Here in Puerto Rico we don’t have season changes. We do have different shades of green and the occasional tree that changes color in the spring. But I’ve seen the glory of the fall splendor in my travels, New England, New York, North Carolina and even Florence. It’s one if my favorites times to travel, not only the scenery takes your breath away with the trees on fire but I get to wear sweaters and scarves! Here’s my homage to those visits, a hand painted pendant using alcohol inks as my medium!
Step 1: : Mix small equal parts of the Molding putty and create your mold. Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions and pour the Ice Resin on your new molds. I used the bottoms of a perfume bottle and an Ice Resin Mixing Cup.
Step 2: : I love the effect of matte and glossy do I plan on leaving a matte frame around my pendant. The next day when you unmold them pierce the holes where you’ll add your jump rings. I wanted to connect them together.
Step 3: Measure and cut a piece of tissue paper using the beautiful script. And cut a few pieces of the blank one to stamp. I used Archival ink in Pale Ochre. In the end the color turned out to be too pale so if you can’t draw make sure you use a darker hue to stamp! Lessons learned along the way…
I used a leaf stamp or you can draw your own. In my case it ended up as a very faint guideline in which to paint.
Step 4: I mixed a second batch of Ice Resin, here’s where the plunger is a life saver if you’re only using a very small amount. I poured a a few drops and layered the script tissue paper in the center. Then I added more on top and layered my stamped image, sealing again with more resin to create my sleek surface.
Step 5: You know it’s me you can’t escape my experiments! A bit obsessed about alcohol inks at the moment and since they work so well on slick surfaces I wanted to try them over Ice Resin! And yes they do work beautifully ! Use them to paint as you would on Yupo paper, it works exactly the same!
Step 6: Use your pliers to attach the jump rings and S hook.
Step 7: Use the leather glue to attach the end cap, braid the three strands of leather and secure the other end with the remaining end cap.