- This topic has 32 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 3 days, 1 hour ago by Cheryl King.
- July 21, 2015 at 12:03 am #3834BenGuest
I am wondering what will happen if i place a fresh strawberry in clear epoxy resin. I do not want to dry it first because it will lose shape. Will the epoxy even cure since the fruit is wet? Thanks guys and gals:)
- July 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm #3842
Assuming the resin cures (which I’m afraid it won’t because of the moisture in the strawberry), I would also expect the strawberry to rot.
- July 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm #3864DabberdogGuest
You got my interest peaked. Perhaps if you seal it with a glue substance first, then it would theoretically seal the moisture in long enough to allow the resin to cure around it. Then I’m afraid I’m entirely too curious how long it would take for the fruit to visibly change as it rotted within it’s airless environment. Set up a long term time laps photo session and let ‘er rip! Post the video please… 😉
- February 26, 2017 at 2:56 am #8074NatGuest
Did u ever do this strawberry test
I have the same question as yo how i could seal a fruit -spray gel etc
In order to pour resin on it and mumifie it this way / but keep it looking fresh inside the resin
- February 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm #8076
I have not tried the strawberry, but you can see what happened with candy in resin here: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-resin-resin/putting-candy-in-resin
- April 14, 2017 at 8:52 am #8534KristinaGuest
Hi, I’m wondering if you tried doing that already? How long did it take to rotten? I’m about to do similar experiment with fresh fruit and I have been told that I should first apply 5-6 layers of REVIVO PROTECT-IT spray on the fruit and the mold and to use AQUARES glassy transparent resin instead of epoxy resin. However they said the fruit will start to rotten after a while. Someone did a similar project with salad, and it came out great.
- May 28, 2019 at 4:02 am #48032CoopGuest
Hey Karen. Do you think this would work with a piece of chocolate cake?
- January 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm #25516arifGuest
I still wonder the same thing. May be can apply to crystal resin after covering the fresh fruit with plastic foil. But not a strawberry! Orange, apple, banana, cucumber, eggplant, such as products for a long time to has fresh look can be provided. I haven’t tried it, but I’d like to know if anyone tries.
- March 9, 2019 at 12:55 am #34458Ericka BuitragoGuest
I am have been drawing on the tops of grapefruit peels and allowing them to dry. I’m going to try to seal it with the recommendation posted by kristina and post an update with details of the experiment.
- March 17, 2019 at 1:33 pm #35499JoelGuest
Hi. I have used big carrots to make wind instruments (recorders), and feel rather satisfied with the results. However, they cannot be kept long, and the pitch gets higher when carrots dry. Do you think some kind of resin could be used (by injection maybe) in order to keep their shape and aspect? Joël V.
- March 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm #35507
Unfortunately, I don’t think resin is a good choice for the project you describe.
- August 3, 2019 at 7:34 am #69903Mandy PannackGuest
Isn’t it well known that McDonald’s food doesn’t spoil over time? Has anyone tried doing a McDonald’s burger 🍔
- August 12, 2019 at 3:27 am #80166DerekGuest
Am considering this as an option for a local pizza chain needing additional ccountertop space for customers. Envisioning pizza toppings encapsulate in resin sealed countertops. Feasability??? Lots of direct sunlight. Regards, DM
- August 12, 2019 at 3:46 am #80167DerekGuest
My post was hasty apparently. Art resin website states food based items can be preserved so long as they are ENTIRELY covered with resin. A follow up call to manufacturer is still fundamental Reagan-omics: Trust, but insure.
- August 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm #80170
Hi Derek, the problem with putting food in epoxy is that it has to be entire dry, otherwise it will spoil. You would need to dehydrate your pizza first, then seal it, before placing it in resin.
- November 17, 2019 at 11:34 am #82865Mr kGuest
you could just buy fake art pizza stuff looks real i think it would be a better choice
- December 7, 2019 at 4:08 am #83050JeffGuest
Has anyone tried it on a lemon yet?
- February 17, 2020 at 2:29 am #83591willGuest
I am making some interpretation pieces for a winery, and am trying to set grapes in resin. Lots of surface area, any tips getting rid of air bubbles?
Was going to try and seal in PVA beforehand for some added longevity.
- March 7, 2020 at 4:35 am #83767RogerGuest
I have sealed a small strawberry in epoxy. Nothing used except a drop of super glue to keep it from floating. It’s been 6 months and looks the same. It instantly discolored it slightly due to the heat I guess so I will try this massive sized one sprayed in laquer first and see. No problem what so ever to cure the epoxy. I have done it with cheaper epoxy and had many problems.
- March 7, 2020 at 4:39 am #83768RogerGuest
Heat gun and mix by hand. Add thin layer heat gun out the bubbles (and mix it all the same time so be quick) just add a little more each time heat gunning out any bubbles . Remember heat speeds up the process so be carefull not to over do it.
- June 10, 2020 at 7:33 am #84658WiniGuest
I’m a cake lover and selling homemade cakes 🍰.. I’m thinking to preserve my cake slices in resin as souvenir. Is that possible? Please advise. Thank you.
- June 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm #84855NgGuest
I have dehydrated strawberries, tomatoes, kiwi, lemon, lime and oranges until they snapped (so dry). Stored them in silica cat litter (clean, not in litter tray obviously!) So well and truly dry. Then a couple of coats of spray acrylic. Finally covered entirely in lots of resin. All looked amazing for 1st month. All spoiled and browning after 6, after 12 all look awful. I found instructions online about coating fruit in a mix of boiled cornstarch and water before dehydrating to aid preservation and colour, made no difference just took longer to dehydrate. It’s a shame, bought the dehydrator specifically for this purpose!
- July 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm #85140BiBiGuest
Hey! I’m trying to make fake blood for a piece on a canvas, and I was wondering if I used a recipe with corn syrup and whatnot if resin could keep everything from spoiling on my canvas
- December 15, 2020 at 1:54 am #91276chromeGuest
anyoen tried with romanesco broccoli?
- March 22, 2021 at 5:25 pm #92238Borgus WeemsGuest
I had a similar question about raw meat, and was bummed when I learned you can’t cast non dried foods. Found my solution on this website. Hope it can help someone else too!
- April 3, 2021 at 2:39 am #92980Greg BrooksGuest
What if a fresh pepper, cut in half were infused with the preservative pottasium sorbate along with ascorbic acid to help retain colour, then cover with resin?
- April 3, 2021 at 11:21 am #92983
I’ve never tried preserving a food item like this, but the key is that it has to be dry when done.
- April 3, 2021 at 12:52 pm #92984AlissaGuest
Hi! I have epoxied fresh grapes and can only assume that the grapes created a tiny air pocket in the resin that allowed air in and rotted the grape. I coated it twice ans have tried with several grapes and fruits. Im guessing it needs to be dehydrated, hopefully this helps!!
- June 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm #93510Cheryl KingGuest
Hi there – I need to put pineapples in my display window for a month. Direct sun! Is there something I can spray on it to make it last before it begins to rot? Appreciate any thoughts!
- June 11, 2021 at 10:38 am #93515
I’m afraid not Cheryl. You will do better to get a fake pineapple for your window.
- June 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm #93518Cheryl KingGuest
Well the problem is that I have 7 windows to buy for so that gets pricey. I guess I will just have to replace them a few times! Thanks though!