Well guys, as promised, here is side 1 of the finished “Epoxy Experiment” project I’ve been working on. After fixing the antennas & some sanding, this is the finished first side of my project. I added some spots of green & blue glitter mixed with epoxy to give it a little extra color. Note: You have to keep a close eye on it at first after pouring the epoxy, it is on the runny side. Keep an eye out for drips & wipe them off the bottom, remember this is going to be coated too, but the smoother the finish the better your results will be. I have it elevated as well as on some toothpicks. Less surface contact to get stuck to, & less to fix later because of drips drying to it. You can always sand it flat again to remove any unwanted material, but less is more in this case. Here is some photos of my ongoing progress.
Here is the final coat, side one.
This sure does look better in person, IMO.
Look how the grain of the wood just pops out at you!
Gotta love that blood wood.
I am going to let this cure over night. I will put the last coat on the other side tomorrow.
For all of you who where interested in my secondary experiment of epoxy/ acrylic mix, here is my results so far. I started with two little plastic shot glasses I measured up from the bottom 3/8” on both. One was filled with part A & the other with B . I mixed them together and poured half of the mixture in a sacrificial container and mixed with 3 drops of white acrylic paint. To the rest of the mix I added 3 drops of purple acrylic paint. After they were both well mixed, I added some drops of the purple color to the white epoxy & gave it a swirl with a toothpick. I then added the purple mixture on the other side of the white mix so they stayed separated. I then carefully picked out some of the white and dripped it into the purple side. I gave it a swirl with the toothpick, and WA la, it looks like marble. I also dripped some left over pink glitter that I used for the butterfly.
The results- After drying for about 24 hrs now. I pried it out of the container, it’s still very pliable at this point. It kind of resembles rubber and feels like rubber. As time goes on I can only assume it will cure to a further hardness. Next time I might add some crushed up Viagra, it’s a hardening agent isn’t it? Just kidding!! LOL It looks cool and the applications are numerous. I thought I would cut a heart out of it & use it as inlay, but as with most things I make, my wife saw it and hi-jacked it!!! She found a good use for it though. Inside of one of her glass jar lids. I have to admit it looks cool in there & It’s currently on display in the kitchen. Here is some shots of the results. Thanks for getting this far in the post, I know I’m rambling so I’ll leave you with the pictures. See you tomorrow with the next post. Have a great night. Mark
This is what it looks like held up to the light.
As you can see it is still pliable. Also as a note, this mixture is curing better by the hour. I would guess by tomorrow it should done curing. I’ll let you know the results in my next post. Thanks for looking.
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