Saturday, September 14, 2013

Under the Dome Inspired Resin

I am so excited (but also sad) that the finale of Season 1 of Under the Dome is Monday- This ring was inspired by the show:

I have been loving this show (I also loved the book!)  Some shows need to just come on year round!!

I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, PearlEx Powder, and Yaley Cabochon Molds.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves for safety* Also, gloves help keep your nails nice!

I'm using PearlEx 680 Duo Red-Blue. PearlEx works wonderfully with resin! You can see all the colors they make here:

Spray a tiny cabochon cavity with mold release.
Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and color it with some PearlEx and pour into the mold.

This is a mold from Yaley Enterprises.
They make resin and Deep Flex Resin Molds along with a variety of colorants.
Check out all the offer here:

Let this set to harden for 24-72 hours.

Once it has hardened pop it out of the mold. Then stick it to some washi tape.

Spray the larger mold with mold release. Tape the washi tape to the larger cabochon mold cavity. Center the small dome and make sure the tape is taught. This will keep the small dome's bottom flush with the large dome.
Mix up a batch of resin, leaving this one clear, and fill the larger cabochon cavity.

This mold is also from Yaley Enterprises.

Let this set to harden for at least 12 hours.

Once the resin has reached a soft cure you can peel off the washi tape.

The washi tape adhesive leaves an impression on the resin. This might not be a problem for you, I however have a touch of OCD :)

To remedy this, mix another batch of clear resin and dome the back of the piece.

To turn it into a ring I'm using some E-6000 and a ring blank.

Apply a dab of E-6000 to the ring blank...

Firmly press to the back of the resin piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.

And here it is a dome within a dome... which totally makes sense if you've seen the show!

It also is a nice layered look. You could use any color for the small dome. Perhaps try it offset to one side. Maybe try to doing 3 domes: a solid, a translucent, then the clear!

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