Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Little Blue Resin Bird

 Waiting for spring sure has been interesting in my part of the world.  It arrived mid march with a one week heat wave and then quickly left.  So if I want to see blue birds, I'll just have to make them myself.
 Once again I am working in a mold designed for cake makers.  (These are at Michael's craft store.) I thought this little bird was adorable.  I always keep a mold or two out on my table.  This is where I pour any left over resin.  Earlier this week when I made my owl bottle caps I had a little extra Jewelry Resin.  I just poured the final scraping from the cup into the bird mold.
 When it was cured I decided to add some paper napkin to the reverse.  It is a very simple way to add colour and interest to a molded piece.
 You can look through your clear piece to decide where on the napkin you might like to glue it.
 After I glued the napkin to the reverse of my resin bird, I cut away all the excess paper and applied a glaze layer of Jewelry Resin.  This really embeds the paper napkin and it also allowed me to just drop a tiny bail onto the bird back.
 I made a feather embellishment after seeing how pretty the bird was.
I easily attached both to a simple necklace.  Project done!

10 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very pretty and unique!

Julie said...

Love it!

sugar Creek said...

Very pretty! I wanted to ask you a question, I made some resin cameos the other day and I used pastel chalk to add color. The came out still a little soft. Was the resin to cold or did the pastel react with the resin?

Kay said...

Wondering whether you've experienced this: I used resin to attach metal to metal for a pendant. Weeks after it was cured, I dropped it and a piece popped off. Is this not a proper use of resin?

Carmi said...

Metal to metal I usually use E6000. I think any glue could break away when dropped. It helps if you sand the areas where you are gluing to give resin or glue something to grip.

Carmi said...

I have never used chalk to add colour...so my comment is not based on experience. I have tried all sorts of paint and glitters though.
I do know that the more colourant or non resin mediums you use, the less likely it is that the resin will cure rock solid. It is why I finally switched over to ETI's colour additives because a tiny tooth pick drop of colour works so quickly and effectively.

Renee M said...

What a cute project idea! And that's a great couple of tips about where to find molds and keeping one out for leftover resin. I finally bought some resin to try it out but have not had time to play with it. Am hoping to soon; in the meantime, I am enjoying reading your posts to learn more :)

Mylene said...

Great project Carmi.

sugar Creek said...

Thank you for answering my question. I'm going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow! lol!

Cher said...

these are sooooooooooo adorable! I need those molds!