This is my first piece. It looks great, but is too thin...but its still a nice piece.
This is really pretty but when I put the resin on top, I did it wrong and the resin ended up being really thick and has a lip on it that I need to remove.
Basically I still have these 3 pieces. The orange starfish I made into a pendent and its going to be on a beautiful necklace which you will get to see soon.. I promise, it will be well worth the wait!
In the first batch, I lost 2 pieces due to the resin leaking past the tape. I learned later from an awesome group of ladies on a facebook group I belong to, how to do the resin the correct way. Phew! So glad to have beading buddies!
What I do, is hand draw on the piece with pencil, shade it in with pencil, add the water colors, then spruce it up some with white acrylic paint and a hint of ink pens. Heat set them and put a layer of resin on top to add that extra shine and it also helps with the durability of the cab. I tried 3 different brands of clay. One, which I have to order is the Kato clay...love it! Second is the Craft Clay which is the Michaels brand...HATE IT! and Sculpy 3 which works really well but is not quite strong, but I do like how easy it is to work with. I have used Sculpy clay for a long time with just other stuff, but not as a cabochon. I think since I dont have to order the clay and its easily found at Michaels, I will just continue to use this. I will do a clay comparison later..
So, now for the final fun creations... Now available on my Etsy shop...