Sunday, September 12, 2010
Ok, so when my first batch of Barbie accessories can in months ago, among the goodies were several pretty perfume type bottles. I knew instantly that I wanted to try and reproduce them...well early experiments failed epicly! Until yesterday. In one of the yahoogroups I belong to someone mentioned a new jewelry grade resin that could be cast as well AND it took detail really well and stayed crystal clear. So I hopped over to the website. www.ICEResin.com It looked incredible...since I had some questions about ICE Resin and casting small items I sent off an email to their ICE Queen. (heeheehee, I love that. =D) And within 2 days, she replied and answered all of my questions and then some. I then discovered that my favorite online beading store carried it, so into my cart it went. While I was waiting for it to arrive I made some molds to try it out with. I made 3 molds from miniature plates, those can also be used with polymer clay! I also molded a simple bottle from my stash o'bottles. Yesterday I followed the instructions and mixed up 1/2 an ounce of ICE Resin. When you'r making miniatures 1/2 an ounce goes a loooong way! LOL The picture above is the result from yesterdays play. NOW I did realize that I skipped a very crucial step...letting the resin rest for 5 minutes after mixing. The bottle and the 'cut glass' plate are both full of bubbles. But the other 2 plates are pretty clear due to the resin resting a bit. The molded items will take about 3 days to fully cure, but I am totally thrilled with the way they turned out and already have another batch curing, as well as some new bottle molds setting up as well.
I took come pics today while I made the current batch as kind of a mini tutorial. Check them out here!