I’ve been doing experiments lately (insert evil laugh). I purchased some of this
so I could make some of these
I would say it’s
ALIVE a SUCCESS!
Since my light box hasn’t arrived yet (expected date, June 15th), you really can’t see how CLEAR these are. They are crystal clear and hard and very glossy. Well, except for the rectangular ones. Those were part of the first batch and were too near the surface of the container I was using. Some of the roughness I attribute to the paper. But, I’m looking for a deeper rectangular holder. I’ve got my eye on some candy molds on Amazon right now! I see more experimenting in the near future.
Now, these aren’t perfect, but I think with a little tweaking, I can get them exactly like I want. Plus, I’m going to try using different media. For these, I used laser printed images on the rectangular pieces and silk flowers on the others. Think next I’ll try beads, dried flowers, ANYTHING I can get my hands on (& you saw pictures of the inside of my shop in a previous post, there’s LOTS for me to use).
So, I have to decide what to do with these. Maybe include them in with some orders from my Etsy store (I did send out two today in separate orders), or put mini magnets on them and use them. HHMMMMM. I REALLY want your feedback, good OR bad.
Also, I’m looking at being out of commission AGAIN! I found out yesterday that I’m having surgery next week. My knee specialist has to scope my right knee and see why I have such a huge knot on it and lots of pain. Looks like someone inserted an egg under my skin at my knee cap. So, surgery and then crutches for three or four days. What do you want to bet I hobble out to my studio, prop my knee up, and play????? But shhhhh, don’t tell hubby or he’ll blow a gasket. LOL I’m supposed to keep it propped up and not do much (therefore I won’t be at work next week) so by extension I’m not supposed to play in my shop. BUT………….