Thursday, September 16, 2010

A day of play

I did get to play Tuesday and again last night altering some of the techniques taught in Stephanie Lee's class. I splurged on some Envirotex Lite with a 40% off coupon and a gift card at HL. I've used ICE resin before but given that that when I need more it would need to be ordered and then shipped so I decided to try a brand I could get locally. The first pour was not good at all.... tons of teeny tiny bubbles (see the bottom two). I reread the directions, it suggested slightly warming the resin and hardener before mixing and the 2nd pour came out better but still some bubbles.
This one I wore today while working to get a feel for how it lays and to make sure it's not to heavy, by the end of the day I decided it's a definite keeper. I'm looking forward to taking part of tomorrow to begin the process of making more.

Never one to stray too far from polymer I also made some etched buttons. With the left over resin from the charms I glazed them. Love the shine, but it sure makes them hard to photograph they look darker than they really are.
That was my very productive week.. so far, feeling really good about it all and hoping the trend continues.



stregata said...

I find letting the resin stand for a minute or two before pouring gets some of the bubbles out. Also, a heat gun will make the bubbles rise to the surface, so they will pop.

marie said...

You did have a very producive week! I love your new pieces ~ you're a very creative gal!

Dorthe said...

Dear Angie, your new pieces are sooo fantastic, love them-love that you can actually look through them.
Have a happy week-end, dear,

Carla said...

Wow, Angie, more beautiful pieces. I am so impressed with your skills. Your new pieces are gorgeous. Oh, and congrats for having your work in another Etsy Treasury!