Well, I have a new obsession. I mean, y’all already know that I can’t get enough resin, and I want to resin all the things. And I can’t seem to get enough of these little four-inch resin petries.
If you missed that project, you can click here to see how I made them (with a video).
I’m still working on a way to frame those petries so that they can be a nice piece of finished, framed artwork. But in the meantime, I’ve found a new way to enjoy them.
I bought a new Sandmarc macro lens for my iPhone X, and it’s amazing! I use that, along with my portable Amazon Basics photo studio, which is also amazing, I might add. It’s a must-have for anyone who regularly needs great, even lighting for taking photos of small- to medium-sized items.
So after using my macro lens and the portable photo studio, and then doing some editing for color, brightness and contrast using my photo editing software, here are some of my favorite images from the various petries that I photographed. To be clear, none of these are from the above petri. I did take some photos of that one, but they weren’t among my favorites. But these were…
Wow, right? I honestly can’t decide what I like more — the actual resin petries or the macro photography of the petries. I can just imagine a gallery wall of these images. Of course, I can also imagine a gallery wall of actual framed petries. I think both would be amazing.
It’s a lot of work and money to get to the end product:
- alcohol inks (I use these and these)
- silicone molds
- a macro lens
- good lighting
- decent photo editing software (this is the one I use)
So for those who enjoy the images, but don’t want all of the up front investment, I’ll be offering prints of my favorites. I’ll let y’all know when they’re available. And my goal is to try to offer at least six of each color because I find that it’s so hard to find coordinating sets of prints for gallery walls.
And I’m always open to suggestions. Any other colors/color combos you want to see? Just let me know!