Welcome to a new week! Have you recovered from the loss of 1 hour sleep, yet? I know it doesn’t effect a lot of people, but it sure throws my system off! But I’m catching up now, so I should be back to ‘normal’ soon. (Oh, who am I kidding?! I don’t even know what ‘normal’ is!) I recently applied to an art show & sale in Vancouver. I was holding my breath, because it’s not the usual ‘craft’ fair, but strictly art. They were very clear on the application form that ‘craft’ items were not permitted, so that means no keychains, coaster sets – even functional pottery was on the ‘no’ list! Well – luckily I didn’t have to hold my breath long – and my application was accepted! So now I’m on a mission to increase my selection of art items that I can display and sell.
All of that lead me to do something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Sculpting with resin! I call it sculpting, but I guess it could be called molding, as it involves manipulating the shape of the resin before it’s cured. So, I’ve started simple, and created this, my first resin sculpture!
I started out with an irregular rectangle shaped mold of approximately 12″ x 6.5″. Next, clear stones and crushed glass were added down the middle, and scattered on either side. Next, blue and silver tinted resin were added and dispersed on either side. After a number of hours, when the resin was setting, but still pliable, I shaped it as I wanted. In the photo below, you can see the backwards ‘S’ curve it is shaped into.
I like how the stones provide extra dimension as well as texture to the piece. The irregular shape of the mold also adds to this.
Don’t you think this would look amazing in a dimly lit room, with candles tucked behind it? It would create a lovely glow, and reflect the light through the stones and translucent colours.
MORE TO COME
I was happy with how this one turned out, so I’m making more! With different colours and shapes, of course. I like to give my customers choices of colours and designs. Once they’re finished curing, I’ll share them in another post.
Thanks for taking some time to spend with me today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing my new resin sculpture – please leave me a comment if you have time.
3 thoughts on “Resin Sculpture”
Congratulations on the art show! Love the sculpture.
Thanks so much, Gail! The show is in early May, but I’m away for 10 days in April – so I’m getting busy now! 🙂 Glad that you like this sculpture; I’ll be sharing 2 more in a couple of days.