Did you see the sneak peek that I shared on my Facebook and Instagram posts yesterday? If not, be sure to follow me on those sites! Just click HERE for Facebook, and HERE for Instagram. I tried out a new technique with resin and pigments/mica powder and came up with I think my new favourite colour combination. I’m just loving these glorious peacock colours! They’re so rich and gorgeous, like gems.
The mold I used is for creating a tray, which was my original intention. But now I think I’m going to actually put this piece in a frame, so it’s strictly decorative, not a decorative functional art piece. Have a look.
And I also love the gold glitter glass around the edges – it sparkles when it catches the light. Some of the colours also sparkle a bit, as they’re mica powders, which contain minerals. This is a straight-on photo; you can see that the edges are a bit transparent in areas. Actually, the whole mold started with a layer of clear resin, then the gold glass added around the edges, and then the colours. So there are some small areas where you can see through – that just lets the light shine & reflect! Below is an angle photo.
I try my best to not catch light reflections, but it’s difficult!
THE REVERSE IS UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL
Just in case you thought there was only one ‘good’ side to this piece – take a look at the ‘back’!
This is the ‘bottom’ of the mold – the ‘front’ view is the side that faces up, in the mold. For the ‘back’ view, you see a different pattern in the design, from the special technique I used to created the pattern. Oh – wouldn’t this be great in a floating frame, so that you can see both sides!?
Even though my unmolding video is under 1 minute – it’s too large to load here! So if you’d like to see it, head either to my Facebook or Instagram sites – and don’t forget to hit the ‘like’ and ‘follow’ buttons! You’ll see how the gold glass and colours sparkle. *smile*
Here’s a last look at these glorious peacock colours. Once I have this piece framed, I’ll list it in my Shop for purchase -and I’ll let you know when that happens!