I discovered this unique work of art on the Pretty Handy Girl’s Blog. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit she really has a gift for taking mundane objects & transforming them into amazingly beautiful objects. I am a big fan of the trash to treasure concept. Finding an old beat up window is a true treasure in my eyes. On this project she used EnviroTex Lite, which is a high gloss resin polymer compound used for sealing and protecting arts, crafts, jewelry, countertops and more!
Gather your supplies:
- Cardstock letter paper
- Butterfly hole punch
- Real Butterfly Wings
- Mod podge
- Small cup (to pour mod podge into)
- Eye bolts for hanging
- Rope for hanging
Start by cutting out paper letters and punching out butterflies. Then lay out the design on the window panes.
When you are happy with the design, anchor everything onto the window using mod podge. Paint a thin layer of mod podge on the back of each letter and paper butterfly. Then press them down onto the window panes. This step is important as it keeps everything in place while pouring the resin.
Before the mod podge dries, wipe any excess off the window. If you leave some mod podge exposed on the window, it will be immortalized in the resin forever!
Pouring the Resin:
Included in the EnviroTex Lite kit:
- Bottle of Resin
- Bottle of Hardener
- 2 Mixing Cups
- Stir Sticks
- Rubber gloves
- Disposable brush
Not included in the kit:
- Utility lighter
- Protective plastic to cover work surface
- Exhaust fan (set up in a window to pull fumes away and out of the room)
- Dust mask
- Eye googles
Set the window on the protective plastic. Set the level on top of the window. Check both directions and prop up your piece using shims under the window or under the table legs until the window is completely level. Skipping this step will result in the resin puddling in the corners of each pane and leaving an inconsistent depth.
Put on your protective gloves, dust mask, Big Girl Panties and eye goggles. And don’t forget to turn on the exhaust fan.
After a few minutes little bubbles will rise to the top of the resin. Use the lighter several inches above the project to pop the air bubbles. This is fun stuff..Check back after about 5-10 minutes and pop any newly formed bubbles. Let the resin dry overnight (at least 4-5 hours. Times may vary depending on temperature and humidity.)
Thread some rope through the eye bolts and hang your new piece of art!
I could see several small vintage glass door knobs along the bottom of the window, perfect for hanging scarfs & jewelry . Just thinking out loud 🙂
To see a full tutorial (with lots of photos) on this project please stop by the Pretty Handy Girl’s Blog. You will truly be inspired.
My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things & most important to have fun.
Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day.