Basket of Roses Postcard with Amazing Mold Putty and DelightTM
I am also giving away an 8 oz package of Creative Paperclay® or a package of Delight to one of the people who comment on my blog. (This prize is open to all but because of weight and postage, I'll substitute a 3 oz pack of DelightTM if the winner is international.).
Rolled Paper Rose
2-3 ft. of 1/8 in Diamond Braid rope
A piece of lace for tablecloth
A scrap of paper with the sentiments "Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Flowers" written on it.
Acrylic paint and brushes
A toothpick or two
I cut off three pieces of rope around an inch long, but of slightly different lengths, to be used as flower stems. I tugged the strands at one end to fray them, so they’d leave a texture when I made my mold.
With the rest of the rope, I tied an Ocean Plait knot 2 ¼ inches long by 1 ½ inches high. (Don't know how to tie an Ocean Plait knot? There's a quick and easy template here-but be sure to come back for the rest of the hop!)
I made four molds for this project—two for the roses; one for the leaves and stems; and one for the basket.
Amazing Mold Putty comes in two parts, Part A--white putty and Part B--yellow putty. Nothing happens until you start mixing the two. Once you start smooshing them together though, you only have 3 or 4 minutes before the putty sets.
For each mold, I scooped equal amounts of Part A and Part B and eyeballed the amounts next to the object(s) I was going to mold.
Once I felt I had enough I smooshed them together until the putty was all yellow with no marbling, then f flattened the ball out to the needed size. The last step was pushing my rope, knot or flower into the soft putty and to leave it there for 10-15 minutes.
DelightTM dries lighter and whiter than Creative Paperclay®, but either can be used in this project. The DelightTM will be cheaper to send if you intend to snail-mail your postcard.
The next step was to add the DelightTM to the molds. You get the best effects if you leave the DelightTM in the mold for a day or so, but I needed 5 small roses and 3 large ones, so I admit it. I let the DelightTM set for a couple hours, and then very carefully worked it free, so I could add more.
I did wait a day before trimming off the excess bits of DelightTM with scissors and painting. During that time, I painted a background on the postcard.
I used white glue on the lace, then the basket, then the stems and then the flowers. Then I added the Diamond drops and sentiments and my card was done!
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