Today we have designer Madeline Arendt creating with EasyCast™.
Being fairly new to the product called FastCast™manufactured by Enviromental Technology Inc., and only seeing it demonstrated once, I was looking forward to my own experimentation with it. As the saying goes, "start small and build", that is what I will share with this post.
A description given of FastCast™ is that it is a two part component. It is orderless and will sets in 10 minutes. Pieces can be de-modeled within 10 to 15 minutes. The cured pieces are hard yet durable. Pieces can be drilled , sanded, carved, stained and painted.
Plastic sheeting to cover work surface
Instructions:To make casts from FastCast™ use molds that are made fromSilicone, EasyMold Silicone Putty, Silicone Rubber or Silicone Paste. Other types of molds most likely require the use of a release spray to de-mold. ***The manufacturer suggests NOT using molds that are normally used for candy, soap or candles.
I will be honest here, I used a mold that was found in the aisle for candy making and I had great results. I usually like to experiment and see just how far I can go with products and directions and this one paid off.
I did not want pieces that were as thick as the mold would form. To determine how much FastCast™ I would need to mix, I added rice to the mold, filling only as high as I wanted the pieces to go. The rice was ten dumped into a glass measuring cup.
Measure out equal parts of parts A and B.
Stir together for 30 seconds.
Pour into a second mixing cup and mix for another 30 seconds.
Remove from the mold.
For the table decor pieces here, I added color to the FastCast™ leaves with alcohol inks and markers.
After the coloring process, an easy napkin ring was formed from strips of decorative paper and ribbons.
A placecard was created using the same decorative paper and die-cutting it along with a simple label, with a bit of burlap ribbon added.
To top off each accessory, the inked FastCast™ leaves are attached with glue.
They make a lovely addition to any table setting! Create embellishments to add to homemade decorations for any occasion, any season.
Let the holidays begin ~ Madeline.