Monday, December 28, 2009

Head's Up!

There's a snowman on the loose... Better find him before he melts! The faux patina copper Bill necklace has been taken already so the winner's pick of the pewter, blue and red are still available. Happy Hunting!

If you find a snowman, be the first to post and claim the prize. Be sure to include an email address in your comment so that I can contact you. That's it! You don't pay anything - no shipping - just find the snowman. Prizes are limited to one per person.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday Tip and Treasure Hunt!


Happy Holidays! Today's Friday Tip is a quick one so I can get back to the family and eating festivities. But like small packages containing some of the best presents, hopefully you'll find this short tip to be very sweet.

When casting it always seems like there is a bit of resin leftover. Oftentimes, it's enough to entirely fill a small medallion or two. So, every time you pour a larger mold always prep some small molds and have them ready to receive the extra resin. No waste, and more resins - it's a win-win! And don't worry if a mold doesn't get filled up all the way. More can be poured on top and it will adhere as though it were all poured at once.

And one last thing for now - it's time to kick off the treasure hunt giveaways! Starting today and randomly throughout the week I will be putting this snowman into posts:


If you find a snowman, be the first to post and claim the prize! Be sure to include an email address in your comment so that I can contact you. That's it! You don't pay anything - no shipping - just find the snowman. Prizes are limited to one per person. Be the first to claim him and take your pick of one of these Bill medallion necklaces. Each is painted in acrylic and pearl-ex metallic powder and mounted on a sterling silver bail and chain and can either be worn or used as a decoration.

Good luck, and may the new year bring happiness, good health and prosperity to everyone!

Faux patina copper with matte sealer. There is a bit more copper peeking through in the highlights than what is shown in pictures.

Faux pewter with gloss sealer. Metallic shine and black shadings to make the sculpture pop.

Stippled and glazed orange and red tones with satin gloss.

Stippled and glazed blues with satin gloss.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Tip


Yes, that's right, an actual tip on a Friday! :-D I still haven't had time to draw out the next hair growth chart, but here's a great tip in the meantime. I like to cut up my sheets of sandpaper so that they're easier to use. Every once in a while I do a whole sandpaper cutting spree so that I have plenty to work with whenever I need it.


Storing the sandpaper squares in plastic bags is ideal for easy grabbing and keeps things nice and organized. I mark the grit on the bags with a Sharpie, and just pull out a square of whatever I need!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter Sale!


It's shopping time! From now through January 1st, everything on the Chinook Studios website is on sale. There are some painted items and lots of unpainted resins and medallions. New to the website is Bill the pony, a miniature medallion only 2 inches high. He makes a great little ornament or display piece for small areas. And better yet, he comes free with all orders!

I plan on holding some treasure hunt giveaways just like last year, so keep watching here for more info. Happy Holidays everyone!