I managed to start two pieces in the class that I have now completed. The first one was made with a bird theme. I love how the moss and bark I added provided such rich texture. It is really hard to see the yummy finish the resin created on these assemblages. I did photograph with a flash to try and capture the amazing texture and sheen both pieces have.
I fell in love with Tim's crackle paints. These added a nice old looking crackle where they were added. I wish that I had "blobbed" it on a bit more as Belinda had advised in her instruction.
I found this project very freeing. I was able to be a bit messy and haphazard in my background collage and I loved this aspect of the creation process.
My second piece tapped into a bunch of vintage junque I had on hand. I did get the large post office box plate from Belinda...as I said, a very generous instructor! As many of you know, I love all things postal.
I used my new rusting trick on Tim's feet and I love it. Both of the boxes are Configurations from Tim's line of products as well. I can't get enough of Mr. Holtz and his goodies. I also discovered the joy of molding paste in this class. While it is great to discover new products, it gets expensive! I left Create yearning for a bunch of new stuff.
I often find it difficult sometimes to use my little treasures, but I just have to get over it. After all, I still get to enjoy them, just in a bit of a different way.
I finally used a piece of a typewriter I tore apart along the top of the piece. The whistle has a long chain that I left free. This was tricky to arrange while curing, but I love how it adds movement to the piece.
There are so many goodies stuffed in these little compartments. This piece is super heavy. One thing I will not worry about is anything moving or falling off, the resin provides a super seal. I used Little Windows resin in the bird piece and it was lovely, way easier to mix than the Easy Cast I used in the vintage one.
I had to finish the backs of these pieces because they were a mess. We had to pour the resin at home due to curing time, I did not think to check the backs, so needless to say I had some issues. Nothing a bit of pretty paper and tissue tape can't fix.
This was such a fantastic class. I look forward to using resin a lot more in my work now that I have been exposed to how easy it really is. I hope you enjoyed sharing in my Create experience. I have one more project to share with you, coming soon!