Jun 4, 2013

Custom Resin Miniatures Test 1 : Geesh Jane, its only been 4 months

Good morning folks!

I know I said I would figure out the resin thing a while ago, but whadda want I am forgetful ;P


Any whooooooooooos here is some of what I am still learning:

  • Heating your mold and resin in the toaster oven works great. DO NOT let a direct heat hit it, so turn on your toaster oven...let it heat up first..let the bulb go out and then place them in. Just like clay.

  • Slow mix your resin in small capful batches to get the most clear result.

  • Use a release agent on your putty molds: I find using something like a qtip of baby oil and just lightly coating the mold will help the surface become more smooth and clear.

  • Sand with a nail buffing grit..like those stages to polish nail files.

  • Use multiple pieces for a ornate look.

  • coat with nail polish in smooth strokes

So the start would be like any clay based item we worked on : Making a mold from your own design or using your minieye around your house:

I created a simple bottle shape a few small stoppers and things from around the house, and then created a mold from that shape,
 
For now we will think of stoppers for our dollar store jars, we all have a million of those don't we?
 
Combining a few different shapes will make a interesting stopper, you can of course solid mold this or make pieces and glue those together:
 
While I am still working on the best method for clear bottles, you can see some of the items I have already started to mess around with,: step into my lab ;P
 
I don't want to completely spoil my trade secrets here, let see how fast these are on a rip off artists etsy: *LOL*
 
I will say..use your mini eye and think in sections like our pots, vases, and birdbaths ;P
 
 
Let me know if you find out anything to help clear our cloudy confounded conundrum!

23 comments:

  1. Your bottles and stoppers are very lovely. I'm a bit nervous about the idea of working with resins, lots of people have had bad reactions to them. Please be careful.
    A Big Mini Hug

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    1. Thanks Mary, Yeah I know you are not supposed to get any of the catalyst on your skin and of course well ventilated areas are a must, but for clay also ;)

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  2. Your bottles and stopper are wonderful. I like glass pieces.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Thanks faby, maybe we can get to where we make interesting homemade glass ;P

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  3. Bellissime bottiglie hai realizzato, complimenti!Anch'io lavoro spesso con la resina ed è molto facile ad usare, l'unica attenzione essendo due reagenti che si devono unire è che la dose sia rigorosamente uguale(aiutarsi con un misurino graduato)altrimenti non reagiscono ed il composto non si solidifica. Un abbraccio. Manu

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    1. Grazie Manu, si fanno piccoli lotti in quantità esatte lavora per ge la combinazione corretta.

      Ha un potenziale interessante;)

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  4. It's interesting reading about what you've learned so far. Thanks for sharing! xo Jennifer

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  5. Do you think an envirotex kit would be as effective as Resin? I've used that kit and like it. I've heard resin is stinkier :)
    Thanks for sharing
    XX
    Ruth

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    1. That is the resin I am using, the Envirotex lite resin/gloss finish its does not have a strong smell I find, especially in small batches.

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  6. Hello wonderful work!I like your glass!kiss

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  7. Великолепные миниатюры!!
    Изготовление стекла -это очень ценно в миниатюре!
    Татьяна

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    1. Спасибо Татьяна, я думаю, что только в состоянии сделать наши собственные чаши удар может быть стоит что-то

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  8. Te han quedado geniales:-)

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  9. Wonderful work. These look great. x

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  10. Janey, Janey! Again you make mold making and working with clay and resin so easy! Awesome work girlfriend those glass bottles are bloody amazing!

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  11. well, must say it looks great so far; i'm always in awe when i see minis you don't see EVERYwhere

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  12. Oohh I Ike very very much. You are like the mini wispererererer. you always come up with great ideas, this is why I love the mini blog community!

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  13. Precioso, me gusta mucho como te ha quedado!! Un abrazo, Arantza.

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  14. Mi piacciono le tue bottiglie, sembrao di vetro!

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  15. I love how the bottles turned out. You have wonderful ideas and are very generous in sharing them.
    Hugs Drora

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  16. Hi Jane! I love what you have done with the bottles! Very Clever Girl! It certainly kicks the $1 store bottles way up the notch stick! Thank you for sharing your process, Jane.

    elizabeth

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  17. Love the stoppers!!! I may have to "steal" that idea one day! :)

    toddlindsey.com

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