Another day almost gone!
I'm sorry, but I just had to crack on with the egg shells! I just wanted to see how they would look if I used resin, so that was the challenge for today.
I did give my piece from yesterday a spray with Crafters Companion Spray Shine, again to see how it would work. And the glossy accents has dried, so I took a couple of extra photo's. If you do want to see how these are done please see yesterdays post:
I definitely prefer this one with a shiny finish. It would make a good jewellery piece now. I think it needs soldering around the edge, and maybe a bit of fancy wire work on the front...that will be up to however wins the piece :)
Now, onto today. I decided to use a couple of elements from Spellbinders. I like these, they are very substantial, so feel expensive. The first one I added glue and then shell directly to the metal:
I used the same glue, which worked perfectly. This is the one from Debbi Moore. If you have Cosmic Shimmer, this will work as well
I used exactly the same process. I just make sure the shell went up to the edge and in the corner, as possible
I then dug out the alcohol inks, and just added colour. I didn't take a picture of the finished piece after the colour, sorry!
I raided my jewellery, and old watch parts which I bought off ebay yearts ago - and have been hording as they are so beautiful - I'm letting go! Quite cathartic. I arranged the elements before adding my resin
I haven't used resin much at all (maybe once on air with Sarah!), so this was an experiment - and me being me, I didn't bother reading anything other than the basic instructions. I mixed the resin, and then added to my piece. I love the way it settles and domes. It does take around 6-8 hours to harden, so I will have to leave them before I show you how they look tomorrow
The second one, I backed the inside with a thick piece of card before applying the shell - just to see if this made any difference. It didn't really to be honest. When I had finished, I used the same paints as yesterday - these are the Crafty Notions paints, I adore the colours. I also added a layer of Mod Podge when complete, just to ensure everything is glued and sealed
Thought I'd sneak this one in - no windows!! It's tricky working today - it'll be worse tomorrow as it's my craft room :(
I added some white dots, and then decided to see if I can stamp onto the tile. It was one of those moments - you know, you are happy with the piece and know this could ruin everything
I used StazOn, you can stamp on it, but the surface isn't even, so just be aware of that
I then decided to add the resin - but couldn't resist seeing what it would look like with pearls dropped in!
I just need to leave them to set, and show you the results in the morning. As I had made up all my resin, I had to use the left overs, so added stuff to my mould. The top left is a piece of fimo, see what that looks like
The next one I mixed black glitter and silver stars
I then added quite a lot of gold leaf, and silver stars
Okay, we have to wait!! I like this, and then doing the big reveal tomorrow. Fingers crossed one of them turns out okay.