An almost finished piece....can you tell our photographer is out of town? Once the tape is removed it will be clear in the back with light coming through the resin.
Making a frozen Charlotte in resin is really easy! First you will need the doll to create a mold with our quick and easy molding putty. Be sure to let the mold cure for a few days before you pour the resin in. If you don't wait you will get a LOT of bubbles. Mix ICE Resin according to package directions and pour your doll. If you push the sides up better when you are making the mold you won't get the over runs that you see here.
Remove the doll from the mold and your new "baby" is born! You can use this mold over and over.
Use a coarse rasp to file off the back and make it flat. A fine file won't work as well as it gets filled with the crumbs of the resin. This one is from the hardware store.
Paint the dolly in a dark color as it's easier to get the gilder's paste to layer up on it.
Apply several layers of gilder's paste allowing it to dry at least ten minutes between coats. Mark your brushes with the color so you don't muddy them by using a dirty brush...this is German Silver and Patina. After the final coat buff up with a soft cloth.
Use a frame that the doll fits with
Use a bezel frame that your doll fits in and an interesting piece of paper. Seal the back of the bezel with clear packing tape ( see backless bezel blog for specifics) fill with a thin layer of resin and then add your paper and doll and let dry.
If you have left over mixed resin pour it in your mold for another project. When this piece is dry remove the backing, add a chain or fibers and it's ready to wear. You have a cute mixed media piece and you didn't need to use your expensive antique baby.