So, at the moment I am absolutly in love with resin. After seeing many amazing pieces on craftster.org I decided to have a go at making my own. Resin is a rather temperamental medium to work with, so after a few failures and a lot of trial and error I think I have finally got the hang of it.
Here are a few pieces I have made recently that I thought I would share, enjoy!
The first one is a necklace I made for my Mum. First thing I needed was a mold, so I went and bought a small plastic storage container from the $2 shop. It was made of very stiff plastic which made removing the cured resin quite hard. I cut out a picture from an old childrens book, and then cut out some text from the story to glue on the back. I covered both sides with PVA glue before putting in the mold and covering with resin. I didn't glue the sides, which is why the edges are darker, the resin had got in! Wrestled it out of the mold and sanded the edges down and shining the surface. Got my dad to drill the holes (never again, he is far too blind!) before putting it on the chain. Mum has been getting a lot of comments on it. =)
The next two are sprinkle hearts. I think everything that uses resin will start off putting sprinkles in a heart shaped mold. I made 5 of these but I wasn't happy with the other three, there were gaps in the sprinkles and bubbles. But I like these two and will be using them as necklaces.
The last three were really simple. I got jam jar lids, (well, technically Rose's Ginger Marmelade - try it sometime, it's really nice!) Cut out images from kids books again, I used a girl reading a book on butterflies, a boy giving a sunflower to his teacher and a girl blowing bubbles. I glued them down to the lids, again coating the images with layers of PVA. I think I will be gluing magnets or pinbacks to these. Unless someone wants a seriously huge pendant, hahaha. I'm not 100% happy with the girl blowing bubbles, but I really like the sunflower one.
Thanks for looking!