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Topic: Tutorial...kind of...for making resin pendants with butterflies inside...  (Read 91550 times)
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« Reply #260 on: November 21, 2008 03:51:23 PM »

I just finished making my first batch of resin things!! I hope they will turn out good, I am planning on making a couple of them into key chains as gifts, and earrings and necklaces.
It was stinky though! I wasn't ready for that. I now have all the windows and doors open in my house. Next time, I will do this outside! They are in a box, loosely covered in the garage to set up.
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« Reply #261 on: November 30, 2008 02:09:27 AM »

I just finished making my first batch of resin things!! I hope they will turn out good, I am planning on making a couple of them into key chains as gifts, and earrings and necklaces.
It was stinky though! I wasn't ready for that. I now have all the windows and doors open in my house. Next time, I will do this outside! They are in a box, loosely covered in the garage to set up.
What brand of resin did you use that was so stinky? You should work in a well ventillated area...not the kind of thing you want to be doing in a small room with the door shut for sure! I hope your first batch came out alright! Wink
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« Reply #262 on: November 30, 2008 09:48:56 PM »

Yay!!! A comprehensive resin tute! I am excited to give it a go. Thank you.
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« Reply #263 on: December 03, 2008 09:27:45 PM »

hi,  So, I'm assuming that paper things in the resin don't float away.  It sounds like everything stays in place when items are added to resin.  Is this correct?  thanks.catdaddytn
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« Reply #264 on: December 05, 2008 11:41:28 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial, I'm definitely going to give this a go. You've made using resin seem a whole lot less scary than it used to!
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« Reply #265 on: December 07, 2008 11:47:13 AM »

You're welcome for the tutorial... it's not scary...just prepare your work surface for possible spills, wear gloves, & in a well ventillated space. I'm a mom & wait for my kids to go to bed before working with resin. Resin & kids do not mix!

hi,  So, I'm assuming that paper things in the resin don't float away.  It sounds like everything stays in place when items are added to resin.  Is this correct?  thanks.catdaddytn
Paper does move around in the resin so you have to watch it until it get's thick enough to stay put. You can use a toothpick to push your items back into place. Does that help? Oh, and be sure to coat any paper with Modpodge...or it will get transparent & look 'wet' in the resin. Wink
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« Reply #266 on: December 20, 2008 05:26:07 PM »

You know what no one ever says about coating paper with Mod Podge before putting in resin?

Seal the edges too, not just the front and back side. Actually, I saw that in Sheri Haab's book.

It makes sense! Resin could still seep into the paper if the edges weren't sealed. Just thought I'd pipe in :-)
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« Reply #267 on: January 13, 2009 12:28:16 PM »

Hi  Smiley

I'm a little late in the game here - but I love all of the pieces in this post.  And thanks so much for the tute!  I've been working with resin on and off for about a year and was wondering - how do you get yours to not have the small bubbles in it?  I use EasyCast and mix according to the directions, but I still get small bubbles.  The only difference I see between the instructions and your tute is that they tell you to mix for 2 minutes, pour into another mixing container and then mix again.

Do you do this, or just mix once for 2 minutes?  Is it possible that in my attempt to mix and NOT create bubbles that I'm doing more damage and it's not mixing right?

Also, every now and then I pour a piece and after a few hours a huge bubble appears - maybe I need to mix with a little more pep?

Thanks for all of your great ideas!
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« Reply #268 on: January 15, 2009 09:24:27 PM »

cookiet74 ...never too late!

I mix in one container...pretty quickly....scraping the sides & bottom frequently...and haven't had any problems. Do mix for the whole 2 minutes. Pouring the resin from the cup into the squeeze bottle slowly seems to reduce some of the bubbles too.

Oh, and when you're mixing...mix round and round...don't whip it upwards as you stir.

Litttle bubble problems...use toothpicks! ...just take a sharp toothpick & pop em!
I've also had big bubbles form after they've been sitting for awhile. I don't know the exact cause...but find they happen more often for me if it's humid.... I just keep checking back on the pieces to make sure they look alright.

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« Reply #269 on: February 06, 2009 05:42:58 PM »

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