Tatting in resin, part 1.
Hello everyone! According to your many requests, I begin to tell how I do tatting in resin. The previous post on tatting in resin you will see here: https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/tatting-in-resin/
I will try to make my story very detailed. So please be patient. 🙂 Because I can not do one post only. In this case, my post will be too long. Subscribe to my blog to keep abreast of the continuation of this topic. And you can ask any questions in the comments. I will always answer with pleasure. I also ask you to pay attention: this is my personal experience. And you can have your own opinion that does not coincide with mine.
Here are a few rules that I have defined for myself. I’m sure some of the rules will appeal to you too. 🙂
1. You must be in a great mood to create beautiful products!
2. You should be careful and not be distracted during the filling process. Otherwise, your “milk will run away”! 🙂
3. Strictly adhere to the resin manufacturer’s instructions. Because epoxy from different manufacturers have differences, but the main points are similar.
4. The temperature in your workshop should be + 25˚ C (in any case, approach this indicator). This is a very important point, because at a lower temperature in the room the resin will not be sufficiently fluid. In addition, it will be very difficult for you to get rid of air bubbles in the solution, alas.
5. Use TRANSPARENT plastic containers to mix resin and hardener. Transparent plastic cups are the most comfortable. Because you can clearly see in such containers the homogeneity of the solution and the presence of air bubbles.
6. Always wear protective gloves. No matter how I try to be careful, when working with resin, my hands get dirty anyway. Maybe you will be more accurate! 🙂
7. I also recommend that you prepare a table mat. For example, an old cutting mat will help you protect workplace from stains. And supply of paper napkins or rags will not hurt you! In any case, for me it is not superfluous.
8. I measure the weight of the components very accurately when mixing the solution. You can use a scale or syringe for this. I will talk about the intricacies of measuring components in the following posts.
I use silicone molds of different shapes and sizes.
Also I want to say that I do not use ultraviolet lamps or other heating devices. Because not all types of resin can be exposed to ultraviolet radiation. And special devices (such as a pressure tank or a vacuum chamber) are best used in large volumes. Anyway, I do without it!
So, my standard set for pouring consists of the following things: old cutting mat, resin, hardener, two plastic cups, disposable gloves, wooden sticks for stirring, scales, two syringes without needles, napkins, molds.
I hope you enjoyed my rules and you will enjoy using some of them. For example, the first rule (about a good mood) is useful to you for all occasions! 🙂 Do you agree? If you were interested, subscribe to my blog, ask questions in the comments. In the meantime, watch my video for a good mood! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHCUs5n3Gw8&t=1s
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