Wednesday 19 April 2017

2017 #6 Flutter {by Miriam Grazier}

2017 Topic 6: Resin

In this post, Miriam brings a simple stamped butterfly to life with a glossing of UTEE, while also giving it shape and movement...find out how below...

Hi everyone Miriam here.

Lovely to be here on the PA blog tonight. I've chosen to share with you a 6x6 wall hanging that I have created using the fabulous Hot Picks collection of stamps. For my project I wanted to create a vintage effect and lots of texture but I wanted my resin butterfly to stand out and shine.

I chose to create a resin butterfly using UTEE as it is such a simple technique but so effective and looks very 'glass' like.  The resin flowers are form my stash but finished my hanging off as well as fitted in with the resin challenge.

I used my melt pot to create the resin butterfly.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed using UTEE embellishments.  The resin effect alters the image in such a way that you cannot see that it started out as a stamped image on card.  I really loved trialling this.  I created an embellishment with resin on one side only and also on both sides - when I covered both sides the embellishment completely changed to look like a beautiful piece of glass art.

You can see the gloss on the butterfly - it really makes it 'pop'.

These are the same stamp.  The image on the left is the painted and stamped butterfly and the image on the right is after the butterfly was dipped into UTEE. 

 The stamp is from Hot Picks HP1506

The canvas colour changed twice.  I originally set out to use my 'go to' colours of blues and greens - but part way through I changed my mind.  What this proved is just how amazing Fresco Finish paints are as I only needed one coat over the original grey board and one coat over the green coat that I had originally painted.  

I added to the background by randomly stamping the gorgeous script from HP1304

I really enjoyed creating this project.  I loved the layers and the textures that you can see and it draws the eye in so many places.  

I really hope that I have helped to inspire you to dust off your UTEE or resin to create your own 'glass-like' embellishments.  It was a 'wow' moment when I took the stamped image out of the UTEE and saw the gloss that it created.  In fact, I am going to make smome more and add a brooch back to them to create a wearable piece of art.  

Thanks for joining me tonight.  I look forward to blog hopping to see your resin creations.

Twitter: @MiriamGrazier

Awesome layers of texture, and IO adore how that butterfly turned out! THis is such a great way to create a focal point! Thanks Miriam! ~Leandra

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Helen said...

What a pretty butterfly and the hanging piece is gorgeous

Kirsten said...

I love the layers of texture & the butterfly is beautiful.

Claire said...

Fab project Miriam - love how shiny the butterfly looks xx

Unknown said...

What a difference the UTEE made to the butterfly, gorgeous.

Artmadnana said...

That butterfly is to die for Miriam. How clever to cover the whole butterfly with resin. Going to dig out my melt pot and have a go at this now. Did you add flex to the mix or just UTEE? I'm asking because of the lovely shape of the wings! I love it.

Julie Lee said...

What a beautiful project, Miriam. The butterfly is such a wonderfully dimensional embellishment when covered with the UTEE. Lovely colour choices on the wall hanging too. xx

Caz said...

Beautiful project...the UTEE layer certainly made the butterfly so glassy and shiny!


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Miriam! The resin makes the butterfly such an incredible glass-like focal point!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

Thanks everyone.....It was really fun to create. Chris - it was just UTEE - no flex....

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Miriam. I haven't had the UTEE out for ages but you'really definitely tempting me.

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

This is so adorable Miriam. The butterfly has made pretty colored and amazing resin resulted. The background is fabulous. I love this!! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love what you have created Miria. The butterfly is so beautiful and the contrasting background showcases it so well! X

craftytrog said...

A beautiful project Miriam! x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A beautiful hanging Miriam. The butterfly is gorgeous with the UTEE and I love your collaged background. Just wonderful. Jennie x