2 pours of clear resin leaves texture inside piece

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    • #11903
      Helen Lack
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      Hi there, i’m new to resin but trying to make clear pendants with epoxy resin, in a silicone mold, with pressed flowers inside. I’m doing 1 layer, putting flower in, leaving till it cures, then adding a second layer. The trouble is when I de mold them, and I look through the piece, it isn’t crystal clear. There’s a kind of swirly texture inside, which I think is the join between the 2 layers. What am I doing wrong? How can I stop this from happening? Thank you for your help! Helen

    • #11905
      Katherine Swift
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      Hi Helen,

      Try pouring the second layer while the first layer is still in the gel stage. That should minimize the lines between layers.

    • #12042
      leah
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      in my experience, i tended to get the ‘swirly’ look when the resin or general room temperature was too cold. when i started warming the bottles in warm water before use, i had less of that swirly look in between my layers. good luck

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      Katherine Swift
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