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Imbolc crown in process – an act of faith!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film Imbolc crown in process and snowy hof by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021On Imbolc, February 1, I started a project I can’t finish until there are warm, sunny days.

It had been cold and grey for approximately ten million days in Berlin at that point, and it continued to be grey, plus snow and much, much colder. I wanted to make a project that celebrates Spring and green things growing – and I wanted to use UV resin.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film Imbolc crown in process detail by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021However, the UV resin curing-on-the-fly technique I’ve developed requires bright sunlight.

Basically, it only works from April to October in Germany. Much like Vitamin D production! The opalescent Angelina Fantasy Film I glued and melted onto a beaded floral and craft wire armature will be embellished by drips and drizzles and spikes of colored UV resin.

Like the Fire and Water crowns I made last summer, sitting in the boiling sun on the balcony!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film Imbolc crown in process by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021Once I had the bead armatures and Angelina Film structure built, I glued on ombre and iridescent beads and peals.

Then, there wasn’t anything else I could do! So I put the two layers of crown armature and other materials I’ll need in what I call a project kit (usually on a paper plate!), and set them aside until Spring. Trusting that Spring will come, trusting that I’ll be here to see it.

An act of faith.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film materials kit by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021This is my UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film materials box.

Sourced from all over the world, and all neatly organized, ready for the sunny days!

Some other UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film projects:

Mermaid Jewels!

Sacred Heart!

Gothic Rococo Insect Mirror Number 4!

Lux the Limb-Different Non-Binary Fetish Fairy!

I am so grateful for my Patreon Patrons’ support of my mixed media artwork, the place I feel safest with evolving and experimenting. It’s what I do instead of vacation 🙂 !

Vaccine Phoenix!

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix at Magic Hour in West Berlin by Suzanne Forbes Dec 28 2020I made this phoenix using a 3D filament pen my mom-in-law gave me, late last winter.

I think it was around the end of March. I told myself I’d post it when there was a vaccine. I thought it might be years.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix by Suzanne Forbes March 2020Today vaccinations began in the EU and my mom got her first vaccine shot in the US.

The Vaccine Phoenix is made of 3D printer pen filament, crystals, microbeads, glitter, UV resin and glue.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020I made it after the cicada, which uses much more holo vinyl in its structure.

The phoenix is pretty much entirely woven of four shades of filament, strengthened with drifts of glued-on microbeads and rafts of crystals.

3d Printer pen Vaccine Phoenix tail detail by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The final touch of course is UV resin!

I added the resin much later, when I had mixed up yellow and red shades for my New Mutants Amara custom. I cured the resin on the fly in late August, sitting in the sun on the balcony, knowing it was one of the last times there’d be bright enough sun.

Vaccine Phoenix on balcony by Suzanne Forbes March 2020The sun comes back, though.