4/14/10

Resin~

Well, I now can say I've tried my hand using resin... It was easy-peasy I must say. The hardest part was waiting the 24 hours to let it cure. I am not a patient person by any means. I used Envir-Tex Lite 2 part resin which I purchased at Michael's-- I used the 40% off coupon. If I remember correctly that made the cost around $8 for the box. The directions say to measure/measure/measure... umm... I didn't measure the resin precisely, thats just not in my nature I just winged it. I didn't want to use a lot of the product to start off with, just incase my winging it didn't work out.... I used a plastic spoon to measure equal amounts of both the resin and hardner. Every single batch I've made this way has turned out perfectly~You just mix the two together until it is blended, then I just spooned a little into each mold I was using. I added glitter to these ones pictured below. If I was to give advice to anyone wanting to try this...it would be this. Don't mix to much resin, a little surprisingly goes a long way. Another tip? Find a level shelf or table for these to set on for the needed curing time. Seriously, I think my entire house and contents are on a slight incline! I've got another batch I'm working on.... now what to do with them all??

10 comments:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hey Cheryl
I Love how they turned Out ~ Thanks for Sharing.... is it a Candy mold that you use to make them? I have been wanting to try this for charms of My Grands, but was worried of the resin sticking in a mold & Not releasing....
guess I will save that 40% off coupon
Have a wonderful Week

Pixie said...

these are really cool! I say hyou add a bail and make some sweet pendants with them!

Linda said...

So cute- looks like a fun project!

Laurie said...

How fun! They're adorable!

peggy said...

wow, they are pretty!

vivian said...

they turned out perfect! (not surprised.. after all, youre the one who made them!) so what will you do with them now? Jewelry? ornaments?

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

These are adorable--thanks for blog help, that is what I normally do, but not working tonight. It is messed up! But in compose mode it looks perfectly normal until I post. I deleted some spaces and it deleted the links, so I had to get that back. I can't tell what to delete in HTML. The text keeps changing sizes too. I will change it, save and then post and it is odd again. Argh!

Jingle said...

Those look SO good! Wow! I thought it would be more difficult than that!

Jane said...

These look great! Thanks for showing them! I also wonder what kind of molds you use, & also when you put the picture in?

Wouldn't they make cute charms for a bracelet?!
Jane - Jacksonville

Deborah said...

These are lovely! Thanks for the tips. I bought some resin several weeks ago but have been too intimidated to use it.