I’m participating, for the first time in Art Bead Scene’s Annual Ornament Blog Hop and I created this resin seahorse ornament.
As you may know (or maybe not if you are new here) my family and I have spent the past couple of years slowly cleaning out my mother in laws’ home.
Somewhere in the 75+ years worth of collections she had this dried seahorse, probably from the 1950′s or 1960′s. I thought it was kind of creepy and cool at the same time and knew I wanted to make something out of it.
I created a mold with Amazing Mold Putty and then filled it with Ice Resin mixed with a little brown oil paint.
I don’t have a ton of experience with Ice Resin but I was totally thrilled with the way my seahorse copy turned out.
Once I dry brushed him with a little liquid gold leaf from Plaid I was completely smitten!
A swirly wire hanger, a few pearls and a dark green bit of recycled sari (which makes me think of seaweed) and I have a one of a kind ornament.
Don’t be surprised if you see some of his brothers or sisters in my etsy shop sometime soon. He’s too cool not to share!
Here are some of the other FABULOUS participants in the Art Bead Scene’s Annual Ornament Blog Hop. I hope you will visit as many of them as you can.