I resumed the coloring resin experiments this week. For this block, I started working with the Alumilite colorants and the Resin Obsession super clear resin. I mixed a smidge over 1 ounce of the super clear resin (25 cc Part A and 12.5 cc Part B to be exact), then divided the resin into 1 ounce mixing cups. I then added a drop of each dye to the resin mix.
So here’s where it gets all wonky. Notice the resin cabochon marked green. Except it’s not green. All the other colors casted as expected. (Yes, some of the colors are dark and it’s hard to tell the difference, but I inspected them thoroughly.)
The blue casted with the expected color. The green cast with a blue/green color. It should have been closer to the green color of an emerald.
So what happened? Why didn’t the green cast as green? I have my suspicions, but want to reserve comments until I have had a chance to use the Alumilite colorants in the Easy Cast resin. In the meantime, I can share with you the resin cured appropriately for all colors. Yes, some of the colors were a little dark, which is probably a result of trying to color a small batch of resin. I would expect it would be easier to control the depth of color on a larger mixed batch.