Friday, June 10, 2011

A BRAND NEW Technique You'll Love!

Happy Fabulous Friday to you, my sweet friends!  I feel a date night in my near future, how 'bout you?  It's been forever since hubby and I have gone anywhere.  Noooo, I am not exaggerating!  Well, if you count going to the grocery store together as a date, I stand corrected hee hee.  I really really want to go to the movies and eat popcorn.  I don't enjoy action or suspense films, and hubby doesn't enjoy girlie movies.  I don't know how many times he's suggested going to separate movies - that's not going to happen!  Date night means doing something together lol!  Have you seen any good movies lately?  I'm not even sure what's out right now.  I'm open to suggestions...

I also enjoy candlelight.  How romantic...  I'm in love with the dream of being swept off my feet by my knight in shining armor.  He brings me to a fancy restaurant with beautifully decorated tables which of course, include lots of candles!  Anytime I don't have to cook and clean up IS a dream LOL!!!  I think many young girls dream of being Cinderella *sigh*  I never did.  I think I was too busy just trying to survive!  Well, I am making up for lost time now... hee hee

I am sooooo excited to share my project with ya today *happy dancing* : )  Susana (Susana's Custom Art & Card Design) sent a few of her DT some Viva Decor Crystal Gel and a silicone mold to play with this week.  Let me tell you that I had a TON of FUN!!!  This stuff is addicting!  I've already begun saving to buy more 'goo' (as we affectionately call the Gel) in different colors and of course, I NEED more molds!!!

First, I'll show you my project, then I'll describe the process below...

Just look at the detail the Crystal Gel picked up from the silicone mold.  Isn't it amazing?  I've used the Blue Green Gel.  Shown here are two of the four designs included with the Mini Lace Set mold I used (photo of mold below).

I couldn't believe how easy this project was to put together.  I didn't use one drop of glue!  The dried Gel sticks to glass - how cool is that?  You can see how flexible it is as it hugs the shape of the votive holder.  The only adhesive used was on the adhesive-backed pearls and they stick very well to the custom made embellishments.  Another good thing about not needing to glue the embellishments down is that you can change em out whenever you want to!  You can use different colors for every season or celebration.  Imagine the possibilities...  Can you tell how excited I am???

Here you can see how much product you get!  I made a TON of embellishments (more projects to come!) and it hardly made a dent.

This is half of the Mini Lace Set mold by 1st Impressions.  You can see that there are two of each design (four of each design with the entire mold).  This comes in handy when you have a lot to make as in the votive holder I made :)  Other molds will have varying elements, so you'll need to read the descriptions carefully before you purchase so you know exactly what you're getting.  All 1st Impressions molds are shallow which work flawlessly with the Crystal Gel.  Believe me, I've tried other molds with unsatisfactory results.  These are the BEST molds I've ever used!

I LOVE Crystal Gel

You'll want to check out Marti's videos on using Crystal Gel with silicone molds Here and Here.  

The store blog also has fabulous creations you won't want to miss using this awesome product Here.

Challenges Entered: 
Thanks so much for playing with me here at My Comfort Cottage today.  It's been nice having you stop by :)

Have you entered my BLOG CANDY yet?  You can find it Here.  Ends June 17.

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~



Alex said...

LORI!!! This is AWESOME! What creativity and I just love it!!!!

Sandra said...

Simply beautiful.....:) Sandra H

Hazel said...

Wow! this is brilliant - saw it on Inspire me Fridays x

Danni said...

How super creative and pretty!! Wow!

Tammy L said...

wow! gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Kim B said...

That is so very cool!!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room first challenge.

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Lori, this is gorgeous!!! very cool indeed!!!!
I'm so happy you came to share @ Inspire Me Fridays!! You're always an inspiration hun!
hugs & blessings!

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS this looks fab and funky stuff and great fun to play with too!
Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Debi said...

This is a very pretty candle holder, great idea and great fun! thanks for joining us at CRC for our first challenge Debi x

Nikki Byrne said...

Wow! Great project and perfect to help us start off our new Challenges at Craft room challeng. Thank you for sharingwith us. Nikki DT

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful project.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous project - i bet it looks gorgeous when lit
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

I'm a great fan of Viva products but not seen this it is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge hope we will see you again. Thank you also for putting our logo on your side bar, to be eligible for the prize draw we ask people to put the shop logo and a link to on their side bar. Hope you do not mind my mentioning this. XOXO Zoe

Kirei na Kami said...

Lori, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I am a candle addict, and blue, white and silver are one of my fave color combos!!! I love it:)


Janne said...

WOW, you are so creative. Thanks for joining us at the creatalcious challenges♥

Maria said...

Wow, really creative and amazing results! I have to try this! Good luck, and thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Louise said...

How cool is that!! Wow love it. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge blog

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Lori this is stunning, I love candles so this is right up my street, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Michelle said...


Wow, what a gorgeous creation.

That Gel product looks amazing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Unfortunately to be eligable to win the prize or be featured it must be a PAPER craft.

Michelle :-)

Michelle said...

Great idea to make that.
Thank you for playing with the Cutie Stampers.
Greetings Michelle

Bastelfalter von Beckburgia said...

Eine wunderschöne Glasverzierung. Toll!
Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cutie Stampers.
Viele Grüße

Sassylassy said...

So awesome Lori this is exactly what I wanted to do... Yeah!!! Thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to see your other creations.
Hugs Bonnie

Shelly's Images said...

I love this. I just have to try it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

kurlygirl said...

Such a beautiful project! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

Maria Matter said...

Hi Lori, just popping by to let you know...
You've been Featured on Inspire Me Fridays!

this is such a gorgeous project!
hugs & blessings

tiggertastic said...

stunning make - so well put together

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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