This blog post is not to create fear in the hearts of those who already fearful of working with resin.
You should have NO fear of working with resin, because even if you err, even the worst resinous mess can be corrected.
Anyway....mine is being corrected, as we speak!
Yesterday I mixed up some ICE Resin in order to complete a bunch of experiments I'd been working on, some with the new Iced Enamels and others with molds and polymer clay. Well....I thought I mixed it!
I THOUGHT it seemed light when I mixed it. It should be a pearlescent, milky color when you do it properly, but mine stayed clear. I don't know why that didn't raise a flag....but! I had too much going on and wasn't paying attention.
What to do?
DO IT AGAIN. I scraped off as much of the first mixture as I could. Then I PROPERLY mixed a new batch. On the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook , someone had recommended that as you let the resin rest after mixing (you should let it rest about 5 min or so) that you could also put it on a candle warmer plate for a minute or two and let the warmth 'start' it. So I did:
Then, someone called me. I forgot about it for about 20 minutes.
Well, the good news is FOR SURE I did a great job of mixing it. The bad news was that it was almost cured solid! LOL
Time to mix another batch......
Anyway, here's what I did get done:
This is a cuff first painted with some Pink Halo Lumiere paint I had in the drawer over one of my extra wide dimpled "can" style cuffs.
After the paint dried, I coated the whole thing with Iced Enamels medium, and sprinkled a couple of colors of Iced Enamel "Relique" Powders on it. Then I heat set it.
Now it is covered with ICE resin. Hmmm. It looks great like this, but you know me....I could never stop HERE.
Maybe some of these flowers will look good on top:
I like to resin silk flowers, too. Since they are so porous, will have to wait and see how many new coats of good resin it will take to fix my gaffe. I also added some Iced Enams to the sides of the petals. Hope it comes out so I can show ya!
Can't wait to do more with the Iced Enamels We have been planning a DVD with some of the cool patina stuff on it for some time; it's taking longer than I'd planned, but when it comes out we'll have a spot about them on it.
Meantime, why don't you join the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook ? Ther is so much sharing going on there, on so many levels. Once in a bit, Jen Cushman, who is part of ICE Resin, stops by and shares some info with us on their products; and this week we just celebrated 1,000 members with a virtual party that rocked on most of the night!
What a fun bunch! Helps me get over my resinous mess! LOL