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blueparkart
« on: October 05, 2007 10:05:41 AM »



 This was really easy, I bought an easy cast resin set and some transparent dyes. I have no idea what to do with these but in the future I am going to embed some images and make Christmas ornaments.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007 10:22:17 AM »

Coooooool.  Those would make great pendants/keychains/cell phone charms or bracelets.  So many things you can doo with pretty little things like this!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007 11:06:18 AM »

That's really cool!  Where do you get a cast resin kit.....just any craft store?  Thanks!

Jen Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 11:32:33 AM »

very nice...I've seen the resin kits at the store and I want to try it but I'm afraid of using them because it looks like I could easily mess it up and have a gooey mess
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 01:31:46 PM »

very nice! i've been thinking i'd like to try resin too. i second vote for adding findings to make pendants of them. feel free to send them to me if they're not your style! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007 02:04:01 PM »

Really nice!  Did you dry out the grass, or anything special before embedding it?  the last time that I tried to embed some flowers in resin, it made them wilt and lose color.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007 09:39:52 PM »

Oh wow, I came back and saw all these replies... cool!

-  I got the resin kit on-line at Dick Blick and the dyes were there too....and the molds. The kit comes with the resin and catalyst..the mold and dye are sold seperately but they are not expensive at all.

 - I did not dry out any of the grass or moss. I got it right out of my yard and put it in the tray.

 *****THE TRICK IS*** put a thin clear layer down first...push the grass or whatever into the clear layer and let it set. Then mix up a colored layer and pour it in last. The back is a deep color and the front, because it is clear ,really shows off the object.

   Anyone can do this...jus make sure you have a window near by because it is kind of a strong smelling (and unhealthy) chemical.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007 12:36:03 PM »

Bluparkart, thanks for the tips!  I am new to the resin thing also, so any tips are great!

I have also embedded some objects... look at my first attempts

Unfortunately, mine are just clear, I didn't know how to incorporate the dye yet... But thanks to you, now I do!! Smiley 
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007 04:23:57 PM »

ahh these are ace! wish I was equipped with the time & money to do this sort of thing. I'd be chuckin' all kinds of stuff in there, dyed or no.

Smiley well done all.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2007 02:35:05 PM »

Bluparkart, thanks for the tips!  I am new to the resin thing also, so any tips are great!

I have also embedded some objects... look at my first attempts
Unfortunately, mine are just clear, I didn't know how to incorporate the dye yet... But thanks to you, now I do!! Smiley 

hey, good job, RoxNGemz! i like the one with the metal circles - are those jump rings? cool!

darn it, i just went to michaels for findings, but now i may have to go again for resin! Wink
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