Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Experimenting With Resin
The process took quite a while. The resin tends to pool in round or oval shapes, drawing away from the edges. This meant I had to put several layers of Magic Gloss on each piece, baking the layers under a UV light, to ensure the resin covered the whole surface. I also learned that flat pieces are much easier to cover than those with slanted or rounded edges.
As you look through the images in this post, you'll notice some of the pieces are covered with resin while others were left matte. The resined pieces shine and glow. The resin does seem to intensify colors, and also to darken them. It seemed that light colors, such as white and yellow in particular, were affected the most. This information can make a difference in the colors you might choose.