Thursday, May 15, 2014

EasyCast Tips and Inspiration - Post Four

 Here are two more reasons to consider working in molds with EasyCast.
 EasyCast is a two component, low odor, solvent free, clear casting epoxy. It’s ideal for casting small decorative items.  This is the fourth post showing you some of my projects working in a silicone mold tray.  (Links to all the posts are below.)
As mentioned, I like to make the first layer,or roughly 1/3 of my mold, a simple clear resin pour.  You can see the resin curing in the mold.
 Then I add my embellishments and paper to that first cured layer.  Remember, you are working backwards because the bottom of the mold is the top when it is all cured.  I glued my paper imagery onto that first layer of cured resin with a generous coating of a clear drying decoupage medium.
 Then I sealed the back of the paper several times, letting each layer of glue dry thoroughly before the next application.  Because it is starting to get humid again, I let this dry overnight so that the glue was completely dry and clear.
 I made my second batch of EasyCast and added our opaque black pigment to colour it.  Also, note that I added glitter glue to the edges of my artwork.  That glitter glue had also dried overnight.
 I allowed that final resin pour to cure overnight as well.
The results speak for themselves!
The black background looks fabulous and I can see the glitter edging like a frame.


8 comments:

  1. They are fantastic, and yes very inspirational! Thanks for all your hard work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's been fun seeing all your creations and tips this week, thanks! I've been wondering about the mold release spray product. How do you know when to use that or not?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I personally only use the mold release spray when I work in the sturdier molds, such as the re-usable polypropylene ones we have.
      http://eti-usa.com/resin-jewelry-molds/

      Delete
    2. Thank you for the reply!

      Delete
  3. Great blog. I really like the mold shapes you used for this project. Where did you find that?

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is a french mold from pebeo/gedeo.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love all your tutorials especially this one!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on Resin Crafts Blog! For technical questions you can email our customer service at: msanchez@eti-usa.com or via telephone @ 1-800-368-9323.