Would love to see you at one of the many locations I'll be teaching at this next new year. I have found that I really enjoy teaching at smaller venues where I can give more attention to my students. Though Art Unraveled is a larger venue, it's in my backyard so it will be wonderful.
This past summer, not long ago, I rescued this dragonfly from our pool. Sadly, he did not survive with my feeble efforts to try and save him. It made me a bit sad but then my sadness ignited my creative mind. I was so intrigued with the beauty of his lacey wings.
I have been letting him dry out for months and then this past week, I captured him into layers upon layers of Ice Resin. I think I used an entire bottle on this guy. I poured one small layer, let it cure, then place him on top of that. I poured another layer, let it dry, and continued with this process several more times.
I wondered if I could solder around resin without melting it. It worked out quite well. I added some scratches to the back and top of the resin, then rubbed Gilders Paste into them. Love the way it turned out. Notice a little bubble in the middle of the dragonfly...well, I am going to add a little rhinestone there. Prior to that, I am going to lay down one more thin layer of resin to the top.
It looks so pretty in the light. Make sure to enlarge the photos to see the detail of this beautiful created creature. A gift from Thee Artist, God Himself.