I then did a photoshoot with it.
It’s still early days but I’m starting to get the hang of it. For this I used paint, water, Liquitex pouring medium, and WD40. (That stuff is AMAZING for creating cells.)
I’ve been trying acrylic pouring recently. So far there’s been more disasters than successes. The only two pieces I’ve made that I’m happy with are this one,
which I gave to a friend and this one-
which wasn’t good at all until I threw gold stuff all over it, and now it’s hanging up in the bathroom.
But the good thing about acrylic pouring is that no matter what goes on the canvas you at least get a nice pattern of paint you can peel off of what your canvas was sitting on and use for something else. So that’s what I decided to do. I took a bunch of acrylic “skins” and cut them up and put ’em in resin! That’s how I got this…
It’s a colourful little Darth Vader! Didn’t expect him to come out this well at all.
There’s a few air bubble holes but they can be fixed!
Today is my husband’s birthday so over the past couple of weeks I’ve been needle felting him a Blathers from Animal Crossing.
It’s not GREAT but it’s still the best needle felting I’ve ever done.
The real Blathers for comparison:
I know nothing about the wider YouTube world (and I don’t really wanna know.) I don’t know which YouTubers are the most popular and why. But the one I WISH was the most popular is The Crafsman!
He is a puppet with the voice of an angel, and thanks to him I’ve learned so many more resin and crafting tricks.
He can even teach you how to keep bees for God’s sake.
If you’re at all interested in crafts, music, filmmaking or just nice things like bees and nature please go watch his videos! They’re so informative and so, so calming.
It sparkles in the sun! Better photoshoot to follow.
A little rundown of recent craft projects.
Another Cyborg Space Dad. This one isn’t nearly as good, though. He has bubble marks. :/
A necklace for one of my friends
These will be earrings eventually. In the meantime they look quite nice.
Assorted other necklaces! Terrible photo quality but what do you reckon?
Here’s a little resin experiment which came out really well.
Dunno what to do with him, maybe turn him into a fridge magnet?
Finally, some successful resin-ing. I made an Evil Cyborg Space Dad, not to be confused with a Darth Vader, who OF COURSE belongs to Disney.
It doesn’t look quite as good out of the light, but…
I do like how the splatters of alcohol ink look a bit like scars.
Over the past month I’ve tried to make some resin lobster magnets. One that I did previously was a success:
But the new ones… not so much.
No matter what I did, they just remained lobster-shaped piles of stickiness. It was kinda gross. But I have no idea what went wrong! Because it’s so cold in the room I’m working in they just can’t cure, maybe? Sigh. Sorry, lobsters.
I threw them in the recycling bag. I assume failed resin can get recycled? I don’t really wanna contribute to the amount of plastic waste in the world.