Monday, December 26, 2011

wrap it up


This is my latest experiment with Ice Resin. I was playing around with another idea and had some resin left over so thought I'd see how it would work poured over some bubble wrap. Wasn't sure if it would stick to the wrap or pull off easily. It took some careful removal but it did separate nicely.

When I peeled it off the resin was cured enough that it wasn't sticky but still a bit flexible. After I separated the resin from the wrap I then left the resin near a vent to completely cure(During the winter months I like to leave resin pieces to cure near a heat vent). As is usually the case I realized I should've cut the resin to my desired finished shape at that point instead of when fully hardened. Oh well, I'll remember that next time!

I will next pour some clear resin in and around this piece so that I can retain all the little bits that were created over the bubble parts, they are quite fragile right now.

4 comments:

Alice said...

What a clever idea! Score one for experimenting!

In the Light of the Moon said...

This type of happy "accident" is what makes art so wonderful. love this!!!

Tina Schiefer said...

I love the color....Experimenting is SO much fun!!! I've been playing too, just haven't had time to share...but it's funny how many original "lightbulb" ideas are "floating" around out there...wink! I think you'll laugh when you see what "idea" I've been playing with....Hugs!

BTW...CONGRATS on you NEW job!!! That's very exciting....

andrea said...

Thanks ladies! The color did come out nice and I like the little bits of paint that didn't dissolve all the way.

Tina- cant wait to see what your working on!