Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Resin Cubes - A New Experiment for Resin Crafting

With today being a busy back to school day for many of you I thought I would post an experimental project that I will be reworking a few more times this fall.
I am calling these square/rectangle resin shapes "cubes"...but I am sure I'll come up with a better description!
These are the cubes I created with many layers of EasyCast Resin poured over several weeks.
 This is the tray I worked in.
Happily it was an inexpensive item I found at Target....do you recognize it?  It is a TV dinner style serving dish.
You can see that I gathered several sheets of interesting paper that I planned to embed in resin.
 TIP:  In order to make sure the resin would demold easily, I did a tiny test in the tray.  I dropped in some resin and let it cure overnight.  It popped off easily, so this is indeed an item I can work in.
 Here is my process.  Whenever I had time, placed a piece of paper in the tray and covered it in EasyCast resin.  I even used a leftover piece of copper gilding.  
Each layer cured before I added a new piece of paper.
Eventually I demolded this gorgeous "brick of resin."
 I sawed my squares and rectangles.

In order to bring back the shine to the edges, I applied several coats of Resin Spray.
 They looked so interesting that I knew I would be making something unique with them!
 My jewelry-making skills allowed me to turn them into beads.
This "resin cube" experiment is one that I love!  I'll be perfecting this idea.

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Nicole B said...

I know what you can name them. Layers of Awesome! But really, very cool idea.

Carol Briody said...

Cool Cubes! Really!

Rijacki said...

Very cool use of left over resin.

When testing a potential mold that's 'normally' a food related item, if you do your test blob on the back, if it doesn't work out, you can use the food related thingy for food. If you do your test on the back between 2 of the front side depressions, you can even see how it would de-mold from a depression without contaminating the front depression if it doesn't. I read or heard that somewhere for testing ice trays, I forget where.

Becky Nunn said...

Way cool Carmi (as usual).

Becky Pancake said...

These are beautiful.

Cherie Burbach said...

Just love the look of these! How cool is that?

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

These are gorgeous! They make be think of millefiore, Carmi.