Here's what an average set of items for a resin pour looks like. Resin is tricky stuff - if you try to mix too little of it, it's easy to get proportions wrong. So I always try to prepare a number of items for a single mix. Here you see molds ready for pick-blanks (used for necklaces and earrings), several paint-picks that are already mounted on the pick-blanks, and the previously posted truss-rod cover.
As an afterthought, the owner of the Epiphone decided he wanted the truss-rod cover painted as well. The same colors were used, and the owner said he wanted my logo as a center-bottom marking on it. Here it is, paint freshly poured, and again, ready for resin.
Two pickguards - with a request to keep the edges plain:
Pickguard, truss-rod cover, & pick necklace for a Dark Green (looks black unless in direct light) Yamaha RS-502T.
Yes, I can make jewelry to go with your pickguard!
Paint pouring results in a paint "skin" that, when obtained and handled correctly, can be made into custom jewelry. If you would like an earrings (or a single earring) and/or a pendant necklace to go with your custom-painted pickguard, just let me know when you order!
Besides "standard" circle/oval/square pendants, I can also make pick shapes as well.
These pieces will be filled with acrylic resin (the photo just looks better prior, due to glare).
Difficult in their own right because there will ALWAYS be too much paint if you paint them on their own.
While the ideal situation is to paint them in conjunction with a pickguard, I'm always happy to do them individually.
The customer wanted these covers to match the previously-painted ESS-335-style and Les Paul-style guitars. The covers bring some added decoration and style to the headstocks!
This one was a "can you force this to happen" request... a real challenge with paint-pouring, which took a couple tries to get right.
The subject: an ES-335 style beauty with a sunburst spalted-maple to red finish. The request was "mostly black, with some complimentary red/brown coloring in the middle." The owner also requested that the edges be finished in cream so that the pickguard would stand out from the body.
The first attempt was a traditional paint-pour, with colors layered to hopefully create the desired result. The resulting pour looked GREAT, but wasn't what was requested. So I, regretfully, re-poured (as promised to my customers if they don't like the initial result), using a method to create the desired final effect.
Paint-pouring pickguards isn't my only creative obsession. I also have an affinity for 2-dimensional woodwork - especially fine, detailed work that usually employs hand-tools to obtain results (although I'd really love a scroll-saw to help with this sometimes).
In October, 2020, I was commissioned to make a wall-art piece for someone who loves the New York Giants. After working with the client on a design, I set out to work. The piece started from raw wood, and progressed through sanding, painting (using paint-pour techniques, of course), and resin.
When you pour paint, there is quite a bit of overflow. And if you're using the right kind of catch-pan, the paint can be peeled off the bottom.
Traveling back to my very first pour... I wildly overestimated how much paint was needed for my bass pickguard... and was left with a LOT of leftover paint. This is an example: