Wow, where has this week gone? It’s Friday, already? Yesterday was a whirlwind of activities – dentist appointments, parent/teacher conference, hosting the teacher dinner…… I had no time to sew, let alone think about it – and my sewing area is still in the same condition as the photo from the other day. However, some of my resin pieces are finally complete. Unfortunately, I had to make a small batch of resin to finish up 4 pieces and I think that I didn’t mix it properly since they are still sticky. Here’s what I have so far:
So what did I learn from my first batch?
1. I love the oval shape of the mold – by far my favorite.
2. Glitter with clear plastic looks like juvenile jewelry. Black with glitter looks weird.
3. Use liquid pigments to color your resin. On the two blue pieces and the pink card, I used eyeshadow – I never could get it to mix properly, so it came out chunky in pieces.
4. Do not make very small batches of resin – it’s easier to goof up the ratio and get a batch that will never cure.
Now I need to find a hand drill or small Dremmel bit to make holes in them!
In the mail yesterday was my fabric from the Craftster 1/2 Dozen Fat Quarter Swap:
I got some wonderfully fun fabrics – a very pretty redgreen leaf print, a blueredpink swirl batik, a red floral print on a white background (which might be my favorite of the bunch), a Chinese character print (which I also love), a pink brocade like fabric, and a surfboardbeach print. She also included a very cool wine label! I loved this swap – of course getting fabrics in the mail is always fun.