When I first laid eyes on the Melissa Frances Resin pieces I knew it was love at first sight. The soft elegance of these designs is oh, so classic! Immediately I knew that I would need to experiment with altering the color of them once I had them in my hot little hands and that time has finally come :-D
The white frame around my girls with Santa draws your eye and I didn't want to compete with that, but felt that the new Tree was THE perfect piece for the top left corner. What to do? With so many options to select from I decided to start with a simple technique.
I began by first spraying the piece with English Ivy Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I allowed the liquid to pool in the crevices and then took a paper towel and wiped the surface. The detail that emerged was absolutely lovely, but I wanted just a little more color.
After allowing it to dry slightly I then sprayed with a second and lighter color of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sweet Clover. Immediately I pulled out my Heat It tool and used it to dry the surface. The gentle heat helped to set the beautiful color in place on my surface, with the soft pooling of the color adding dimension.
A little glue added with a 2-way glue pen and Sand Glitter Ritz on the star finished the piece. I then used some dry clear glue around what would be the base of the tree and added some white Mica Flakes for snow.
It's all in the little details and you know I love details - LOL! Julia was trying to get me to color the presents under the tree with Copics, but I told her that would have to wait for a new project ;-D All I can tell you is that I'm LOVING these little resin pieces and hope to share more with you in the future.
For a complete list of supplies please visit yesterday's post.
Now it's time to head out into the blustery rain and wind --- a warm house and dinner is on the horizon. Thanks for stopping in again today!