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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds

I've been playing a lot with the Blossoms part of the "Buttons & Blossoms" molds.  I am having more fun with the blossoms because I can take them out of the mold right away and set them aside to dry.  With the buttons I tend to leave them dry in the mold so they don't distort.  I have not had a lot of luck removing the larger button without some distortion of some kind.  I make a few buttons when I make the flowers but the flowers pile up faster than the buttons because of the ease of removal.  I'm looking at this photo and noticing that I need more yellow flowers and I need white ones.  I had quite a few white ones but used a lot of them on cards.  Hmmm, I guess white is the favorable color!!  It does go with almost everything!  And when you make the white ones you can color them in with markers too.  Yup, I tried that and I did like doing that.  I colored one using Pink Pirouette and then used a darker pink to highlight the tips of the petals and the center of the flower.  It turned out pretty and I forgot to take a picture of it before I used it!  Silly me!


These molds are very fun to play with and I hope that Stampin' Up! comes out with more.  

I'm off to make more flowers.  I mixed up a bunch of colors the other night and used up my package of clay!!!  Now I am making flowers and buttons with the mixed clay so I have some on hand when I need them!  


To aid in the drying process I took some tulle and taped it to a plastic container so the air could flow through.  I set the flowers on the tulle to dry and they don't take half as long to dry and best part, I don't have to turn them over.

So if you have these fun molds go make some flowers and buttons for your card projects.  Just remember to use gloves when mixing the inker to the clay.  It's messy but once you get the ink mixed in you can use your bare hands to work with the clay and get it in the molds.  Weird, huh?  I don't make the rules!!! LOL

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

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