Monday, August 6, 2018

Resin Mirror Art with Napoleon and Josephine

Its a holiday today for me in Canada and I finally have an opportunity 
to show you my summer resin project.

I have had a broken mirror in my studio for several years.  
The side mirror panels on this huge piece were gone and I knew I could fill these opening with resin, given some time and a big enough spot to work.

I glued tissue paper to the back of the opening.  You would not imagine this would be strong enough, but once I applied several coats of resin to the tissue paper it was as thick as a thin piece of wood.

My tissue paper looked so good I almost stopped at this point.

But, I am a maximalist.
I had a jar of broken jewelry and components I was just dying to add to the mirror.

I filled both sides of the mirror with unique pieces and covered them with four pours of resin.
I opted to work slowly and with think layers of resin so I could monitor the weight and ensure this new panel was holding.

The only way to show you the finished mirror was to take it down to the beach.

I am really happy with it.

All my embedded components appear to float.

The tissue paper is still translucent in many spots, so the light can still filter through.

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.

1 comment:

Resin Obsession Katherine said...

This is fantastic Carmi! You are so patient to take all the time necessary to get this done.