More Resin Ideas

March 19, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

I had a featured post over on Cre8iveKlatch and in it I switched places with my friend Susan, playing around with one of her favorite mediums- Resin. I decided to jump in with both feet and make some belt buckles. It was pretty much like a “Freaky Friday” kind of day, with me be doing lots of things wrong ;) . I published it so that you can learn from my mistakes, and I also gave a cool tip on using Silly Bands with resin. Silly bands are shaped rubber bands that were designed for kids, but I snagged a bunch of shapes from my kids a while back, and use them in my studio as a mold of sorts. They don’t stick to resin, gel medium, gel du soleil etc . You can see the post here.

I am following that post with some more ideas for using resin. I did come to like it after playing with it a while. I am no Susan M. Walls-Beverly, but I definitely learned a lot and had fun in the process!

And I did end up with some cool belt buckles…

Resin Belt Buckles

Resin Belt Buckles


Metal Embossing Tips

March 13, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

I am all over the place lately with work, and play, so this post is going to be all over the place as well :) . I have posted a couple of previous articles on embossing metal here and here. I was going to continue in that vein for the next several posts however, next week I am switching gears and plan on posting my experiences with a new material for me- Resin. I’ve also signed up for a Photography class in order to force myself to try to improve my skills there, so I have been playing with my camera and Adobe Camera Raw. So today I think I will just post a quick video  I made on Embossing Metal tips, and an image I created for the class.

Here is the video:

I will return to this series in a couple of weeks.

Here is the image I made for the photography class TheStudio  (you can read about it here)…

Chcolate Stack Chocolate Preset

Chcolate Stack Chocolate Preset

I have learned a bunch about Adobe Raw presets in this class, which enhances my Photoshop work! It’s a fun class with LOTS of creative (and nice!) people!!

Stay tuned next week for my experiments with Resin :) .