A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,590
Currently Running With Scissors:
270 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Resin...im LOST!  (Read 1176 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 88
Joined: 26-Oct-2004

cant help myself

View Profile
« on: December 10, 2004 11:56:12 PM »

ok well im always just wondering around here and see lots of stuff to do with resin but never thoguht anything of it..but then started watching crafters coast to coast..and now i want to do it...how did you all learn and where from...i always want to learn new stuff so please help me.

"reality leaves alot to the imagination"

I dig things and people
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004 05:32:57 AM »

I saw that same episode & loved the jewelry. I have used resin, but only for decoupage type stuff....if you pour it over a flat surface, it dries to a glass-like sheen, & is rock hard.  Anything you've pasted beneath looks awesome & is preserved. Great way to fix up old tables (I also made coasters, trays etc.).
 I am going to attempt the jewelry-I have never added colors, and am not sure about forming shapes-you can pour and have a flat disc form, but I wonder if she has molds. I'm going to check the show site for any instructions.
 As for hardening ... contrary to how it seemed on tv, it takes a long time for the resin to harden-24 -48 hours isn't unusual, depending on type used & humidity.
Just be careful-it's basically formed by the reaction caused by mixing 2 different liquids, & of course you have to mix it yourself (otherwise it'd already be hard!). It stinks, is harmful to your skin, and definitely requires gloves & ventilation. That said, it looks incredible when set (& the smell disappears).
I'll let you know if I figure anything out. I bought mine at H. Depot, in the paint/finishes aisle. It was about $16.
Offline Offline

Posts: 474
Joined: 04-Jun-2004

"Dream dangerously." -Neil Gaiman

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004 07:24:26 AM »

Man, I've been thinking about this, too! My favorite blog to follow- http://novim.net- has a bunch of resin-casts on it. With dead moths inside. Dunno if I'd do that, but they're so neat!

Not much help, sorry, but mayhap I'll email the journal-writer and ask how she does it.

Anything I can reach I do myself.

SafetyPinner on Etsy:

And on YouTube:
Offline Offline

Posts: 88
Joined: 26-Oct-2004

cant help myself

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004 10:52:59 PM »

thanks alot.. im still looking..i just bought some new craft itmes to experiment  with (shrinky dink, magnets,flat marbles and some clear glue..hopeing to use kind of like resin)  but no real resin..ill keep looking

"reality leaves alot to the imagination"

I dig things and people
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Pom Pom Shades
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.