Welcome to my studio where I paint and even realize my Soul Jewelry. So many people asked me how to use resin on jewel reproduction and today I want to share with you a bit of my experience over the last four years. I wish everyone knew how hard it is and how much meticulous care is needed during the process.
First, don’t improvise if you want immediately see good results, I know well this! Obviously I started somewhere and I have read, watched what others are doing on Internet, before start. One thing is for sure… who does not break some eggs will never make a good omelet…!
The tool that you see in the picture is an electric heater, because the temperature must reach about 36-38 °, so that the resin does not create stripes. Anyone who has used the resin, knows how difficult it is to reach a good result, because everything depends on the temperature and ‘surrounding humidity.
I have inkjet printer (EpsonR3000) famous for bright colors image. It has 10 cartridges Epson, and the sheets 240 gr semi-gloss Super Luster is the ideal support. In fact, the colors remain bright as if it were a painting. To give you an idea of the quality, I tell you that only an A4 sheet, to me costs 3 €. The printer cost is € 700.
When I cast resin on print, there are no imperfections and colors are perfectly sealed. After much study, I found that the two-component of Prochima (100-60) is the best, but I’m always looking for new solutions. I accept suggestions … of course!
I do a mix of the two components in a shot glass of hard clear plastic coffee, because others making holes for the resin effect (I often use the same glass). During stage of casting I have to be very quick to remove more bubbles as I can, because at some point the resin become hard to work. I swear that every time is really like walking on eggs and I realized in time that I can not work on more than 10 pieces at a time, with a 10-hour drying process!
I confess that only after four years I came to the awareness that is just the imperfection, my true quality assurance, my brand or kiss of love. when I started I was shaking me a lot when I saw that out of 10 items, only two were perfect. Even this process was my test for understanding more about me.
I thank you for reading my post, I hope it was interesting for you and please do comment below with a simple greeting or your tips, because you are very important to me.