The last resin pieces for now:
This set contains broken glass pieces, giving it even more the look of a crystal:
Mr. looked at the box with the glass shards and asked where I got that. It’s a funny story I told him. I turned around and then there was this strange noise and suddenly I found the glass all over the kitchen floor. Our tiles really hide the dirt well, but they show no mercy to any plate or glass dropped.
Next is a cherry flower:
I made three or four of these and I’m not entirely happy about them. First of all, pressing seems to have destroyed some of the structure of the petals and they became see through when I added the resin. Second I added holographic glitter and a black background and that’s too much for my taste, I should have stuck with one of them.
Next one is a galaxy oval:
Here the idea is that you cast two separate pieces and then glue them together, giving it dimensions and depth. I quite like the effect. This one is small as I wanted to practise first, but I can definitely see more of them in the future.
And last but not least a terrible photo of a pretty pendant:
Wind came up and it kept swinging so they were all out of focus. Can you guess what’s inside?
Yep, it’s a pine cone in resin, sawed into slices. I have another block with red and yellow, but I need to cut it first.
This concludes this series of work, but I hope there’s more soon.
Wonderfull pieces, though I think you are right about the cherry blossom against the black, it’s too heavy for the delicacy of the blossom. The pine cone slice and the galaxy oval are both amazing.
Anne, Cranky Cat Lady says
Lovely, you have such a good eye for color and design!
I think the galaxy pendant is my favourite, but I also really like the colour of the first and last pieces.
Ice Swimmer says
I think the cherry blossom accidentally became a kind of Vanitas work. Wistful beauty.
Lovely inclusions, all. The galaxy oval is a beautiful universe and the pine cone looks interesting.
I wonder if you could somehow skip the pressing step with the cherry blossom (or other flowers), maybe hit up a fresh flower with some clear spray-paint, and then put it in the resin?
I have no idea if it would possibly mold or do something weird if encapsulated in resin without drying first…
Drying is obligatory, but you can use different methods. I also dry flowers in fine semolina, which leaves the structure and depth in place.
I definitely need to get some straw flowers.
I’m loving the glass crystals, and I would love to see more of the sliced pinecone. I also agree with Ice Swimmer re: the cherry blossom. The transparent effect is actually quite lovely and dramatic, but it needs less glitter and more gold, I think. For extra drama.
Marcus Ranum says
These are so cool! They’re little worlds!
I have a mold I need to finish making. Aargh never enough time!
They all look lovely. I intend to do some experiments myself. I want to try to dry the flowers in perlite. It should not deform even the most delicate flowers whilst supporting them enough so they do not crumble during the drying process, and it is so light that it also should not damage them when removing the flower from the drying medium.