Altered Key with Tamiko


Hello folks, Tamiko here.  For the last few weeks I have been looking at my stash of keys and I'm going to find a way to use them  or just toss them!!  Of course I found a way to use them! 

How to make a paper cast: 


Torn tissue papers and a few cups of water pulsed in the blender, creates a paper slurry.  I removed even more water by allowing the slurry to be processed through a strainer I found on the Arnold Grummer site.


I've then prepared my mold by brushing it lightly with a release agent like olive oil. After the mold was prepped,  we place pulp in the mold very carefully pressing it deeply into all the crevices of the cast.  I removed more water by pressing sponge against the mold.  You can let the paper dry by placing it in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes on a low temperature or let it air dry, for a few hours. Once the cast is dry, you can decorate as normal.


Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope that seeing the paper casts inspire you to create some to embellish your projects with too!!!

For more inspiration subscribe  to the blog and the Arnold Grummer YouTube channel!!


Comments

  1. How very cooL! Would never have thought to try something like this!

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  2. Great piece to add to a mixed media canvas!

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  3. This is just the cutest use for your keys. I can see some christmas angels (goddesses) made from them and attached to ribbons as a bookmark gift or attach them to tags on a package. Wow, my head is spinning with ideas from this post.

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  4. This is just the cutest use for your keys. I can see some christmas angels (goddesses) made from them and attached to ribbons as a bookmark gift or attach them to tags on a package. Wow, my head is spinning with ideas from this post.

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  5. GREAT idea! Love the key......and you know to NEVER toss "treasures!
    Love and light,
    Michele

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