Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Night Owl in Tree Painted Resin Heart
I was so excited today to give painting on the resin another try. I will tell you how I came up with this almost finished piece. First I mixed the resin, and added a tiny bit of black acrylic paint to the resin. I used a toothpick this time rather than squeezing a drop in. Even a drop was too much and it changed the property of the resin. After mixing it, it was this awesome smoky color, like when it just starts to get dark. Then I added the owl sticker to the resin, and let it cure 12 hours. If you use silicone molds the resin cures much faster. This was a silicone mold, my others take a full day. Then I popped out the cured piece, that is the very first picture. Then I painted on the tree trunk, branches, leaves and moon. I tried brown paint, but that did not show up well enough, so I ended up using black paint. You can see the results in the bottom two images. After I let it set a few days, I will seal it with a spray sealer, and then add a glaze over it. Last but not least I will drill a hole and it will become my newest Christmas ornament. It will be available in my Etsy store, with all my other cool resin pieces. I made some more resin with gemstones too, but have not shared those yet. So, watch for them soon.
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