Monday, May 28, 2012

Resin Outlet Cover

esin is never a o-e day process -- unless you're dealing with UV resin, which is one of the next resins I would like to try. My walls are painted in a rose-colored Venetian plaster paint from Home Depot. That inspiration came from the wallpaper in the "Amelie" movie. I love my walls, and I'm impressed with the results. When the walls were first done, the switch plate covers were painted gold but one recently broke.  I now needed a cover, so I decided to make one. I do like how it turned out, but I want it more of a brassy gold instead of a yellowish gold.
This is the back of the light switch cover, which sits flush with the wall so its perfectly flat.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Resin Ice Cubes

Oh resin! How you held me captive today, almost stalking me as I painstakingly poured you into molds.
And now I wait.
I have my fingers crossed -- hopefully everything turns out. With resin, it sometimes seems like a gamble.  Well, at least to me.  Any number of things can screw up the batch. Most problems I encounter come from the maker  (yeah, that's me) and the weather. LOL!  Then it causes me to remake stuff with the hopes that next time will be the charm.
Here are some pics of the resin I poured today.  I have no idea what some of them will become yet.

I like to keep pizza boxes to have something that covers the work space after I pour resin. Easy to store and easy clean up, then you can toss it and order more pizza!  I usually hide mine under the bed.  It helps to keep the resin covered and dust free. The pizza guys always give me a free one and all I had to do was ask. Yes!! This time for the mold, I used regular ice cube trays from my freezer.

The idea came from this You Tube video. Check it out here. She also has a blog, here it is. I don't have any luck using the resin she uses in the video. Grrrrr. Which is exactly what I used, so like I said, I hope they turn out.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog Blog Blah!

I took the plunge and I'm here now! How did I get talked into doing this? By this woman who today I will refer to as Bad Kuma (Godmother). Grrrrrr... I'm not convinced I will forgive her. But no use complaining so let's get on with it. Shortly I will be posting pics of resin jewelry I love to make! This blog will mostly be used for pictures of the stuff I make and  sell. Also, anything I just need to share.