I did a rough color sketch last night to experiment with different color tints and tones. I was going for a sunset look, but I think it looks more like sushi! The second half was to be in blues, but I may switch to experimenting with green.
I finally had the time to mix up a batch of epoxy and conplete a few projects last night! I traded in my too powerful blowtorch for this handsome heat gun from Ace. It worked really well to remove all of the bubbles from my epoxy pour, with the added bonus of not catching chemicals (or my hair) on fire.
I also love the glossy painting after completely covering it with epoxy. I think I’ll experiment with layering the epoxy to get a bubbled look on my future birch round paintings.
I experimented with this little 3 inch birch round ($1.99 at Jo-Ann’s!) and with designs inspired by succulents. I miss my gorgeous succulents in Los Angeles, with their shadeof purple, blue, and green, so I worked on several designs and played with the colors.
Tomorrow I’ll update on my experimentation with covering the round in clear epoxy. Here’s my first attempt: