This piece is called "The Soul Knows". It's 6" x 6" x 1 1/2" cradled canvas panel. I cut this quote from a book that attributed it to Plato. I don't know if he actually said it but I liked the quote. The background is one of my CitraSolv papers. I just darkened the edges with walnut ink and then bravely mixed up a batch of resin. It doesn't smell bad; just a chemical smell. Of course, I had a lot of ventilation and my plastic gloves on, as they advise. Then I poured.
One thing about photographing these pieces. You can't help but get a glare from the resin. So, the top photo has the glare from the window and my big head (sorry for that). Here is an alternate version of the piece sitting on a shelf. The glare here is from a light in the ceiling. You can get a better view of the colors in the piece, I think:
Here is a side view to get a better view of the resin-coated front:
I really like working with the resin. I'll definitely do it again. It isn't that hard really. You just need to be sure that your conditions are perfect while the piece is curing. I happened to get dust on mine because I didn't cover it fast enough (maybe I should dust before doing another one?). I'll definitely cover it immediately after I get rid of the air bubbles. I did manage to get it smooth as glass and have no air bubbles. While I was busy patting myself on the back for that accomplishment, I neglected to cover it quickly enough to protect it from dust particles. :(
Other things are in the works and I will post those as soon as they are ready. My Muse and I are definitely on speaking terms again. She is very happy with me right now. We went on a little shopping spree on Etsy and found some awesome buys for collage art. Now, back to experimenting.