Painterly Floral Hat Pin

Hello, creatives! Aimée here to share how to add flair to your hats or scarves. This versatile project combines my stash of molded/cast items to create a larger molded piece. Oh the possibilities! I had a lot of fun creating these painterly flowers that add a POP of color to any outfit.

How To

The first thing I did was to create a mold of a metal leaf that I cut off of a home decor piece. I mixed equal parts of Part "A" and Part "B" of Amazing Mold Putty and formed it around the leaf. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation. Check out the impression of the leaf detail in this reusable mold.

I love molding flowers apparently! I gathered a few different flowers molds from previous projects and the new leaf mold and placed them into a foil pan.

Next, I mixed equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin and poured into the molds. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

When the resin cured, I popped these out of the molds. I arranged the pieces into a bouquet and hot glued them altogether into one solid piece.

I could stop here – but I want to take it one step further...

I used Amazing Mold Putty again to create a larger mold of the hot glue assembled bouquet and filled this new mold with Amazing Casting Resin.

You can see the original glued piece above the new cast solid piece and the mold. Both will work for my project – but the great thing about this new casting is that I don't have to worry about the glue coming apart over time from use and exposure to the weather.

Amazing Casting Resin when uncolored results in a beautiful opaque white resin piece... a blank canvas ready for embellishing!

I paint the bouquet with acrylic paints and add some bling with glitter. I seal with a spray varnish and glue on a pin back. VOILA... it's ready to wear!

I have a new fashion accessory to add a beautiful pop of color to a scarf, hat. or purse. I like how Frida Kahlo-esque it looks! What do you think?!

Let's see what you can create by combining your molds!