Friday, October 14, 2011

When Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

Hello friends!  This is my first post as a member of Amazing Mold Putty Design Team.   I must say, I'm hooked. Being an Altered/Mixed Media Artist and like to use door plates and knobs on my projects and the best thing is, now I can make my own. I can get the exact color and texture I want for my projects. Be sure to visit Amazing Mold Putty blog to see some fun ideas using this putty! You can purchase these great products HERE!
18" x 18" Altered Frame/Home Decor
here's a close up of the door plate/knob
I love the detail!
Close up of flowers
Here's some of the steps!

Gather knob and doorplate
Mix Mold Putty according to instructions. And mold the knob and door plate.
door plate
Mix Amazing Clear Cast according to instructions and pour into the knob mold.
Let stand overnight and remove.
Remove doorplate from mold and fill mold with Amazing Casting Resin.
Let cure and remove from mold.
I left my knob clear and painted the doorplate using Spectra Amber paint. I them wiped the plate with Gesso and rubbed off the excess. After I removed most of the Gesso, I inked the plate with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
After achieving the look you want, hot glue the knob into place. Mist with Suede Glimmer Mist.
I diecut several flowers using recycled corrugated cardboard and misted the with different shades of Glimmer Mist. I then hot glued resin and buttons in the center. I then hot glued a glittered pick to the main corrugated cardboard that would be the back of the frame.
I printed my quote and distressed a bit with ink and misted with Glimmer Mist. I used stencils and misted the corrugated cardboard. I used some Amber Paint to paint the frame. I hot glued all pieces into place.


Nikki said...

WOW this is just stunning love how you made the doorknob and your color choice is wonderful this is just a beauty :)
hugs Nikki

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Jan, I can't get over how cool your knob and old door plate turned out. The colors you used on the plate were perfect and the entire project turned out fabulous!
I'm impressed with this stuff


KarinsArtScrap said...

what beautiful done jan, great flower decoration.

greetings karin

craftattack said...

Great stuff to play with, no wonder you are addicted! Valerie

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is SO fabulous, Jan! What a cool product! You have put it to absolute brilliant use. Even seeing the photos, I have a hard time believing that bookplate and knob aren't "real". Uh-Mazing and gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

oh wow wow hun this is one stunning piece of work the detail on this is just incredible hugs cherylxxx

Jingle said...

It's gorgeous, Jan! I love the door plate!!!

artistamyjo said...

Just gorgeous,everything looks so real and you make it all look so easy!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow! AmazIng!

Janna Werner said...

Lovely grats!! And I love ur project, you are really inspiring.

DeeDee said...

this really is just absolutely stunning - I will FOR SURE be doing one of each if not hundreds!!!

Ana Márquez said...

What a beautiful piece! thanks for showing how to make it, and also thanks for your kind comment in my blog, you're very nice. Hugs!

JoAnne said...

Simply gorgeous Jan!

Pearl Maple said...

fabulous creations, the colors and layers of details are beautiful

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

You are always introducing me to new items with you beautiful projects.