My bee is now the latest project to get my seal of approval!
On more than one occasion I have mentioned that I do not let a drop of resin or a pinch of Jewelry Clay go unused. I always add any leftover material into a mold. This bee is a perfect example of me using up leftover clay and then pouring in coloured Envirotex Lite in my mold. It was the perfect opportunity for me to test a new paint.
DecoArts released new ultra-matte chalk paints. I loved the pink, but felt black would be a better option for this project.
DecoArts describes this paint this way:
- Ultra-matte, chalky finish
- Available in 29 vintage, intermixable colors
- No priming or prep needed
- Adheres to even the slickest surfaces
- Easier to distress than other acrylic paints
- One-coat coverage with most colors on most surfaces
- Durable due to unique cross-linking feature of paint resin system
- Water-based for easy clean-up
- Made in the USA
I have been looking for a real matte black for a while.
Here is my bee with just one coat of the paint.
It is exactly what I had hoped for. The paint had no trouble adhering to my resin surface.
I highlighted my bee with a little gold metallic wax.
(I know you ask me all the time where I get mine and all I can say is google metallic wax or rub-on metallic wax and several brands will pop up.)
I sealed my piece with a matte decoupage medium so the gold would not wipe off accidentally.
Then I pulled out some components I could mount my bee on.
In the end, I went with this festive filigree. Love my bee!!
FYI - The molds are from Paula Radke. She designed them to use with her glass clay.