Crafting Troubles

The other day I was doing my resin thing, I went for my glitter collection as pictured (well some of it). Also noticing for the first time that it is fairly sparse… This was not a good sign…
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So I had just pulled a cute frame from the mold, as you do. I also had a lovely set of lips to go with this frame. All seems to be going to plan so far, so I had this idea, go with a black glitter and make the piece really monochromatic, it would be stunning. Now this is where the I hit a snag.

I do not own any black glitter. *Insert face of horror here*

I know, what was I thinking? Black is the first colour of anything I go for. And how on earth did it take me this long to realize I don’t have black glitter? So trip to ebay it is.

After an hour of looking at shinny things on ebay, I have ten, that’s right 1-0, glitters arriving hopefully in the next few days. Perfect for the next resin session.

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Bulbasaur Progress

I’m trying to put together a gijinka of bulbasaur, basically meaning a human version of the pokemon from the orginal 150. Below is the bulb I’ve made so far.
So this is my progress on the bulbasaur bulb for the end of the month. Its going, still not sure if its going well. Its all in one piece and sealed up with padding and backpack straps, which I forgot to add when I was doing the seams so Ive have to attach them to the outside of the bulb. The shape is there when I’m not wearing it but not once Ive put the backpack on, so more modifying needs to happen. I’m thinking if I sew the edges of the bulb over each other then it’ll look more like layers and create a rounded shape more like bulbasaurs.
Ive also go the dress to paint yet spots/marks on and the ears to make but they should take too long once the bulb is sorted. I was going to use the same fabric as the bulb to create the bulbasaur markings on the dress but I ran out of fabric so I figured hey why not just paint them on, and if this costume goes completely pear shaped I have made an awesome bulbasaur bulb cushion that is really soft! More progress later when I’ve actually made more of it!

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Self made molds

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but life and work keep getting in the way. I’ve also got a little video to edit and upload but I’ll get on that as soon as I can.
I also have all my latest MCM photos to edit and upload but I keep getting distracted but actually looking through them….. Any way on to the bits I wanted to share today.

I made a mold! Basically I found a couple of tutorials on Youtube that said you can make molds out of Silicone past at home, so I thought why not. Most of the mold makers I see are based in the USA so it can take a while for them to get to me and I am not the best at waiting.

So I wondered down to Wilkinson and picked up the cheapest silicone (didnt want to spend a fortune on something that would flop) and washing up liquid. Found an old Tupperware in kitchen and made a giant mess that looked something like this:

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Tasty eh?
Then I mushed it all together, if you want to try this at home I seriously recommend wearing gloves. That stuff stuck to everything! So while is was all mushy I rolled it in to a ball and pressed the items I wanted molded in to it.
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Simples, right?
I let it dry for 48 hours. It probably was dry after 24 hours but I wanted to be sure before I put resin into it. I popped the items out and Viola! There was the Molds!
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Arent they lovely? That was retorical and you are just supposed nod and agree there.

I know you are just itching to see how the Resin came out too, so here you go.

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The image on the left, the Zap charm. I have made two of using left over resin so the colours are a fair bit off. One has been painted so the detail shows up alot more. Excuse the air bubble that was me not pouring properly. The one on the right I think came out perfectly. Again it was using left over resin so the there was no colour scheme but I like blue so I think I adore this piece and will be eventually be adding some to the shop! Colour suggestions are welcome! These can be earring or small pedants, looking forward to working more with theses molds I can tell you.

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Metallic Castings

I know I vanished again, I actually have a good reason this time. I’ve been working nights for the past two weeks and probably done about 80 hours over time. So all I’ve had time for is pretty much sleep and work. Its been exhausting. I did manage to squeeze in a small casting because I got some new moulds that I really wanted to try (Which I didnt in the end because I had others on the go). I just wanted to make a quick post about these two that I pulled out, that came out so unexpectedly well.


Yes, there are a few micro air bubbles in one, so micro that they are barely seen but I can see them when I look really really closely. They are unfinished too, so excuse the background for the time being. Check how they are catching the light in the photos though, that the effect that I got really excited about. They look almost 3d they are that shinny. Lets just say you will probably see more metallics popping in the my resin pieces from now on.

Stay tuned for the rest of the casting that was pulled. 😀

Oh and I finally got Maldajusted Designs Facebook page up and running so go and Like it!

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Dr Who And Blue

My Latest casting pulled. This is probably half the pieces that I finished, well nearly finished. The Dr who pieces need to be painted and glossed. (Although plain colours can be be requested and added to my shop) I am half tempted to keep the blue lips for myself, its so pretty. With the skeleton I tried something new to try and bring the detail out more. It worked quite well though I think next time I will try it with a brighter colour to bring it out more.

And check this out..


I made some customer comment request cards for my colleagues to hand out at work. We have this thing where we are trying to get customers to feed back to us about the service. Hopefullt these will inspire people to contact us!

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