Thursday, May 15, 2014

EasyCast Tips and Inspiration - Post Four

 Here are two more reasons to consider working in molds with EasyCast.
 EasyCast is a two component, low odor, solvent free, clear casting epoxy. It’s ideal for casting small decorative items.  
As mentioned, I like to make the first layer,or roughly 1/3 of my mold, a simple clear resin pour.  You can see the resin curing in the mold.
 Then I add my embellishments and paper to that first cured layer.  Remember, you are working backwards because the bottom of the mold is the top when it is all cured.  I glued my paper imagery onto that first layer of cured resin with a generous coating of a clear drying decoupage medium.
 Then I sealed the back of the paper several times, letting each layer of glue dry thoroughly before the next application.  Because it is starting to get humid again, I let this dry overnight so that the glue was completely dry and clear.
 I made my second batch of EasyCast and added opaque black pigment to colour it.  Also, note that I added glitter glue to the edges of my artwork.  That glitter glue had also dried overnight.
 I allowed that final resin pour to cure overnight as well.
The results speak for themselves!
The black background looks fabulous and I can see the glitter edging like a frame.

EastCast Tips and Inspiration Post One

EastCast Tips and Inspiration Post Two

EastCast Tips and Inspiration Post Three

EastCast Tips and Inspiration Post Four

These posts were designed, photographed and written by me.
They appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are fantastic, and yes very inspirational! Thanks for all your hard work!

Renee M said...

It's been fun seeing all your creations and tips this week, thanks! I've been wondering about the mold release spray product. How do you know when to use that or not?

Carmi Cimicata said...

You are welcome!

Carmi Cimicata said...

I personally only use the mold release spray when I work in the sturdier molds, such as the re-usable polypropylene ones we have.
http://eti-usa.com/resin-jewelry-molds/

Renee M said...

Thank you for the reply!

Blog said...

Great blog. I really like the mold shapes you used for this project. Where did you find that?

Carmi Cimicata said...

It is a french mold from pebeo/gedeo.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I love all your tutorials especially this one!