Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A very special gift .... and a teeny bit of frustration ~

A dear friend stopped by the house yesterday to drop off a gift she'd made for me ~
well....I'M IN LOVE with it!!!!
I've always admired assemblages inside old clock cases and
Joy made this amazing one just for me!
The shape, the colors, the glass door, the nest...the theme,
just everything about it is so beautiful...
It speaks of time...and how fleeting it truly is ~

Thank you so very much sweet Joy, I will treasure it always!!!

My little blonde forest waiting for something more ~

And then....the baubles.
I was ready to see them! So I'm supposed to wait 24 hours, right?
Well a couple of hours early I decided to see if they were ready.
I had to cut, pull and pry with pliers to get these two sweeties out.
But I do love the way they look!

I ruined my mold. Thank goodness it was cheap ~

This harder mold (and a little deeper too) was awful.
I broke it to smithereens ~ but there was a reason and Lisa warned me about this.

It was still a little gooky inside ~ see it on the very top?

So....I'll wait until tonight to try to pop out the others ~
I do love the look of them though, don't you?
I will use them as little embellishments on my artwork...

I guess patience IS a virtue, right? :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday dear friends!!!
hugs and love,


Barb said...

They are adorable! And when you have something so much fun and so cute it IS hard to wait! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

I love the way they look!! I wonder if there is some kind of release agent you could spray on first. Was the more ridgid one still a candy mold or was it something else like one of those little paint trays? Sorry about so many questions. This whole idea intrigues me.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Dawn,
Ah, love the idea of making the molds with pictures and special pieces in them.
I've also made some of these in the past and used cut down milk cartons and other smaller throw away containers.

How special your friendship must be to recieve this special clock. Love it!
Creative hugs,

Lily's Lace said...

Hey I found this stuff at Hobby Lobby called molding release spray, I haven't used it yet but I assume it'll work? I'll try and let you know. I love the clock it's wonderful!!!xoxo-cindy

Boxwood Cottage said...

Love your baubles Dawn, they look so nostalgic!
I want to try it too some time.
Well yes patience is indeed a virtue lol I don't always have it either and guess I would have been curious too!
That clock assemblage your friend made for you is awesome!
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo~ Carola

Sonya Badgley said...

Dear Dawn,
I think the resin baubles would make cute magnets for your fridge or metal
memo board? Don't you think?
I love the images you used. I would love to try the resin too! But I would
have a hard time staying away from them until they are completely dry! :)
love and hugs,

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

The clock is soooo pretty! I'm interested to see what you will do with the "embellishments"? Will you show that as well please? They are very unique! I wonder if you sprayed the molds with Pam first if that would help release them? xo

Theresa said...

Beautiful gift from your friend! Made just for you and certainly looks like it! Love the baubles, sorry about the molds but they are sooooo pretty!

Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Vee said...

So much to comment upon. That sweet clock face mounted on butterfly wings just about took my breath away. Yes, I'm sure that patience is a virtue, but nothing is lost if we use it for future reference and learn our lessons. They're going to be so pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That clock from your friend is beautiful, Dawn! I love the quotes she used on the front, too. Your baubles turned out good! Yes, I tend to rush things, too, so when I have to wait on something I either leave the house so I'm not tempted or I get busy with something else quick!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn that is such a precious gift and so very much you!
Do you think if you would have waited longer that the baubles would have released easier ~ ohhhhh girl I would have been really frustrated ~ let us know because I want to try these soon :)

Anonymous said...

I love the baubles Dawn. They have so much potential. I probably would have done the same thing, as I get so excited about new techniques.
Can hardly wait to see what you do with the trees. I went out and purchased a bag of different sizes (21 in all) and bleached all of them yesterday. They turned out great but I have to go and buy some more bleach!
Have a great day.

Cindy said...

Love the baubles! Looks like fun. Is it "our" Lisa? I'm still on a high from the Beeswax class. So much to learn, so much fun to play. LOVE the bleached trees too. I grabbed the last few from my Hob Lob the other day. Now I need bleach! :)

art by wendy said...

the baubles are beautiful!I wouldn't be able to wait myself! they are going to be worth it though! can't wait to see what you do with them in your art!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! I sooo can relate! I am the queen of impatience sometimes! When I want to work on a project I HATE waiting for it to be ready!!They are turning out wonderful though and I bet the ones you waited on are fabulous!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful clock!

time worn interiors said...

Those are so cool! I'm real bad about rushing things myself! Hope the others work better! Love your clock gift!

A Strange Allure said...

Hi, I'm new here...can't wait to check out the rest of your blog, but I wanted to stop and tell you how lovely the baubles cool! And the assemblage from your friend is beautiful. :)

Have a great day!

Dorthe said...

Your baubles looks so beautiful, dear Dawn- I hope the next mould stayes intact,when you releases the baubles .
And your clock from your friend Joy,is a wonderful gift, and such a funny idea.
Hugs and love dear friend.

Jann said...

The clock is wonderful, and I love your baubles--they will make great embellishments!

Brigitte said...

Love the baubles! Very neat for art work!
Pretty clock! Brigitte

Lisa said...

First of all I have to say that gift Joy gave you is gorgeous! Boy, she knows you alright!
I know you'll find a hole somewhere to fit that in.
I love that it only took you 2 years to play with resin, LOL But don't you love it?! Your baubles are beautiful & you just need to get the more flexible trays so they;ll pop right out next time.

Pat said...

Dawn....LOVE Joy's 'clock.' It's beautiful! And, a nest with eggs...icing on the cake if you ask me.
The 'baubles' are on my to-do list now and thank you for sharing with us. Once again, your blog inspires me!!! pat

Romeo said...

Joy did a fantastic job! Does she know you or what?!!! It is purrfect!

Now as for your little waited longer than I could have LOL Yes, impatient, gotta know if they are turning out or not LOL They look wonderful! Are you going to do a tutorial on this???? Well minus the torn up mold of course LOL

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Your clock is just beautiful!!! Wonder if you could use those new lil rubber pans that they have out they may have a small enough shape one?

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love that you share with us the steps of your projects - that helps me to see how things are going to turn out, and gives me the courage to proceed! Thank you, Dawn.

Denise J. Phillips said...

Hi Dawn:)
Mold Release and Conditioner!
By Castin' Craft
You spray it into the mold first so when the resin is set, it will release from the mold easier!.
I loved how the baubles turned out, now I'm thinking dollar store, ice cube trays and such to check into!
I'm sorry that it turned into a frustration situation, although this is how we learn! You'll be an expert next time! LOL. They still turned out great! And I love the assemblage that your friend made for you, you're a lucky girl!
Cheers my Friend!

Rhonda said...

Some projects are just so frustrating. I totally understand your pain. But as I'm going backward in time catching up on blogs, they did turn out okay.

Love your friend's gift to you, so you, that clock.


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