Thursday, September 1, 2011

Faux Opal With EasyCast

 This is the fourth gemstone I recreated with EasyCast:  Opal!

It is very dark and pouring rain in my world.  
I wanted to take a better picture of my results but the sun is not cooperating with my blog deadline.

 If you have been following the blog I am using recipes designed by Marie Browning to create gemstones with EasyCast.  You can find all these recipes here.
To create Opal the recipe is super simple!
Pour a thin layer of EasyCast into a mold cavity.
Add iridescent Mylar flakes or cut a piece of a Mylar sheet.
 I have had this iridescent mylar in my stash for years and years!  
I just knew that one day I would need it.
Okay.  After you add the flakes: LET CURE!
 Then you need to top off the mold cavity with a final layer of of mixed EasyCast coloured with Castin'Craft White Opaque Pigment.
 That's it.  Let second pour cure.
Faux Opal.  It looks amazing in person!

Post for the Amber Recipe
Post for Jade Recipe
Post for Rose Quartz Recipe 

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I can't wait to try this. I just need me some Easy Cast and some Mylar Flakes then I'm in business!! Looks like a trip to my craft store is in my near future. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  2. Loved this post!! It inspired me to go out and (unwittingly) find mylar and make my own faux blue opal pieces!! Here's pics and my post about them: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/BeadsbyCelleste/9045/first_attempt_at_faux_blue_opal

    As always, thanks for blogging and sharing!!!!

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  3. thanks for the idea you have given. immediately i will try this..












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