Sunday, July 24, 2011

Green Fairy 2

romanvialorig_2_I filled the tiny little bottles I had with resin now, which was a bit of a tricky thing. The thing with resin is that you have to make enough of it or the chemical reaction could end up wonky, either not set up or sticky or something. So it’s always a good idea to do a lot of resin stuff at once, mix up batch and then separate it out if you want to do different colors or anything.

This is the bottle I got, I thought the handles might look good when the interior is filled with green, and we’ll see how that works. Now, first, after you mix the resin, give a bit of dye. I use oil paint, but you can use whatever works for you. Next is the hard part, actually getting the resin inside the bottle. My method was to take a toothpick, which I use normally to mix the resin and paints. You dip the toothpick inside the resin and smear it around the inside of the neck of the bottle. This’ll let the resin flow downwards and not get caught up in the neck. Just go really really slow and do a drop at a WP_000118time. It’ll take a while, but you’ll get it.

Once you’ve got one filled, take a disposable cup filled with something like salt or sand, and stick it inside. This’ll keep it upright. After that, just wait for it to dry and glue the caps on. Next up, the wings, if they ever bloody come. The problem about buying stuff from China is that, while it is a tenth of the cost if you buy it here is that it takes forever to get here.


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