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5781  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap FOCR Gallery on: June 30, 2008 09:35:20 AM
This is kind of like a 'secret santa'...gotta love it! It's stuff like this that makes me keep coming back to craftster everyday!   Smiley

Maybe we could do a swap where you know your partner...and craft for them ...but they don't know who they are recieving from! That would be wicked fun! I'll go and suggest it in the appropriate place now...just thinking out loud.  Wink
5782  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial...kind of...for making resin pendants with butterflies inside... on: June 30, 2008 09:11:13 AM
BTW - how is color added?

You can use dye...I found a link where you can get it online...not sure what stores carry it, but you might want to check your local craft stores where you found your resin. http://www.hobbyengineering.com/H1286.html
There are 2 kinds of dyes...transparent and opaque for resin. I haven't done this myself. I'm curious to find out if food colors would work. If I try it, I'll share the results with you.

Some of the ones we did came out of the mold looking a little fuzzy, like they needed to be polished.  The back was shiny though, like I think resin is supposed to look.  When this happens does this mean the resin wasn't mixed properly?  Is it possible to polish/sand the finished piece to make it shiny?
I'm thinking it sounds like you popped them out of the mold too early...since the side touching the mold was affected and not the back sides...
Maybe some spray varnish or clearcoat such as diamond glaze would work...

I sanded the back of the big heart with the purple butterfly and it got all scratche to heck and looked cloudy...so I coated it with diamond glaze and it brought back the shine. I'd take pics, but I already mailed it out.  Wink

Thanks MissDisney for that info...

If you let your cup of resin sit still too long while you're focused on adding stuff to your other pieces it begins to harden. If I have resin in my cup...I give it a quick stir in between decorating pieces...to keep it from doing that. It seems to me that if it's in motion and not sitting...it doesn't set up as quickly. Maybe I'm wrong here, but it's what I do & seems to work for me.  Smiley
5783  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap FOCR (Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 7/2/08) on: June 30, 2008 06:01:33 AM

Whoa! Good idea! I want one!

Which one...a pendant or my kids' photo scrapbook?  Cheesy
5784  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Jar of Mini Whimsies Round 2! (Signups June 10th-June 20th, Sendouts by July 31) on: June 30, 2008 05:59:07 AM
I found 5 treasures in my kitchen cabinet and one I made myself! Woo hoo! I'd be so happy to get my own jar now!  Grin

Hope you like Venice (sp?) Beach Muscle Men Sambag! Wink
5785  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: ~~Aliens amongst us~~ on: June 30, 2008 05:33:21 AM
just looking at your avatar...I think it would make a good caning pattern...just an idea!
5786  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Breakfast at Tiffany's Swap (SignUps: 05/27/08--06/30/08; SendOuts:07/30/08) on: June 30, 2008 05:31:36 AM
I'd come back for round 2! Grin
5787  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My 2nd mushroom house is finished! Yay! Warning, 9 LARGE photos... on: June 30, 2008 05:26:14 AM
stunning!  Wink
5788  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: ~~Aliens amongst us~~ on: June 29, 2008 07:32:05 PM
your caning skills are out of this world! Cheesy

(somebody stop me!)
5789  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: ~:Carnival-Themed-Foods:~ {*7 Images*} on: June 29, 2008 07:25:33 PM
your hot dogs rock! Wink
5790  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: NEW improved stencil press technique ***TUTORIAL*** having some foil fun!! on: June 29, 2008 07:23:44 PM
lovely stuff! Kiss
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