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How to Make a Resin Pendant with Copper Tubing
Making a resin pendant with two sizes of copper tubing; one for the outside, and one to make a big hole (like a GoGo pendant) inside. Fill with resin, sand, polish.
Faux Opal Resin Cabochons DIY Tutorial Demo (ArtResin)
Two-layer method for making faux opals out of resin and irridescent cellophane (mylar) glitter. The idea is to make the first layer clear, and put the cellophane glitter in that, then when that layer is set, make a second batch of resin, colour it, and pour it on top; this gives colour to the piece without obscuring the glitter (the bottom of the mould will be the front of the piece). This can be done for dark opals (using a dark background layer), and white opals (using pale glitter and white background).
Resin: Rainbow Curl Earrings
Make twisted curl rainbows using color film, resin and packing tape. The idea is to make your surface with the colour film, dome it with resin, let it cure until it is dry but still bendable (half the time it takes to cure hard) and then wrap the piece around a cylinder (like a pencil) and tape it down to hold it in place until it is fully cured. This uses colour film from little-windows.com, but I expect normal cellophane would work just as well. One could also use pretty (translucent) paper.
How to Use Resin in Open Settings
Lisa Pavelka demonstrates using Magic-Glos with open-backed settings. Here she creates a layered collage using a setting, Magic-Glos resin and a variety of components. Includes useful tips that I haven't seen elsewhere.
Minion Coasters DIY Another Coaster Friday Craft Klatch
Coaster tutorial. Coaster mould + resin + transparency film + circle cutter = coaster! This tutorial adds a few interesting techniques to the repertoire: (laser) printing an image on transparency film, and cutting it out to the shape and size of the coaster using a circle cutter. If one doesn't have a colour laser printer, one could possibly print something out in black-and-white and colour it with sharpies.
Beachy Seashell and Sand Coaster Another Coaster Friday DIY
Beach and shells resin coaster tutorial. What I like about this one is the way it has blue water at the edges of the sand. Because the sand-and-resin mixture is thick, it doesn't spread all over the bottom, thus enabling the making of the blue water parts.
Sun and Moon Stenciled Resin Coasters Another Coaster Friday
This shows how to stencil on resin. The idea is to make one layer of resin, take it out of the mould, stencil on it, put it back in the mould, and pour another layer of resin on it. So the mould needs to be very simple.
Resin Tutorial 3D-looking Galaxy Pendant
Create a galaxy effect pendant tutorial. This one makes the galaxy background with white acrylic paint and (sparkly) black/blue/purple/clear nailpolish painted into a bezel. The 3D effect is done by layering glitter and stars and microbeads on top, and doming it all with (UV?) resin and adding a few more glitter-stars into that.
Resin Jewelry Tutorial: Using Pebeo Paints - Mixed Media
This tutorial shows how to make simple charms with resin and Pebeo paints. These paints create beautiful abstract and unique designs. Paints used in this video were:
Pebeo Prisme Fantasy
Pebeo Moon Fantasy
Pebeo Vitrail Glass.
The usefulness of this technique depends entirely on whether one can or cannot get hold of these Pebeo paints, alas.
Resin Tutorial: Glitter Galaxies
Tutorial for glittery galactic clouds in your resin piece. Holographic glitter + dark shades of glitter + black glitter. This could probably be done with mica powder too.
Faux Moss Agate with Clare Horner
How to cast and create a faux moss agate stone for use in jewelry or mixed media projects. The secret is using actual moss! It is called "Reindeer moss" or "lichen" and is used for faux trees and bushes in model railways.
How to make your own disposable measuring-mixing cups for resin. If one is using a resin which is mixed in a ratio 1:1 by volume, this method works to make a measuring cup which holds two equal volumes (and can then be used for mixing the resin). Take two disposable plastic cups, water, and a permanent marker. Pour a volume of water into one cup, mark the level. Pour that water into the second cup, mark that level. Pour another lot of water into the first cup, to the level you marked. Then pour the second lot of water into the second cup, and mark the new level (then pour all that water into the first cup, and mark that level). Now each cup will have two marks on them, each marking an equal volume. If one is CAREFUL, then one can use this to both measure and mix the resin, by pouring in the first part and then the second. The risk is that one may accidentally pour in too much of one or the other, and then have no way to correct it. On the other hand, this method has the advantage that one isn't losing any resin or hardener due to them clinging to the sides of the measuring cups, so it's a trade-off.
One could probably do something similar for 2:1 ratios, using this method to mark three equal volumes on a cup, and then fill the resin to the second level, and the hardener to the third level.
Cold Casting your 3D Prints
In this video Paul Braddock covers how to Cold Cast a 3D Printed design. Printing, making a silicone mould from the print, doing the cold-casting with metal powder and resin, and then adding a patina and finishing.
Notable because the presenter and the materials are Australian.
How To Cold Cast Tutorial
This shows what cold casting is and this shows how it is done by casting up a copy of a cortana data chip replica from halo 4.
How to cold cast- this uses a polyurethane resin (but other resins will work too) and mixes it with metal powders. This technique is called cold casting, as it gives you the appearance of a metal cast piece but there was no melting involved, hence cold casting. This video shows the 4 main steps involved in cold casting which are:
Prepping the mold with metal powder
casting into the mould with plastic
weathering the cold cast piece
polishing with steel wool
At the end of the process you have a cold cast piece that looks like real metal... because it has real metal in it!