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Casting resin is a highly viscous compound that hardens over time, most commonly within a mould. Homemade casting resins can be obtained from plants or trees. These homemade options won't solidify as quickly as synthetic resins. History Humans have u

Homemade Casting Resin

Casting resin is a highly viscous compound that hardens over time, most commonly within a mould. Homemade casting resins can be obtained from plants or trees. These homemade options won't solidify as quickly as synthetic resins.

History

Humans have used natural resin, such as pine sap and amber, for thousands of years. Most resins react more quickly with a catalyst triggering the hardening process. The majority of the resins found on the market today are synthetic, as they can sometimes harden in seconds instead of hours or days.

Natural Vs. Synthetic

Natural casting resins can sometimes be volatile and flammable and should only be used by someone adept in identifying safe natural alternatives. Synthetic casting resins are often made with a natural component but are less expensive and much safer to handle in various environments.

Common Uses

Casting resins are primarily used in moulds to form anything from jewellery to plastic containers. Other uses of resins with different hardening points are paint, varnish, inks and perfumes.

Homemade Casting Resin

Homemade Casting Resin

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-09-21Views:130

Casting resin is a highly viscous compound that hardens over time, most commonly within a mould. Homemade casting resins can be obtained from plants or trees. These homemade options won't solidify as quickly as synthetic resins. History Humans have u[More]

Casting Resin Ideas

Casting Resin Ideas

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-06-23Views:130

Casting resin is a chemically synthesised liquid product that, when poured, hardens into a plastic resembling natural plant resins. It is used by craft makers, model makers, jewellery and props builders to create durable transparent or opaque objects[More]

How to Mold with Casting Resin

How to Mold with Casting Resin

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Two-part resins are highly versatile materials that allow you to cast objects resembling everything from glossy plastic to natural stone and wood. Resins may be specified for strength, clarity, heat resistance and hardness. Whatever the formulation,[More]

How to use clear casting resin

How to use clear casting resin

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Clear casting resin is made of a polyurethane material. It's often used to embed or encapsulate an object in a hard piece of plastic, and with it casters can make pieces of jewellery, beads, sculpture reproductions and other home items or gift ware.[More]

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Casting resin is a clear polyurethane material that allows you to create professional looking items with minimal fuss. With casting resin, you can create everything from jewellery to home decor items. In order to create an item with casting resin, yo[More]

How do I Use Casting Resin to Create Layers of the Earth With Rocks, Sand and Gravel?

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You can use either polyester or epoxy casting resin to make an Earth model. You can either work with the natural colour of stone, gravel and sand or add transparent or opaque colour to the resin to show underground water, oil, shale and other deposit[More]

How to cast resin model car bodies

How to cast resin model car bodies

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Hobbyists who choose to create their own model kits of cars can produce dozens of copies on their own, in resin. They design the model and sculpt it themselves, or hire someone to do it for them. Then, using readily available mixes and tools, they ma[More]

How to Dissolve Casting Resin

How to Dissolve Casting Resin

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Making a mistake with casting resin is a common occurrence while making jewellery. There is only one solvent available called Epoxsol that will dissolve casting resin. The solvent may seem dangerous and hard to use, but it's not as bad as you think.[More]

How to cast resin jewelry

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Jewellery making is a craft that has many techniques. One popular and very artistic technique is resin casting. Resin casted jewellery features a basic jewellery design, with an image or object preserved under a thick layer of resin. The result is a[More]

How to cast resin crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-12-12Views:130

Resin is a clear acrylic or polyester medium that mixes together as a liquid and dries hard and clear. It's popular for jewellery making and craft projects like paper weights or insect preservation. Resin casting is the art of embedding an object in[More]

How to Pour Smooth-Cast 300 Liquid Plastic Casting Resin Into a Mold

How to Pour Smooth-Cast 300 Liquid Plastic Casting Resin Into a Mold

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Liquid plastics are commonly used materials for creating multiple copies of sculptures, artwork, props and other small items. Smooth-Cast 300 is a series of 2 part liquid plastics manufactured by Smooth-On. They create bright white casts that are pra[More]

Resin Casting Projects

Resin Casting Projects

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Casting resin is a solution of two liquid chemicals that combine, then set, into a hard plastic. Commonly used in industrial settings, this material can also play a role in home craft projects. Once you've experimented with casting resin enough to un[More]

How to Cast a Resin Rose Mold

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Two-part epoxy casting resins are a liquid craft product that, when mixed together and poured into a mould, harden into a rigid plastic. You can use casting resin in your own home to create professional-quality figurines and pieces, including decorat[More]

How to Make Resin Tiles

How to Make Resin Tiles

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If you want to complete a resin countertop, decorate a table, make homemade drink coasters or flat paperweights, using casting resin is a great way to make handmade resin tiles. This special resin starts as a liquid and hardens into a permanent and d[More]

How to Preserve Aquatic Insects in Epoxy Resin

How to Preserve Aquatic Insects in Epoxy Resin

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-03-27Views:130

Insects can be remarkably beautiful. Their fragility and short lives often compel people to try to preserve them. One great way to do that is to encase an insect in clear acrylic resin. The insect's body will not be harmed by the resin and it will fo[More]

How to cast cultured marble

How to cast cultured marble

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-07-05Views:130

Cultured marble is polymer resin mixed with marble dust or other whitening agent, such as calcium carbonate. Casting cultured marble involves how much of the additive you want to use; if you're casting a figure with fine detail, too much additive wil[More]

How to Test Liquid Resin

How to Test Liquid Resin

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Liquid resin is a popular craft medium used in a variety of projects, from making jewellery and paperweights to finishing tables and preserving models. Before working with resin, it is important to work on some supply tests so you do not ruin your cr[More]

How to make resin jewelry with pictures

How to make resin jewelry with pictures

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-09-22Views:130

Create unique and personalised jewellery by making resin jewellery with pictures. Unfinished pendants of all shapes and sizes for casting resin are widely available from craft suppliers. Add pendants to a necklace or a bracelet. In addition to pendan[More]

How to Embellish Resin Jewelry

How to Embellish Resin Jewelry

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-09-28Views:130

Resin jewellery is made by creating casts in plastic moulds using a polyurethane casting resin. There are several ways to embellish resin jewellery; you can embellish with colour, photos, papers or glitter during the casting process itself, when the[More]

How to Make Hard Resin-Based Plastic Aquarium Plants

How to Make Hard Resin-Based Plastic Aquarium Plants

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-10-06Views:130

Plastic plants decorate many aquariums. They create a realistic-looking, colourful environment for fish without the many requirements of sustaining live plants. However, all it takes to destroy the pleasing visual effects of live plants is one or two[More]

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