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« Reply #250 on: October 17, 2008 07:04:04 AM »

Hi - thanks for your info on resin.  I have just started using resin and yes it is addictive.

I bought a resin pendant years ago and it is almost like glass - very shiny and looks as if it is liquid glass.  I assume it is resin but was wondering how to make my pendants more 'glass like' - perhaps it is the type of resin i'm using.  ANy suggestions would be appreciated.
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« Reply #251 on: October 17, 2008 05:38:27 PM »

I've been doing it just as my tutorial shows...so if anyone else has any comments to help petaleigh here with this...that would be swell!  Grin

I think mine turn out pretty glass like for the most part.

Be sure to mix your resin well according to pkg. directions & try to get out all the bubbles! Wink
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« Reply #252 on: October 23, 2008 10:05:18 AM »

Thank you for your help anyway! I found a supplier and got some EasyCast stuff. It seems to be working out well but I have another question: how do I get my resin shape to be filled with glitter? The front and back are glittery but the sides still appear clear as if the glitter isnt sinking in. Do I need to just use more glitter?
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« Reply #253 on: October 23, 2008 10:14:13 PM »

Resin kind of moves around a bit in the molds as it's curing...so it really depends on what kind of glitter you are using. Chunky glitter wants to sink to the bottom & float on the back at the same time...so try using a toothpick to swirl it around...keep an eye on it for the first 1/2 hour to hour...then it should be fine.

Does that make sense?

Or ...you could do it in little layers...mix some resin & don't fill the mold all the way...add your glitter...let it cure...mix more resin...etc. This is my preferred method...you'll have more control.
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« Reply #254 on: October 24, 2008 01:15:44 AM »

while we're on a glitter note,
anyone know of any brands of smaller/finer glitter?  i have only found the normal "chunky" type.  maybe i am just looking in the wrong places @ the craft store..  Embarrassed
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« Reply #255 on: October 24, 2008 02:07:42 AM »

look in the scrapbook section, near the embossing powders, there are nice fine glitters over there
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« Reply #256 on: October 25, 2008 01:01:11 PM »

Resin kind of moves around a bit in the molds as it's curing...so it really depends on what kind of glitter you are using. Chunky glitter wants to sink to the bottom & float on the back at the same time...so try using a toothpick to swirl it around...keep an eye on it for the first 1/2 hour to hour...then it should be fine.

Does that make sense?

Or ...you could do it in little layers...mix some resin & don't fill the mold all the way...add your glitter...let it cure...mix more resin...etc. This is my preferred method...you'll have more control.

Yep - thanks very much! I'm using really fine glitter and tried the layering method but I'll attempt swirling it around with a toothpick. I bought some chunky stars glitter confetti so I'll see how that turns out too Smiley
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« Reply #257 on: October 26, 2008 09:51:38 PM »

look in the scrapbook section, near the embossing powders, there are nice fine glitters over there
thanks for the info! i will have a look the next time i have money.  my halloween costume has been bleeding my account dry!  Cry Roll Eyes
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« Reply #258 on: October 29, 2008 06:09:54 AM »

Great job, I so love the butterflies!
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« Reply #259 on: October 29, 2008 02:07:14 PM »

look in the scrapbook section, near the embossing powders, there are nice fine glitters over there
thanks for the info! i will have a look the next time i have money.  my halloween costume has been bleeding my account dry!  Cry Roll Eyes

your welcome, and dont i know it, i paid for all but one of the costumes this yr (3 aduls basically) and i am feeling the crunch, i need to start my sisters tonight, and finish all the accesories....

i am going to buy glitter today, i will let you know how much it is
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