how to embed objects in resin beach art

by:Keyuan     2020-07-13
In this Instructure I show you how to make DIY wood and resin beach art with real sand and sand dollars.
I also showed you how to embed the object in the resin.
Last month, when I went through the pictures on my phone, I stumbled across a picture of the beach that my wife took last summer.
This photo inspired me to make a DIY resin beach scene with a piece of waste living cypress in the previous project.
In order to make this project more interesting than the simple wood and resin art project, I decided to embed objects in the resin, such as true sand and sand.
I found this unique living cypress in my scrap warehouse.
Also, I chose this Cypress as the edge of the scene is perfect for the beach entrance to the wood and resin beach art scene.
First of all, I polished two surfaces with 80 sand, 120 sand, 180 sand and 220 sand.
When I was careful not to damage loose pieces, I gently polished them off the living edge.
The edge opposite the live edge is already directly from my previous project.
Next, I squared one side of the Cypress with my diagonal saw.
I turned the wood over and leveled the other side.
Remember, I don\'t need to make squares at each end.
However, my obsessive-compulsive disorder activates when I see the edges or sides of the asymmetry.
Then I took the wood to my resin pouring station to make the resin mold.
First I found a piece of 3/4 plywood as the bottom of the resin mold.
The base of the resin mold must be at least 1 piece.
5 \"wider than wood \".
Also, length is required as long as wood and resin Beach Art Plus 1. 5″.
Additional 1.
5 in each direction \"(
Length and width)
Accommodate 2 pieces of 3/4 \"plywood that make up the box.
Next, I cover the plywood with packing tape and the tape with furniture wax.
The packing tape prevents the resin from sticking to the plywood.
In addition, furniture wax (or vaseline)
As a mold release agent, the art of wood and resin beaches is easy to remove.
I also repeated the process for the side of the resin mold.
First, I put the Cypress into the resin mold and grabbed a few pieces of 3/4 \"plywood for both sides, front and back.
As I mentioned earlier, I covered the side, front and back with packing tape and furniture wax.
Keep in mind that the surrounding parts do not need to be cut to the right size in order to fit perfectly.
Basically, they will work as long as they form a square.
Next I press and hold the side, front and back with my Brad DingTalk.
Then I sealed the resin mold with my hot glue gun to prevent water leakage.
Sealed with silicone or hot glue to prevent leakage of resin.
I used hot glue because it was very close to my resin pouring station.
In the end, the hot glue is not as strong as the silicone, but it dries faster.
For the first resin pouring, I mixed the 32 oz epoxy in one container according to the manufacturer\'s instructions.
Next, I pour 16 ounces into another container.
I added 2 drops of clear blue dye in 1 container and 2 drops of clear green dye in another container.
This is the first time I have used this clear dye, so I am careful not to add too much.
I can always darken the top layer of resin beach art, which is exactly what I need to do.
This transparent dye is very thin, good and bad.
Because I can control the color better, I believe it is good.
However, some people may think this is bad because more dyes are needed to reach a medium to dark color.
After I mixed the clear dye, I poured the resin.
Emerald waters in Destin, Florida are close to the beach with a thin layer of blue/green water and darker blue outside the second sandbar.
Then I used my mini torch to remove the bubbles.
I \'ve read nightmare stories about people trying to mix sand and resin.
Luckily, this is my second project using resin and real sand, no problem.
I sprinkle the sand first (Quikrete)
Immediately after the first pour into the resin.
I let the sand sink to the bottom and sprinkle more.
Due to the thick consistency of the resin, the sand will form a mass when it sinks to the bottom.
As a result, spreading sand twice helps eliminate any bare spots at the bottom.
I then use my mini torch to clear the bubbles every 3 minutes for 15 minutes.
After pouring the resin for the first time, I let it cure for 24 hours.
It doesn\'t take that much time, but I give it that much time because I have other things to do.
Obviously, during the first resin pouring process, I did not add enough clear dyes to the resin.
First of all, I mixed 32 oz resin in one container and 32 oz resin in another.
Next, I added about 10 drops of clear blue dye to the first container and transparent green dye to the second container.
After I mixed 10 drops of clear dye in each container, the color is still too light.
So, I added another 5 drops, perfect.
First of all, I slowly poured green and blue resin into the resin mold.
Next, I mixed the colors they met in the middle with my hot gun.
After pouring the resin for the second time, I immediately added real sand money.
First of all, I cast £ 4 at a random location at the resin beach art scene.
Next, I push the sand to the bottom with my mixer stick.
In 5 minutes I had to push the sand dollar back to the bottom twice to prevent them from going up.
After I added the sand dollar, I immediately mixed 12 oz resin for the resin beach art wave.
Next, I add pearl white pigment to the resin.
The resin wave effect can be achieved in many different ways, but this way works best for my workflow.
Then I poured the resin and mixed it with my hot gun.
Ultimately, there are no established rules for this step.
I just keep playing with it until I see the look that attracts me.
First, I poured 12 ounces of 91% acetone in a spray bottle.
Then I added 10 drops of pearl white paint.
I added 5 drops at a time until I got the color consistency I needed.
Some people call this mixture alcohol ink.
Then I sprayed the mixture on resin beach art with real sand white waves.
Alcohol produces a resin lace effect that makes the waves look more authentic.
Finally, I used my hot gun to move the resin and remove the bubbles.
To make resin cells, I used 3 drops of silicone oil in different locations on resin beach art.
Resin cells create small circles in resin art because it will disperse the material it touches.
This resin art effect makes the waves look alive or at work.
Normally, I have a small amount of excess resin after the resin is poured.
So, what about excessive resin?
How to handle resin correctly?
I pour Extra resin into the silicone mold (
At the top of this article)
Convert excess resin into something useful for future projects.
First, I hit each end and side of the resin mold with a hammer.
The mold took off easily.
Next, I gently pop one end with a crowbar.
I pulled it up gently and the rest of the wood and resin beach art was easily released.
I then cleaned up the garbage and dust in the work area.
Flood coating for any resin art project is important.
It not only provides the final finish, but also protects the art of resin walls.
First of all, I use my level to make sure the resin beach art is horizontal and vertical.
Next, I mixed 16 ounces of resin.
The pan-light coating is transparent, so there is no need to add pigments or dyes.
I then spread this material on wood and resin beach art with a plastic hanger.
The flood coat really brings the resin beach art to life!
After the resin covers the material, I spread the resin to the side and allow a small bead to drop on it.
I smooth both sides with a brush.
Brush hair gently scrape the bottom to prevent resin beads.
Usually I do it with my fingers;
However, my gloves were torn on my fingertips.
I had to wipe it every 3 minutes for 15 minutes.
Finally, I removed the resin airbag with my torch.
After about 12 hours, I repeated the process of the second flood coat.
However, I did not use a plastic hanger with a second flood jacket.
I just poured 16 ounces of material on resin beach art with real sand to get it to self level.
Of course, it won\'t work unless the surface of resin beach art is not horizontal.
If it\'s not horizontal, it\'s not a big deal-simply tilt the work in all directions and let the resin flow at the other end.
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The picture below is the inspiration for me to do this project.
I think I am very close to the water color on the photo.
It is worth mentioning that the shallow water of Destin, Florida is usually light blue with a slight green color.
It is not as green as in the picture.
I hope this project will provide you with some value as this is my ultimate goal and my forever goal.
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