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*
Let me know if you find out anything to help clear our cloudy confounded conundrum!