"Surrealist" OOAK Frida Jewelry
Frida Kahlo's works are often categorized as "surrealist" because of her sometimes bizarre and disturbing themes. I wanted to make a one-of-a-kind piece that would fall somewhat under that category – so I made a mold of an incomplete face to create unique jewelry "In Remembrance of Frida".
These products are amazing and they really allow you to get creative! I took my original mold and cut it up!
Did you know that mold putty adheres to itself?! I made a batch of Amazing Mold Putty and added a border to close up the sides.... making a new mold from an existing one. I made some castings of these half faces with Amazing Casting Resin. While curing I made some embellishments.
I want to add flowers, but not ready made so I made my own. For the petals I use resin sheets using Amazing Clear Cast Resin with Alumilite Red and Blue dyes.
**A TIP** When adding color to your resin, add dye to part "A" of the resin, mix it well, then add part "B" of the resin. Once the resin is completely mixed, let it sit for a little while to make sure all bubbles disappear.
To make my resin sheets I simply pour/spread resin onto the the back of some of the molds. For this project I used a round mold – look how beautiful and translucent the blue is!