Sunday, September 12, 2010

ICE Resin

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. 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!


  1. OH WOW!! I love the bubbles!! It adds to the character of the plates:) So glad you shared this with us, it's on my list of things to try oneday, too!!

  2. I LOVE the bubbles in the bottle, makes it look like Sprite! LOL I wish the 'cut glass' plate had poured clear though so you could see the 'cuts' better. BUT all in all I love it and cannot wait for the next batch to pop out tomorrow! =D If you want to try resin ICE Resin is the way to go! It really is super easy to work with and next to no odor too!

  3. eard of this before!
    Look forward to seeing more.

  4. Hmmm, a new toy to play with ;)
    Great job with all those molds BTW!

  5. ¡Que maravilla! Lo has conseguido igual, igual. He visitado el tutorial, está muy bien explicado.
    Gracias por la explicación.
    Enhorabuena por estos trabajos, son un gran paso.
    Besos Clara

  6. My gold set turned out pretty good, although I have decided that the 'cut glass' plates look best clear. I am getting ready to pour the extra bottle molds I made yesterday. sooo hopefully there will be more coming tomorrow. =D
    Thanks Clara, glad you enjoyed the tutorial.


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