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January 4, 2018 at 12:02 pm #11615Jimmy HGuest
Hey guys, just to say hello, I’m just starting out working with resin, managed to make a couple of items (after much lurking of peoples Pins). Found a couple of the common start out problems (removing from mould, tackiness, not fully curing, BUBBLES!) but thought I would show a couple of things to get me going! Experimentation will continue (I grabbed some petals from Christmas flowers and Mod-podged them) so we shall see how that turns out!
January 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm #11617
We would love to see your work! I don’t see the pictures here. Can you link to them somewhere?
January 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm #11622Jimmy HGuest
Knew there was something I missed…
So far I have made simple ‘jewellery’ drop shapes, and a skull (went tacky at the back, dont think i got the ratio exact)
Will see what I can make over the next couple of days!
January 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm #11626
Fantastic. Great start!
January 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm #11673Jimmy HGuest
Hey guys, done a few more pieces!
Really happy with how these have turned out, but really have to ask, how much pigment to people add to their work? These were supposed to be… erm… well… purple.
Ah well sure I’ll get it right!
January 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm #11676
It looks like you used Adirondack alcohol inks to color the resin? If so, the pink/purple colors won’t stay that way in the resin. Weird right??
If you want alcohol inks in your resin, these colors work well: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/colorants/products/ice-resin-color-tints
January 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm #11686Jimmy HGuest
Hi, many thanks for your input!
Just wondering what types of wood you could recommend for use with resin? Looking at making rings and necklaces for friends, and some nice pieces for me of course 😉
Thanks a lot!
January 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm #11730
Unfortunately, this is where my expertise ends. If you plan on working the pieces after resin casting, I would expect a harder wood should be a better choice.
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