Saturday 2 June 2018

Dirty Resin Pour

I has been months since I updated the Twisted Blog.  It was hard enough getting the blog posted on a haphazard scheduled that I let this one slip.  But we are back, in a house and set up to try new and wonderful things.

Taking a break from the renovating for a day or two I set up my craft room and decided to try a dirty pour with resin.  I found 3 little stools in among all the other old furniture of the house and took them apart to resin the seats to make small tables with. 
Old seats on level table.

 Making sure that the table was level, laying down plastic and setting the seat on a couple of pieces of wood to lift it off the table.

Then getting all of the cups and resin ready, again on plastic to protect the table and my stir sticks all set up and ready to stir.

ready to start

Sort out which colors I want to use. Since I want the table to sit between the new peacock chairs that came in yesterday I selected matching colors.

Blues, purple, green and gold. 

New peacock chairs

carefully measured
Once everything was at hand carefully mix the hardener and resin, stir, stir and when you think you are done stir again.  I don't worry to much about the bubbles as you the heat gun will take care of those.

After all the resin has been mixed and poured into individual cup I mix in the resin and then pour all back into the original cup without mixing them.  I would have take a photo but my hands got all sticky (not good for the camera) and then Tyler to the rescue and take photos of the magical part.

Place the disk on cup and turn upside down.

 After inverting the cup and disk allow the resin in the cup to flow down the sides and then remove the cup.

When you lift cup the resin flows out.

The colors are wonderful and look at all those bubbles.  Time for the heat gun to come out and gently blow out all the bubbles.

look at all the bubbles

Gently from a few inches off the resin move back and forth and around to pop the bubbles without thinning out the resin to much.  I think I did on this first piece but know not to do that again.  I think I will try a propane torch next time to get rid of the bubbles.

coming along great.
No more bubbles.......Stop!!

 Even though I tried not to blend the colors more than necessary they blended more than I would have liked.

The final look before covering to keep the dust and kitty hair out.  It will be so interesting to see what it looks like tomorrow.
Before the dust cover went on.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are taking time off from reno's and doing something fun again! LOVE the chairs! Very Hoffman!


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