margherita.arrighi@gmail.com

How do I work with resin and create my Soul jewelry

Welcome to my studio where I paint and even realize my Soul Jewelry. So many people asked me how to use resin on jewel reproduction and today I want to share with you a bit of my experience over the last four years. I wish everyone knew how hard it is and how much meticulous care is needed during the process.

First, don’t improvise if you want  immediately see good results, I know well this! Obviously I started somewhere and I have read, watched what others are doing on Internet, before start. One thing is for sure… who does not break some eggs will never make a good omelet…!

The tool that you see in the picture is an electric heater, because the temperature must reach about 36-38 °, so that the resin does not create stripes. Anyone who has used the resin, knows how difficult it is to reach a good result, because everything depends on the temperature and ‘surrounding humidity.

I have inkjet printer (EpsonR3000) famous for bright colors image. It has 10 cartridges Epson, and the sheets 240 gr semi-gloss Super Luster is the ideal support. In fact, the colors remain bright as if it were a painting. To give you an idea of the quality, I tell you that only an A4 sheet, to me costs 3 €. The printer cost is € 700.

When I cast resin on print, there are no imperfections and colors are perfectly sealed. After much study, I found that the two-component of Prochima (100-60) is the best, but I’m always looking for new solutions. I accept suggestions … of course!

I do a mix of the two components in a shot glass of hard clear plastic coffee, because others making holes for the resin effect (I often use the same glass). During stage of casting I have to be very quick to remove more bubbles as I can, because at some point  the resin become hard to work. I swear that every time is really like walking on eggs and I realized in time that I can not work on more than 10 pieces at a time, with a 10-hour drying process!

I confess that only after four years I came to the awareness that is just the imperfection, my true quality assurance, my brand or kiss of love. when I started I was shaking me a lot when I saw that out of 10 items, only two were perfect. Even this process was my test for understanding more about me.

I thank you for reading my post, I hope it was interesting for you and please do comment below with a simple greeting or your tips, because you are very important to me.

 

 

 

margherita.arrighi@gmail.com

Sono una pittrice sognatrice, appassionata della corrente artistica Mixed Media ed influenzata da questa, ho trovato nelle mie opere un equilibrio tra la pittura e l'applicazione di elementi che si trovano nella nostra vita quotidiana.
Raffiguro ciò che mi appartiene, come per esempio i miei due carlini Rugo, Tita che nelle opere vengono rappresentati quasi in modo giocoso, le figure femminili appaiono quasi elementari a chi le osserva, ma forse ad una più approfondita osservazione ci si può accorgere della loro difficile esecuzione.
Esse fuoriescono dalla tela trascinando ciò che mi circonda, le parole , le immagini, la carta , i fregi e tutto quello che inserisco nello sfondo, tutto porta a loro, ai loro occhi dolcissimi, che trasmettono serenità a chi le osserva e che danno alle opere quell' armonia dolce e gentile.
Nelle opere cerco di rappresentare me stessa non in senso figurativo ma racconto con i miei messaggi, i miei progressi e tutto quello che ho imparato nel mio percorso creativo. Racconto tutto quello in cui credo, sono messaggi che in questo modo acquistano forza e divertano ferme come rocce. Chiunque può leggere quello che vi è scritto sopra ed interpretare come vuole il loro significato, con la speranza è che qualcosa che scrivo vada ad innaffiare pensieri positivi di tante persone!
Credo fortemente che a goccia a goccia si può riempire anche il mare!!!!

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