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« Reply #320 on: April 23, 2007 10:57:31 AM »

I'm having a go at embedding a photo in resin, so I'm letting it harden for about 1/2 hour, then get the photo on there (I've already mod podged it), then pour another layer.

Well that was a disaster! I definitely will not try to wait for some time for the resin to harden before putting a photo in next time.  What happened is that I stuck the photo on and had some bubbles underneath it, so I kind of tapped on the photo and pushed it down a bit and then the globby partly-hardened resin started breaking up and flowing over on to the back of the photo and the whole thing was just ruined.  So that was all the experimentation I did yesterday! I think I'll have another go at it tonight and not wait to put the photo in.  That method would probably work well for small heavy items such as rocks and coins that might not get bubbles underneath them.

Regarding how I was worried about the breath clouding, it turned out not to be a problem after all.  In fact, after 1/2 hour had gone by and I went to check my resin, there were absolutely no bubbles or anything in it and it was perfectly clear!
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« Reply #321 on: April 23, 2007 11:27:29 AM »

When you embed things you should wait until the resin starts to gel a bit other wise they will sink to the bottom.  I just did this with stickers..I waited until it geled a little bit..wait too long and it will be too firm...I put some resin on the sticker then pushed it into my molded resin.  I pressed all over the back with a popsicle stick and no air bubbles..the first one I did I didn't do it that way and there were air bubbles.
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« Reply #322 on: April 24, 2007 08:08:28 AM »

I just made this weird pin with fake gold leaf and a 4mm cubic zirconia with the last of my epoxy resin.  (It was old and yellowing so I mixed together what was left and let it set so I could dispose of it.)



I'm not sure how I feel about it!  It's kind of tacky... but kind of fun too.
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« Reply #323 on: April 24, 2007 09:38:00 AM »

I think that is super awesome.
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« Reply #324 on: April 24, 2007 10:09:04 AM »

cool...thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #325 on: April 29, 2007 10:50:14 AM »

I like it too. It is just weird enough to be fun and funky!
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« Reply #326 on: May 01, 2007 06:44:59 AM »

Can I sand resin to make it smooth?
I made some pendants from wood and coated the front with resin. I decided later that the backs needed a coat for a more finished look. I got a little bit on the front.
I guess I need to coat the backs first next time!!
Any tips on coating pendants?   Smiley
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« Reply #327 on: May 01, 2007 12:17:58 PM »

I wet sand some of my resin pieces then buff them with car wax and coat with resin spray. Wet sanding is definately the way to go if u sand from my experience.
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« Reply #328 on: May 01, 2007 01:00:06 PM »

Dumb question but here it goes.....

What exactly is resin spray?

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« Reply #329 on: May 01, 2007 01:18:55 PM »

It's a resin surface coat I was referring to. Stifflersmom told me about it and it's awesome!
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