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« on: May 23, 2008 10:19:10 AM »

Here's my latest resin batch.  Still have to clean up the edges and figure out mounting.  Experimented with flowers I found in my yard.  *NOTE: Resin drains color from flowers whether or not you put them in fresh or dried with silicone.  The skull on blue was inspired by a ring I saw in Maxim on Avril Lavigne (not a big fan of her but I like her style). http://img.funtasticus.org/2007/jan8/avril2128/avril001.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 10:45:32 AM »

Very pretty!  I am facinated by the teal coloured teardrop in the last pic - what is inside of it?

Do you think spraying the flowers with an acrylic sealer before putting them in resin would help keep the colour?

I need to get more resin (only have 25ml tubes) and start playing - but its SOOOOO smelly! I think I still have a headrush from coating my scrabble pendants!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 10:54:52 AM »

Those are beautiful!  How did you color them?  You did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008 11:00:40 AM »

I really like these.............. .....
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 11:03:38 AM »

I love the blue backgrounds, howd you do that?

I learned colour drains the hard way =/
I was using a beautiful purple pansy and once my resin hardened it was just disgusting
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 11:36:02 AM »

wow those are cool.
what if you painted the flowers with acrylics the color they were supposed to stay?  i know that is kind of unnatural, but maybe it would work(?)
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 11:52:23 AM »

Very pretty!  I am facinated by the teal coloured teardrop in the last pic - what is inside of it?

Do you think spraying the flowers with an acrylic sealer before putting them in resin would help keep the colour?

It is actually a very tiny flower from my yard, it started off purple but is now whitish/clear.  They remind me of blue belles but more tubular and bell shaped than the round real blue belles.  I have tried spraying with clear acrylic sealer befor e and that didn't work too well, could have been user fault though ;-)

  How did you color them? 

I used acrylic paint for the solid backgrounds mixed in with the resin and catalyst, it doesn't fully break apart for me when I mix it with the resin so it leaves an almost stone like like to it.  For the teal teardrop one I used Ranger's inkers in a bottle (near the scrapbooking and stamping stuff in craft stores), I just dropped it directly onto the just poured wet resin while in the mold.  I'm lazy and I don't feel like making a new colored batch of resin for each item I do especially when I want different colors for each one.  Hope that helps
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 03:59:26 PM »

I mean, like actual acrylic PAINT... has anyone ever tried that?
Or sharpies?
Or... ?
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008 09:33:58 PM »

yeah, i tried to be lazy and do acrylic mixed in with the resin, it made a texture difference, no too bad but i had to dip to fill in around the edges where it looked like it started to sep. from the other layer..but other than that,, all kinds of stuff can be mixed in to color......its sooooooooooooooo fun...soon i will post all my color projects........... . peace

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008 04:29:27 PM »

no, i mean: like if you had a blue flower... and you painted it blue.  and then you resined it.  would it stay blue, then?
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