Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ultra-matte Black Resin Project

 My bee is now the latest project to get my seal of approval!
 On more than one occasion I have mentioned that I do not let a drop of resin or a pinch of Jewelry Clay go unused.  I always add any leftover material into a mold.  This bee is a perfect example of me using up leftover clay and then pouring in coloured Envirotex Lite in my mold.  It was the perfect opportunity for me to test a new paint.
 DecoArts released new ultra-matte chalk paints.  I loved the pink, but felt black would be a better option for this project.  

DecoArts describes this paint this way:

  • Ultra-matte, chalky finish
  • Available in 29 vintage, intermixable colors
  • No priming or prep needed
  • Adheres to even the slickest surfaces
  • Easier to distress than other acrylic paints
  • One-coat coverage with most colors on most surfaces
  • Durable due to unique cross-linking feature of paint resin system
  • Water-based for easy clean-up
  • Made in the USA

 I have been looking for a real matte black for a while.  
Here is my bee with just one coat of the paint.
It is exactly what I had hoped for.  The paint had no trouble adhering to my resin surface.
 I highlighted my bee with a little gold metallic wax.  
(I know you ask me all the time where I get mine and all I can say is google metallic wax or rub-on metallic wax and several brands will pop up.)
 I sealed my piece with a matte decoupage medium so the gold would not wipe off accidentally.
Then I pulled out some components I could mount my bee on.
In the end, I went with this festive filigree.  Love my bee!!

FYI - The molds are from Paula Radke.  She designed them to use with her glass clay.

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.
huntla1 said...

This is just gorgeous! I have been wanting a matte black finish and chalkboard paint is perfect. Thanks for this.

Nicole B said...

love that metallic rub on stuff, it makes everything look awesome! I still have not tried it yet, but soon...

Carol Briody said...

The paint from this manufacturer looks super! Thank you for showing us! I love the way it allowed you to totally transform your bee looks so rich afterward! (It was pretty before, but a 'wow' after!! :)

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