By spotogspindel | April 3, 2012
Third day, third workshop, even more intensely exciting than the two first ones. (I did remember to take some more photos this day, though)
Me and teacher/artist/ICEresin-inventor Susan Lenart Kazmer. The class was called Transparent text, and we worked with ICE resin (which I´ve been curious about for years). And as if that wash´t exciting enough, we worked with metal wire, hammering away, to form a big & chunky & supercool jewelry piece.
First is the ICE resin. A two-component, transparent medium, which takes some time to dry, but when it´s all dry, it really is rock-hard. My first pieces were these. Inlays are from my little art-leaflet (my own art&text). I´ve also added tiny pieces of mica-flakes, vintage glass glitter (you can´t see it here) and the mini-man, who is a tintype I got from yet another good neighbor in another class (thank you, Pamela Huntington!)
Then I tried it on paper. Just painting it on with a sponge. It´s incredibly sticky and gooey and just plain good-old-fun! The dictionary-pages at the top turned out really good. The pages from my leaflet I think were to solid in the ink from the copying-machine, they didn´t take the resin all that well. The colored paper really worked out well though. These are all pages meant for my finished necklace-piece. But since they all had to dry for 24 hours+, I could´t finish my piece.
Working with the brass. Hammered out pieces, linking them tighter, and adding mica. The Mica will later be glued down, but once again, I think I might take it home in pieces, and assemble it when I know it won’t break in transport.
So here is a partly finished version with other papers. As you can see, this Artfest is all about my Granddad. Once again he is the centre of my attention and the art-piece itself
I have to admit I like the colors here. Maybe I am secretly inspired by Mexico?
So many wonderfully talented people, so many just plain WONDERFUL people with big hearts and big smiles.