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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006 02:50:05 PM »

I really love it!! It would be fun to know the size  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006 03:22:00 PM »

It's two inches long. I have a picture with a toothpick to show size, but it was all blurry. Sad I'll put it in my first post anyways. The Gel is the stuff they put in the vases of fake floral arrangments. You heat it and then it gels as it sets up. You can buy it roberts or any craft store where they sell silk flowers.  Hope this answers your questions. Thanks for the comments.
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006 03:30:09 PM »

Very cute! Cheesy A little Finding Nemo inspiration, perhaps?  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006 10:36:23 PM »

This must have been so difficult to make. I am impressed--I was impressed even when I thought it was full size, but I'm even more impressed after seeing the toothpick! Great work. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2006 10:39:36 PM »

I'm getting a fishtank soon, so I've had them on my mind a lot lately.  This is great!  I love the urchin!
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2006 09:10:52 AM »

That's wonderful!
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2006 12:05:57 PM »

Love your tank!  There are so many things that could go inside it too!


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The Gel is the stuff they put in the vases of fake floral arrangments. You heat it and then it gels as it sets up. You can buy it roberts or any craft store where they sell silk flowers.

I'm assuming you're talking about "floral setting resins," though when I was reseaching these, I hadn't been able to find out much about the one-part type which is heated, compared to the two-part ones which are more common (for those, the heating occurs naturally when the two parts are mixed together).

Would you mind telling me the brand name of what you have, and where you got it??


For anyone interested, here are some brand names you'd most commonly see for floral setting resins at craft stores in their flower depts (all 2-part ones though), along with some extra info:

Aristocrat Liquid Illusion Clear Floral Resin (by Aristocrat, by BD Classic)
http://www.bdclassic.com/instructions/Liquid_Illusion.pdf

Acrylic Water (by Le Silk Shoppe) ... found at Walmart, in floral section
http://www.hirstarts.com/tips11/tips11.html#resin

Clear Elegance (by Industrial Polymers, Inc?)
http://www.industrialpolymers.com/clear_elegance.html
http://www.industrialpolymers.com/clear_elegance_popup.pdf

Aqua Clear
http://pages.goodbuygirls.com/326/InventoryPage/1710414/1.html

Solid Water (by Deluxe) .....available  in the UK
http://www.deluxematerials.com/hintstips.html (links to info and projects)

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Everlasting Elegance (Michaels, etc.) ...almost 1 to 1?? ...not sure about this one
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=fl0010&channelid=

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Although floral setting resins are "epoxy" resins (not polyester resins), they don't cure with a hard surface, but with a softer one so they're usually contained in a permanent vessel rather than being used alone after casting.  They do have a tendency to collect dust on their surfaces, so using a top like this works well!

(more info on using floral setting resins on this page for anyone interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/other_materials.htm
...click on Softer-Surface Epoxy Resins ... )




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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2006 12:17:45 PM »

I just looked at the box and it's called "Wonder Water". I got mine at roberts. Smiley I did look into getting the resin, but I needed it to set up faster so that positioning the fish would be easier (aka possible Tongue )
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2006 06:26:23 PM »

wonderful! I wanted to make something like this myself, but could NOT figure out what to use for a tank!!!
any tips?
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2006 06:44:55 PM »

My tank is a paper punch container. I also looked into those little containers at craft stores. they have them by the beads normally.
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