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chica grande mas bonita
« Reply #570 on: January 01, 2008 08:30:20 AM »

dolfynbead -

Maybe you could pry (carefully) the resin out of the pendant?  Maybe it will act like a mold and the resin will pop out?  Is it like a little silver frame or locket with a well htat you poured the resin into? 


I have found something truly cool for resin molds - playdough shape cutters!!  I found them while cleaning my daughter's room.  They look like cookie cutters with a hole in the middle to push out the clay.  I sealed up the hole with packing tape inside and out so it doesn't leak and it seemed to work. Once the resin cured, it popped out without breaking the mold.  Gave it a cool shape to.  I just need to sand it a bit and trim the edges then it will be good to go.  The tape left a little bit of a mark, but sanding should take that out or I may do a light coat of resin on top of it.  I made a rabbit with flower charm imbeds last night, tonight's mold may be a chicken w/ glitter  Grin

GENIUS-- please post some pictures!
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« Reply #571 on: January 01, 2008 01:19:30 PM »

Thanks for the genius comment, it made me smile  Grin

Here is the pics, sorry about the glare, I coated it with more resin which took out any of the marks that the tape left.  I love her, I think I will call her Flora :





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« Reply #572 on: January 01, 2008 07:50:02 PM »

Ugh, me again!!

I am trying to seal my pics with watered down white glue before resining them. But the glue is ruining them! It is turning them a weird reddish pink color.

What can I do? I am using high quality photo paper with an ink jet printer.
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« Reply #573 on: January 02, 2008 06:18:59 AM »

Ugh, me again!!

I am trying to seal my pics with watered down white glue before resining them. But the glue is ruining them! It is turning them a weird reddish pink color.

What can I do? I am using high quality photo paper with an ink jet printer.

I've sealed fabric with modge podge before resin-ing (is that a word?) it. The only trick is it has to be 100% dry before you put the resin on it. I'm talking let it dry for days just to be safe.  Wink
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« Reply #574 on: January 02, 2008 12:06:43 PM »

the only way to cure the outside would be to spray it with something-- an acrylic spray, like a polyurethane sealer

Would Minwax Polyurethane Gloss Aerosol or Minwax Polycrylic Gloss Aerosol work for coating / sealing?  Thanks!
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« Reply #575 on: January 02, 2008 02:49:56 PM »

If your pics are running when you put the glue on them, try spraying them with a fixative before coating them with the glue.  The ink is running, that is why you are getting that weird color.  You can get fixative spray at an art store or a craft store.  Once that dries, it should keep your pics from running when you put glue on them.  It works for me  Cheesy
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« Reply #576 on: January 02, 2008 06:32:53 PM »

If your pics are running when you put the glue on them, try spraying them with a fixative before coating them with the glue.  The ink is running, that is why you are getting that weird color.  You can get fixative spray at an art store or a craft store.  Once that dries, it should keep your pics from running when you put glue on them.  It works for me  Cheesy
Thanks! What section in a craft store? Is it just called "fixative" or does it have a more offical name?
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« Reply #577 on: January 03, 2008 10:56:57 AM »

I have found something truly cool for resin molds - playdough shape cutters!!  I found them while cleaning my daughter's room.  They look like cookie cutters with a hole in the middle to push out the clay.  I sealed up the hole with packing tape inside and out so it doesn't leak and it seemed to work. Once the resin cured, it popped out without breaking the mold.  Gave it a cool shape to.  I just need to sand it a bit and trim the edges then it will be good to go.  The tape left a little bit of a mark, but sanding should take that out or I may do a light coat of resin on top of it.  I made a rabbit with flower charm imbeds last night, tonight's mold may be a chicken w/ glitter  Grin

It came out really cute! I've an idea of how you can do it without packing tape, for a smooth finish. You can find a polypropylene container (#5 recycling code, that's what commercial resin molds are made of) that's flat, put the shape cutter on it, and seal it on the outside with modeling clay/polymer clay/etc. You know, make a long snake, put it around, and push it toward the edges of the cutter. Polypropylene can be kind of hard to find, but maybe polystyrene food containers, the kind they have at the deli, + some mold release would also work.

At Linens & Things, I saw a whole big box of plastic cookie cutters, probably 100 different ones, for $10. Hmm...!
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« Reply #578 on: January 03, 2008 02:58:19 PM »

too cute, thanks for posting pictures for us!
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« Reply #579 on: January 03, 2008 03:14:55 PM »

No problem guys!  thanks for the kind comments!!  you all truly rock! 

Yes, it should just say fixative.  I get the matte fixative cause the regular fixative is too shiny. 

I never thought of the plastic to cover the hole.  What a great idea!!

 Cheesy
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