Ok, I hope you aren’t panicking too much.
If it helps, I’ve already done all of the nail biting, heavy breathing, heart racing and nervous sweating for all of us so maybe just have a sip of your drink, take a couple of breaths and then read on.
As mentioned, first job, mix the resin.
For some reason, I decided not to do the math that would have given me the right amount to use but instead just decided that as along as I had 1 Litre of mixed resin/hardener that it “looks about right”.
Next, separate into smaller cups and mix in additives – which were, by the way, some liquid pigment, mermaid glitter and silver flakes which I chucked directly on the glass instead of mixing in.
Time to pour – eeeek!
On with a “tiny” blob of some clear to start. Then some of the blue pigmented resin.
It’s like funky honey!
FYI, yes, I did change my entire plan in order to work on the back of the glass.
Next, some of the glittery stuff and a little clear.
Repeat, until all of the mixed stuff had been used up. Then, a bit of fiddling with a plastic straw – to draw out the design a bit.
I then used the heat tool REALLY quickly and REALLY gently to pop whatever bubbles I could see and then covered the top so that no dust “n” stuff got at it.
Now, full disclosure. I did NOT work on the top of the glass, I did NOT work in a warm room and I did NOT pour a thin layer so I was now basically relying on the fingers-crossed part of the plan. Eeek!
I waited … and waited … and ate some snacks, well, who doesn’t when they are nervous … and waited.
I waited for 24 LONG hours.
Until finally …. ta-daaaaa!
Now, you may have spotted/noticed some little bits of blue around the upper edges.
My failure to block up the gap at the edge of the glass ALMOST led to a whole litre of resin pouring through and sticking one table to another.
Thankfully the painters tape that I used to mask of the painting held fast and only a little seepage happened.
Another BIG phew!
Anyhoo, for a random guess work kinda project, it turned out Ok. Here’s a couple of more pictures.
Kinda swirly, kinda sea-sidey. S’nice. All joking apart, I might get me a couple of these tables now, LOL!
Oh, by the way, I did tidy up the seep-age before I handed the table back to the neighbours who liked it very much.
Ok, anyhoo, I’ve taken up enough of your time. Hope you’ve enjoyed that little journey with me.
What about you? Have you been trying resin art or casting at all lately? It seems to have been a bit of a thing among the people what go on the internet. Is this something that you would have been brave enough to try? Is it now after seeing me muck it all up but still come out with something half decent?
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Bye for now.