Sunday, July 17, 2016

Brown Bag Molds- 1993 Watering Can &1988 Ruffled Heart

I've added a couple of Brown Bag 
Molds to my page of molds.
Brown Bag Molds 
  Watering Can 1993
 Ruffled Heart 1988
 The castings on my blog page are cast with 
100% cotton linter and left plain to show the detail.
Brown Bag Molds-How To Make A Paper Casting 
Over the years I've made cookies, chocolates,
 cinnamon pomanders, wax & paper ornaments
 and castings in shadow boxes.  One of my favorite
 things to do is make cards.  The castings can be 
painted with acrylics or watercolors.
So simple, it's a bit like paint by number!  Sometimes,
 I embellish them further with glitter, ribbons etc.
I have card stock in all colors and even
make the envelopes to match.  I glue them to a
 blank card, write my message on the inside 
and I have a hand made personalized card. 
With the range of molds, I can literally make
 a card for every holiday and occasion.
Adding tea to the mix, before I 
cast the mold, gives them an antique look.
Even plain they look striking.  For Christmas 
cards, I add a ribbon or string to the back of the 
casting and it can be removed from the card 
and hung on the tree.
 So Simple & Easy-Peasy!

13 comments:

  1. Sherrie I so love your "Molds", I have tried any thing like this. They look so cool, I can see how they could be used for any thing including cookies, what fun! and to give as a gift. I don't think there isn't any thing you can't do and do very very well my friend! I love coming visiting your Little Cabin , as like now just hoovering over a mug of coffee and drooling at your dolls and creations.Thank You so much for sharing all your talent and allowing others to love and enjoy them.
    Hugzs ,Sherrie

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    1. Thank you Sherrie, I enjoy all the creations on your blog too!

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  2. The paper castings are great; so pretty. What a wonderful and personal way to share a hand made gift to someone special. You have a wonderful collection. You have a very creative way to use each of the molds in so many different ways.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I'm glad you enjoyed this.

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  3. I like your new molds too. both are very pretty. Pretty cookies, cards and I am sure lots of other uses. Hand made things like this are so appreciated.

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  4. This was interesting to see how these molds can be used. You've made some sweet things!

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  5. This is wonderful! Wish I had a few brown bag molds to make these lovely cards. Especially love the watering can.

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  6. Your cards are also so pretty. I was at the thrift store and the lady ahead of me was checking out and she had a brown bag mold. I felt like ripping it from her hands but she had already paid for it and they were packing up her purchases in a box. Darn. It's the first time I've ever seen one there before.

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  7. I thought of you yesterday when I spotted two brown-bag molds at the thrift shop. I should have gotten them...now I may have to go back. :~) I cannot BELIEVE it never occurred to me to use water colors for these little molds. I have some wonderful gauche paints that I love working with, and they would be perfect for the ones I'm sending grandkids this year at Christmas.

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  8. If I can paint them, I have no doubt you can make extraordinary ones! Be careful, you'll get the Brown Bag bug!

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  9. I know I left a comment already , but I came back again to re-read your tutorial on the brown bag molds, I will have to do a search for them, I would like to give this a try, they are just so special, Would be a great Christmas gift for my daughter and a couple of close friends. !

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  10. Your creations are beautiful and I went to your tutorial post.........so wonderful to learn about.

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