Curiosity Cabinet Part 1
A while ago I became obsessed with curiosity cabinets and decided I wanted to make one and then fill it with handmade curiosities. These faux (plastic) bugs trapped in resin are my first of several projects. I know they're a little creepy but let's face it, not quite as creepy as the REAL bugs trapped in resin. Poor little guys. I love that you can paint toy plastic bugs and make them look like rare beetles using DecoArt's Metallic Lustres. Truth be told, I went a little nuts making these so if you leave me a comment I'll enter you to win one, OK! Have fun, make messes
and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Love the metallic shimmer!
Perfect in my cabinet with my other projects (coming soon)
Watch the video tutorial here
STUFF YOU'LL NEED
*Dries matte so it's the perfect paint for this project
*Got my mini cake molds at the dollar store
1. & 2. Paint the bugs in the black Americana Acrylic and let dry
3. & 4. Embellish the bug with DecoArt's Metallic Lustres
*Mix colors like Brilliant Turquoise and Elegant Emerald
5. & 6. Mix a batch of Glaze Coat making sure to follow the instructions to a "T"
7. & 8. Pour the Glaze Coat into the molds and then pop the air bubbles with a small torch or long arm lighter
9. Place the bugs in face down, cover the filled molds and let cure overnight
Remember, leave a comment and you're entered to win one of my little treasures!