June 18, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things

My little sister's favourite things:
· pink things
· pumpkin pie
· starbucks
· shoes
· aqua-coloured things
· malibu rum
· beachy things
· green tea
· purses

For my sister's birthday, I decided to make her a collection of magnets of all her favourite things.
So I asked her for a list, and this is what I came up with.
I made the little items out of Fimo, painted them with acrylic paint, glued magnets to
the back and covered them with a coat of resin.

Which brings me to resin: the coolest things ever.
My friend came over last week and taught me how to use it.
I never dreamed it was so simple!
I always thought it was super-toxic (which it probably is) and extremely smelly (which it isn't)
and very messy (which - as long as you cover your workspace with a garbage bag - it really isn't).
There are essentially two simple steps to applying resin: mix + pour.
And then wait for 12 hours before touching them (which is the hardest part).