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« on: August 08, 2012 05:46:31 PM »

I added a bit of a twist to the mini book pendants I have been making lately and added a resin component.  This is a bit of experimentation that I am quite happy with. 



I took a disc cutter and cut a hole out of the front cover of the copper piece that I had already added patina to, etched, and finished.  Then I covered the back, added a wee teensy bit of resin, floated a picture of Alice in it, and domed a bit more resin on top. 



When the resin cures, it becomes an almost totally transparent window. 



Here is the back cover, with a large mushroom for the Caterpillar to rest on



The inside is pages with Alice images decoupaged on, and a couple of my favourite quotes from the book.



Here is a bit more about it from my blog

I am definitely going to play around with this, I really like the look of the resin window.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012 05:53:13 PM »

wow wow wow onyxnox this totally rocks, I love your little books and the idea with the resin is great and came out beautifully.  I'm off to check out your blog!

keep it up! post more!
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012 05:58:37 PM »

Thank you - I am super pleased with how this little experimentation turned out and am definitely thinking of other ways to use it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012 06:47:35 PM »

Absolutely charming -- very attractive combo of metal, resin, and paper.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012 06:52:17 PM »

Beautiful job! I love the Alice image and it has the ability to be reversable too because that mushroom is lovely as well.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012 08:59:54 AM »

I saw you Mad Hatter one first, and I love both of them.  But I'm very partial to the Alice one, just a personal preference for the character.  Both are awesome though.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012 09:58:05 AM »

I liked that image of Alice entering through the door - makes me think that when you open the book, you are following her through the door to Wonderland.  Next time, I may play a bit with lightly tinting the images - my only worry is, because it is unsealed paper, any colorants would run with the resin.  I want a light wash of colour, like with pastels or water colours, not a heavy shot of it, like with a Sharpie marker.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012 08:49:22 PM »

Ah!  This is amazing, too!  LOVE the mushroom back!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012 09:50:14 PM »

Thank you!  I am finding I am having a bit of problems with the pages sticking with the mod podge, so I am going to have to play with adhesives or finishes, or some other way of decorating the pages.
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