Pyramid Lights

Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas displays.

Carefully placing fairy lights into the pyramid resin mould can produce amazing results.  As each coloured layer of resin goes in, I lay the lights around so they will be visible from each side of the finished pyramid.

The problem with putting lights in my resin pyramid, is where should the batteries go?  From the bottom of the pyramid is a wire connecting to a battery box with two AA batteries.

Once the pyramid is set, we use it to get the size for the wooden base.  The base lifts the pyramid up enough for the battery box to be hidden underneath.

As much as I love this creation, I had to say goodbye to it this week when its new owner took it home.  Don’t worry though, there will be more.  Simon is a bit angry with me for not taking more photos as this was being made, because they would have looked great as part of this blog post, so I will just have to make more pyramids with lights so we can show you the creation process.

Watch this space…we’ll post a link to a future blog post here to show how these pyramids are made.

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Video chat leads to resin art

An unplanned video chat with an old mate of Simon’s led to the creation of this piece of resin art.

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At the height of the Corona-Virus lockdown, we got an Instagram alert that an old mate of Simon’s was live-streaming.  We started watching and it turned out Simon’s mate, Stuart, was just experimenting and invited anyone to join the Instagram Live Stream for a video catch-up.

A couple of other people joined in and had a public Instagram chart, then we decided to as well.  We hadn’t see Stuart for years, infact our only recent contact had been a few Facebook comments, so it was great to catch-up.

Stuart was quick to mention how much he liked the resin-art I had put on social media.  As we chatted, and he moved around his house, we spotted some nice art on his walls.  One thing led to another, and it wasn’t long before I offered to create a piece especially for him.

Even though we told Stuart, in the video chat, that I’d make him a resin art piece, I don’t think he believed us.  Simon and I agreed that we should definately make something for Stuart, and that it should be a surprise.

I got everything ready ready for a circular piece of resin art to be poured, and Simon got his camera ready to film a video.  Our daughter, Karla, even helped out by filming a second angle on my iPhone.

Once we were finished, Simon edited the video and posted it to our family YouTube channel.  We sent Stuart a link with a note that simply said “surpise!”

Once the Corona-Virus lockdown restrictions had eased, Staurt came to visit and helped decide witch way was up for the circular piece of resin art.  Simon installed a hanging wire on the back, then him and Stuart reminessed about old times over a few cuppas.

Hope you like the art piece Stuart, we enjoyed making it.

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Mandy, Stuart and Simon

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/tRv7fNb0VB0
By the way, if you think we should make more videos like this, please leave a comment.  Maybe I’ll even start my own channel…

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In the hallway at my front door

Resin Art in the hallway

I’ve been playing around with resin for some time, and over the last couple of years I’ve accumulated a lot of creations.  It’s now time to put them all on display.

In my hallway, at the front door, is an old blue bookshelf, filled with lots of my work.  Beside that is a pretend fireplace (we made it for a retail Christmas display at my last job) with more of my resin creations.  On the floor is a reindeer I made from sticks and logs.

Yep, as soon as you walk in my front-door, there’s no mistake – I like to make stuff.

 

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Resin Clocks

Lets take the time to talk about clocks.

I’ve made a few of these now, and they all start out with a cheap wooden serving platter.  Just like any other piece of resin art, different colours are then poured onto the platter and spread around until I’m happy with the design.  

It’s then time to go shopping, either on eBay or Amazon, for clock mechanisims.  The clock kits come in various shapes, sizes and colours, so I have to think about what will work best with the designs I’ve created.

Usually the clock spindels are too short to go far enough through the timber base, so a space for the mechanisim needs to be routed into the back.  That’s a job for my brother-in-law,
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Most clock mechanisims come with a hook, so once it’s all put together, the new clock is ready to hang.  Sometimes, though, I’ll also buy some number stickers to put around the clock face at 12, 3, 6 and 9.

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Clocks Timelaps.

While I had my latest batch of clocks on the dining room table, Simon thought it would be cool to film a timelapse of them all running.

We aren’t sure how well this video will download and render on the website, but let’s have a go!  Check out the clock timelaps below.

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Resin Serving Tray

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You might have seen pictures elsewhere on this site of me holding this serving tray, so I thought I should tell you a little bit about it.

I actually made this while taking part in a resin art class earlier this year.  We started out with a plain wooden serving tray and poured in a layer of white resin.

Orange and purple resins were then poured length ways along the serving tray.  Using a heat gun, I spread the colours around until I was happy with the patterns formed.

As the resin dried, it developed into the finished product you see here.  What do you think?

 

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