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Topic: Broken Glass and Resin uh..Sculpture sure let's go with that.  (Read 5919 times)
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missy
« on: March 16, 2004 09:12:46 AM »

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ok, this was discovered at my mom's house. I didn't make it, but i could, and so could you. Its so cool. My mom picked this thing up at a yard sale for 50 cents. Everyone in the house hates it but me. now i know why we get along so well!

ok, what it looks like is various colors of broken glass (start drinking crazy beverages now or rummaging through the neighbors recycling!  Then BREAK IT ***BE CAREFUL! WEAR GLOVES!***(maybe put it in some paper bags and go hit it w/ a hammer outside. Smiley

Looks like someone poured resin (or polyurethane) into a shallow pan and arranged the broken glass artistically.

once it dried, they drilled (or poked) small holes for thin wire to connect the 4 pieces.-you could easily do more than 4 or less

she has it in the window sill of her sun room and it looks really cool when the sun comes through it.

You could probably also put some images in there if you wanted to make one really crazy. i've been meaning to do this, but just don't have the supplies here yet.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004 09:17:12 AM »

WOW   Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004 09:17:35 AM »

oooo! i love it!  what are the dimensions of it?
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missy
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004 09:19:16 AM »

haha i showed this to my mom and she says "It wasn't 50 cents. it was FIVE cents!" hahaha
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missy
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004 09:22:39 AM »

she just measured for me:

14.5" long almost 8" high
each panel 3.75" wide

its not very big, but you could make yours any size, you just may need more holes.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2004 09:54:15 AM »

Wow! And I was just talking about Shard Crafts! That's really cool.  You've answered my crafty prayers. Thanks for sharing!  Grin
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missy
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2004 10:05:31 AM »

hehe thanks. also note that the glass does not need to be fully immersed in the resin, in fact, its much cooler if its not. one side will be flat (the one agains the pan/tray whatever, and the other side will be raised. very cool indeed. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2004 08:14:29 AM »

Thanks! perfect way to use up all the scraps left over from my stained glass crafting that are too small for anything real, yet I refuse to throw away.
i think it would make a cool room divider,   esp.  if you got enough sun in the room.
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missy
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2004 10:09:39 AM »

i think it would also make a cool mobile, if you secured everything. nothing more dangerous than broken glass falling from the ceiling! ha
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2004 06:50:14 AM »

I can't wait to try a resin project! Thanks for sharing this, it is nice! Your mom is too cool!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2004 12:39:53 PM »

That is so pretty! And seems so easy!! I am inspired!
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crescentfresh
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2004 07:08:55 PM »

i am not very familiar with resin but this craft looks so awesome i feel the need to recreate it- do you(or does anyone) know anything about resin- how do you dry it/do you have to cook it/if so can you do that sort of thing at home?/ can i get resin at my local craft store. ee i need to start some resin crafts i've seen so many that look fun
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2004 11:25:13 PM »

Crestenfresh (nice username, by the way), http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=971 this thread should get you started.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2004 12:35:11 PM »

wee gracias senorita snazzypants - i believe i'm on my way to being a resin fanatic. i will post some pictures of these creations that are burning through my brain- once i get some resin-and figure out how to post pictures on here

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2004 05:39:45 AM »

where do you get resin cheap?
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crescentfresh
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2004 07:17:48 PM »

i cannot find the right resin for crafts anywhere- we had some for metal or something called polyester fiberglass resin but  i tried drying it out in an ice cube tray and it did not work- was still gooeyish after 5 days, and yellow -ewie. where do you resin masters aquire your materials? and like olive said- cheap =)
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2004 06:41:29 AM »

I almost bought something like this Wednesday at a thrift store. It was made with resin and glass except the glass was put so it looked like a frog sitting beside some weeds and a fly was flying over the frog. It was quite neat.
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2004 08:25:05 AM »

That is so cool!  I just  LOVE yardsales.  You have to be careful with resin, it's highly toxic when you're working with it.  Your best bet is to work outside or in a extemely well venilated area.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2004 05:40:05 PM »

 ???yes but wheeerrre can i get resin  Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2004 05:21:34 PM »

weee i finally found resin - they just opened up a micheals down the street - the stuff is called castin'craft casting resin in a blue and white can for $18.00- be sure to get the hardener/catalyst too =) and i'm off to make resin magic!   Grin
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