Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Resin That Will Not Harden - Adventures In Crafting

So I just recently started crafting, as a way to keep myself busy during the days when I don't work. I've been making these bottlecap magnets, and sealing the photos on them in clear resin. There are two types of resin - clear resin, and casting resin. If you mess up and get casting resin, when you need clear resin, you will destroy your batch of items, because it does not dry clear. It dries white, and near-instantly. I found out the hard way. :(

But a big issue that I have been running into, is that with the clear resin, sometimes there is a sticky film left on top. These are the methods I have used to remedy this problem, all of which have failed:

-Hairspray

-e6000

-brushing hardener over the surface

-hair dryer

I was reading on a message board, that you can try alcohol. Since there was no rubbing alcohol in the house, I used some pineapple rum. We shall see if it works or not...

That didn't work either!

So I tried Diamond Glaze, since I already had some, for making glass pendants. We shall see...

Nope!

I tried one more thing though, and am pleased to announce that it did, actually work:

CLEAR NAIL POLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!