Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sequins and Halloween Molds - What Not To Do!

 The resin gods have not tripped me up in a while.  I received a large dose of "what not to do" this week.
 I wanted to showcase these very cool sequins in resin.  My EasyCast cured beautifully, my mold worked without issues, but my sequins are a disaster.  These samples are going into the trash so I am not haunted by my mistake.
 You can not put glue on 
a sequin and expect 
it to look fabulous.  
It is common sense really.  The sequins are so shiny and the glue dulls it in a way that is not precise or even.
Sigh.
This would have been a great sample. 
What bothers me is that I have done this before.  I have a note posted on my sequin box now reading..."Careful not to let glue onto sequin front!!"
Here is the back of one piece.  I placed my sequins face down into glue.  The backs remained clean, and as you can see...they look fabulous under EasyCast.  Lesson learned.  AGAIN.
Halloween Cabochons - Part One
Halloween Cabachons - Part Two

5 comments:

  1. Does this mean you can't place the sequins face down in the resin? Are you going to attempt this project again? It looks really cool!

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    1. Yes, I am stubborn. I am going to redo this. If I had just placed the sequins into the resin, it would have been perfect..as you can see from the back side. So, stay tuned!

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  2. Have you tried using a glue that dries clear and glossy like Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze? I know I have painted over sequins with both of these and they don't dull the shine.

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    1. I have all the glues...and in the end, I stick with one or two. I plan to just not put glue on the sequins in the future. I will just embed them in the resin...technique to be explained next week!

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  3. Looking forward to hearing that technique. I have two huge bags of sequins and I have been pondering how to embed them as I am a novice. Will stay tuned...

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