Thursday, April 11, 2013

Katy Sue Designs - My Arch Rival! - Part One

 I am going to begin this post with three gorgeous samples made with EasyCast resin.
"Why is Katy Sue my arch rival?" 
you might ask.
As you can see from the banner I clipped from their website, Katy Sue Designs won the coveted Innovations award at the Craft and Hobby show in January.  Our new Jewelry Clay was in the running for this award...so I consider them my arch rival.  No, not really, but it is fun to complain a little.  Katy Sue Designs won with their new cupcake decoration molds.  
Well this is Resin Crafts!  A mold is a mold and these were gorgeous!  Happily, the owner Susan gave me my own set to experiment with as a consolation prize for not winning the main prize.
 Here are the molds and this will be part one of a two part post.
 My pictures are not great because I poured EastCast which I coloured white, into white molds on a white paper background.
 I did want to show you that the molds are excellent since very little sanding needed to be done after I pulled my cured resin from the molds.  Also, just a reminder, once you pour art supplies into a mold you can't use them with food products in the future.
I am using metallic wax rub-ons to colour my pieces.  
I think you know there is a necklace in my future...tomorrow will be the results post!

8 comments:

  1. Tsusen1CollectiblesApril 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Every day there is something new on here that I want to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need 72 hour days!

    Pat

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  2. This is beautiful Carmi! Do you think the molds are on amazon? Will the metallic wax rub ons rub off overtime?

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  3. Katy Sue does have office in the USA...they are a UK company. I protected my wax rub-ons with a coating of matt acrylic spray. Hoping it does work! I used a lot more wax than I normally would. I am building the necklace today and there has been no transfer, so I am quite pleased!

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  4. Thanks Pat! I have a hard time leaving my studio at the end of my day!

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  5. So very cool! I love the molds. I have been playing with making my own molds and need to kick it into high(er) gear! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  6. :) acrylic spray? I can only dream to be at the level of you and your loyal bloggers, I'm new to crafts completely! Most times I have no idea what I'm doing! Thanks so much for this blog Carmi!

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  7. Love it Thanks for sharing and I NOW am buying 2 of EVERY mold 1 for food and 1 for Crafts. .I only did food items and now found love for crafting.. so a new reason to shop.. Lol. I Label them and keep them separate.

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