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« on: November 10, 2008 02:36:11 PM »

Well as most of you know, i do many crafts. And i decided after seeing all the cool things that can be made, to start on resin craft. Seems quite easy. Little did i know that when you remove your item from a silicon mould, that anything that has touched the mould is matte, not shiny.

Does this make me silly? Well at least i know now  Cheesy I have an excuse, im experimenting lol.

I found tiny little chocolate moulds from a thrift store yesterday, and am absolutely chuffed. I read somewhere that vaseline can be used to line non silicon moulds, or a release spray. Do these affect the surface at all or the way the resin sets?

If anyone's wondering, i bought a two parter called Craft Smart Liquid Gloss (epoxy resin). I swear i went into two of my favourite shops, both times picking up the bottles and saying, nah, i dont really want to spend $25 today, then they sold out days later lol. I ended up going back into 3 stores before having to call up and put some aside!

I don't know of anywhere else that sells this resin that isn't online.

Now i know to put in images on the top facing up, and not on the bottom facing down so i can still have that nice glassy effect and not have the throw the darn thing away.

I'm pretty sure there was a question in there somewhere  Grin

(photos coming one day lol)
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008 07:04:05 AM »

Have you ever tried to maybe spray your matte pieces with this resin finishing spray?  Castin Craft clear gloss finish.  You might be able to save your previous pieces.  I had to sand edges off the back of several of my pieces.  Afterwards they looked cloudy.  One quick spray of that gloss finish and they looked great again.  I got mine at the plastic store, but you can probably order online. 
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