This extremely sentimental window suncatcher features a picture of me and a girlfriend who passed away very suddenly at the end of 2015. It seemed appropriate to feature her in angel wings.
She has always been there for me and I believe she still will be in spirit as well.
My bright angel suncatcher began with a bezel featuring wire worked wings from Nancy Donaldson. I added the picture of my friend Sharon to the bezel and covered it in resin. The tissue paper is a french brand I love.
I featured Nancy's unique wire work in a post last month too.
When my resin was cured in the bezel I flipped it over and applied my tissue paper to the wire with many coats of a clear drying glue. I made sure that there was good contact between the tissue paper, wire and bezel back.
I allowed the glue to dry completely overnight and then I cut away the extra tissue from the edges.
An x-acto blade is helpful to get into the tiny spaces too.
Then with a paint brush I covered all the tissue in the front with resin.
This cured overnight also.
I flipped over my piece and applied a coating of resin to the back as well.
A second coating to the front of the piece (no picture) allowed me to even everything out and scatter a few tiny glass balls.
My suncatcher will be a wonderful everyday reminder of my friend Sharon.
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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