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Project 44: Resin and other supplies

December 13, 2011

Resin supplies

See what I found for my resin ornaments? Gingerbread men! I’m excited about them. I even found red and green and silver glitter for them so they’ll be extra Christmasy.

I’ll admit that the resin intimidated me a little bit. I don’t really understand how it works. When I first mixed the two things together to make the resin I used a styrofoam cup I found in my kitchen. Fortunately my husband was home and saved me before the epoxy completely melted through the cup. Turns out that wasn’t the right vessel. We switched to a regular glass from our cupboard, but a paper cup would have worked just as well.

So I mixed the two chemicals together to make the resin, stirred in a whole mess of glitter, and poured it into the molds, like so:

Ornaments in progress

I had hoped to put metal rings into the backs to attach an ornament hanger to, but I didn’t have time to wait for them to partially set up that evening. In fact, one unfortunate gingerbread man has a metal ring floating around inside him somewhere when I experimented. I’ll show you how I solved this problem tomorrow.

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