Tip: When I use the old dinner tray I only mold small or thin objects because the larger size of the tray mold can make it difficult to pop out detailed objects with undercuts. 

The white area marks where the gummi bears where.

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

I wanted to match the color to the bright green gummi bear so I used Clear Cast Resin and some Flo Green resin dye

Below is the chain for the bracelet and the 5 resin gummi bears. I didn't have any bails handy so i made some using round nose pliers and some eye pins.

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

Side note: I tried to accent the bear with some ebony Rub n Buff. 
I didn't like the results for this project, but it sure showed off some hidden details in the bear!


Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it


Using round nose pliers, I curled up the eye pins and glue to the back of the resin gummi bears with clear e6000.

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

Attach with jump rings and you are done.

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it

These look as yummi as a real gummi!

Yummi Gummi Resin Bears: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Mold Putty, Create Studios and Geaux Create it


Until next time!

Craft Your Own Way.

Tanya

tanyaruffin.com

If you are in Baton Rouge, come take a class at my studio. 
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Or check out my blog @

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Resin Roses By Tanya Ruffin - Geaux Create It!

These delicate resin book page roses look Victorian on just about anything you put them on!

I used Amazing Clear Cast resin.

Take books pages and coat with clear cast resin. Let cure. I love using dictionary pages.

Resin Roses By Tanya Ruffin - Geaux Create It!


Cut flower shapes out by hand or by using a die. 

Resin Roses By Tanya Ruffin - Geaux Create It!

Find something awesome to embellish. I picked up this necklace remnant on a discount aisle.

Resin Roses By Tanya Ruffin - Geaux Create It!


Craft Your Own Way,
Tanya

www.TanyarRuffin.com


Create Studios- www.createbr.com

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Resin-ate Love: Cre8time Father's Day Frame


Resin~ate the Love by making this adorable "Dads and Boys, Have the Same Toys" Father's Day Picture frame.

Start with a Dollar Store frame and toy truck.

Truck frame: Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Because I am such a lazy crafter I decided to try to mold both sides of the truck at once. 

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Came out pretty good, if I do say so myself!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Using Amazing Crafting Products Deep Red Alumidust I brushed the inside of the mold.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Just about everything I cast I start by mixing in some black Alumilite Dye.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

I love how they turned out! I added some silver Rub 'n Buff for extra roughness!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

I used an Etsy purchased compass mold for another embellishment.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

I need something else that kind of represented the truck. My first attempt was to make tread marks but the wheels on this truck were smooth, so that was a bust. My next idea was to use my hubby's truck key, but that had a giant fob on it that looked rather blah... so I settled on just an ole generic key.


Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Not bad! The resin key looks almost as good as the real one! I actually walked out of my craft room and asked hubby if this could turn a lock. He doubted it, but I a not so sure!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Detail of the truck on the frame.

resin truck:Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Pieces being glued in place. I couldn't help to add my bestie's beautiful baby to the frame. And since we are in Louisiana, the ever present fleur de lis was added too.

Truck Frame:Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products

Now, go Craft Your Own Way...
( i'm always thinking... you can go your own way...go your own way..... you can call it another lonely day....)

Tanya




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Saturday, May 23, 2015

It all started as a thorn in my side: Resin Rose


Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product


I had such high hopes for this project in the beginning. BUT this is a good example how a giant FAIL can help you create something even better.  So, if anything you will learn what didn't work well and maybe you can perfect my first attempt.

My first attempt was to pour colored resin on a non stick surface, let it cure and then cut out rose petals using a Sizzix and put together an awesome resin rose.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product
Well, first off, resin doesn't fold or curl like paper. Second, unless you want to hold each piece in place for 20 minutes, e6000 won't work. So I attempted to hot glue the pieces. That worked but each petal slowly droops... Now all this work looks like it was constructed from red plastic spoons.  EPIC FAIL!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product



So with my left over red resin sheet I cut out a spiral. Below are two sketches you can use as a guide for cutting.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product


Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product
This spiral is flipped over, compared to the sketch above.

I then started to curl the spiral from the outside in. I know, you would think you would start rolling from the center out, but it is the opposite. 

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product

Get your hot glue gun ready before you start because you will need to glue it when you get it completely rolled AND you can't let go or it will all unravel!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product

Your flower is done, add hot glue to the piece left at the end. You can now you can add leaves and punch a hole for a jump ring. I was able to slide one petal inside my Crop a Dile to punch the hole. 

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product


I cut green fun foam leaves and glued to the back. I like the bright red and bright green colors. It makes it look so fairy tale to me!

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Product

Add a little glitter in the center and you are done.


Until next time..
Craft Your Own Way!

Tanya



Tanya Ruffin
Tanya Ruffin's Create Studios Baton Rouge


The owner of this blog accepts forms of sponsorship and the compensation received may influence the topics or posts made in this blog. That content may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

 The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Mini Altoids Tin Resin Locket with Accordion Mini Album



 I love my puppies, so I thought what better way to commemorate them than to create a cairn terrier locket out of a mini Altoids tin.

Supplies:
Mini Altoid tin
Drill with Small Bit
Black Acrylic Paint
Fingernail file
2- 1 Inch Head Pins
Cameo
Cameo Frame mold
Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Casting Resin
Rub n Buff
Sketch Paper or Card Stock
Small Photos
Optional: Black Resin Dye

Sand a mini Altoids tin with a fingernail file, to rough up the surface for paint.
Using a small bit, drill a small hole in the top and the bottom of the tin that will be used to hang from the necklace and to attach a beaded tassel later.
Paint the tin black and accent with silver rub n buff.
If you are making your own cameo, see steps below. If using a cameo you already have, cast your frame and glue pieces together.
To make accordion booklet, cut sketch paper or cardstock 2" tall and about 12" long.
Fold in an accordion manner every 1 1/2", alternating the direction of the fold....mountain, valley, mountain, valley.... etc..
Glue your images inside the booklet, fold up and place inside the tin.
The booklet will fit snug inside so there is no need to glue it inside the tin.










Attach beads or beaded tassel to the bottom. Add to a chain and enjoy!




Until next time..
Craft Your Own Way!

Tanya




This week's "Make Things!" theme is... USE PHOTOS!












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