Monday, January 16, 2012

I Hate Enamel.

I've given it a shot, and I can now honestly say that Enamel has made the top of my "Mediums I hate working with" list. It bubbles for no reason, takes days to fully dry (making what should be a couple hour paint job last over a week) and is a complete pain to try and clean off your hands let alone anything else. Once this current cast is painted and finished I'm retiring the enamel set, and going back to good old reliable acrylics. All I need now is to find a good solid gloss coating that won't hurt the acrylic paints and I'm set. Anyway more fun stuff soon.

. . . fricken enamel.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The New Year

Happy (belated) New year all!

It's been a slow start to the year, work hasn't been picked up yet and I'm looking at brushing up my portfolio and resume. While I wish I could suddenly make millions off of my resin toys and/or illustrations, in the mean time I'll be working to find a more realistic means of bringing income.

I did experiment with enamel paints with one of my poured plastic toys (The plastic was not a good choice, does not pour well and has bubbles all through it. . . however it worked for painting!) The Enamel was interesting, although its about as hard to clean as oil paints and it had a bad habit of wanting to bubble, I think with some time they will be fun to play with. Personally I enjoy the solid colored resin designs (looking to get some dyes soon) but it's nice to have options.

I'm also wanting to sell some original sculpey creations, but it tends to be a bit fragile and I can't for the life of me think of a safe way to ship them. Any suggestions are welcome.

Anyway hope everyone's new year is full of creativity and productivity!