These vintage-style flower images look so fantastic on the wood. I've got lots more of these coming with birds, fruit, and more flowers!
These designs came from a fun sheet of heavy-weight scrapbook paper which really helped them stand up to the resining process. I didn't lose any to "grease" spots. Love the contrast with the dark tiger ebony wood.
More pansies...of course!
I'm so glad I bought this sheet of kaleidascope images - they really look fantastic when magnified by the resin. A bright pink flatback crystal adds a little sparkle.
These just came out so well - I'm still going "SQUEEEEE!" over them.
This is absoposilutely my FAVORITE one ever! Well, so far, anyway...
And then there's this silly little experiment:
Okay, YES...it's a bottlecap. But it's a pristine-never-been-used-meant-for-artwork bottlecap. And when I first saw them, I thought how cool it would be to fill them with resin. Which I did. And they did look cool...until I realized they had no holes and therefore could not be strung in any way.
So, I tried gluing a bail on the back. And that just looked...well...tacky (Okay, tackier.)
Then I tried drilling. Hence the Great Drilling Disaster of 2010. I ruined everything I'd made.
Then I got the bright idea to pre-punch holes in the edge with a hole punch and THEN resin the pieces. Which worked at first, but then I decided they needed more resin so I tried stopping up the holes with something that resin won't stick to and pouring more resin.
Yeah, that didn't work out so well, either. Apparently, while resin won't stick to plastic wrap when it's flat, if you wad it up into bead holes, it kind of melts and becomes part of the resin.
THEN, I discovered these nifty pre-adhesived, clear circular coating things. No muss, no fuss, just peel 'em off their backing and drop 'em on top of the artwork.
And I can still use my hole punch on the edges.
And thus, my bottlecap pendants were born. And yeah, I know, they are not all "high artsy fartsy" and stuff, but I find them to have a certain sort of kitschy, tacky-fabulousness to them.
Or at least that's what my muse thinks. She thinks they have potential...
Of course, it's entirely possible that she's just drunk again, but I'm still gonna try to make up something with one of them and see if I can pull it off.
This is my brain. This is my brain having an idea...
P.S. I'm still trying to figure out a few things about my resin pieces so if y'all have the time and don't mind giving your opinion...I've put up a little poll right up there on the top right side of the screen