Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Resin & Silk Screened Polymer

Over the weekend, I taught a workshop on silk screening on polymer.  The group did an excellent job.  They caught on so quickly I even had a chance to make a couple of sheets, too.  After I got home, I worked the sheets up into some jewelry pieces, and decided to see what the Magic Gloss resin would do with silk screened work. Although I use heat set acrylics that set well when baked, it's not a bad idea to protect painted surfaces, and I figured the resin would be a perfect finish.
What I hadn't realized was the domed surface would make the painted portion look almost 3 dimensional.  The light violet on the teal pieces almost looks like the leaves are floating over the surface.  A very nice effect.

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