This quilled gold fish is an experiment with very happy results.
I had no idea this would turn out so well!
I do love the art of Quilling.
I don't have very much time to practice but I keep my box of quilling supplies handy and have even brought it on a plane to pass the time. At the Craft and Hobby Show last month I spent some time with Alli Bartkowski, the owner of Quilled Creations. We were both curious about embedding quilled creations in resin and I promised to do some experiments when I got home.
I gathered two bezels and some background papers from my stash. My quilled shapes are 1/8 of an inch tall and I wanted to completely submerge them in resin, so a deep bezel was needed.
I added a little glitter glue to this edge.
What concerned me the most was sealing the quilled paper. I was worried that I would miss some areas and then the project would have many dark and stained zones. I sealed with Aleene's decoupage medium three different times and then let everything dry overnight.
The next day I made a batch of Jewelry Resin and poured it into each bezel. I did not fill completely to the brim...almost though. I wanted the quilled paper to be completely covered on the first pour. Then I waited and popped the pesky air bubbles trapped in between all those quilled areas.
Here is the goldfish bezel after I de-bubbled.
I let this cure for 24 hours.
These two quilled bezels already looked amazing and I was so surprised that the papers all looked so good.
No odd or unusual stains!
On that first cured surface I added some extra dots with paint markers.
When my paint dots were dry I simply poured a doming layer of resin over both pieces.
I let this cure for an additional 24 hours and then took my pictures!
I never thought this would work!
Now I have another resin pouring success story!