Sunday, April 29, 2012

Resin Virgin!

So today I experimented with a new medium: RESIN!  I am hoping to create some decent cabochons to use for jewelry, but today was just a play day.  It started out with difficulty getting the freaking can open and from there was just a mess...but hopefully a productive mess.  :-) 

I purchased Castin' Craft Resin and its catalyst components and played around with coloring options that I already had like nail polish and eyeshadow.  I will probably bring out the oil paints for a more opaque look next time.  I can also embed objects in the resin, so I am sketching up some fun drawings (probably anatomical) to include behind the resin.  I am super excited about those!!

This website has been extremely helpful explaining step-by-step how to use resin.

So for now the finished products are curing in front of a window for added ventilation.  I am extremely impatient and it's tough to wait 24 hours for them to completely dry!  I've already poked at them a couple! 

The ideas are endless!!  I can't wait to be able to use this medium for my jewelry!  I'm starting to make a "Creative To-Do List" because I have so many different ideas and projects that i want to try out and learn!  So far here's my start:
  1. Resin casting for jewelry
  2. Metal clay for jewelry
  3. Etching for jewelry
  4. Triptych painting on found alley wooden materials
  5. Polymer clay sculpting (possible bobblehead creation)
  6. T-shirt quilt (leftover project)
  7. Altered book (hopefully continuing the round robin)
  8. Mini-Bowling Pin paintings (actual christmas project)
What's on your list?

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