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The Resin Obsession deep pour resin works great for a project like this. You can buy it in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-deep-pour-resin
As for colors, we have a bunch here as well: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/colorants
If you want something with a flesh tone, this beige color for resin works great: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/colorants/products/alumilite-doll-skin-tone-liquid-dye
You can sand the resin off the side of your case, but that’s going to be tricky since it will almost impossible not to sand your case too.
What kind of resin are you using?
I’m sorry this happened to you. Yes, a casting resin is a better choice. They will cure harder and clearer, plus will resist the dents you experienced using Art Resin.
For a project like this, the Resin Obsession deep pour resin works great. You can mix anywhere from 3 ounces to 3 gallons at once. It cures in 48 to 72 hours depending on how much you mix. You can buy it in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/casting
Yes, metal and wood do great with resin. You can use it to fill in the spaces of your metal scrolls!
Hi Peter, I’m sorry this is happening to you. How frustrating?
Are you pouring in thin layers?
Hi Gina, I’m sorry this is happening to you. It’s normal for resin to run off the side of an artwork surface.
What kind of resin are you using? Do you know if it is a doming formula?
It sounds like you are having a lot of fun with resin. Awesome!
There are a few different reasons why you can have bubbles in your resin. This article talks about the top 10: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/resin-bubbles/. The two big things you can do to prevent bubbles:
1. Warm your resin kit in a hot water bath for 5 to 10 minutes before mixing and pouring. The warm resin makes it easier to mix without including bubbles and makes any remaining bubbles easier to release.
2. Gently warm your mold before pouring the resin. (You can use a heat gun or a toaster oven dedicated to resin projects). Pouring warm resin into a cold mold will trap bubbles that can release later.
The deep pour resin will give you better results if you want more time to get bubbles out of the resin before it starts to cure. You will have hours to do that versus minutes with the super clear.
The big difference between the two is that you should mix no more than three ounces of super clear resin at once. For the deep pour resin, you need to mix at least three ounces in order for curing to occur.
Here are both in our store:
Super clean resin: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-super-clear-resin
Deep pour resin: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/resin-obsession-deep-pour-resin
Does this help?November 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm in reply to: Remaking educational signs for a zoo using epoxy / resin? #90977
How thoughtful that you want to make new signs for your zoo. Awesome!
Unfortunately though, I don’t think you’re going to be happy with the results long term. All resins will yellow with time, especially with constant UV light exposure.November 18, 2020 at 12:33 pm in reply to: How soon to add second layer of deep casting resin? in a mold? #90969
This article explains resin gel time: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/what-is-the-gel-time-of-resin/
Hmm. You have me thinking!
The super clear resin has the advantage in that it will cure faster and you will have to ‘babysit’ it less. If you are okay with keeping your clay geode moving for an hour (hopefully it will take less), then I think the super clear resin is worth a try.
If you give this a go, can you let me know how it goes for you?November 17, 2020 at 11:25 pm in reply to: Blue alcohol ink turned turquoise after resin was applied. #90965
I’m afraid there isn’t an easy way to fix the painting. You can sand it off and try again, but that is so much work!
On a side note, were these alcohol inks meant for resin? I ask because I’ve experienced first-hand issues using alcohol inks that changed different colors in resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-tutorials/bracelet-making/
We sell alcohol inks specially designed for resin in our store here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/colorants/products/alcohol-color-tints-for-resin
It will help some, but if the resin isn’t formulated to cure rock hard, it’s still not going to cure that hard in a warming box.
We have casting resins in our store that are designed for molds, plus cure hard and clear. You can buy them here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/casting
I’m not familiar with that. I don’t know how it would work.
I wouldn’t expect the resin to cure.