This post will be a little personal.
La’Chaim – To life.
This is going to be a little bit about my heritage. And a little about history. Back during World War II, there was a period of time called the holocaust. I’m not going to go into a spouting about what that was about. I just know that if I had lived during that time as the person that I am today I would have been affected in two ways. 1) I, ethnically speaking, am Jewish 2) I am a Jehovah’s Witness
During the holocaust, it is widely known that Jews were affected and greatly persecuted. They were forced to wear yellow stars of David to identify them from others in the concentration camps. However there were other groups that were treated the same way. They were just identified with different patches of cloth. With Jehovah’s Witnesses it was swatches of purple cloth in the form of triangles.
It is a sad reflection of our history as humans and what we are capable of. However that is not the point of this post.
Not that long ago I got a pendant from Amate Studios, it was a triangle. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. It was just a matter of figuring out the execution. I sat down the other night and let the muse/mojo take over.
I mixed some Ice Resin with Pearl Ex and away I poured. But as it cured/set I wasn’t happy with it being so plain. What could I do? Then I got an idea. I grabbed my Kabuka Mold from Ten Seconds studio and found the word I wanted to use & that most importantly that would fit. However if I just pressed it against the mold itself it would be reversed, what was I going to do? I grabbed some scrap metal & put it on top and ran over it with my stylus. Pressed it into the hardening resin and let it finish setting. Once it was finished setting I pulled it off and this is what I had. I did rub most Rub On Metallic from Craf-T. So even if you can’t tell there’s a word on there it was a great looking texture to it.
I was very pleasantly surprised.
I hope I haven’t completely bored you with a little look into me & my history.