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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Resin Spoon Christmas Penguin Snowglobe Ornaments IMG FAT on: December 29, 2008 11:17:55 AM
Been lurking around for a while and decided to make an account to show some stuff I've been working on.

I was inspired to start using resin after I saw the SpoonFedArt website... I read the entire 100 something pages of the resin thread because I was just dying to do resin..

Well a few experiments later, I decided to make Christmas Ornaments this year for the family.

Showing the results of bending the spoon with just sheer force and pliers.. and a pic of the snowflake button I used in some of them.

The blue paints I mixed to make a shiny yet dark blue for the sky.  And a super shiny white for the snow.

After I painted them, I started gluing these cute plastic buttons to them.  I cut the backs of the buttons off so they would lay more flat..

Of course the easiest resin to work with...

I was at the grocery store looking for an aluminum pan to bring some baked goods to work in... and I saw a 2 pack of these gems.  They have lids and I knew the extra one would be perfect for me.  A lid to cover the resin to keep the dust out... and big enough to hold all my spoons and rice...  Rice?  yes rice.. I put rice in the bottom because it would hold all my spoons level..  It would of worked perfectly, except I was in a rush and overfilled some of the spoons so the resin hardened the rice and made a glob of spoon rice and aluminum pan stuck together....  But it wasn't too bad.. Most of the rice ripped right off.  Whatever didn't, I pried off with a knife and a rotary tool.

I ran out of the little penguins and used polar bear stickers for a couple of them...  I actually wanted to make a few horse ones, but I couldn't find any horsey items that were small enough for my spoons..

This is the only one I had left for a closeup.. Maybe I'll snag my mom's for a photo on New Years and update.. but for now, here's one of my least favorites..  I had to even paint the eye on these penguins because they were solid black and that would of looked silly... so all in all, a pain in my butt..

The glitter was just a iridescent craft glitter I had... I wanted something that looked more like snow so it would of made a better snowglobe.. but the only thing I could find was a huge tub of flakes for $9... and I'd already gone over my crafting budget for something I needed only a couple of pinches of...

Final touch was engraving the year and my name on the back and adding a silver ribbon.. Voila!

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