I have the most darling leaf dish I bought from a pottery vendor this Summer. I just love it! Looking at it got me to thinking, "Why not make one from Resin?" So I scoured my garden and saw that the Hydrangea leaves were just the right size.
scissors, fine sandpaper, watercolors, spray lacquer and a yellow permanent pen.
I mixed equal amounts of the yellow and white putty until completely mixed. Then I formed it into a pancake shape and draped it over the upside down dish. Before it had a chance to set, I draped the leaf over the putty (#2) while firmly and evenly pressed into place.
While this was setting, I again mixed equal amounts of the white and yellow putty, formed another pancake shape and draped it over the leaf, pressing firmly all over. Before this second part had a chance to set, I flipped the ramekin over and pressed lightly onto the wax paper and then over again and made marks (#3 & #4) onto the top and bottom part of the molds. Two at the front of the leaf and two at the stem. This is a very important step! When the mold is hard to touch, pull apart, peel off the leaf and practice putting the mold together at your assigned markings.
Thanks for coming by, I hope you have enjoyed my project!
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