techniques for casting clear resin
The resin is hardened, showing the shape of the mold.
There are various types of transparent resin, including epoxy and polyester.
Be careful when choosing a resin because some are not suitable for casting.
Some maintain tacky surfaces even when curing, and some are difficult to Polish or Polish.
The resin emits smoke when it is liquid, so ventilation is important.
The inclusion is an item added to the liquid resin that gets stuck in it when it gets hard.
Common inclusions include photos, coins, beads, sequins, crystals, buttons, fibers and fabric scraps.
Some people use liquid resin casting to preserve specimens such as plants or insects.
You can do steampunk. style or found-
Use the jewelry of the contents.
If you are making a larger part, or if you want your inclusions to look floating at different depths of the resin, you may need to stack the resin in layers.
If you are coloring the resin, remember that the color of the resin affects the apparent color of the inclusions.
Some resins become hot when cured, which can damage some items.
The advantages of plastic molds are easy to obtain, cheap and reusable.
You can often find them in a shop that offers cast resin.
You can also improvise your molds from plastic products or make your own plastic molds using vacuum forming equipment.
Be careful when using improvisation or family-
Make molds that are plastic compatible with resin.
Liquid resin can destroy your project.
Test a small amount of resin on the plastic you want to use first.
If you make jewelry using transparent resin, you can cast the jewelry blank directly, such as the pendant back or the ring blank.
Remember, if there is an opening on the back of the blank, you have to cover it so that the resin does not leak out.
You carefully pour the liquid resin into the blank space of the jewelry and any inclusions you would like to add.
Dome resin is usually used for this project.
This is a slightly viscous resin that naturally forms a bump on the base to which it is poured.
The dome resin zoomed in the items below it. (
See references 1, 2 and 5)
Resin can be cast in silicone rubber mold.
You cover the original with liquid silicone molding material.
When the curing process is over, you leave a soft, soft rubber mold in which you can pour the liquid resin.
This is a very useful technique if you want to copy something because the mold can be reused.
Useful equipment for silicone molding includes
Gasser, which removes bubbles from silica gel.
Silicone mold release can help you remove items from silicone mold after resin curing. (
See references 1 and 4)