Friday, September 4, 2015

Resin Autumn Tray

Hi everyone, Madeline Arendt here to share a project I created using EnviroTex Lite.  Around this time of the year, I get excited for the cooler days and the changing colors.  Being from the midwest, I love Autumn time!



All around the house, both inside and out, decorations go up to celebrate this lovely season.  This little project will be a new addition to my ever-growing collection of Autumn decor.  For now it will be used as a candle tray on my large kitchen island.  Other ideas would be to use it near the front entrance for a key holder or mail holder during the months of Autumn.


This project began with a small 12" x 8" unfinished, wooden tray.  NOTE: Any size tray will work, but the amount of the pour-on finish will have to be adjusted accordingly.

Materials

EnviroTex Lte® Pour-On High Gloss Finish - 8 oz.
Wooden Tray or Container with sides
Leaves (Real or Artificial)
Paint
Varnish
Tissue Paper (Colored)
Ultra-Seal
Brush
Ribbon (Optional)

Instructions
  1. Paint the outside, bottom and around the inner sides of the tray with brown paint.  NOTE: If desired, dry brush the painted surface with a metallic color, such as copper.
  2. Layer torn pieces of yellow tissue paper onto the bottom, inside of the tray using Ultra-Seal. Allow to dry well.
  3. Place real or artificial leaves onto the tissue paper as desired.  Use Ultra-Seal to secure the leaves in place.  Allow to dry well.  NOTE: If necessary, cover the leaves with parchment paper and weight them down till dry. 
  4. Varnish the tray and allow to dry.
  5. Prepare the EnviroTex Lite® according to the package directions (Click here for step by step instructions).  Once mixed properly, immediately pour into the tray.  Set aside to harden 24 - 72 hours.
  6. Add a decorative ribbon around the outer sides of the tray.  (OPTIONAL).

2 comments:

  1. Love the projects on this blog since the new person took over. They are both fun and practical vs just a bunch of stuff thrown in resin like Carme did. Carme, although a very nice person, catered to only one audience (people who like a bunch of mish, mosh all thrown together in/on one piece.) This new person also features work by other artists which gives people a chance to show off their work and share ideas.

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