Thursday, December 11, 2014

Resin Butterfly Paperweight

Today we are happy to have Roberta Birnbaum as our guest blogger.
I love the way the blue in her paperweight seems to be floating...
check it out!

Roberta Birnbaum ETI resin butterfly paperweight

I created this butterfly paperweight with ETI resin and paint and absolutely LOVE the results!

Roberta Birnbaum ETI resin butterfly paperweight
Roberta Birnbaum ETI resin butterfly paperweight
Roberta Birnbaum ETI resin butterfly paperweight

Supplies used:

ETI Envirotex Lite ETI opaque pigment in blue Mica flakes Heidi Swapp paper butterfly Deco Art decoupage medium ColorBox Surfacez™ brown ink This cast involved 4 pourings to allow for the suspended effect of the items inside.I love how the blue paint is billowing inside the paperweight. This was achieved by blending opaque pigment with resin mix inside a mixing cup so it became 'goopy'. About 1 1/2 hours after I poured the clear resin into the mold I gently introduced the goopy concoction and gave it a quick swirl.

TIP: Always seal all paper with a decoupage medium or spray sealer like ETI spray sealer.

 
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