Hi everyone, this month the Ann Butler Design Team is working with products from Cool2Cast.
Cool2Cast is a product similar to Plaster of Paris that you just mix with water and pour into a mold. However, it is much lighter than Plaster of Paris and has a nice porcelain finish when dry. Mix with water in a Ziploc bag; pour and wait approximately one hour before removing from the mold and then let it dry completely before coloring. The cold cast designs you can create are amazing - and you can use any flexible mold.
I received an assortment of floral designs to work with and created this dream canvas.
I began by spritzing the canvas with water, then painted ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Aquamarine and Limelight on the canvas. The water on the canvas allowed the ink to flow freely across the surface so I could get gradient colors. I placed the canvas aside to dry while I prepared my other elements.
This Cool2Cast flower is very pretty (unlike my photo). In order to get into the crevices, I spritzed the flowers with water, then used an art dauber with Berry Ink to add color.
Lilac and Berry inks were added to additional flowers. Limelight and Sunshine were used on the leaves. I stamped several floral stems on the canvas with Limelight Ink, then adhered the flowers and leaf. To simulate grass along the bottom edge, I used the 2" Leaves all over stamp set.
Tangelo, Sunshine, Turquoise and Lilac were painted on the butterfly after first mixing the inks with water. I just love the effect these inks have on the products. The butterfly's tail was created by adding Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest.
For some more dimension, I used stamps from the 2" Stripes. Dots. and Hearts stamp set and the 2" Doily Picnic stamp set, stamping them around the edges of the canvas in Aquamarine and Limelight. Then added some Lawn Fawn stickers to spell out "dream" across the top of the canvas.
Be sure to stop by everyone's blog and see what they've done with these fabulous products --
Carmen Flores Tanis
Kristi Parker Van Doren
Steph Ackerman HERE
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