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2021 ArtResin Challenge

When I accepted the ArtResin challenge, I wanted to do some projects that would show a few of the many ways I use ArtResin. I chose to create a night light, a small jewelry collection and two sun catchers.

ArtResin Challenge - Night Light

How The Night Light Was Made

How it was made
How It Was Made

Hand made molds:
2 different types of molds - one of plasticine clay and the rest using silicone caulking.

Materials for the panels:
Art Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, pigment colors for resin, mica, pigment Posca pen.

Step 1
Step 1

First layer of resin for each panel. Allowed to cure, and left in the molds for steps 2 and 3.

Step 2
Step 2

Create the sketch using a black Posca pigment pen. Each panel has a hand drawn scene.

Step 3
Step 3

Top coat of clear ArtResin. Once cured, demold, clean edges and assemble.

Step 4
Step 4

Assembled and ready for Apoxie Sculpt detailing.

Step 5
Step 5

Completed, adding a bit of depth with tree and base details of Apoxie Sculpt.

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How it was made
How It Was Made

Hand made molds:
2 different types of molds - one of plasticine clay and the rest using silicone caulking.

Materials for the panels:
Art Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, pigment colors for resin, mica, pigment Posca pen.

Step 1
Step 1

First layer of resin for each panel. Allowed to cure, and left in the molds for steps 2 and 3.

Step 2
Step 2

Create the sketch using a black Posca pigment pen. Each panel has a hand drawn scene.

Step 3
Step 3

Top coat of clear ArtResin. Once cured, demold, clean edges and assemble.

Step 4
Step 4

Assembled and ready for Apoxie Sculpt detailing.

Step 5
Step 5

Completed, adding a bit of depth with tree and base details of Apoxie Sculpt.

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Completed Night Light

Completed Night Light
Completed Night Light

Once assembled, Apoxie Sculpt was used to cover the edges and base, adding some depth with tree details. The Apoxie Sculpt was highlighted with mica. The bottom was left open to accommodate the remote controlled LED puck light.

Completed - Angle 1
Angle 1

Completed, with LED remote controlled puck light.

Completed - Angle 2
Angle 2

Completed, with LED remote controlled puck light.

Side 1
Side 1
Side 2
Side 2
Side 3
Side 3
Side 4
Side 4
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Completed Night Light
Completed Night Light

Once assembled, Apoxie Sculpt was used to cover the edges and base, adding some depth with tree details. The Apoxie Sculpt was highlighted with mica. The bottom was left open to accommodate the remote controlled LED puck light.

Completed - Angle 1
Angle 1

Completed, with LED remote controlled puck light.

Completed - Angle 2
Angle 2

Completed, with LED remote controlled puck light.

Side 1
Side 1
Side 2
Side 2
Side 3
Side 3
Side 4
Side 4
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ArtResin Challenge - Jewelry

How The Jewelry Was Made

How it was made
How They Were Made

Materials:
Art Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, pigment colors for resin, mica, pigment Posca pen.

Methods:
Several methods were used - resin "skins", hand made free form mold pours, and clay discs dipped into resin pours.

Step 1
Step 1

Free form molds were made with plasticine clay for some of the pendants. Circles of Apoxie Sculpt were shaped for a bracelet and pendant.

Step 2
Step 2

Apoxie Sculpt circles were prepped to be dipped in a resin pour.

Step 3
Step 3

Resin "skins" ready to be trimmed for a cuff bracelet and pendants. Apoxie Sculpt discs after being dipped in the resin pour.

Cuff Bracelet
Cuff Bracelet

Resin "skin" applied to Apoxie Sculpt clay then placed on a mandrel to cure.

Cuff Bracelet
Cuff Bracelet

Ready for finishing touches.

Feather Detail
Apoxie Sculpt Feather

Ready for mica highlights.

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How it was made
How They Were Made

Materials:
Art Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, pigment colors for resin, mica, pigment Posca pen.

Methods:
Several methods were used - resin "skins", hand made free form mold pours, and clay discs dipped into resin pours.

Step 1
Step 1

Free form molds were made with plasticine clay for some of the pendants. Circles of Apoxie Sculpt were shaped for a bracelet and pendant.

Step 2
Step 2

Apoxie Sculpt circles were prepped to be dipped in a resin pour.

Step 3
Step 3

Resin "skins" ready to be trimmed for a cuff bracelet and pendants. Apoxie Sculpt discs after being dipped in the resin pour.

Cuff Bracelet
Cuff Bracelet

Resin "skin" applied to Apoxie Sculpt clay then placed on a mandrel to cure.

Cuff Bracelet
Cuff Bracelet

Ready for finishing touches.

Feather Detail
Apoxie Sculpt Feather

Ready for mica highlights.

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Feather Jewelry Collection

Reversible Pendant 1
Reversible Pendant 1
Reversible Pendant 2
Reversible Pendant 2
Reversible Pendant 3
Reversible Pendant 3
Pendant 4
Pendant 4
Bracelet 1
Bracelet 1
Bracelet 2
Bracelet 2
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Reversible Pendant 1
Reversible Pendant 1
Reversible Pendant 2
Reversible Pendant 2
Reversible Pendant 3
Reversible Pendant 3
Pendant 4
Pendant 4
Bracelet 1
Bracelet 1
Bracelet 2
Bracelet 2
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ArtResin Challenge - Suncatchers

Suncatchers

Horse Head Suncatcher
Horse Head Suncatcher
Butterfly Suncatcher
Butterfly Suncatcher
Horse Head Sketch
Horse Head Sketch
Butterfly Sketch
Butterfly Sketch
Molds
Molds

One mold was created with silicone caulking and the other with plasticine modeling clay.

First Resin Pour
First Resin Pour

Acrylic diamonds were placed around the edges during the first resin pour. The resin contained a small amount of mica, just to give it some glitter.

Apoxie Sculpt Outline
Apoxie Sculpt Outline

Once the resin cured, Apoxie Sculpt was used to outline the images, giving them a stained glass effect.

Mica powder
Mica Powder

Mica powder was added to the background of the butterfly.

2nd Resin Layer
2nd Resin Coat

Tinted resin was then added to the horse head and clear resin to the background.

2nd Resin Layer
2nd Resin Coat

Tinted resin was then added to the butterfly and clear resin to the background.

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Horse Head Suncatcher
Horse Head Suncatcher
Butterfly Suncatcher
Butterfly Suncatcher
Horse Head Sketch
Horse Head Sketch
Butterfly Sketch
Butterfly Sketch
Molds
Molds

One mold was created with silicone caulking and the other with plasticine modeling clay.

First Resin Pour
First Resin Pour

Acrylic diamonds were placed around the edges during the first resin pour. The resin contained a small amount of mica, just to give it some glitter.

Apoxie Sculpt Outline
Apoxie Sculpt Outline

Once the resin cured, Apoxie Sculpt was used to outline the images, giving them a stained glass effect.

Mica powder
Mica Powder

Mica powder was added to the background of the butterfly.

2nd Resin Layer
2nd Resin Coat

Tinted resin was then added to the horse head and clear resin to the background.

2nd Resin Layer
2nd Resin Coat

Tinted resin was then added to the butterfly and clear resin to the background.

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