A lightbulb moment

I’ve been testing the new resin, but I’ve been unable to sort out a bulb for my heat box to see how fast it can cure. The slowness can be a benefit however. I’ve been experimenting with semicured resin, as you’ve seen with the previous post where I created a loop in a pendant to thread a cord straight through. This time I used a rolling pin and an embossing plate and rolled a piece out to pick up a texture. You can’t do this kind of thing with polyester resin due to the chemical polymerisation process that epoxy has.

This has given me an idea- I could make imitation seaglass! I’ll share a tutorial with you soon. I am compiling distressed resin projects for a possible book AFTER the current one I’m working on as this seems to be my area of specialism at the minute, I love exploring the different properties.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    How lovely, to invent something!!! Must be exciting times for you. Looking forward to seeing results – can you colour the ‘sea glass’?

  2. Posted July 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I bet the bangle I try tonight will make me end up distressed!

  3. Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oooh! Interesting. Which type of resin is this? (The one in your starter kit- which I haven’t had time to play with yet, or not?)

    • Posted July 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yep, it’s the Resin Obsession resin!

      • Posted July 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

        Oooh! Even more exciting!! I’m going to study your experiments in more detail. Who wants to run before they can walk?!
        xxx

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