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sandracb
« Reply #1520 on: April 21, 2010 10:05:29 AM »

Yeah, they're so precise! That's why i am so boggled how it was done!  I wish I could just outright ask them but i'm sure they wouldnt want to give up their secret (and rightfully so)
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« Reply #1521 on: April 21, 2010 10:05:40 AM »

If you don't want to paint yourself, you could print an image (silhouette or not) onto a sheet of acetate then use that as your embedment. In the second example on this page ("Window of Opportunity"):
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/epoxy.htm , a portion of a 35mm photographic "slide" is used (the kind of photo that gets projected onto a screen) but you should be able to buy blank transparency (overhead projector) sheets at office supply or perhaps also art supply stores to use in a printer.  If you use an inkjet printer though, you may need to seal the ink before using so it won't bleed**, but if it's a laser printer it will be toner not ink and should often be okay (test whatever you use though).

**Check out my page on resins for various ways to seal inks/etc that can bleed and also sheet of paper you don't want to become translucent in the resin:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/other_materials.htm ...click on Preparation, Sealing, Mixing

You could also do this as a "transfer" where only the ink or toner from a print or other image is put onto a surface.  There are various ways to do transfers and many should work on resin, but this page discusses a number of ways to do them on polymer clay that could give you ideas for materials:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/transfers.htm
 
Here's a description though from someone who used an overhead transparency sheet and resin instead of polymer clay:
(Trent): ...I use my laser printer to print my (images) onto overhead transparency film (even Kinko's color laser prints only cost a couple of dollars, or can buy the sheets individually from them to print at home).
Print the logo as a mirror image (so it can be used in reverse orientation later), especially if there is any text in the image.
Pour a layer of resin (and maybe sand it a little?), then let harden.
Brush a bit of epoxy where the image will go, place the transparency film on the epoxy printed side down, then squeegee out all the air bubbles and also as much of the epoxy as possible.
When that's fully cured, peel off the transparency film. The printed image sticks to the epoxy so it gets left behind on the (resin layer).
. . . (this method gives a) super sharp image
If it looks the way you want, just (put more epoxy on it) to set the image there permanently. 
If it doesn't come out looking good, just sand it off and start again.


HTH,
Diane B.

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sandracb
« Reply #1522 on: April 21, 2010 10:20:34 AM »

Diane, you truly are a genius!  Thank you again for your endless knowledge about resin Smiley  I will give that a try and see if that comes out!
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« Reply #1523 on: April 21, 2010 10:39:51 AM »

You're most welcome, but. . .

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Diane, you truly are a genius!

...before you say that Cheesy, let me know which method you use and how well it works!  (I was just researching and using my past research and guesses, not using personal experience.)

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sandracb
« Reply #1524 on: April 21, 2010 08:31:28 PM »

I sure will.   I probably wont try it for a week or so yet, need supplies! Nearly out of resin Sad
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sandracb
« Reply #1525 on: April 22, 2010 11:11:35 PM »

Just thinking aloud here.. but what about using a scrapbooking stamp? I wonder if that also would work... Thoughts on that?  Maybe that's how she got that so precise?
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« Reply #1526 on: April 23, 2010 08:32:10 AM »

sandradb, are there transparent-background "scrapbooking stamps"?  I'm unfamiliar with them.
If so, they should work since would be the same thing as a printed-on sheet of acetate...there could be adhesive on the back but that shouldn't matter much or at all.  Try it!

Diane B.
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http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #1527 on: April 23, 2010 11:57:38 AM »

Just thinking aloud here.. but what about using a scrapbooking stamp? I wonder if that also would work... Thoughts on that?  Maybe that's how she got that so precise?
I was wondering if they put a layer of resin, let it set-up, and then stamped on it before putting another layer of resin on.
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sandracb
« Reply #1528 on: April 23, 2010 03:16:23 PM »

sandradb, are there transparent-background "scrapbooking stamps"?  I'm unfamiliar with them.
If so, they should work since would be the same thing as a printed-on sheet of acetate...there could be adhesive on the back but that shouldn't matter much or at all.  Try it!

Diane B.

Not that I know of, but i was thinking if they filled the mold/spoon with resin, let that harden, then do the stamp and let that dry for a little bit, then fill do a final layer of resin?
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iheartcapnhook
« Reply #1529 on: April 26, 2010 09:10:27 AM »

Alright resin masters... I have a question... I have searched and searched and found nothing like this on the board.  How on earth did this person layer the glitter? I am still new to resin but I thought that this idea was pretty genius!!!

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