Cool2Cast Blog Hop: Mixed Media Canvas

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I was happy to try out a new plaster product last week called Cool2Cast, developed by Tiffany Windsor, and to incorporate it onto this canvas.  I’m also participating with nearly 20 others on a blog hop with Bella Crafts Quarterly surrounding the release of Tiffany’s new e-book.  Please click here for details on the book, as well as a list of participating artists, and links to their blogs.

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The product mixes with water and is poured into molds… the plaster is set in about an hour, so perfect for those of us who are impatient when crafting.

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I used a variety of silicone molds that I normally use with Ranger’s Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).

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I was really impressed with the crisp forms I got from the plaster.  The gears above are from a pour I made into one of Ranger’s Texture Treads.

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As you can see, I had a lot of fun with this and made multiple pours – faces, borders, shapes, and texture abound.

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I liked the gears impression a lot and decided to try to make a tag out of it.  I used the negative of a Sizzix tag die to create the shape, placed it on top of my Texture Tread, and poured into it.

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Once dry I was able to trim away the excess with my Tonic scissors.

After adding small chipboard and wood accents to parts of the canvas, I painted the canvas and the plaster pieces.  I used Beacon’s Quick Grip (all purposive) adhesive to attach the plaster pieces to each other, and to the canvas.

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I love the added texture these pours (the original abstract one plus the more controlled, shaped pour) give to my canvas.  Take a moment to check out Tiffany’s book for loads of tips and tricks on using this fun product.

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Amazing definition of the gears in this cast – a stunning creation.

  2. This looks like great stuff to work with Marjie and your results are definitely gorgeous. Jenny x

  3. Very clever! It looks fab! Xx

  4. What a beautiful color palette! Love your project!

  5. Stunning art!

  6. I came over from Bellla’s and Tiffany’s blogs. I love the look of this new product and it sounds fabulous too – you got wonderfully beautiful details with using it and that is exactly why I need it! Thank you for the hop and for sharing your beautiful creations Karen

  7. Dawn Gold says:

    Great share, that’s so cool

  8. Patricia B says:

    Love your mixed media canvas. Thanks for sharing your experience with Cool2Cast. Love ya’ Patricia B

  9. Oh my gosh! THIS IS SO COOL!!! Love that you made your own molds! They are wonderful and on this canvas just delightful!

  10. Love, love, love this project Marjie! One of my favorite techniques is to pour onto texture treads and this gears design is fabulous! Thank you SO very much for participating in the hop!

  11. Congrats Marjie for this awesome share and being a part of wonderful. I loved this post and the new product is so fun to read more.
    susan s

  12. omgosh Marjie- what a fabulous piece!! besides the brilliant colors those textures/embellishments you made and added are fantastic!! Love it! and oh yeah, thanks- now I NEED to buy some coolcast! “)

  13. Wow Marjie, you really did have fun, your canvas is stunning, I always love it when you use the blues! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Texture joy here! This is amazing- love all the colors on that detail too! Imagine is a perfect word for this canvas!!

  15. Wow what fun. These came out great. I must try. Always a good alternative to polymer clay and baking. Beautiful turnout, Marjie.

  16. Great project and how much fun to make those! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Ann Butler says:

    Thanks so much for being part of the blog hop to promote Tiffany’s new eBook, I love your project…it truly shows how versatile Cool2Cast is.

  18. Wow, thats pretty cool!! I love it!

  19. This looks so fun Marjie and looks like you had a great play! Love the results you shared. I will have to try it out! Thanks!~kim

  20. What a great, creative result Marjie!
    Greetings, Alie 🙂

  21. wonderful idea!

  22. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the gears!!!!

  23. Ooh marvelous stuff. The gears really stand out. I like paper clay, but this might just be a really cool addition to my stash. Thanks for the inspiration. xox