Wednesday, September 10, 2014

StencilGirl Guest Designer Cat Kerr

StencilGirl Guest Designer

From the Heart
Wanting to make something special for a friend,I  came up with this fun way to use one stencil to make a coordinating gift.  Using Maria McGuire's whimsical Doodle it Daisy stencil from StencilGirl, I first added some paint to a burlap bag.


Once the paint was dry I hand stitched on some seed beads.


I next wanted to make a mold out of the stencil. I mixed up two equal parts of Amazing Mold Putty and gently pressed the stencil into the putty,letting it cure for about 10 minutes.



When this rubber is cured,it's very flexible and can also be used as a stamp,so I added some paint to the mold and pressed it onto card stock to make a card.



But I new I  wanted to make something a bit more dimensional,so I added another layer of Putty along the border of the mold. Once the putty cured I mixed up two equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin and Orange Alumidust and poured it into the mold.


Once cured,about 7-8 minutes I removed the cast and trimmed the edges with scissors.Once it's fully cured you can no longer cut with scissors.


I cut out the center with a Jewelers Saw and added a light dusting of gesso to the flower.


I added some rub on words to the petals and held it up to the light so that I could show you why I wanted it in orange.  So that it could hang from a window and let the light come through that happy orange color.


I added some Stickles glitter, floral findings and pearl stickers.


Added some twine and a bird image to the back and it was all done.


I hope my friend likes her gift, it truly came from the heart.




Cat Kerr is a mixed media artist that lives in Central Florida with her husband and two children.Her work has been featured in numerous Stampington publications.She teaches on-line and at national retreats around the country. Visit her blog HERE.

12 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful set of gifts, Cat! I like how you used the Amazing Mold Putty top create a 3-D flower. Each piece complements the next! Great job on creating such a heartfelt gift. No doubt that your friend will treasure this.

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  2. Cat - you're sunny resin window hanging is so de"LIGHT"ful. So AMAZED at how you molded the stencil to transform it into something 3-dimensional. This is a keepsake your friend with certainly treasure!

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  3. absolutely incredible!!!!!! I love this!!!

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  4. Such cool projects! I love the idea of making a mold... that turned out awesome!

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  5. Hi, your artwork is always beautiful. These projects are so fun and wonderful!

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  6. So beautiful and unique and delightful, Cat!

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  7. I am just blown away by these projects! Love all of them. Wow!

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  8. Thank you so very much friends!!

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  9. Oh Cat! Your friend is sure to love her gift- as all of your art- it comes from the heart and it shows !! I love this- thank you so much for sharing!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Jackie for your kind words.xo

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  10. Wow, you have neat stuff to play with and great projects made from the neat stuff! I love your window hanging flower and your HUGE stamp made from the stencil. Amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorials! :)

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