f Diversify... - Art Eye Candy


I love it when I'm getting ready for an art fair...
it makes me stop and think about the things I make and makes me try 
out some new ideas.
It's good to try and keep things fresh,
especially when you are having a stand at somewhere you've been before, so
it's time for me to diversify a little and venture into new makes.

So, with this in mind, I ordered a bottle of resin with the fabulous idea of making wonderful rings and things.
I had wonderful ideas of how they would look and how easy it was all going to be.
Funny how things don't quite turn out as you expect.
The resin arrived, was unwrapped and mixed (outside) and poured into my ring blanks...
then I dropped them, tipped over the resin and it started to rain.
Not quite what I had planned.
as I don't like to give up on things,
I put them inside in the laundry room to hopefully help them set.
I think by now (if you've managed to stop laughing) you can guess what happened next.

Yes, they were sticky and very smelly.

So NOT fabulous.

not to be outdone,
I carved the resin out and had a brainwave about using paperclay instead.
So that's what I did.

Not too shabby for a first try.

I made a new mixed media journal cover too,
this chicks got a cute bob cut.

I did some doodling in an old altered book thingy (I think I mentioned it on the last post),
I'm planning to cut the pages out and frame some to sell too.

I do like to try new things, and it's good to diversify
at heart.

Rachelle x


Heidi Bound said...

I am loving the rings that you made! Do you have an Etsy shop? I would love to buy one of those!

Barbara Moore said...

Did you fill the blanks with paperclay and then decoupage your pictures onto them? They look great, as does everything else!

Envisage Vintage Jewelry said...

I love the rings! Adorable! I want one! Diversifying is the key for sure!

Rachelle said...

Hello Heidi,
I do have an Etsy shop, you can find it by clicking this link http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtEyeCandy or you can click the SHOP tab at the top of the page. i'm really pleased that you like them, it's fun to make new stuff.
Rachelle x

Rachelle said...

Hi Barbara,
i fill the blanks with clay (glued down) then hand paint onto the dry clay and gloss it.

I'm pleased how they turned out.
Rachelle x

Rachelle said...

Thanks!, they were a real trial and tribulation, ut using the clay has made them turn out quite well i think.

Rachelle x

arttage said...

I don't get it Rachelle but I lost so much blood last night I may have lost my marbles along with that. You put clay inside the rings holes and then your faces and then the resin? I love em but need to know! Sanna

Kristin Dudish said...

Yay! Hooray for not giving up - I love that you found a new (and beautiful) way to solve your problem :)


Rachelle said...

Hi Sanna,

hahahah yes i put clay into the ring blanks. i don't use the resin at all.

Rachelle x

Rachelle said...

I'm a bit of a stickler for getting things done once I start them... I kinda like how they turned out too.

Rachelle x