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Monday, June 7, 2010

Wearable Blooms (or Experiments In Epoxy)

I've had a lot of folks ask me if they can wear my paper flowers as jewelry and I usually say that it's not a great idea, but you can certainly try. If you're anything like me, a big glob of mustard is going to make it onto your orchid brooch by the end of the night, and no one wants that.

Well, I went down to my local Texas Art Supply for some answers and found this:

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After reading the very dangerous-sounding instructions (blindness??),

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I (bravely) set up my stuff.

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Step 1:
Pour one bottle of the stuff into another bottle of the stuff and make these cool-looking crystal snakes!

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Step 2:
Stir!

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Step 3:
Get tired of stirring just as instructions say to stop. Try dipping a crepe paper flower into the mix. Pull it out and fail at snapping in-focus pictures as the epoxy drips down your hand.

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Easy as pie!

Now, as I'm sure you noticed, a very interesting thing happened that I wasn't expecting - the papers turned translucent! The parchment, the crepe, and the tissue papers all became nearly see-through upon dipping.


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Parchment rose


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Crepe flower and parchment hydrangea


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Parchment rose


At first I was a tad disappointed, but as they cured, I started to appreciate the near-clear possibilities.

What do you guys think? Would you wear these sweet little gems as jewelry?
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6 comments:

  1. that is so totally fun! the warning label makes me think "DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN BALL!"

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  2. LOL "Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin"

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  3. So adorable! I can definitely see wearing them as jewelry!

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  4. I think you have got something here!

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