sarah does crafts

Painty stuff

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!

Total Lobster Failure

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.