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« on: January 12, 2019 12:36:41 PM »

A few months ago I agreed to an art trade with a friend from University. I wanted to try out my new resin material, and my friend was happy to let me make my own design choices. The only guideline was that she wanted it to match the kimono that she recently brought home from Japan.

Here's the finished kanzashi. But, it didn't start out that way. I started with wire frames for the resin flowers. This was before I added the middle wires:

I used a crafting resin called Dip It Fantasy Film to coat the wire frames with resin. The wire frame gets dipped into the resin, then slowly pulled out. It creates a coating, like a bubble, but doesn't dissipate or pop.

I also made some silk tsumami craft cherry blossoms and added silver leafing to the resin petals before coating them with clear varnish to seal it. The middle is a grouping of pearly white stamens.

I also made some tsumami craft leaves to balance all the flowers out.

Here's the finished piece again:

Here's the reference picture of the kimono:

I think it ended up matching pretty well! Cheesy This piece is flying off to its new home on Monday.

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019 02:40:31 PM »

These are absolutely STUNNING!  Your work is always spectacular, but the truly organic shapes you created with the petals is just out of this world.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019 05:47:37 PM »

Wow! Gorgeous. I love the jewelry findings you use for parts of the flowers as well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019 06:49:07 AM »

This is so beautifully detailed. It's just gorgeous! I hope we'll get to see more of your creations with this new resin.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019 03:25:01 PM »

I love this technique! It looks like a much better way than using nail polish as I have done before. It's beautiful and you did an amazing job.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019 04:13:33 PM »

Truly beautiful composition, and the resin technique came out wonderfully!

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019 10:22:15 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful!

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019 11:16:28 AM »

This is so beautiful and interesting, really, really cool. Thanks so much for sharing your process, it seems very versatile for so many projects.

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019 12:44:40 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019 01:03:46 PM »

These are so beautiful. I love seeing the project in progress, too. It's so magical seeing it all come together.

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