27.5.11

Mseal Art Altered Project- Lady birds and Mseal Art Tutorial

Mseal Art Ladybirds
Mseal Art is fun ,inexpensive and super easy.  When I started with Mseal art I knew nothing about it .It was an impulse buy from a stationery shop!I read the instructions on the packet to get started and learnt by trial and error.I am posting this tutorial to help anyone like me who likes to experiment with new crafts.
What is Mseal? 
Mseal is epoxy resin.It is actually a substance used by plumbers to seal leaks! Its manufactured as white mseal for hobby crafts.It is not expensive and the standard packet 50g packet costs just rupees 15.
How to do Mseal Art and Craft
Materials Required
  • Mseal:For a small project you just need 1or 2 packets.I have used less than a packet for this ladybirds project
  • Paint- Acrylic paint gives a lovely shine
  • Kitchen knife- optional
1.On opening the packet you will find 2 substances.
Mseal 
2.Pinch or cut out some as shown below.If your Mseal is a little old there might be a hard layer at the junction of the 2 colors- remove this hard strip as I have found that this strip of Mseal  remains hard and can interfere with the texture of your finished work.
Mseal 
3.Knead thoroughly with your fingers.No need to add any water or oil


Mseal
4.Once the 2 parts of the Mseal are thoroughly mixed it changes color to white and becomes soft and pliable.You are ready to sculpt now.It hardens in 60-90 minutes so plan your project accordingly.
Mseal
How to make the Lady birds Mseal Art
Take a small amount of the kneaded Mseal and shape it into a leaf
Mseal Art Leaf
Paint the leaves.Here is my 5 year old helping to paint the leaf.We used Acrylic Pearl Green
Mseal Art and Craft
Roll a long strip for the stem and small balls for the lady birds.
Mseal adheres well to wood,metal,plastic,glass and no gluing is required!Just press them onto the surface and it sticks.Only do so before it hardens[ do within 60 mins of making  the Mseal] 
Here is the box which we altered for this Mseal Art.We used a similar one for the Shell Craft
Recycling crafts

Make veins for the leaves with a regular kitchen knife.
Mseal Art and Craft- ladybirds
Paint the lady bird body red and head black. Once the red paint dries paint spots with black paint.

Mseal Lady bird
Mseal Leaves
Here is the finished Mseal art


Mseal Lady birds
Mseal art is fun and easy. Oh and unlike salt dough craft  you don't have to varnish it. It stays the same for a long long time.
Here are the links to some other Mseal Art Projects

33 comments:

  1. Dr. Sonia
    What a creative lady you are. This is an interesting project and ladybugs are so adorable.
    Myrna

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  2. beautiful. ladybug r looking qute

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  3. It is cute. Lovely work.

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  4. beautiful work sonia. Amazing lady bugs

    maha

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  5. lovely ladybugs and thanks for the tutorial...

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  6. LOVELY PROJECT...,YOU ARE TRAINING THE JUNIOR DR.SONIA TOO...........THATS GREAT.

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  7. Great tutorial, this must have been a lot of fun for you and your daughter.Love the leaves and especially how the paint really shimmers. Beautiful project.

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  8. This is beautiful work and the ladybug is exquisite...

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  9. Thank you all for taking the time to leave such sweet comments.

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  10. Love the ladybugs! You become an expert in Mseal! I love your other projects using this material! They are all so cute! Especially the dog!

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  11. Great project, Sonia! You are so talented, mastering all these crafts, I take my hat off to you!

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  12. Thank You Kiddo
    Thank You ManuK

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  13. Beautiful work, wow, you are some talented!!

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  14. OMG! I saw that pack from Hobby ideas... I had no idea what it was so I didn't buy it!!! Now you make me feel sorry I didn't do it :). Your projects are so much FUN!
    I miss all the Hobby Idea stuff...including their glue... it's the best out there!!!

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  15. Lovely. I must send your link to my niece to check out this stuff. Perhaps she knows about it. I'm in the dark here with no crafting materials. Really miss India a lot. It has so much to offer including peace. Here we have to live our lives one day at a time.

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! We love seeing and experimenting with new crafts in our house! We will now be looking for some Mseal (or something close to it) for a project very soon! The altered box is beautiful!
    Thanks!
    Amber

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  17. This is so super uber cool--- Love it
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  18. great tips, i have seen few people using talcum powder( i dont know what could be the reason, may be because of the stickiness, dont know for sure), i am total newbie with m-seal, so dont know much.can i use it on earthen pot? may be then i need to glue it, is not it??

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    1. Thank You Ananya--never tried talcum powder--sounds good. Yes you can use it on earthen pot and it needs no gluing as Mseal is naturally sticky before it dries

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  19. This is so cool!! Thanks for sharing this!! My hubby is an electrician, so he may be familiar with this product...I'll have to ask!! :)HUGS

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  20. Mam how long this will remain as am totally new with clay i don't have any idea about its lifetime

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    1. Mseal is very durable. The ladybird you see was made in 2011 and is still in good condition at my home!

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  21. Hey, that's beautiful. I used to make stuff with m-seal, but now when I try it, I find the paint doesn't stick. Do you know why perhaps? :)

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    1. Acrylic paint sticks well to mseal.Allow enough drying time between coats. If you want to avoid the painting step add oil colours while you are mixing the 2 components of mseal

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    2. That's a great suggestion! Will try it. Thank you! :)

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  22. Great site...:). But i want to know if we can make the M-seal soft after drying it. If we have to reuse it ,can we??

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    1. No mseal dries very hard like cement and you cant make it soft once its dry

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  23. That looks adorable! :) How long did it take for the paint to dry? I painted a mseal pendant with acrylic colors, and it's been 2 days and the paint still scraps off if I press my nail into it..

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    1. No idea why your paint is scrapping off!

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    2. Same here..
      I made a model of my all time favourite anime character, it was so well made...
      And it took a lot of effort, but when i coloured it using acrylic colour the colour comes off when i press my nails or press hard..
      Please help

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    3. Do take care to apply your coats of acrylic paint only after the layer underneath dries really well otherwise acrylic will peel off. I still have the mseal projects shown in this post made in 2011 in good condition at my home and I didnt use any fancy acrylic paints either!

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