I really liked this bird image, too. And look - no fingerprints, dust OR eyelashes. AMAZING!
I got all these great kaleidascope type images and they look terriffic under resin - it kind of magnifies them and makes them look all spacey and cool and stuff. Too bad I ruined all the rest of the ones I did with those images. This guy was the only one to survive. I think he's pretty neat - and he has a sparkly saphhire crystal in the center which makes him extra special!
I'm actually doing okay on the pre-made bezels. It's the molds that I've had the most issues with. But, I may have solved that problem:
Not with these - these were an experiment. I didn't get enough color contrast between the glitter and the stickers. I tried drilling holes down into them for the posts - which SORT OF worked, but even though I used epoxy to glue the posts in, I just don't feel really confident that they are going to stand up to wear and tear.
So, then I came up with this idea:
I poured clear resin, then striped different colors of glitter diagonally across it (doesn't show well in the picture, but trust me, there are about 5 different colors) and let it dry. Then mixed a batch of resin with a dark navy blue glitter and poured a THIN layer of that and let it dry. Then I lightly filed the edges just to clean them up. I took a small piece of sterling silver wire, bent it in a U shape and glued it to the back. When it dried, I poured another layer of the navy glitter/resin mixture to cover up the wire.
Small problem in that the shiny silver wire color still peeks through the glitter. Only after I did this experiment did I realize that DUH! (lightbulb pops on over my head) I just need to take a Sharpie and color the wire so it doesn't show through before I glue it.
Now, I have a way to create loops that I'm confident will hold and NO DRILLING INVOLVED!
So, now, I have pretty, sparkley, butterfly goodness WITH a loop on top that doesn't show on the back.
I even made a couple of "sets" where the top piece has two loops and the bottom piece is a dangle.
And yeah, I know, I'm all twelve years old with the sparkley butterfly stickers and glitter and stuff, but I don't care. If that glitter came in an eyeshadow - I would SO totally wear it ;-)
I resined a whole bunch of new stuff last night - trying to re-create the magic I had when I resined a couple of wooden butterfly pieces a few months ago. We'll see how everything comes out later this week!
Have a good one!