Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Experiments with Envirotex Lite

I’ve been doing experiments lately (insert evil laugh).  I purchased some of this 


so I could make some of these


and these

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and these!

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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………….

Until Later…………………………………


  1. These are beautiful! Thanks for visiting the DRS Designs blog!

  2. These are wonderful! I have some of that in my cabinet and it's been there for years! Now I know what to do with it, LOL. I would like to see if you make more. Sorry to hear about your knee, hope the docs figure out what is wrong and you are back on you feet whirring about your studio in no time at all. Have a happy day!

  3. they turned out fabulous! Do you have to put some kind of release in the mold first? I've used that to cover a coffee table before, but never tried experimenting with it for artwork. I think magnets is a fab idea- if you made little ones they would be cool to use in beading or jewelry.

  4. What fun! They look great!
    You can pretty much do anything, can't ya? :-)

  5. I have always wanted to try this. tell us more... was it easy to use? smelly? expenisve? thanks for any info and love what you made.. so you use candy molds?

  6. Sometimes experiments are the BEST! Those look fabulous!

  7. Your experienting turned out so great!
    I've always wanted to try resin. I'd like to know too...stinky? expensive? fiddly?
    Great blog! I'm now a happy follower!

  8. i just had to say that i love your sense of humour! you had me laughing....with the evil mad scientist laugh and the

    'it's A L I V E' comment! hehe....

    i hope you come by to see me!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  9. Thanks for entering my giveaway. I like what you are doing with the pour on finish, looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing that. Smiles, Carol Mae

  10. Hi Marilyn- maybe this is the inspiration I needed!! I lvoe the way these look. How did that stuff cure? Fast Slow? Hope the knee surgery goes well. Keep it propped up- in the studio!! Thanks for stopping by and your great commetns!! -Lee