Sunday, June 10, 2012

Working with Joint compound, Wax and Resin

 I found this old wooden tray from California that was split on the sides at a thrift store. I used wood glue and a C clamp to fix it. I then taped it off and spread a thin layer of joint compound over the tape and let it dry.

 I then added water colors and let that soak into the compound.

 Next I pulled of the tape and added a thin layer of wax.

 I scratched into the wax and rubbed brown paint into the scratch marks.

The last step was to pour resin over the entire piece. This took me several months to do this step as I was afraid to ruin it but after getting over my fear of resin on the last project, I have been on a resin frenzy.  I really like the way it turned out, I may keep one this for myself.


marianne said...

nice! i love the interesting detail in the squares- very nice!

Dayna Collins said...

I love wood! I love joint compound! I love paint! You have done a masterful job of putting all three of these things together!