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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2006 10:59:56 AM »

those are so awesome! i love it! great job
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2006 11:03:51 AM »

very cool - can't wait for the answers to the mold and polishing questions.   But...at the risk of sounding like your mother - please please please take every single pill of an antibiotic prescription - it's very important. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2006 11:24:01 AM »

Ha!  It appears that, contrary to what my wife is always telling me, pills (or oregano) and craft do mix!
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2006 01:29:02 PM »

nice touch on painting the screws Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2006 01:51:04 PM »

I bought resin-specific molds online and I use them a lot. Can't remember where, but look at good art supply stores sites and you'll probably run across them. I didn't have any luck at all at Michaels or even any of our local art supply stores.

For finishing the pieces, I use a combination of sandpaper and steel wool, with steel wool being the final step to smooth edges out. If a piece needs extra shine, I do a few coats of a clear acrylic spray and they look shiny and perfect that way.

I usually drill holes in the pieces with my electric drill, but have been practicing with copper tape and solder to put a metal-frame edge to the pieces. My favorite things to embed are bark, moss, lichen, saffron, sagebrush leaves, and other spices.


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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2006 01:57:30 PM »

That does it. I AM learning to work with resin

*runs off to craft shop giggling with glee*
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2006 02:22:37 PM »

Wow. These are all mighty fantastic! I would love to get any as gifts...

In fact, if you are selling the ones like these guys - especially pills and screw-type ones - I'd be interested in at least taking a look.... I don't think resin casting is in my near future...
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2006 02:54:08 PM »

I have a tap plastics near by and I was eying the resin molds very closely.  Then we decided at our monthly local craftster meet that we're going to do a workshop on resin http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbaycraftgroup, , now this super cool thread.  It looks like resin and me are unavoidable!  I can't wait to join in on the fun!
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2006 02:56:25 PM »

i love them!

where did you learn how to do resin?
is there a really good tutorial or book i could use to learn?
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2006 03:38:59 PM »

I have a tap plastics near by and I was eying the resin molds very closely.  Then we decided at our monthly local craftster meet that we're going to do a workshop on resin http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbaycraftgroup, , now this super cool thread.  It looks like resin and me are unavoidable!  I can't wait to join in on the fun!

You have a monthly craftster meet?? I'm so envious!
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