Neutrals and metalliCs

This piece is reminding us of a slab of stone! Measuring in at 24x48 inches, it certainly makes a statement! The “greige” color scheme complements most modern decor! Here are the specific materials used:

Ranger silver mixative

Ranger gold mixative

Ranger rose gold mixative

Ranger pearl mixative

Copic E43

Copic E40

Copic Y28

gold ink marker

Liquid gold leaf

gold leaf flakes

mirror pieces

hot glue

ArtResin resin


Resin recipe tray

Studying calligraphy and paying close attention my own handwriting has also made me obsess over the handwriting of others. The thin upstrokes and and fatter down strokes, the smooth lines or shakiness that often happens with age. The varying amount of pressure used, the spacing between letters and words. The amount of “flourish” and the angle. The negative space that each letter creates.

This resin tray is an “easy” resin project that allowed me to preserve both the handwriting of my grandmother as well as her famous recipes!

I picked up a tray at Michael’s. I used copies of the original recipes, just in case. I placed the recipes in a collage fashion on the tray and glued them down with a simple glue stick. You can gently run a credit card across to flatten. I would recommend sealing the papers at this time with either a spray or painted sealer as the resin did soak through my pages, making them more difficult to read. I also had some printing on the backside of the paper and I would recommend having blank backsides.

The beauty of using resin with this tray is that you don’t have to worry about taping or sanding the edges, the tray self-contains the resin! Simply pour the resin, use the heat gun for bubbles, and let sit on a level surface overnight! See my materials tab to see the exact materials I use.