Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 10, 2017

Resin Crafts

Now that I know how to do those seascape windows, it's a little hard to stop thinking about making them out of every frame I have!  The first design I wanted to do on my own was Cape Cod of course. Why take the easy route when I can pour hours of time into it?  lol  First I had to free hand a map of the Cape to place under the glass as a guide.

Then I did a dry run, painstakingly placing every pebble on the map outline.  Then I put shells on it where the different towns are located.  After I was done, I lamented having to dump all this off the glass so that I could pour the resin.  

Not being able to trust my memory where the town shells went, I drew a crude Cape and placed them thusly.  

I was a bit nervous about mixing the resin cause if it's not done precisely, it won't set.  But I bit the bullet, mixed up WAY more than I needed and poured it onto the glass.  Then had to place each pebble back on, one by one.  That's a piece of Sandwich glass for Sandwich.  The filled in part is with sand (from here), then I used blue sand, blue glass bits and shiny silver glass bits for the water.  

I wasn't sure that I liked the final result but it's growing on me.  Russell, on the other hand, loves it and was happy to hear that I was keeping it.  He likes it better than the one I did at the class!

I haven't found a place to hang it yet....I think he'd be happy if I swapped out my first one, which is in the kitchen window, with the new one.

As I said, I had a ton of resin left.  I poured some pendants but the results were 'meh'.  The last couple didn't even set.

However, I did fill a glass jar with pretty marbles and poured resin on top of them.  It set perfectly and I'm very happy with the results.  It looks like water! You're not supposed to have bubbles in the resin, but I like how it looks.



I am hoping to get some more frames so that I can do a few more of these seascape windows.

14 comments:

  1. I like your 'map', but I love the jar of marbles, the bubbles add to its charm! Terrific!

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  2. that is very cool .... I like the idea of having it up in the window and letting the sun shine through it

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    1. Thanks! Right now it's on the wall cause it's a little too small to hang in the kitchen window.

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  3. Really wonderful pieces, thanks for sharing.

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  4. I agree with Russell, the second one is better. What a lot of work though. The jar is pretty too.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it was very time consuming. Just the planning alone took awhile for me to mull over before I started.

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  5. It came out great! My local thrift stores are filled with all kinds of frames, often for just a couple bucks. I wish it were easy and cheap to send them. The jar with marbles is really pretty.

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    1. We have frames in our thrift shops too but we went a couple weeks ago and none of them were in good enough shape, or didn't have the glass, or had those totally sealed backs with the paper. I'll have to try somewhere else one of these days.

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  6. Nifty! I really like the bubble marble jars. You come up with cool crafty stuff

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    1. Thanks Joanne! A lot of the time it's out of necessity and last minute! haha

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  7. Oh wow! This looks like a fun, and addictive, craft

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    1. It is....now if only I could find some good/large frames with glass I'd be happy but I've struck out at the thrift shops so far.

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