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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: August 13, 2009 11:56:26 AM
Im with you pops, this sounds very interesting......I know I have make up I havent worn in years.....hmmmmmm.  Would nail polish work? Or would the laquer not react well?  Im definitely no chemistry major *lol*

I also saw somewhere where someone uses duct tape on cookie cutters to use as a mold.  Wouldnt the resin leak through the seems?  I love this idea, but am a little uneasy experimenting with this as the potential mess it could make.  If the person that posted this sees this, please give some details so I dont make a total mess out of my work table.  Smiley
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: August 11, 2009 03:16:57 PM
Oh dear.....I was looking for empty 2 oz bottles that you could mix in...not the 2 oz bottles of paint!!  No wonder she looked at me as if I was out of my mind!!!  LOL.  Thanks for the clarification Smiley

I think I will go with what I have for now..they are *gifts for no particular occassion, except for experimenting*.  Should I decide to do some Christmas ornaments and such I will definitely take in consideration the info I have gathered here.  I didnt get the crafty gene from my mom *who can do anything* but I am trying to find a hobby I enjoy and am relatively good at.   Smiley  I had to give up cross stitch because of my hands and this seemed like something I could do and incorporate my love of beading *although Im not really all that good at that either, but still learning Smiley  *

Thanks for all your help!!!
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: August 11, 2009 01:43:47 PM
I went to Wally World today looking for the 2 oz bottles....*the craft section is REALLLLLLLY small at my Walmart* and I couldnt find them, nor could an associate, *well actually she just looked at me with that deer in headlights look...lol*.  Was I looking in the wrong place?  I was thinking that I could arrange what I was going to make by color and that the bottles would be handy since Im working with a small mold.

Beth
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: August 10, 2009 10:25:07 AM
Okie doke.....Did my second batch of trinkets this time adding glitter at the end.  My goal was to cover up the back of my project so you couldnt see the back side of the photo *stark white paper*.  That didnt seem to cover it completely, so now my new question is.....Can I paint the back of the project so you cant see the back of the paper?  And if I can, what type of paint should I use and should it be sealed?  Im not really interested in using the colorant for the resin as I would be using different colors to coordinate with the photos.  Thanks for any help or ideas  Smiley

Beth
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm a little Tea Pot... on: August 06, 2009 02:22:41 PM
Maybe using a low temp glue gun.....or the E6000 glue??? 

That sure is cute tho  Smiley
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: August 06, 2009 09:49:10 AM
Diane,

Sorry its taken this long to get back to you to tell you *thank you* for the link on how to imbed paper in resin.  It was extremely helpful  Smiley

I have also made my designs a little smaller so they will fit in the mold better and hope this works!!!  Will keep you posted and may even post some pics!

Thanks again!

Beth
27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random RESIN question thread! on: July 24, 2009 12:06:48 PM
I have searched the thread over and although I have found some great advice on casting photos, the one thing I have not found is how to keep the photo from moving around in the mold.  I am using a painters pallet for my mold.  The first batch I made, I poured in some epoxy resin, let it set for about 20 minutes, then placed my photo on top and covered it with second layer. The the photos started to shift around in the mold.  I tried my best to keep moving the photos back to being straight, with no luck.  I now have castings with crooked photos  *grrrrrr*.  How do I prevent this from happening again?  Could it have something to do with the size of the photos compared to the mold size?  Im wondering if I should make them smaller so they fit *down in* the wells of the pallet?

Thanks in advance!
Beth
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