Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Adventures in Crafting

I'm very excited about trying a new craft today - a few months ago, I'd found a kit to get started with casting resin on clearance, and I finally got things cleared out and set up to give it a try. I'm going to just be doing some little rounded squares, and a small batch just to test and see how this EasyCast resin is to work with. If it turns out well, I may get a bit fancier with future attempts.

I was surprised to see that the resin itself is colored blue - when it said 'sapphire' as the color on the box, I assumed that was going to be the color of the mylar flakes they included for the project on the box.  This led to some re-planning, as I'd intended to embed something else in the resin pieces assuming the resin itself was giong to be clear. I really don't care for the mylar flakes, so I dug up some deep blue glitter instead, and I'm not going to mix up all of the resin.

Also, it's probably a bit rainier than it should be for resin, but I didn't realize that when I started - the house is fairly cool and dry, so fingers crossed.