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Topic: The random RESIN question thread!  (Read 269519 times)
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« Reply #590 on: January 05, 2008 11:56:13 AM »

There's a few things out there.   It's basically a spray on.

There's this: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/driedflorspr.html
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« Reply #591 on: January 05, 2008 11:58:37 AM »

thanks!   I'll have to try that.  We already had one experiment with flowers that failed miserably, but I didn't seal with glue, duh.  I always seal everything else, don't know why it didn't occur to me this time.  Cheesy
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« Reply #592 on: January 05, 2008 03:23:28 PM »

I have spent all day searching the web and can not find out if I can use Castin' Craft clear polyester casting resin or Easy Cast to fill vases.  I do not want to use Liquid Illusion due to the fact the surface is sticky.  I put decorative rocks etc in the bottom of my vases so I would only be adding about 6 to 8 oz. of resin.  The thing that most concerns me is will the resin cure properly in a some what confined aria?  Thank you for any help.
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« Reply #593 on: January 05, 2008 04:29:29 PM »

I just have a quick question.

I'm about to try making some resin pendants, and I'm wondering what the best way to attach it to a chain *without* any drilling involved? I was looking at some glue on bails, but I'm not sure if they'd be large enough.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #594 on: January 05, 2008 05:08:27 PM »

Hey guys Smiley Im new to this forum as well as Resin hehe ^.^

Im trying to figure it out! The resin is being a pain in the liquid plastic booty!

The three main problems ive been having:

*Tiny bubbles
*cloudyness in some areas/looks dirty and not completely clear
*and popping them out of my molds (easycast molds WITH mold release).

Also, i want to learn how to make faux amber and labrodite and other gemstones. How do i go about This? I want a setting/bezel cup around them. My molds seem to be too thick to do anything i want with them.


I want to make stuff like this:

*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8756170
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8750741
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8746110
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8682711
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8745183
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8707911
*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8740271

sorry for all the posts Tongue just wanted you all who can help me get an idea of what i like Cheesy

if ANYONE can help that would be AMAZING!!

Happy Resining Tongue
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« Reply #595 on: January 05, 2008 07:43:44 PM »

I just made the mistake of looking up "resin" at esty. DROOL!!!

So it leads me to my next question - what is the best resin to produse the shiniest, glossiest finish? Or do I need to top my resin off with something else to get that effect?
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« Reply #596 on: January 06, 2008 08:34:55 AM »

I have spent all day searching the web and can not find out if I can use Castin' Craft clear polyester casting resin or Easy Cast to fill vases.  I do not want to use Liquid Illusion due to the fact the surface is sticky.  I put decorative rocks etc in the bottom of my vases so I would only be adding about 6 to 8 oz. of resin.  The thing that most concerns me is will the resin cure properly in a some what confined aria?  Thank you for any help.

You shouldn't use Easy Cast since with epoxy resin, you have to do layers of about 1/8" thick for a total of less than 1" thickness. Castin' Craft should be fine, though, but if there's a lot of stuff on the bottom, it may be a little tricky getting it in without getting bubbles. However, maybe if you warm it up before adding catalyst, as someone suggested for Easy Cast, that'll make it thinner... Or, maybe you can add rocks after pouring, to make sure that air doesn't get trapped under rocks, and then adjust positions of rocks with popsicle sticks. And of course, you can pour it right after you mix, since you are not mixing color etc, so it won't have time to thicken. You should also make sure to not add too much (or too little) catalyst, since that can make it overheat and crack... Oh yeah, and it's not a problem that the area is confined. Air actually inhibits curing, so more closed is better in that sense. Good luck!

The three main problems ive been having:

*Tiny bubbles
*cloudyness in some areas/looks dirty and not completely clear
*and popping them out of my molds (easycast molds WITH mold release).

Also, i want to learn how to make faux amber and labrodite and other gemstones. How do i go about This? I want a setting/bezel cup around them. My molds seem to be too thick to do anything i want with them.

For tiny bubbles, you can try warming up the resin (both parts if epoxy) before you mix. Also, mix slowly, to get in fewer bubbles that way. And, make sure to seal whatever inclusions you are putting in. For example, fabric would release air if it is not sealed first. This might also help with cloudiness, but if it's on the surface only, it could be a problem with the mold. I'm not sure why they are not popping out of the molds though, you shouldn't even need mold release for those :\

Fake stones are not my thing, but things in bezel cups are just that - things in bezel cups. Make something in the mold, take it out, then glue it into the bezel cup. Or, if the bezel cup is deep enough for what you want (like the rectangular ones you linked), just use the bezel cup as a mold and work right in it. I'm not sure what you mean, your molds are too thick? You don't have to fill them all the way, I mean... Good luck!
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« Reply #597 on: January 06, 2008 01:14:11 PM »


*http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8682711


if ANYONE can help that would be AMAZING!!

Happy Resining Tongue

i just bought some vellum last night to achieve this effect... haven't used it yet though! but they said it's printed on "translucent plastic" or whatever, i suspect vellum.
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« Reply #598 on: January 06, 2008 02:13:31 PM »

Whats vellum? Thankies ^.^


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« Reply #599 on: January 06, 2008 02:23:10 PM »

Did you Google it...sorry that's one of my favorite lines from Knocked Up!  It's origins are a little gross.

A thin sheet of specially prepared leather used for writing, printing, or as a binding material; considered superior in quality to parchment.

1. A thin sheet of specially prepared calfskin, lambskin, kidskin or pigskin. 2. Originally, a thin calf gut, specially prepared for use as parchment, for writing or for bookbinding. JAPAN VELLUM: A smooth, glossy paper made in imitation of vellum; generally of a light tan color.
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