EPoxy Resin

mermaidmosaicsAugust 19, 2008

Here is Madam Loggy with a coating of epoxy. I really love the glossy look that makes here look even more 3D, this pix is not the best. I will take a pix once we get her hung on the wall in the bathroom

Here she is before I put on the resin.

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becky_ia

Oh how cool! I too love the look you get using resin. And you will never have to worry about any of the pieces falling off!. Can't wait to see it up on the wall.

Very nice job.

Becky

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 11:46PM
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cindiloo

Oooo, that resin really shined her up! I, too, can't wait to see her swimming up/down your wall!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 1:51AM
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katishooked

Whew did you cut all those circles? you did a good job. Is the resin hard to do? It looks good, but I tend to shy away from it as it looks like it would hard to do. Mr turtle sure looks good.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 6:39AM
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texaswild

Way to go, girlie. You must be very proud of this little swimmer. GREAT job, and the resin sure brought gives it depth and a very nice surface. Let us see a picture of her on the wall in place.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 10:38AM
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mermaidmosaics

Thanks gals. Kati, Lady Ronnie did a fabulous tutorial a little while back on using the resin, and it was after I read her tips that I decided to try!! haven't figured out how to post that link but a search on epoxy resin on this site will find it for you

I was so scared to try on Madam so I did a small door sign which will post when I find out what I did with the pix. LOL. It really isn't hard to do but suggest you practice on a small piece too.

One other thing I discovered on using the resin, and reading whatever I can find, is that using blue painters tape underneath the edge of your mosaic, helps with the clean-up because you can peal it right off along with hardened resin drops!! And follow Lady Ronnie's tip about using ceramic tile underneath, you can peal the resin right off the tile, you should have seen my mess with newspaper layers!!

and yep, I cut all of those circles, that is why they are all different!! LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: instructions on using famowood epoxy

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 10:41AM
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terikat_mom

Love the colors on your turtle! Great job! Maybe I will try the epoxy resin too-I love the shine it gives your piece.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 12:21AM
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daisyme

What a wonderful piece this turned out to be. I admire you for jumping in on resin when you hadn't done it before...ok, except for a small piece. Thanks for the tips, and congratulations on a job beautifully done!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 1:01AM
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