Well, this is my second attempt at incorporating my watercolor painting and my jewelry making. I'm calling it jewelry art (original isn't it). Anyway, I took a frame charm made from copper plate and painted a butterfly on watercolor paper to fit the frame. Yes, it is tiny, only 5/8" x 3/4". It's hard to sign a small painting...I had to use my magnifying glass.
I painted a coat of acrylic medium on the top of the watercolor painting to seal it. Then I added a 2-part epoxy resin to the top which hardened to a nice glossy finish. My first attempt went well, I just had too many bubbles trapped in the resin. I learned that reading the directions on the epoxy resin helps tremendously. I learn mostly by doing, then reading the directions, then redoing. It's my learning cycle.
I know that no one else does things this way...
After writing my post, I got my new kiln in the mail and opened the box to read this in big bold red letters.
I think it was written just for me. I'll be reading the directions first this time.