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« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2006 01:26:17 PM »

how about those petri dish things you use in science experiments? lol duno how ud go about getting one.. if you're still at school then a bit of sneakyness may be required... Undecided
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« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2006 01:30:42 PM »

How about MC-5 or MC-6?  3" diameter circle or 3" square...


WOW! Those are PERFECT! Thank you!!!  Can you find those at regular old craft stores or do ya have to order them on-line?

I thought about a petri dish too. Maybe I'll hit up a teacher supply store. They might have them. My only issue with those is getting the resin out of them once it is cured. I am picturing giving it a good whack and I don't think a petri dish would withstand that kind of punishment.  Undecided

« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2006 01:40:52 PM »

You can also go to AlpineImport.com to order them, they have a TON of molds at good prices.
« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2006 01:44:51 PM »

I was considering making some coasters with resin.  Does anyone have any suggestions for molds? I've seen lots of suggestions for small things but not for large. I have thought of a few things but they are not smooth or flat on the bottom which means they would not work as a coaster. I decided to check with the experts.  That'd be all of you!  Wink


I used hamburger patty molds to make coasters  - I think that is what they are called. They sell them at Wal-Mart in the tupperware/container section. I am guessing normally you would put a hamburger patty in it and smash it down flat and freeze it (obviously I don't eat hamburgers). Ok, anyhow I think it was about $3 and you get 6 plastic containers, perfect for a coaster size.

The coaster looks like this:

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« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2006 03:57:55 PM »

I just saw those at wally world recently too! Thank you glitter kick!

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« Reply #75 on: June 26, 2006 07:09:47 AM »

Getting back on the topic of resin molds.... 

I used one of those zip lock containers yesterday to make a coaster and it worked GREAT! I did use the thicker container that is more Tupperware like and not the thinner disposable type. I was worried about the resin getting hot and melting the plastic and I figured the thicker version would work the same way an ice cube tray works, just bigger and it did! It is the perfect size too. Looks like my mom will be getting personalized coasters for her birthday this year!  Grin

This was my first resin project and let me tell ya, the stuff really stinks! It smells MUCH worse than melting beads! But I think most of you knew that already!  Wink
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« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2006 07:04:54 PM »

hey guys,

has anyone ever used sugar molds with resin? is it possible? any tip/tricks? any info at all really.

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« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2006 08:51:35 PM »

I think I got my resin-creations stuck.

Is it essential for them to be in flexible conaitners? If so, I have a candy mold that will forever be filled with resin. >_<

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« Reply #78 on: July 25, 2006 06:46:32 AM »

I have a few questions about resin.

Can you color them?  Like, I want to make a milky kind of color, and wondering if I can a)do that at all and b) if there is a certain type of coloring agent I should use.

Also, can you add like, things to the resin...like, oh say...cereal without it breaking down or getting rotten or something...

I have never used resin before, but I have had this project idea for so long and didnt know how to go about doing it.  I think resin may just be the way to go.
« Reply #79 on: August 07, 2006 08:01:21 AM »

likespointysticks,  I don't really think that small difference will give you any problems.  Your bottle caps will be fine. 

About the humidity, I've noticed that it effects how quickly the resin sets.  It tends to stay stickier longer when it's humid out.

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