I get a lot of emails asking me what I do with the finished pieces I show on this blog. This week I thought I would show you why I use EasyCast to make molded items which I can then quickly and easily incorporate into something wearable. I hope you liked the skull and bones I made earlier this week! On their own they would be fun to use as game pieces. I drilled some holes into the cast items and connected them. I also added some crystals to make them a little more edgy.
Now I have a very cool necklace for Halloween!
This really is a sager and spice type idea! I know I won't bump into anyone who has a necklace like it.
EasyCast made it possible to make these items simply and in the colours of my choosing.
I like ice cube trays because once the resin has cured you can push the finished piece out of the mold by stretching the sides.
I have all these wonderful pieces! I did notice a scratch mark on this one skull. I was worried I might have scratched it when I pulled it out of the mold.
But I went back to the ice cube tray and I see that it is a slight imperfection in the tray itself. EasyCast resin is phenomenal to work with....it picks up every teeny detail in any mold you pour it in to.
Tomorrow I'll start showing you what I am doing with my skulls and bones.
This is the time of year you will be able to find some interesting ice cube trays. I love this one! You might be surprised that you can use them as a mold to cast wonderful resin pieces. Once you do however, do not use them for ice or food making.
I thought I would give you one more demonstration of my stained glass technique idea. Notice the weather has not changed in my world....still gray and drizzly, but my new sample brightens up the window!
This time I thought I would do two things.
1. See if I could use a serviette instead of tissue or paper. Serviettes are very fragile.
2. See if I could do this in only one step by placing the serviette section into the tiny wood hoop first.
(You need to have read parts one and two of this series to know what I am referring to.)
I would not be lying when I said this was hard to do. I ripped the serviette more than once trying to get it into the hoop perfectly. This was my fourth attempt. I admitted that applying resin to the serviette - before it goes into the hoop is the better way.
Here is my hoop and serviette all ready and I carefully painted a layer of Envirotex Lite to the surface.
I was starting to think "perhaps this is a better faster way."
But, and isn't there always a but, when the resin cured I spotted these little indents. These are part of the serviette and I thought they would smooth out with a layer of resin....for the most part they did, but in this area they just seemed to be more exaggerated.
So I did do a second pour after all. And since the indents were not going away I added some glass beads in that area to hide them!
Isn't it pretty? This hoop is only 3 1/4 inches wide so it would be perfect for a Christmas tree ornament. My Christmas themed serviettes are now out on my work table......