I've already been forced to order more Ice Resin and some new molds. I can't go anywhere without looking at various items and wondering "hmm...I wonder if I could put that in a bezel and resin it?" I've lost my sense of smell from sniffing the fumes and I think there may even be some dried resin stuck in my hair.
On the upside, I believe I've solved the "cloudiness" issue that ruined my first batch of resin molds. I still don't know what caused it, but in my latest batch - not a cloud in sight!
(Wish I could say the same for the sky outside - it is pouring BUCKETS of rain right now - which is odd for us for this time of year)
So, here are my latest results:
Okay, now, this pair works. Colors contrast nicely, no cloudiness and no major bubble issues.
So, next go around, I need to really think about what's going in the molds and what background color I want to use and plan it more carefully. Once you've got the resin mixed up and colored, you kind of have to use it for everything in the molds. It's pretty hard to mix up a small enough batch to just do 2 pieces so if everything doesn't look good with the same background color, well, you're kind S.O.L.
I started another experiment last night (told you I have resin-itis) that involves neither bezels nor molds. Wonder what will happen......
P.S. What I really want to try with these molds are some tiny pressed flowers but I can't seem to find any for sale that are small enough - any suggestions? Uhh...besides making my own...been there...tried that...produced mold.