As the heat of summer peaks the hope of cooler nights and a change of color lingers. Even though I live in an evergreen island we do have trees that dress for autumn in the strangest ways. What we know as our almond trees, towering giants with incredibly big leaves bring the brightest reds and oranges in a storm of fallish colors in the middle of our spring. I recently found a bargain cuff in an accessory store and thought it would be cool if I could transform it into a fall statement piece.
Step 1: I was lucky to find this cuff, it had a leaf skeleton shape for a steal! Since you will be using 1cc or 1ml per section it’s best if you use the pre measured during. I was all out so I had to work with syringes. I measured 3cc’s of each component and by the time I finished that was all it took. Carefully line your open cuff with packing tape. The best quality you can buy since it will be the base that holds the resin in place.
Step 2: Measure .5 ml or cc’s of each component to mix the resin. Since you don’t want to alter the composition of the resin measure your colors by using a pin or needle. You just need the tiniest bit of color to paint. After you wait the prerequisite 5 minutes set your timer for 45 minutes to mix in the color then reset it again for 45 minutes more. You will be pouring the resin defying the gravity and it needs to be sticky. Also you will be working a few segments at a time.
Sprinkle the opals on the poured resin before it sets.
Step 3: As you can see on this photo, I was spill free. By the time I finished working my patience ran a little and I left it overnight in my studio to find it had spilled over my already finished bits. Somehow it shifted during the night. I really don’t mind because it looks so pretty, but if you’re OCD you just may need more patience than I had 😉
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