Sunday, February 26, 2012

Be Still My Heart

Hello dear friends,

I am so excited to finally show you the (almost) completed products I have been working on these last weeks.


Finally the heart is filled. I was unsure weather the resin would colour well with the addition of the oil paint, so to make sure it was lovely and red, I added a paper layer at the base which was also painted with the high pigment oil paint I used to tint the resin. This was then sealed before pouring the resin. I am glad I added the painted paper layer as the resin, when stirred, was pinkish-red and not really a deep red - the combination of the two gave a delicious deep red which I am very pleased with. ( sorry about the dust on the heart ...it is lint and not in the resin itself...the resin is shiny and clean..oh how I love this Ice Resin...magic stuff! Now to drill a hole through the resin for a tube rivet (gulp!)...


I am pretty happy with the clock bezel, too...no bubbles and no overflow ( the heart flowed over a little at the junction of the two lobes..but was fixable) I did seal both paper and metal additions inside the bezel, however a few little rust -type marks have been added to the paper, presumably from the metal...which  gives it a bit more character and I love that.

Time for my Heart!

I did do make one other heart bezel, but it overflowed and I left it too long to remove the resin..aargh...a lesson learnt!

Today, I am linking up to  Studio Waterstone  for 'I Heart Macro'......a place for those who love close up and Macro photography...click on the photo link to take you there and see contributions from other photo lovers.


studio waterstone


Have a great day whatever you are doing,

Cheers, 

19 comments:

jumbledhutch said...

Your resin pieces are gorgeous! I alway forget to seal my paper- sometimes that works out okay and other time not! Love the clock piece! So fun!

T... said...

what fun, love you shots....

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a great red! I will have to go back and read more about what you did with the oil paints. I was working with Ice Resin this week too. I tore apart some mulberry paper flowers and resined the petals. Then I got out the matches (outside of course - the people on my block were giving me funny looks!) and burned the edges and charred them. While they were still warm I rubbed oil pastels into them to add some color to the tips. This was all for one little spot on a necklace that is inspired by a line in a poem. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these pieces, Miss Jenni!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Doris said...

Jenni,
Your two new pieces are gorgeous. I just love the red heart. Good luck with the eyelets, looking forward to seeing the finished heart.

Kelly said...

Looks great

Cindy said...

Gorgeous pieces, Jenni!! You have taken resin to a new level with your pendants. I especially love the red heart.

photo by ansku said...

The heart looks so beautiful! Great job!

Sharyl said...

I love the color of that heart! And funny, like in so many other cases, I didn't notice the dust until you mentioned it! Ha! :-)

Jenni said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
Jenni

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Such beautiful shots, Jenni and I'm LOVING the pendants.

Courtney said...

Great shots. Love that clock pendant!!!!!

Shel said...

Nice! I love the shade of red in that heart - beautiful. Nice macro shots, too!!

CraftyHope said...

Your bezels are fabulous. I hate to hear you had an overflow incident. I'm sure it was lovely too. The shots are wonderful though!

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Your resin pieces looks great and I really love the clock one . I have no experience in resin making but I am sure they look perfect.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Wonderful pictures! I love the resin pieces. I haven't tried working with resin yet, but it's on my list.

Linda Landig said...

What pretty resin work!!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful work.

Regards and best wishes

Chelsea said...

Beautiful work :-D Love how you shot them!

Jenni said...

Thank you so much everyone...I do hope I haven't missed any of you out when I replied personally..I really appreciate your comments and you stopping by.
jenni

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