Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EasyCast-Clear Casting Epoxy - Part Two

 I really like results day!
Photographing the pieces from my first tray using EasyCast taught me a very important lesson.
 For molds that are deep (like the one I used) it makes much more sense to use EasyCast.  I have always loved Envirotex Lite.  Many of these blog posts feature Envirotex Lite and it really is ideal for resin work involving bezels, glazing and of course the classic table top or canvas top applications. 

EasyCast was designed for casting though!  
I think my results showcase how fantastic this product is.
 This is the mold I started with and if you go back the that post you will see how I set up my tray for use.
 I filled each tray opening with some special beads.  These are my new baubles, freshly popped from the mold.
 Crystal clear is the best description.
 Simple one colour themed molds look fantastic.
 This group of beads just glows in the EasyCast.  I will wait another day before I sand the edges a little.  EasyCast reminds you in the instructions the a full cure is 72 hours.
I had one small mistake though.  I will repair it, but I wanted to show it to you.
This star is missing some resin.  The purple bead settled in the corner and blocked the EasyCast from flowing underneath it.  Next time I mix up a batch of Envirotex Lite I will fill that hole!  I'll probably add another crystal now too.

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