Thursday, November 10, 2011

My sweet little bounty ~

I finally popped all of my sweet resin babies out!
Well, popped really isn't the word, it's more like pulled them out with tiny pliers!
But I don't know if my mold was the same as Lisa's or if my resin recipe was dead on.
You have to combine EXACTLY half of each component ~ remember that :)

Here are a couple of boo boos ~ if you're not careful when inserting the images,
you can have a bubble of air underneath the image!
I still love them both though ~
what is wrong with me loving even the less that desirable baubles?

I ended up cutting up my candy tray and thought, why not reuse them again?
If I have to use the pliers again, who cares?

 Here are the ones with the bubbles again with the one I crammed a chunk of lace in ~
It's really neat except you can't see the lace clearly unless you have it back lit.

Here's the other big one ~ it was poured into a paint well rather than a candy mold.
The hydrangea doesn't look that wonderful inside though :)

OH! And my solution to the gummy top of the other big bauble
with the clock face inside?
I found a tiny watch face and glued it right over top of the gummy part!!
I just love the look of it!

And on these babies....I've painted the bases with some new MS paint.
I love the creamy color and now want to coat them
with a pretty creamy pearl color!
I hope to be able to glue old pearls onto the branches
 then add beautiful glitter to them all ~

And btw ~ I think this is what I need from now on
when I make the resin baubles.
Just to be on the safe side, you know?
I plan on getting a bottle at Hob Lob next time ~

PS. Here's a neat blog about resin you might enjoy....
Resin Crafts

Well, it's been another week of dragging out the same project for days!
I just hate that!
You know I love sharing tons of different things with you
but it seems that this is how life goes....
But maybe I've encouraged you to try something new?

Happy Thursday precious friends,
love you much,


Barbara Jean said...

Love your baubles Dawn.
And the watch face over the watch face?? Awesome!!

Wondered if spraying with Pam, or another vegetable spray would work to get them out easier, but then I saw you found some mold release stuff. good deal. (my frugal side will probably try the Pam first.) =)
That is if I get around to doing any.


Dorthe said...

How sweet they looks ,lined up all, there, dearest Dawn- all so beautiful, and the watch ones, are gorgeous.
Love the woman with the big "thinking " air bubble, lol- I wish I could try this great materials out.
Happy day to you sweetie, and
big hugs and love.

blackenpot said...

What a great idea, I think they look very good.
Interesting to see what you will use them for.

Thank tou for sharing.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Dawn,
Hey good on you!
These pieces look great and would add to any piece with flare.
I'm off to check out your reccomendation.
Creative hugs,

Cheryl said...

Beautiful as usual Dawn. I loke the onew eith watch faces in the most! Well done!

Nelly said...

I have been wanting to make something like thses for ages How do people get the end in for pendants tho? And you should get some ring bases and do some.
With that lady with the bubble you could get a small flower and stick over it I reckon that would be cute.
Anyway great job loved watching the end result.

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

I think you had more success than failure, they look pretty good to me & your Christmas trees are lovely, I can't wait to see them with pearls & glitter....... I love Christmas !

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Those all look so pretty together ~ I love the ones with different things in them like the watch faces and buttons ~ How fun!!

Anonymous said...

funny and talented! You are a shining star!

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh... Dawn, they are all beautiful, even the ones with bubbles! Have a blessed day, thanks for sharing your creation! HUGS!

The Old Parsonage said...

Well Dawn I for one loved this series of posts. You've really made me want to go out and buy all the supplies. I may just ask for them for Christmas and use them early in the year. I'm booked pretty full from now until them:)

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Dawn.
I love these pieces and so appreciate it when you show that "all mistakes are learning opportunities" and fixable.
Love the trees and going out today to buy some creamy pearl paint.
Take care,

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You always encourage! Hope you are well. Happy creating!

art by wendy said...

WoW! what a collection!I can't wait to try these out! and I really like the clock face ones...very steam punk!Hobby Lobby here I come!

Nancy said...

I think they turned out great! I am with you on some crafts that take many processes, it seems they are nevr going to get off the table!

Huggs, Nancy

Unknown said...

Oh Dawn,
I think they turned out Fabulous!
The bubbles add character, Love 'em!
Great job selecting what to fill them with.
You are so darn creative!

Lisa said...

Well I think all the effort was worth it. Look at your pile of baubles!! Don't you just love them. I too have a few with the air bubble inside, imperfect is perfect. Love the watch faces, I was going to try that one too. Did you use the real deal? I never heard of the mold release, let me know how it works. Although with the trays I use there is never trouble getting them out. Love it all sweetie!
PS who's annonymous?LOL

Jann said...

They are all wonderful! I think you did a great job with the resin--and the baubles will be fun for you to use in your art!

Simply Shelley said...

Such sweet things.....I love all the variety of bits and pieces you used to make them...if I don't return soon enough...I wanted to wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

laura said...

i have a question. when you put your items in the mold, do you put them face up or face down? said...

Yours sure turned out better than mine when I did some! Those look great.

Elderberry Dreams said...

They look awesome Dawn ~~ Love the one with the watch face. Great creations!

Maggie said...

hi Dawn,
i just love coming here and reading about what you've been up to. I love these baubles...I can just see them glued into a big loopy crumple-y seam binding cluster that you do so well. I'm getting ready to do a holiday crafty bazaar next week, so I am right with you with projects going on everywhere--and each taking WAY more time than I think they're going to!

Take care,

Rhonda said...

Dawn, these are genius, I love them. I know they were a lot of work but now look at them all. They are gorgeous. You have inspired me to try something new. Thank you.

Joy Lett said...

I think they turned out great. I like where you are headed with the trees. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Ella said...

Thank you Dawn for sharing all your trials with us! I love the results, so beautiful! I am going to try this~ I so love the ethereal quality of yours~ Thanks for being brave! :D

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

These are wonderful! Another rainy day project on my wish list! Thank you for sharing, you really inspire me!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Dawn, I've used those candy molds before & like u, had a hard time removing the baubles. I tried spraying with Pam, but that made the whole batch cloudy...i'm interested in how the mold release works. Hubby cut me a piece of bamboo to extract the baubles from the candy molds & with a good tap, they pop right out after they're set you have any bamboo pieces? The candy molds are slightly textured & I think that makes the baubles harder to remove. The paint trays that Lisa uses always com out easily but sometimes I like the smaller size of the candy molds.

Your slippers are beautiful! Aren't they fun to make?

Pat said...'s Sunday night and all your little baubles have me wanting to run right out and buy all the stuff and get going on my own! If course, here, it means a trip to a different town just to find the ingredients! You have made some beauties!
Thanks, always, for such inspiration! Many good wishes to you...pat

Maelchen said...

Now it's my time to send some love and hugs for sharing all this beautiful work! You are inspiring me very much and I am happy to have found your site even from far away Germany. Thank you very much for all your kindness!

Laurie said...

How awesome -- bounty is right! What a fun project!


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