Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Antler Pin

 I have the most interesting pin idea to share with you today!
 A few weeks ago at the Mixed Minded event in Kitchener I met a lovely lady named Beverly.  She signed up for my resin classes and brought something very unique to work with.  This is a slice of antler.  (Deer and elk lose their antlers naturally so you don't have to worry about animals being harmed.) 

We wanted to see what would happen to the slice if we poured on resin.  I protected the surface with a few coats of mod podge. Then I glued on a tiny bit of a decorative napkin.  I poured some Envirotex Lite onto the surface after everything was dried and dropped in a few glass beads.  It cured perfectly!
 I decided to attach the slice to some filigree.  Then I glued on a pin bar.
 This pin is so pretty!  Thank you Beverly for making me experiment on this new surface!


MarissaDW said...

Hey Carmi, is there anywhere else I can get Apoxie sculpt? Haven't gone to John Beads in a long time and I think I have to spend $300. Do you have any you can sell me? Would love to try it.

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful Carmi. Pam B

lana said...

hi carmi. i was there when u received the antler and am pleased to know that everything turned out so beautifully.

can't thank you enough for the resin updates. you are an angel!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carmi! The antler turned out so beautifully! It looks absoulutely stunning. I'm so happy that I took your workshops. You are an inspiring teacher. Thanks so much for sharing the end product!