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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Resin Adventures

Last week was all about art.  In addition to the large image transfer workshop, the jewelry girls at the studio did a little colored resin workshop which turned out to be largely experimental.  Here are some of the things we learned:

1. You have to measure the resin/hardener ratio carefully.  Some of us were better than others and some of the resins we mixed will never dry and remain a goopy mess.

2.  When using a mold, you must use a release agent.  You can get the official stuff but cooking spray is also supposed to work.  I have a red skull that is stuck in the mold so I may have to cut it apart.  I'm also going to try running it under hot water or zapping it in the micro wave for a few seconds.

3.  Wear gloves.  When this stuff gets on your hands, it is very difficult to remove.  Alcohol works and so does WD-40.  I finished up with a little nail polish remover.

4.  This us fun and one idea leads to another. Can't wait to do it again.

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