Starting out

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  • #11615 Reply

    Jimmy H

    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!

  • #11617 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Hi Jimmy,

    We would love to see your work! I don’t see the pictures here. Can you link to them somewhere?

  • #11622 Reply

    Jimmy H

    Knew there was something I missed…

    https://ibb.co/album/kqOHOv

    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!

  • #11626 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Fantastic. Great start!

  • #11673 Reply

    Jimmy H

    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!

    https://ibb.co/dQSc96
    https://ibb.co/gPg4p6
    https://ibb.co/hWy62R
    https://ibb.co/gHyH96

  • #11676 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Hi Jimmy,

    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

  • #11686 Reply

    Jimmy H

    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!

    Jimmy H

    • #11730 Reply

      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      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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