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« on: February 25, 2009 10:47:01 PM »

Here's my first attempt at resin jewelry.  I used EastCast casting epoxy.  I tried to embed some coffee beans in some of them, but they kept floating to the edges.



I used the plain components and decoupaged some images onto them. I love how they came out.  The crow was just printed from an image online.  The angel is actually from the back of an old playing card that I cut up.  I used Mod Podge to decoupage the images.  I love that stuff, it does everything!





I'm now officially a resin addict.

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009 12:07:20 PM »

Like the coffee bean idea!!!  Maybe use more to fill completely?

I just bought some resin and waiting for some free time to use it!  Cant wait to get started with it.  I love to see what everyone use in it....very interesting!!!  Seems almost anything works!

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009 08:02:15 AM »

For floating/migrating, you sometimes have to babysit.  Keep going back every 10 minutes or so to push them back into place.

Alternatively, you could half pour and let that set up a bit (4 hours or so?) and then glue the components where you want them.  Once the glue dries, fill up.  Should work.  (Or glue the components to transparency film cut to fit the mold ahead of time and embed that).
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009 11:27:18 AM »

Thanks for the tips..I'm going to do some experimenting this weekend.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009 03:06:47 AM »

ive been seeing so much resin work lately that just seeing these made me wanna go get some an experiment also! keep us updated on what you do please!

Hopeful Future Resin-ator? lol!
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