Learn resin casting & sculpting with Cynthia Thornton

Check out this online course to learn resin casting and sculpting from Cynthia Thornton. Summer is always a good time to learn something new before getting busy with the holidays!

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I played around with resin once but found it difficult to work with, probably because I didn’t actually learn how to work properly with this medium.

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Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques with Cynthia Thornton

Then I found this online class about Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques taught by Cynthia Thornton, the founder of Green Girl Studios. I love all of the Green Girl Studios beads and pendants, so this is a great teacher to learn from.

Sculpting & resin casting

This Craftsy online class taught by artist Cynthia Thornton guides you through every step and teaches you how to sculpt a polymer master, then make a silicone mold to use in resin casting. Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Essential polymer clay techniques
  • How to craft a variety of shapes and whimsical creations
  • How to replicate any piece by making resin molds with silicone
  • Tips for smooth, consistent resin results
  • How to use custom dyes, paints and metallic finishes
  • How to seal your work for long-lasting beauty
  • How to mount resin creations to pendants, buttons, hairpins and more!

Better yet is that with Craftsy online classes they are there for you forever! You can access them anytime or anywhere if you need to refresh your memory on a certain step.

Learn resin casting and sculpting
Learn resin casting and sculpting, make your own resin molds create decorative pieces to use as pendants, buttons and more.

About Cynthia Thornton, the Instructor

Cynthia Thornton studied fine art and 3-D illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. She worked as a sculptor in a variety of industries, and then founded Green Girl Studios. Cynthia is the author and illustrator of the book Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed Media Jewelry With Metal Clay, Wire, Resin & More. Learn more about Cynthia and see some of her limited run creations in her Etsy shop.

Last minute gift ideas you can buy online

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Looking for last minute gift ideas can be so stressful, but did you know you can give the gift of an online craft class? All classes are discounted now through Saturday, 12/26/2015, so shop NOW!

Craftsy has hundreds of online classes that you can purchase and give as gifts for mom or anyone interested in learning a something new!

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Give the gift of a learning a new beading or jewelry making technique!

Last minute gift ideas at Craftsy Online Classes

My favorite, of course are the jewelry classes! You can learn all the basics of jewelry making in the Jewelry Workshop class or select a more focussed skill from one of the 35 jewelry classes and it will be delivered right to your in box!

These online classes are so cool, you can learn at home and at your own pace by taking craft classes on a computer or mobile device.

Easy to follow HD video lessons give step by step instructions, materials needed and more.

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Learn wire wrapping, metalsmithing and so much more!

There are 35 different jewelry classes that will improve your skills and expand your abilities in the beading and jewelry craft. Learn how to:

  • Wire wrap stones
  • Soldering
  • Wire weaving
  • Silversmithing
  • Bezel setting
  • and so much more!!!

Not clear on one of the lessons? No problem, you can leave a question for the instructor and receive personalized instructions.

Learn something totally new from the convenience of home!
Learn something totally new from the convenience of home!

Learn a brand new craft or skill

In addition to jewelry classes there are thousands of different types of classes offered by the worlds best instructors. Learn about:

  • Photography & Art
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Cake Decorating & Cooking
  • Home & Garden

The best thing of all is that these classes are there for you forever! You can access them anytime or anywhere if you need to refresh your memory on a certain technique.