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Monday, November 3, 2014

Milk Glass And Mercury Glass FAUX Bud Vases Using Amazing Casting Resin!

Milk Glass And Mercury Glass Bud Vases:
A Faux Effect Using Amazing Casting Resin


 I am sharing another one of my Amazing Crafting Products tutorials here on  the blog.  This tutorial can also be seen on the www.amazingmoldputty.blogspot.com site along with tutorials from all the other wonderfully creative design team members.  

Whether you are a flower gatherer or a floral arranger, you will love trying out this little project! 

So... lots of my friends know that I love flowers and love setting little vases around the house holding bits of garden greenery or fresh clipped flower buds. I have one favorite crystal vase that I thought would make the a perfect piece to use in an Amazing Mold Rubber and Amazing Casting Resin experiment. I wanted to create milk glass and mercury glass look-a-like vases, and I was quite pleased with the final results.

   

 Fabulous Faux Milk Glass side-by-side with Faux Mercury Glass

Find a container tall enough to cover your vase to be a mold box (I used a yogurt container). Add a little hot glue, and position the vase in the bottom.


My original crystal mounted inside container.


If you have old leftover pieces Amazing Mold Rubber from past projects, cut it up and throw into the container – which reduces the amount of mold rubber that you will have to mix for the project.


Mix the Amazing Mold Rubber (see video instructions by clicking HERE) and pour it into the mold box containing the vase.


     

Once cured, remove the glass by making a clean cut
down the side of the Amazing Mold Rubber mold.


Secure the empty mold with rubber bands and also secure the bottom of the mold to a large piece of packing tape. This will keep any Amazing Casting Resin from leaking out the side or bottom until it cures.

     

     

Prepare and pour an inch of Amazing Casting Resin into the vase mold so that it fills the bottom (see video instructions by clicking HERE). Quickly position a length of 5/8” diameter of vinyl tubing into the center of the vase mold, and partially down into the Amazing Casting Resin which was just poured.


 Hold the tube into position for about 5 minutes, or until
the Amazing Casting Resin changes to an opaque white.


Now mix and pour additional Amazing Casting Resin to fill up the remainder of the space in the mold so that it is level with the top of the vinyl tubing. Let cure.


Remove the packing tape as shown from bottom. 

    


Remove the packing tape and the rubber bands and demold the white vase.


File down any rough edges with a metal file. 


Fill this milk glass look-a-like with water and add some flowers.

    

If you would like to create a mirrored, or mercury glass finish, spray the vase with a chrome paint. Be sure to do this in an area that is well ventilated, then let dry. 


Fill with water and flowers. Cool!

What would you create a fabulous faux

Please share what you make with Amazing Crafting Products
on the website in the User Gallery.


2 comments :

Chris said...

How cool is this technique Lynne! I love your tutorial, and love the vase. :-)

Lynne Suprock said...

thanks Chris!! xo

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