EcoHeidi Borchers shows how to dip a decorative bird into Cool2Cast to create a hard surface great for painting, decoupage, alcohol ink or your favorite colorant.
Cool2Cast (available at www.shopcool2craft.com or at Michaels (in the polymer clay department)
Water & measuring cup
Zip top plastic bag
Decorative bird (with wire or clip)
Styrofoam (to insert bird into while Cool2Cast is drying)
1. Mix a small batch of Cool2Cast in zip bag according to package instructions.
2. Open bag and holding bird by wire, dip into wet Cool2Cast. (Note: if you wait about 5 minutes after mixing Cool2Cast, it will begin to thicken slightly which will give you a thicker coating when dipping.)
3. Carefully pull bird out of bag and place wire into Styrofoam until dry (should be dry to touch within 1 hour). (If you have additional Cool2Cast left in the bag, immediately pour it into molds so that you can use every drop before it dries.)
4. When bird is completely dry, you can decorate with decoupage, paint, alcohol inks or colorants of your choice.
Want to purchase a pre-dipped bird – click here!
Watch EcoHeidi’s video tutorial to learn more about how to create with your birds!