Adventures in resin

Hel­lo there! Last week I went to the resin work­shop at Wise Daugh­ters Craft Mar­ket and it was total­ly fun! I car­ried home all these spark­ly pieces and felt so rich :)

It is true that one could embed almost every­thing in resin. The flower pen­dant has those Nerds can­dy in it and also a valen­tine candy.

And these were the flow­ers I picked and pressed over Cana­da day weekend!

The instruc­tor said to cov­er the flow­ers with Podge first before pour­ing resin over them, but I think I lath­ered on the Podge too lib­er­al­ly and they did­n’t have enough time to dry before being for­ev­er sealed… so you can see blobs of Podge on the petals. I still have hope that it’s going to turn clear over time… just need to wait patiently…

But I was real­ly thank­ful that the maple key one turned out per­fect­ly :D I could­n’t attach a neck­lace back­ing on it because it’s clear, and I don’t have small enough drill bits, so I used an awl to poke a hole through the resin and made a loop with wire.

And it came with a BUG!!

The poor fel­low prob­a­bly fell in before the resin was set… Now for­ev­er immortalized.

Here are more fun ones… like a fish and a star fish…

… and one made with a bot­tle cap!

I actu­al­ly did­n’t make the one on the top left… It was a left­over back­ground piece that the instruc­tor made for us ahead of time. She asked if any­one want­ed it at the end and I thought it would make a nice art­sy-look­ing pendant.

Oooh, and last but not least, one that has a small bit of ground-cov­er­ing type plant in it, and I was wear­ing it on the weekend.

It was tons and tons of fun and I’m so hap­py to final­ly get to use resin! Now I have to fig­ure out where to get more of that stuff…

Hap­py Tuesday!