Arts n Crafts: Faux Quill


I’ve been working to finish up some of my projects that are not so house related.
I tried something new, that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I wanted to do something with a two part resin casting. You’ve seen all the writing inspired decoration in the office already, but I wanted to make one more thing.
I picked up a feather from the Renaissance Festival last year, with the intention of making a Dumbo-inspired writing inspiration decoration of some sort. To refresh your memory:

Timothy Q. Mouse: [as Dumbo falls from his platform after the “magic” feather falls away] Dumbo! C’mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag! You can fly! Honest, you can! Hey, open ’em up! Hurryyyyyyy! [at the last moment, Dumbo opens his ears and soars over the crowd]

Basically something that says, you don’t need no magic feather, the writings already in you.
But that’s not the direction I went. Instead, I picked up a glass bottle from Hobby Lobby and some EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. I mixed the casting resin with some black paint and created some “ink”. Then I put the resin into the bottle and the feather into the resin. After 24 hours to set up you end up with something a little bit like this.
FauxQuill
Now I have an ink pot that I can set on the desk that I have no worries about spilling. And I can say that casting resin is easy to work with and amazingly cool. I sure I’ll come up with some other ideas for using it.