I really have to start out by saying that my pictures this go around didn’t nearly give my project justice and I had a terrible time getting the camera to work at all. I thought I was taking pictures but when I went to download them they weren’t there. :0( And so to begin, I started out with Amazing Clear Cast Resin and a mold that a friend had picked up for me.
I’m sure that you can see that the mold
is cracked. I’ll explain what happened. Now I have used the Amazing Quick Cast
resin many times in rubber molds and plastic molds without any problems but
after pouring my second layer of clear resin it quickly became apparent that
this resin wasn’t going to let go. I thought I would deal with the release part
when I came to it and continued on. I put a layer of clock parts in the resin
and then poured another layer to fill the squares enough to cover them. I then
used some of the Terri Sproul extra fine glitter and sprinkled it around the
outside of the frame and laid a steampunk picture in the wet resin. The picture
really is awesome and is a man and woman from the victorian era with gears etc.
all over. It made a terrific background and then I poured a final layer of resin
over the back of that. Once it set I was totally stumped as to how to get the
resin to release. so I made one phone call to someone and they didn’t know what
to do either. I then had the thought to ask the same friend who gave me the mold
if she might know because she had used resin a lot in the past. She told me that
the mold might crack or break but to put the piece in the freezer for a few
minutes and then give it a try to pop the piece out. Well that’s what I tried
and guess what? Yep it popped out!!! The frame did crack but guess what? Since
my piece came out perfect I’ll use it to make a mold with the Amazing Mold
Putty!!! What a perfect ending. Here are several pictures of the project. I
wanted to try to show you how everything is layered in the resin. I’ve got to
say this is an amazing piece and I plan to hang it on the wall.
First layer in the mold, see all of the clock
Isn’t this gorgeaous? I am so happy at
the way it turned out. And now we all know what a few minutes in the freezer can
do for a stubborn project!