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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Polyester Resin Issue - HELP!! on: August 27, 2009 11:32:38 AM
Here's my experience working with Castin' Craft, just for your info. I used it many, many, MANY times and the backs were always tacky. The only thing that helped was using the Castin' Craft brand surface hardener and doing two pours. So the initial pour, wait for it to harden, then do a thin second pour mixed with the surface hardener. The only bad thing about the hardener is that it gives the resin a slightly cloudy appearance. If you are mixing colors with the resin, it's not noticeable, but definitely is if you want it clear.

Other than that, gluing a small piece of felt of the back of my pieces was my only other solution.

I use Easy Cast brand resin now and love it, I would never use the Castin Craft again. I can work with it much longer before it starts to get tacky and the surfaces and backs are always very smooth and non-tacky.

Best of luck!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: August 27, 2009 11:04:52 AM
i love your spoons! i tried this recently, but had a couple issues. you said that you glue the backgrounds down and sometimes just let images float for a 3d effect. i did this also, but the images kept popping up out of the resin. i thought maybe they werent filled enough, so i added more resin and kept trying to poke them back down. didnt help, just overflowed. so i ended up with hardened pendants that had images sticking out of the resin, and resin stuck to the back of the spoon. any suggestions? i'd appreciate it!

Sorry I abandoned my thread, but hopefully this will help. As far as the images coming up and out of the resin, yes, this sometimes happens. When it does, I just wait until the resin has hardened completely, then do a second resin pour over the first. This should give you the 3-D effect you want.

As far as the resin getting stuck to the back of the spoon, this happens to me a lot as the spoons are very easy to overfill. I always pour the resin into the spoons on a surface of waxed paper as this ensures the resin only sticks to the spoon and not the surface you are working on. Once the resin has hardened, it is fairly easy to remove from the fack of the spoon. A pair of needle nose plier work best for this. You just need to get a tiny bit of air under the resin to remove it and it should pop right off.

Hope this helps!
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: chainmail bracelet & bangles on: August 14, 2009 08:22:26 AM
Beautiful! The last two pictures are amazing, looks like they are professional photographs.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wire willow tree :) on: March 18, 2009 07:54:09 AM
Wow, very beautiful - I'd love to have something like this in my bedroom. Simply awesome!  Grin
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: February 18, 2009 06:57:25 AM
Are these inspired by SpoonFedArt? 
If so, must give credit where credit is due...
http://www.spoonfedart.com/
^^^^
(And the read the history for the meaning behind her work... how cool is that.)

Her pendants are beautiful! I like the way she uses glitter and such in hers . . . and I also like that even though I use spoons as well, we both manage to create really different items.
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: February 18, 2009 06:55:49 AM
Are you layering your resin? You do such beautiful work.

Thanks! No layerying, just one single pour. On some, I glue items down (like the background paper) and let other items float up in the resin - gives it more of a three dimensional look.
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: November 10, 2008 09:51:37 PM
Yes, scrapbook paper is the stuff they have in the aisles at Michael's - and I was excited too as scrapbook stuff has never been my thing, but now I have a use for it.
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: November 10, 2008 02:54:20 PM
You do realise now everyone is going to be stealing spoons from the kitchen? Lol


Cheesy Yes I do - my roommate is always demanding to know why we seem to have 137 forks and no spoons!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: November 10, 2008 12:56:28 PM
ok i have like a zillion questions. 1. how do you put the multicolored back round, like the ones with the cool patterns.2. how do you change the color of the resin? 3. how do you put the images off the girls into the resin with out it running? sorry but these are so cool and i just want to understand it a little better, i've never worked with resin. can you put card stock in resin with out it running??

Hi,

Ok, here are my answers:

1) Most of the backgrounds are made from scrapbook paper - they have a million patterns of paper to choose from at Michael's. Sometimes I add more than one paper together to create a background. Just glue it to the spoon with tacky glue.
2) I don't change the color of the resin - since I already have a background, I don't need to. You can buy resin dyes though if you are interested in such.
3) The images I either use photo paper or laminate the paper (I found an ancient laminating machine at my office that provides me with much entertainment at work!). As for cardstock, it depends - some works great, sometimes it changes color around the edges. One trick that works for me is to paint the back of the spoon white (I use white out sometimes) before gluing the paper on top. This helps the image not to fade as much when the resin is poured.

Hope that helps!  Grin
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resin and Spoons on: November 07, 2008 09:26:31 AM
I checked out your blog. I'm quite fond of the "tree frog" and the "koi pond". Did you you make the fish? Are they clay or paper? The sale in San Francisco should be fun. I've always wanted to go to that. You get around girl!

Lol, yes - I play games online to earn frequent flier miles to zip around the country to different shows.  Cheesy

I made the fish out of polymer clay . . . and they are the ONLY thing I have ever successfully made out of polymer clay!
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