Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today I have an interesting post to share with you all. I maintain a craft journal/ dairy where I write down the list of things that I wanted to try new. Usually while making a project I try to incorporate something from the list. In this jewellery I have used three new techniques which was pending in my wish list for a long time.
After seeing all the adult coloring books with Mandala designs I too wanted to draw and color a Mandala pattern. This month at earrings everyday challenge the inspiration pictures are about " arabesque art" - an intricate geometric art found on the ceiling of the Mosques. Those stunning patterns reminded me of Mandalas so I decided to make these earrings.
For the base of the earring instead of clay I used paper ( one more thing from my wish list). I stacked 20 pieces of circular sheets to create a thick base. I drew the design using black pen and colored using acrylics. After decorating it with the rhinestone chain I felt the earring was incomplete. A closer look at the inspiration picture gave me the idea to use clear resin which I had bought long time back but didn't use it.
I followed the tutorial of Art'zire and did my maiden attempt in casting the resin.I wasn't satisfied with the result as a small amount of resin leaked from the edges of the rhinestone chain. I should have sealed the edges to make it non-porous. Hope to get better next time. I thank earrings everyday for their awesome inspiration which motivated me to try many new things. Hop on to their blog and have a look at the gallery of inspiration from other artists.
1. Earrings everyday - I was inspired by the colors and geometric patterns.