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Topic: How I spent Mother's Day weekend -- lots of Resin / Tile pendants :)  (Read 1529 times)
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« on: May 11, 2008 10:21:29 PM »

All I wanted for Mother's day was some quiet time to craft... my DH has a cold though, which apparently is the end of the world... so I took matters into my own hands and stayed up super late last night making gobs and gobs of tile pendants... I had a gallon jug of easy cast calling my name, and spent yesterday at Archiver's trolling for great paper... here are some of my faves, but I made like ZILLIONS, thinking I would give them to friends as (belated) Mother's Day gifts. Here are a couple of my favorites, there were so many I put a slide show on my blog if anyone's interested

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this monkey is for my niece, who is turning 5 next month.. the theme of her birthday party is "butter monkey" ... whatever that is, lol



Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 10:33:29 PM »

First, Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Those are great! I especially love the monkey.  Grin

I'm a little confused. Is the whole thing made out of resin to create a "tile"? Or did you use little ceramic tiles and cover them in resin? Also, I love your Ariel resin stuff on your blog.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 12:36:39 AM »

hey love them ! i must ask you thought. how is that your paper doesn't melt?
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radmommy
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 12:51:10 AM »

They are mounted on wood tiles.. I bought a bunch at Hobby Lobby, and then ordered some in bulk from a place I found on google... I Modge Podged the paper onto the wood tile, and I did a bunch of coats of the Modge Podge, the first batch I tried, some of the modge podge didn't stick well, and the resin got underneath and it looked wonky... the ones I did last night, I did maybe 3-4 coats and had much better results... then I just layer the resin on with a paint brush... it's super easy, and I'm completely addicted
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 06:57:12 AM »

Those are beautiful!

How long does your process take...and would you consider making a tute for us visual learners on craftster?

I hope your DH feels better for your sake! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 07:30:40 AM »

Thank you  Smiley

The whole process took a couple of days, mostly because of the time it took for everything to cure.. I started Saturday afternoon, and worked on the modge podge / resin coating piece of the process until late that night...and they were ready to photograph by Sunday afternoon

I haven't ever tried my hand at a tutorial, but I could give it a shot Smiley That would give me a good excuse to do a bunch more (and today's my day off, yay!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 07:36:19 AM »

Hooray for us, I hope you do try a tute!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008 08:21:18 AM »

something new to try!!!  those are great! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008 09:34:42 AM »

i was hoping to get into resin but i have no clue where to start. this project seems fun and easy to do with great results. i would love you if you created a simple tutorial. Thanks!! I love your pieces.
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