This article is the second in a two-part series. Read the first part How to use relief outliner paint.
Now that the base of the project has been completed, it’s time to pour resin!
The supplies for this project: Super Clear Resin, transluscent resin dyes from Castin’ Craft, Stampendeous Fragments, Pearl Ex, Resin Obsession stir sticks, dollar store glue spreaders, and nitrile gloves.
I cover my whole work area with wax paper to protect my work surface.
Resin Obsession stir sticks are perfect for mixing resin. The sticks are rigid with a wide paddle and perfectly flat.
Time to color the resin
The first colour on this project is the flesh tone. For this I used Pink Gold Pearl Ex.
Using one of the dollar store glue spreaders, I measure out a small amount of Pearl Ex, about the size of a pea. The dollar store spreaders are not ideal for mixing resin because the paddle is flexible and the handle has sticky-outy bits. But, it’s good for transferring powder pigment. A dry stir stick can also be used.
TIP: Using different types of sticks for measuring and mixing reduces the chance of putting a resin wet stick in a dry pigment container.
Add a small amount of Turquoise Pearl Ex and more resin to lighten the colour. Just as with the Pink Gold, add more resin until it is the desired colour and amount.
When the project is cured to the point where it can be demolded, the wax paper can be peeled off. Super Clear cures to demolding in 6+ hours. Other resins may take at least 12 hours. You can let it cure longer before peeling off the wax paper, it will just be stiffer. If the project is a bit floppy when you first take the wax paper off, let it continue to cure on a flat surface.
When the project is fully cured, you can trim any rough edges of the Outliner with a scissors.
If you have any gaps or want to make the project thicker, once it is cured you can do an over pour of resin as you would for any other ‘canvas’. Once it is fully cured, you can even do a doming layer with a different epoxy resin such as Ice resin.
So what do you think of my faux stained glass DIY? What would you like to make?
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