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« on: February 27, 2010 08:07:48 PM »

I have a real facination with putting food into resin...so I'll show you my latest:

I was inspired by an ad I saw once for a plate...it had bread, lettuce, and eggs like this.  I thought WOW what a great picture that would be....bread as the mountains, egg as the sun/cloud, and lettuce as the grass. 

So..me being impatient as always, decided to make this right away even though it is winter!  Resin doesn't seem to harden quite as well in the winter.  Also, the lettuce and bread (that was wheat bread) froze and turned white.  I will re-attempt this again once the weather gets warmer!

But...I still like it!  Smiley

I just realized I never shared this on here yet either:

This is my McDonald's creation.  It's made with two real McDonalds burgers (the one is missing the bun so you can see the "meat") and fries.   This is still hanging on my sister's wall and the food hasn't rotted or smelled or anything yet. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010 09:07:31 PM »

WHAT?! So THAT'S how they made those food vignets in the Japanese restaurants in Japan?!  I grew up in Japan and most of the restaurants have these windows outside displaying some of their dishes...  I always had a fascination with the "fake food in the windows".  Apparently it was real  the whole time!  My mind is officially blown.

Thanks for clearing up this lifelong mystery...  You did a fantastic job and I can't wait to see your unfrozen version later in the year.

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010 07:03:30 AM »

Ohhh...this is really cool!  Can I ask what type of resin you use?  I'm interested in trying to create miniature landscaping from real-world natural materials.  I'd like to use real flowers in making miniature flower beds, real twigs to create miniature trees, etc.  I'm wondering if this process would work?  My peach tree is just beginning to bud, it would be great if I could "preserve" some of the flowers!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010 09:17:32 AM »

I use Castin' Craft brand resin.  I have had more luck with that brand.  The key is just to pour multiple layers so everything doesn't float to the top....so pour a layer and get everything to stick the way you want it in that layer.  Then pour your final layer over that once you first layer is mostly set.

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010 07:51:44 PM »

Thanks Sarah... I'll definitely give it a try!  I'll let you know how it turns out. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 07:29:49 PM »

Haha, that's awesome!

Crochetchick, the ones in Japan are made of plastic. The town where most of them are made is fairly near me. I've never been, but a friend has gone and seen where they make the stuff. Just really, really good plastic models. Smiley

Life-in-Japan, crafts, musings, etc blog here: "Gooooo Japan!" at http://www.rockindancer86.blogspot.com

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010 07:36:16 AM »

That's awesome. Makes me wan to make some "organic" decor for my kitchen now.
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