My first idea was actually to make a winter themed ‘snow globe’ purse, with glitter and so forth that would move when the purse was shaken. I still want to do this project, but I haven’t figured out exactly how I want to execute it. Trying to get plastic that fits perfectly inside of the purse shell is a real challenge.
For this purse, I constructed the water section from a wire frame, similar to the one I made for the Koi & Wave Tiara and Fancy Goldfish Uchiwa. The water was backed with holographic film that I trimmed down. I cut a circle of clear plastic transparency sheet to roughly the size I wanted inside the purse, carefully used a little bit of UV resin to stick the water section to the clear plastic sheet, and then flooded the whole piece with UV resin.
After everything was set, I removed the clear plastic transparency sheet, leaving me with a round resin background piece.
This was actually my second attempt at making the resin background piece. In my first attempt, I used double sided tape to stick the water section to the transparency sheet. Some of the resin got underneath the holographic film of the water, and the tape got embedded inside the piece. I ended up having to scrap that piece and start over, but in the end everything turned out pretty well.