A Busy Week!

Wow, it’s been a busy week! I’ve been working with resin practically the entire week, and it’s been tiring. Don’t get me wrong – I really enjoy it, but it’s such a multi-step process, working with the laser cut wood pieces and resin. But, I have to do it now, so that the items will be in my Shop, ready for you to purchase as holiday gifts, or for yourself! HINT – share the link to my Shop with your family & friends (or even to a specific item) if there’s something that you want for yourself!  My family loves it when I give them direct ‘hints’!

I’ve got a couple of cute laser cut butterflies to share with you today! I started them a couple of days ago, and finished the resin pouring last night.

PRETTY BUTTERFLIES

These are the first 2; I have 4 more to work on. It’s fun choosing the colours for the resin – they don’t have to be ‘realistic’ butterflies!

A Busy Week!

Aren’t they pretty? I love the designs of the wood cuts. The butterflies are made from laser cut 1/4″ thick wood.  The top one measures 4 3/4″ x 4″, and the bottom blue one is 5″ x 2 1/2″.

BLUE BUTTERFLY

For this one, I used 3 different mica powders; 2 blue and 1 light green, plus a gorgeous iridescent glitter.

The resin with the iridescent glitter is translucent, so the light shines through it. So pretty in person!

RED, YELLOW & ORANGE

The shape of this butterfly reminded me of a Swallowtail, so I went with a red, orange and yellow colour palette. The darkest red is a mica powder called Ruby Slippers; the other colours are created by adding alcohol ink to the resin.

The mica powder makes the resin almost opaque, whereas the alcohol ink leaves the resin translucent.

SUNCATCHERS?

Because of the relatively small sizes, I’m debating whether to add some small hardware & chain to make these butterflies into suncatchers. What do you think? Or should they be left as is, for their new owner to decide how to use them?

CARDS COMING UP!

If you’ve been missing my handmade cards, you’ll be happy to know that tomorrow is our monthly Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop! You won’t want to miss out on the fabulous cards we have to share with you.  See you then!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “A Busy Week!

    1. I’m glad to read that you like the orange & red butterfly, Sandra! While I love the sparkle in the blue one, I’m drawn to the rich warm tones of this one, too 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!

    1. I’m glad that you like the butterflies, Buffy! 🙂 I think that the totally different colour palettes can make it hard to choose a favourite.

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