Three surprise designs for the sale I’m hosting today! I’m really enjoying this, designing nextgens. I think I’ll try to host a sale of them at least once a month, but we’ll see how this one goes first. In the meantime, these designs were a bunch of fun to do! They were among the more unusual, specifically the Spike x CMC omniship one, but each proved to be an enjoyable challenge. :3 In order, the nextgens are:
-Pinkie Pie x Discord
-Rarity x Steven Magnet (he’s the sea serpent with fabulous hair)
-Spike x Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo)
As always, suggestions for future nextgen designs are welcome. :3 Which is your favorite of this bunch?
Something else I’ve been quietly working on off to the side the last few weeks–Flox magnets! These are cast from the same molds as my doll heads, but with a powerful rare earth magnet embedded in the resin.
Once the edges are trimmed and cleaned up, I’ll be offering these for my festival booth and on Etsy in the future!
If you don’t have enough room in your home to grow plants horizontally and are forced to retire your green thumb, why not go vertically with a lovely product called URBIO – Vertical Magnetic Garden?! URBIO magnetic garden is both a planter, and a storage facility, composed of eco-plastic pots and big neodymium magnets that can hold just about anything to the wall or any rigid surface for that matter.
You win some, you lose some. Fortunately these didn’t leave a mess in my molds (I’ve had that happen before and it was NOT fun!), but they’re certainly not usable casts. This could have been a humidity issue or just an old batch of resin that’s gone off, I’m not entirely sure which. Weather has been about the same all week, and I got a perfectly good set on Monday. The resin had been sitting around, in closed bottles but having been opened before, for at least six months. It looked a little odd while I was mixing it, but seemed fine during and immediately after the pour–about 5-10 minutes later, the bubbles started to form and push the surface up. The end result is lumpy and frankly gross looking. Oh well.
I’ll be hitting up my favorite store for some more resin tomorrow, and I should be back to daily magnet pours next week! At least now I know how these color combos will look!