I did a resin class and totally loved it! Well except for the fact that, just as you mix the two parts of resin, it looks a little like snot and I have a major snot phobia.
This phobia usually results in dry retching and screaming on my part until the offending booger is removed from my sight. (Seriously, I can’t help it – it’s automatic and instant and got way worse after I was hypnotised to give up smoking by thinking of snot…)
My worst nightmare is little kids in swimming pools with that goop streaming from their noses directly into their mouths and it is the reason why I tied hankies to my cousins’ sleeves when they were little – there was no freaking way I was wiping those thick channels of goo pouring from their little noses. Ughhh.
Fortunately my resin experience wasn’t too bad as the resin goes from slightly snotty to clear and runny quite fast – whew, crisis averted.
Back on topic, mum and I found this gorgeous little place called Selonj Beads who sell beads and a billion other gorgeous things. They also run a variety of classes on the weekends so we booked in for ink stamping and resin.
It was fantastic! Jacqueline made us cups of tea, sat us down at a small table in the back of the shop and away we went, under her instruction. She was a very good instructor but I’m not an terribly good listener. I hear about half a sentence, get excited and off I go – usually in the wrong direction because I haven’t heard the full instruction and I’m impatient. I’m more of a doer and fare better when I can “learn on the job” or by my mistakes.
So here’s my creation.
I used special alcohol ink on glossy paper for the background then used a rubber stamp and an archival ink pad to create the black foreground. I also plopped in a couple of those blingy stones, more because it was sort of expected than because I actually wanted to.
Considering my learning style, I think it is not bad for a first effort.
I have a gazillion more ideas of how I can use this process and combine it with my own work but I guess I really should wait until I finish my garden door project first, right?
Well I am onto that like a kid on a cupcake, right after I finish typing this. I can do that while I’m waiting for these two I attempted at home by myself to cure!