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« Reply #470 on: September 20, 2007 02:29:30 PM »

I used a rose type flower, it had big flowing petals, it bleached it completely! I now dry my flowers out first and then spray them with something first!
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« Reply #471 on: September 21, 2007 05:59:50 AM »

Thanks smoker.  So if you dry them and spray them first, do they do ok then?
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« Reply #472 on: September 27, 2007 02:17:38 PM »

Any idea how to keep from getting bubbles when I mix Famowood Glaze Coat? It seems like the more I mix the more bubbles I get, even though it says to mix for about 2/3 minuets.
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« Reply #473 on: September 27, 2007 02:27:28 PM »

resin will get bubbles but most of them should pop on their own...gently mix...to minimize too many.
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« Reply #474 on: September 27, 2007 03:55:30 PM »

Thanks smoker.  So if you dry them and spray them first, do they do ok then?

Well, I'm certainly not an expert but yes, it worked for me!  Smiley
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« Reply #475 on: September 28, 2007 07:40:47 PM »

Any idea how to keep from getting bubbles when I mix Famowood Glaze Coat? It seems like the more I mix the more bubbles I get, even though it says to mix for about 2/3 minuets.

Haven't used Famowood in particular, but usually, carbon dioxide should do the trick. Either exhale on it through a straw (so you are not so close that you'll inhale it, too) or pass a lighter over it to burn up some oxygen. I use one of those butane lighters that you use for grills and what not. Just don't get it too close to the surface of the resin.
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« Reply #476 on: October 02, 2007 10:46:07 AM »

I've been wondering if it would work to seal some leaves in resin, live ones. I want to get the bright colors of the fall. But I'm wondering if I cast leaves, would they stay bright or get all brown and nasty?

Has anyone tried this before? Please let me know because I'm dying to try something like this out....
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« Reply #477 on: October 02, 2007 09:32:21 PM »

I have tried with live flowers only to have them bleed, I guess spray them with something first.  Will try blowing on them, but what about the bubbles that appear inside the resin after mixing?
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« Reply #478 on: October 03, 2007 03:15:49 PM »

I've never tried embedding leaves and flowers myself, but my understanding of resin is that any moisture at all (even the small amounts in a leaf or flowers) will cause the resin to cloud and not cure properly. It may stay slightly sticky or flexible.

Ratfiend, with the bubbles that appear after pouring the resin - if they are small, fine bubbles, you may be able to blow warm air over the poured resin to bring them to the top and burst them. However if they are large bubbles, you may need to try to burst them (while the resin is still in its most liquid form) with a pin or a toothpick.

If the bubbles are appearing a long time after pouring, that may be because the ratio of part A and part B, or resin and catalyst (depending on what type of resin you're using) is a bit out. The resin can heat up too much while curing and bubble ALOT, or fracture inside.

Hope that helps a little!
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« Reply #479 on: October 05, 2007 07:31:09 AM »

I justed used Envirotex Lite Pour On epoxy resin for the first time.

Is it... normal... for it to be tacky after 24 hours? I thought it should be soft cured by then.

Also, what does soft cured really mean?
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