Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Caulk Lace Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a mini tutorial for making your own lacy accents out of acrylic caulk and silicone molds!
Step One: Squeeze some caulking into your silicone mold and smooth it out (I used a Popsicle stick)
Step Two: Leave to dry 24 hours
Step Three: Dampen a terry cloth towel and gently rub it over your dry caulk to clean up the image
(Note: The next to last picture shows you the difference between the cleaned up part - on the right - and the part that isn't cleaned yet)
Step Four: Gently peel your lace from the mold and embellish your project!

Note 1. Do NOT use pure silicone caulking -- it will stick to your molds
Note 2. This technique works best in the thin molds - anything too thick would take a long time to dry!
Note 3. These molds are for cake decorating - I found mine on ebay, but you can find several other places as well -- Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon, etc.
As you can see I also made some delicate butterflies and a lacy doily out of my acrylic caulking.
Be sure to come by tomorrow for another fun way to create embellishments for your cards with the deeper silicone molds and don't forget that Friday I'll be hosting a little GIVEAWAY here on my blog!!
Supplies and Tools:
Silhouette Stamp Set (Woodware Craft Collection), Dear Jane Paper Stack (The Paper Studio), Caulk Lace/Butterfly, Silicone Molds, Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Paper Blossom Punch, Front Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearls, Baker's Twine, Embroidered Lace Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Ground Espresso, Abandoned Coral, & Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Tim Hotlz) Cream Cardstock

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Tie It On
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La - Layer It Up
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow


Mimi said...

Look at you go! How cool... cake molds, huh?
Well, very neat, and the finished card is lovely!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for the tutorial... this looks amazing!

SewPaperPaint said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I definitely want to try this. What a stunning card you've embellished! Hugs, Autumn

Stephanie said...

My oh my, another gorgeous creation, my friend! Thanks for the lovely tutorial.


Lori said...

Very cool - such a beautiful technique! Your card is so beautiful and the silhouette is lovely!

Conniecrafter said...

That is just gorgeous, such lovely flowers, such a pretty Victorian feel to it!! I have not seen those thin molds, they are such lovely embellishments for your card!!

meg said...

thanks for the great tutorial and for entering your card into our layers challenge at the OLLCB.

Barbara Bruder said...

The caulk with molds idea is great. The results are gorgeous. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful vintage card Esther
Love the design and detail
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello: Oh my goodness!! I've never seen this cake molds before but the technique you used with the caulk paste is stunning, I thought it was real lace when I saw the picture.
I love the vintage feel of your card, from the colors to the design, gorgeous!!!
Thank you for sharing with SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Jo Ann said...

Your design and papers matched beautifully. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are midway on our current challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.