Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Resin Is Not In The Mail! - Or My First Give-A-Way!



My first give-a-way!


Last week I did my bottle cap tutorials.  Would you like to try making a few your self?

If you do, and promise to mail me a picture of your results, I would be happy to send six readers a kit of Envirotex Lite and a dozen bottle caps!  All you have to do is leave me a comment!  The give-a-way will run for one week.  I’ll draw for the winners next Tuesday April 19.  If you have Envirotex Lite but no bottle-caps, leave that as a message in the blog comment area and maybe I can just get the caps to you!

Did you know that it is illegal to mail resin (two-component epoxy) through the Canadian or USA Postal System? 
I am so glad I checked with my friends at Environmental Technologies Inc!  I am about to launch my first give-a-way and want to do things properly.
Until now, I did not give much thought to mailing resin since I always pick up my Envirotex Lite and matching products at my local Michaels Craft store. Now that I want to have give-a-ways and other events I need to be more aware of how to get my favorite liquids into the hands of artists in many different locations. 
There are two bottles in a two-part epoxy kit (and by kit I am referring to Envirotex Lite.) One bottle is labeled “resin” and the second is labeled “hardener.”  My research tells me that the resin of a two-component epoxy is considered a skin sensitizer and the hardener a corrosive. By law, both components are required to be labeled accordingly and have special shipping requirements. When I reviewed the Canadian and U.S. Postal System, “ Mailing Standards”, I found a whole section pertaining to the legal limits of mailing corrosive products. Whew, glad I checked! The FINES are HUGE and severe if you send these products by mail, especially if you are in business of making and selling resin. 
So I’ll be using the professionals at UPS who have a prompt and inexpensive service for these types of products.
That being said, if you participate with this giveaway, I need your physical address in North America to ship to.  (Sorry, no P.O. Box delivery with UPS.)
Everyday I learn something new about my favorite art medium!  I’ll be a shipping specialist by the time I celebrate the one-year anniversary of this blog.

27 comments:

  1. Boot C you were so fast I barely got a chance to spellcheck! So to reward your promptness...I am making you a winner! But I'll still pick six more people!

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  2. I am OBSESSED with bottle caps! All kinds, all sizes! I'm also very interested in trying resin!

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  3. I have Envirotex Light here at the Studio. *smile* I'm going to email my customers to let them know about your blog, etc......

    Also -- I'd love to do this. Got any bottle caps you can send my way? :)

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  4. i've been wanting to try resin and this would be a great way for me to start!

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  5. I would love to try resin and make more clear beautiful pieces. I just haven't been really thrilled with my Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze.

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  6. I have been in awe of all your resin work and really want to try it. I have also been very disappointed with Diamond Glaze and while I think Glossy Accents is good for some things, I don't like it in jewelry making. I would love to try some!

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  7. I have been wanting to try resin and LOVE your site! Your posts are so informative and your pieces are beautiful.

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  8. what a sweet and kind idea, yeaaah i like to try it, but i live in europe so... mayby it cost too much.
    we don't have that brand you use.
    i have done it with something else ,
    but yours sounds very great and much better.
    i love your site, you make great new projects, very inspirational.
    so thank you anyway for all those as well;-D
    have a greet nice day, be crafty.LOL

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  9. I'd be happy to send you photos of my "experiment" if I win - thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  10. I would love to try this. I have just started following your blog thanks to my sister Pam Barnes. Your work is beautiful! Please add my name to the draw! But maybe Pam should win for referring me lol!

    Beverly Anger

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  11. I would love to receive a starter kit and I promise to send in pictures of my finished product- that will be my motive to hurry up and get it done! lol Connie :)

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  12. Resin has been on my want-to-try list for awhile now. This would be just the motivation to actually do something! Hoping I'm one of the lucky ones!

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  13. Resin is one of this medium I am longing to try. It is good to know that you can't ship it via USPS (i should check with Canada Post, just by curiosity).

    Thanks a lot for doing this giveaway.

    Take care;
    Nolwenn

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  14. Why did I never think of resin for bottle caps?!! Brilliant idea! Now if I could just win some. ;-)) I hope I get lucky!

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  15. Oh, I would love to give it a try! I promise to sent a picture! LOL

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  16. Hi Carmi,

    I've been wanting to try resin forever but felt to intimidated by it ~ your tutorials are so wonderful that I'm ready and willing! Will definately send a picture if I win ;)

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  17. Aww, I just came upon this great site thanks to Claudine H. I'd love the chance of getting goodies in the mail esp these scrummy ones but since I live in the uk with the laws and stuff I don't think I'll be a winner :(
    Good luck everyone:)
    Jeanette

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  18. I just took a resin class using something else, and I would LOVE to try this product! And thanks to Claudine for sending me to you :)

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  19. Hi I used to use resin to make paperweights about 30 years ago(I can't be that old, can I).
    I would love to make up these bottlecap treasures.
    MaryJo

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  20. I've played around with Magic Gloss which I'm sensitive to, but I'd love to have a chance to work with this other type of resin. I have some vintage cards that would be perfect for this project.
    dot in Ohio

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  21. I have used resin before in large mosaic pieces, but have never thought to use it in other types of projects. Your blog is awesome and have put it into my favourites to get ideas and how to. Thanks so much. michellelangevin@live.com

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  22. I had a "resin jewelry-making day" with a friend last year and apparently didn't mix it well enough :( Really want to try again!!!

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  23. I would really like to try it - I have been using Diamond glaze with not so great results most of the time.Very frustrating because I create an entire canvas with a super collage and then kaboom...it's ruined when the glaze comes out uneven. Does Envirotex have predictable results each and every time?

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  24. I would love to try resin. I have wanted to for a few years now. Even have plans... just have not bought the resin products and done it. Please pick me. Thanks.

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  25. great giveaway. thanks for the chance to win some resin. I would be happy to share pics of my finnished pieces. Good luck everyone. Pam B

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  26. Hi everyone!
    There is a new blog post listing the winners up now! Thanks for playing!
    Carmi

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