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« on: July 08, 2014 10:21:29 AM »

I made this wee creature for my partner fancybutch in the Enchanted Forest Swap.  All it is is natural materials, wire, a rock and resin.  I found the technique in a book called Resin Alchemy by Susan Lenart Kazmer (the developer of Ice Resin).  If you have always wanted to try resin but can't quite get started, I would recommend this book.



I started by taping a white plastic garbage bag (which I bought at a dollar store) to a board.  I used kitchen sponges (also bought at a dollar store) cut into wedge shapes to apply the resin.  I started by glazing the maple spinners into pairs of twos with a bit of wire between the join points(I recently found some spinners that were still joined in the middle.  If you have those I would not break them apart but use them joined).  I did mine flat on the plastic, but when I do it again, I'll try and hang them so they resin doesn't pool so much.  Wait 24 hours.  In the mean time, I gathered or dug out of my stash all the other parts.  The body and legs are one  root that were collected along a logging road.  The arms are another root that I wired to the body.  The head is the rock inside of a sycamore bomb.  The hair is the inner part of a dried rose.  It took about...5 different resin applications to get it all together, but now that I've done it, I think I can do it in three steps.  Then I just wired it to a rock and one more resin coating.



This was so much fun to make.  And though it seems very delicate, it is way tougher then it looks Grin

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014 10:49:03 AM »

I really like this, especially the wings!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014 10:53:54 AM »

I remember the first time I saw maple spinners (we only had sycamores where I grew up when I was a kid).  I was sure they were fairy wings.  The ones I used here were spring spinners, so some of them had that lovely rosie pinkish red color to them.  Sadly, I didn't glaze them quick enough and they mostly had faded.  But the sandy brown become a gorgeous honey color, so I'm happy with that too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014 11:08:11 AM »

I'm not a super fairy person, but I so love this. It's so organic and free. Your pics are perfect, too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014 11:18:17 AM »

I love it, thank you so much.  I love how it feels and looks organic, truly in the spirit of the woods.  The colours and tones are great.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014 11:42:26 AM »

It is kind of fun to hold too isn't it FB.  I petted it for quite awhile before I boxed it up Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014 11:50:36 AM »

This is really amazing, but did you have to go and make me want to try another craft?!  Wink  I've always wanted to do something with the maple seeds, they coat our yard every year, and now here's a way to!  Watch out, I'll be resining everything!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014 12:19:56 PM »

You are such an amazing artist in the most natural sense of the word.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014 12:43:53 PM »

How beautiful! Smiley I love the simple shape and natural materials!

We used those "wigs" as noses when I was a kid Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014 05:37:45 AM »

This is epic on so many different levels!  I've always wanted to try resin.  I really need too now!
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