Fabulous FAUX Pine Branches

Hello creatives! Michele here to share something with you that came about by experimenting. While out in the country I found some awesome bits of nature that I thought would be PERFECT to mold and cast. I pulled a piece of a pine tree branch I save and got busy with my Amazing Mold Putty. Normally when molding natural things you have to be fairly gentle but this piece was very forgiving and sturdy.

Excitedly, I poured a batch of Amazing Casting Resin in my new mold and OMG, you cannot even begin to believe the detail and TEXTURE in this casting!

I colored the resin piece with Ranger Alcohol Ink in several colors of green and brown, then rubbed a little Art Alchemy Metallique Wax over the top for a bit of shine. Now we have a real looking branch! The detail is unbelievable – I even poked my finger on the needles when I was applying the wax.

How about these on my Christmas cards this year?!

Be on the look out for pieces of nature, and other fun stuff to mold!