Hello again, my friend! I hope that wherever you are in the world, that you’re able to stay cool.  It seems that heat is the thing we’re all having to deal with, so stay hydrated, and be sure to check on others.  Just yesterday, I enviously watched as my neighbours had their central air conditioning installed… it’s not common for houses here to have central a/c – until the last few years!  I’m still working on convincing my husband that we need something more than basic fans. Anyway, hot weather makes me think of water, so I had fun making waves with this new 3D printed frame.


This is another of the 3D printed frames; you can see the Optical Illusion Tunnel HERE, and the Celtic Knot HERE,  just 2 of the others I have done. They’re available for purchase in my online Shop now!

For this piece, the resin is tinted in a dark blue, a turquoise, and a light violet.


After prepping the 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ wood cradle board, I lay a thin layer of resin on the top. Next, the 3D frame is placed, and pressed into place. I then allow 24 hours for the resin to cure, to secure the frame in place. The next day, I mixed up the resin in the 3 colours, and filled the wave areas in the frame.  There was a bit of overflow in a few areas, but I think that adds to the whole wave effect.

The angle view is pretty cool, don’t you think? It really gives the illusion of the waves undulating!  I still haven’t decided what colour to paint the frame; right now it’s just white Gesso. What’s your opinion; leave it white (acrylic paint), or one of the colours of the waves? Let me know – leave a comment!

Another great thing about this piece, like the Optical Illusion Tunnel, is that you can change the orientation to suit your preference. Here’s a look at it with the waves vertical, instead of horizontal.

What do you prefer? Personally, I like the horizontal, but to each their own.

I have another one of these frames to make – I just need to decide on a new group of colours. What combination would YOU like to see?


This piece isn’t quite finished, so it’s not listed for sale yet. But I hope that you’ll check out all of the other fabulous pieces that are available right now, in my Shop.  Thanks so much for your support of my small business – I appreciate every purchase you make, and every friend you send to my Shop ♥

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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! :)

2 thoughts on “Making Waves

  1. This is so beautiful, Deborah! I love those colors together. I feel cooler already! (Our heat wave (I think) may be ending. I was not made for 90+ degree heat! And Virginia is very humid as well. My hair is out of control!! Stay cool, my friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Buffy! I’m glad that you like the colours of the ‘waves’ 🙂 The humidity is the worst part of a heat wave, isn’t it? We’re scheduled to cool down to the high 20’s tomorrow – fingers crossed! Hope you’ll cool down soon, too.

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