I got very impatient to see how the green blob over there on the left would turn out so I set aside the cake plate project for the time being to work on this new one. It didn’t look all that promising when I started out, and I had some issues with the thing as I started to work with it. But finally I ended up with something with a relatively pleasing shape and look to it, fitted the lamp into the thing, and the end result is below.
I still need to make a top for it. Rather than go for a high polish I left the translucent parts a mat finish. I think it looks better that way.
And it has some problems. If you look at the middle photo you’ll see some cracks in the top wooden ring. I don’t know if those were in the wood to begin with and I didn’t notice them, or if they developed as I worked on the piece.
All things considered, it’s not too bad for my third attempt at this. I’ve made quite a few mistakes but at least I’ve ended up with three projects that weren’t too bad for a beginning. And I’ve learned a lot.
I really need to do more experimenting with color mixing. I’m not at all satisfied with how some of the colors turn out.
2 thoughts on “More on Resin Casting”
Very nice. Seems like such a rewarding hobby. I enjoy seeing your projects. Keep them coming.
Thanks 🙂 It’s great fun to play with this stuff. And with the virus raging out of control around here I’m lucky to have found something to do that keeps me in the house
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