I suppose this is a good problem to have when I think about all the weeks when I have NOTHING to talk about and just overload everyone on beady porn pictures out of sheer desperation.
The problem now is, though, WHICH thing to talk about first. There are more "adventures in resin", there's a really cool collaboration that I'm doing with Lorelei, there's jewelry I finished over the weekend (yes, I do actually MAKE stuff - I'm not ALL about the buying), there's the big political mess going down in my community this week...
And I choose (closes eyes and randomly throws dart at the "Board o' Blog Topics")...
Which is good because this topic also involves another favorite topic of mine...candy. I know, you're thinking Candy? WTH? But, watch me as I make the magic happen (or at least I get you high on resin fumes so you THINK there's magic happening)...
I am so into this resin thing now that if something holds still long enough - I coat it with resin. I shop with only one question in mind: Would X look cool if I resin it? Which is what happened on a recent trip to the grocery store where I bought:
Oooohhh...look at the rainbow wheel o' candy! I bet I can custom mix my own candy color combos with this.
Eh...voila! I'm not sure why pink and yellow were calling my name, but they were. I also did a multi-color mix with two sizes for some different texture.
Oh, and I forgot to take a picture of it, but I had a jar of chocolate sprinkles, too. And what goes better with chocolate sprinkles than...GOLD GLITTER! Right? C'mon, who's with me?
Did I mention the second half of this round of experiments involves glitter? Lots and lots of glitter. Because I am 12 years old and if I could make EVERYTHING pink and glittery with unicorns and fairies, I sooooo TOTALLY would.
You can't see it because they are face down, but these flowers have GLITTER on them.
And here are my molds and bezels filled with candy and glitter goodness. Just waiting to dry and be popped out.
Oooooohhhh...sparkley and glittery.
Okay, so, part of me wants to wait and post the results tomorrow. After all, the resin takes 36 hours to cure completely so y'all should have to suffer with me, right?
Yeah, I can't do it. Despite the fact that the kid claims I am the "meanest mom alive" sometimes, I'm actually very, very nice.
So, here are the results:
This is that same transparent glitter and it actually worked okay behind these scrapbooking brads because they are a strong enough color to stand out from the lighter background. Sadly, the one on the left had a bubble in it. I haven't solved the bubble issue when I do these inclusions in the molds...yet.
Pink glitter mixed into the resin and poured into Patera bezels. These look great!
This is my favorite. You can really see the texture differences between the large and small candies and the back is green glitter.
Even the chocolate one came out pretty well. Next time I will go easier on the gold glitter, but other than that, I think it's awesome. It kinda reminds me of the groom's cake at my wedding - it was this gorgeous chocolate creation with real gold dust blown all over it. Did y'all know that gold is actually edible? Well, it is. That was one helluva cake, I have to say. I shoulda kept the cake and ditched the guy at the altar LOL!
Okay, that's it for today. I'll throw the dart at the wall again tomorrow so come back and check out the next topic!