There are many many things you need for resin. Some of it are:
- Releasing agent
- Weighing scale
- Gloves and mask
- Resin Hardener
How to do Resin:
1. Clean the mould and wipe any dust.
2. Spray releasing agent into the mould.
3. Weigh the amount of resin required.
4. Add the resin hardener which is 3% of the resin’s total weight. Mix well. (Sometimes I add ink/paint into the mixture now to change the colours of the mixture)
Ink: clear colours
Paint : opaque colours
5. Pour the resin mixture into the mould and wait for it to dry.
I sprinkle a lot of glitter and googly eyes and many other fun stuff into this one because I really enjoy the encapsulation of child like objects.
Over here, I tried to dip my feathery thread into resin and sprinkled some glitter flakes over it. I wanted it to look like corals under the ocean.
I sneak a picture of Galina’s secret recipe Hehehe.
Photos of things you need:
Some examples of previous works.
I really really liked this one, however personally I prefer organic shapes because of my theme also. I try to keep my works more organic.
I wanted to play with texture and colours because I wanted to begin my exploration for my final project on corals, so I played with colours and dipping things in resin instead of just making a mould out of vacuum forming.
Reflection: Resin is not something you can rush even though you need to work quickly. Unless you like spontaneous results, you need to plan what kind of things you want to encapsulate. At one point of time I came to class without a mould, that was when I decided to try dipping into resin. It was a chance I took and it worked! I ended up going back another day and tried to make more resin stuffs.
I made a resin necklace because I cannot make a resin pouch HAHA. It would not work.
And for latex I made tiny muffin figurines.