Once I fall in love with a style, there is no stopping me. Which is why when I saw this palette, released by The Color Room, and saw the sketch that went with it, I knew another mixed media tag was in order.
And so I created.
White cardstock. Perfect Pearls sprays. Prima papers. Music washi tape. Canvas. Prima flowers. Lots of homemade resin pieces. Metal trinkets. Lots of colour sprays. The Cult playing on the radio with a bit of old Taking Heads thrown in. Lot of adhesive.
This is what it ends up like.
The bottom heart wasn't meant to come out that way. It was a happy accident. It's one of my homemade hearts , made using a mold and resin. I tried playing with putting alcohol inks straight into the mold before pouring the resin in. This does not work. The liquid resin pushes the alcohol inks to the outside and it doesn't mix or dry. So I pulled out the failed resin heart piece and cleaned the mold with a baby wipe. But I couldn't get all the red alcohol ink out of the little bitty pieces.
So I decided to make several molds with plain resin in the hope that it 'picked up' the colour out of the nooks and crannies. I did this several times and it cleaned the mold. It also created the cool coloured heart . See, happy accident.
BTW you can use alcohol inks to colour the resin. When you mix the 2 resin parts togther you add a few drops of alcohol ink, mix it through and pour. It works beautifully. Not nearly as much fun as experimenting though, right?
(If you want more info, I have a step-by-step resin article in my next newsletter, being sent out to my database in the next few days. Email me nic.paul (at) xtra.co.nz and let me know you want to be added to my newsletter database!