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wendyloo
« on: August 21, 2008 05:54:59 PM »

Sooo.... I bought an easy cast resin kit about a month ago after gawking at all the beautiful resin crafts on this board. My 11 y/o daughter and I talked about what type of things we would like to embed. Last weekend dd found this really cool dead worm on her slip and slide and wanted to embed it. I had this fish soap mold and we thought that would be cool if the worm was in the fish!

It turned out ok, (i had to destroy the mold to get the resin out) there are micro bubbles in the resin and I wish I would have added some color/glitter of some sort to give the fish more definition. The worm also rose a little during cure and I had to do a third pour to completely cover him. (hence all the overpour)The worms coloring faded a lot, it isn't nearly as bright and colorful now Sad I haven't trimmed the over pour away yet, but was exited to post so here is the fish and the other 2 things that turned out well.

worm in fish belly....


sprinkles the tropical fish...



Initial pendant....



Yay resin!



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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008 06:16:57 PM »

the fish one is so great..you & your daughter are naturals with working with resin..great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008 06:23:51 PM »

I have to say the fish and the worm is a very clever idea....but kind of icky ;-)

I really like the initials one. Where did you get the fish molds?
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008 07:21:37 PM »

I got the fish molds at Hobby Lobby, they were in the soap making section. They were only good for one use, I had to tear them away from the resin with pliers  Cry
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FairyWings
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 08:52:34 PM »

those are cool


was the body of the "worm" kinda green before it faded? if so then it was probably a caterpillar that would have turned into a black swallowtail ( really pretty butterfly) if it hadn't drowned or whatever.
 If she happens to find another one a butterfly mold would be a cool one. just stick it  where the butterfly's body would be and   put some colors in the winged area.
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wendyloo
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 09:14:02 PM »

The worm was a very vibrant green and yellow before it faded. I figured it would have been a butterfly or a moth but wasn't sure. These same creatures were ALL over my carrots in the garden!

The butterfly idea is so cool!
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FoxyBlue
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010 06:33:25 AM »

So, I don't know much about resin (aside from the fact that I've always wanted to try it, too!) and was just curious...will it really preserve the body of the worm without decomposition??? Crazy stuff!! Very  cool! Your first projects were great!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010 08:02:32 AM »

Cool!! I keep eyeing resin with an aim to try it--one of these days..
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010 05:11:50 PM »

Awesome! I've always been intrigued by resin, but I get some pretty disgusting headaches from the fumes.
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