This video is of another piece I created for my exhibition ‘Elements of Nature’. As the title suggests, these resin pieces incorporate elements of nature, and for this one, I added Potpourri. This is not the first time I have used potpourri in my resin art, only this time, I didn’t use any other texture elements.

Once again, this is a simple video tutorial. I like to keep things simple in my designs, otherwise, they can end up being overworked and hard to fix.

For the background, I first painted the board black, including the sides. This gives a good base for the darker colours. Next, for a beautiful sparkly bronze colour, I mixed some sparkle pigment with a black pigment and poured it around the outer edges. I then mixed some more of the sparkle pigment into the resin, only this time I didn’t add any black. In the centre, I poured some orange-tinted resin to brighten the piece and give it a good contrast.

For the next stage, I mixed up another small batch of clear resin and coated the potpourri to give it a nice glossy finish. I also drizzled the remainder of the sparkle pigment over the potpourri, to provide a touch of sparkly and blend it in with the rest of the piece. Once I was happy that all the potpourri was thoroughly coated. I placed the items on to the board and laid them out like a tree.

It was then left to cure overnight before adding the fixings for hanging.

For this project I used the following items

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