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.
Labels: Colouring Resin, EasyCast, Glitter, Molds, Pigment, Sealing Paper, Tips