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A quick sneak peek

AQUARIUS & WATER BEARER RESIN SET

Will also be added to trays w/without handles, w/without stone and on black canvases.✨

LAURA SHAFER DESIGNS ©️

CALIFORNIA
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AQUARIUS & WATER BEARER RESIN SET

Will also be added to trays w/without handles, w/without stone and on black canvases.✨

LAURA SHAFER DESIGNS ©️

CALIFORNIA

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These are gorgeous

Here comes my mermaid!!
Finished yesterday and really like the piece.
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2 days ago
Here comes my mermaid!!
Finished yesterday and really like the piece.

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wow. That's amazing! Can you describe your process?

Beautiful 💕💕💕

That looks amazing! Well done Villa. How big is this beauty please?💖💕

This is fabulous Villa!

Thanks! 🤗

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LUXURY ARTISAN RESIN GEM CANDLEHOLDER W/ TEA LIGHT CANDLE

ON STONE

LAURA SHAFER DESIGNS ©️

CALIFORNIA
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Before/after
And Glowing in the dark
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3 days ago

Here is my tips and tricks for resin

1. Always do your own research to earn experience for your own peace of mind (someone else’s lessons may not be your lessons) always use proper PPE
2. It’s definitely a learning experience
weather might have a big play (since it’s spring here where I live it’s humid and not above 68 to often) they seem to take longer to complete the process of completion
3. When deciding on the mold you could either decorate it before you resin, or after you demold, or both if you so choose to
4. Anything non-water based will work for detailing (water will defect the set causing it possibly to not cure right)
5. When mixing the resin I use ketchup and mustard containers one for A one for B (I labeled them A and B so I don’t glue the caps together) I measured by cup equal lines mixed together 1:1 ratio but all resins are different so check your labels to be accurate
I stir at least 3-5 minutes long before its clear and mixed evenly (some do it different)
You can add just about whatever you want, but many do it in layers ( waiting at least 3-5hrs between layers)
When pouring the resin do it slowly for more precision and use the tools like pipettes ( cleaning the cups work best if you use silicone and let dry and pull free afterwards)
checking for bubbles – people use alcohol 91% or higher ( be very careful with this method it is – extremely fire hazardous – the fumes alone can burst or ignite into flames), a torch or lighter (but not recommended used together with alcohol), or a heat gun (like a hair blow dryer)
getting all the bubbles are impossible sometimes, try not to get bubble lost, the more heat to your mold the more it could become ruined
6. I demold once it’s set and hard and then:
I wait 10ish days before doing anything to my pieces like sanding, detailing, or final sealers (In between that time they are still sticky and bendy)
After the 10 day mark I start the final process of making my project and then:
I wait for the 30 days so they off gas, before I hand them to people just to make sure the quality of my work is being done effectively, and that no kids or any person for that matter is at subject to harm 🙃

7. The WHY we must wait rule
The first three days is hardening
After that we might be able to demold because it’s hard enough, but it’s still processing ( as hard as it is to believe 🤣😉 yes pun intended)
The pictures below might be my fault, the weather’s fault, bad resin brand, ECT….
But 12 days in and they are cracking and breaking
(if I was to rush them out the door before waiting because they looked fine before this I would think 🤔 they most certainly would have been returned with bad reviews), so I now might be without product, but I saved myself a lot of problems down the road 🙂
8. Now what to do with leftovers
Place them in storage containers and use in future projects later on
I apologize if I missed any important information involved in this process of resin making
and I hope this helps anyone who may need help with this project
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4 days ago
Here is my tips and tricks for resin 

1. Always do your own research to earn  experience for your own peace of mind (someone elses lessons may not be your lessons) always use proper PPE
2. Its definitely a learning experience
weather might have a big play (since its spring here where I live its humid and not above 68 to often) they seem to take longer to complete the process of completion 
3. When deciding on the mold you could either  decorate it before you resin, or after you demold, or both if you so choose to 
4. Anything  non-water based will work for detailing (water will defect the set causing it possibly to not cure right) 
5. When mixing the resin I use ketchup and mustard containers one for A one for B (I labeled them A and B so I dont glue the caps together) I measured by cup equal lines mixed together  1:1 ratio but all resins are different  so check your labels to be accurate
I stir at least 3-5 minutes long before its clear and mixed evenly (some do it different) 
You can add just about whatever you want, but many do it in layers ( waiting at least 3-5hrs between layers) 
When pouring the resin do it slowly for more precision  and use the tools like pipettes ( cleaning the cups work best if you use silicone and let dry and pull free afterwards)
checking for bubbles - people use alcohol 91% or higher ( be very careful with this method it is - extremely fire hazardous - the fumes alone can burst or ignite into flames), a torch or lighter (but not recommended used together with alcohol), or a heat gun (like a hair blow dryer) 
getting all the bubbles are impossible  sometimes, try not to get bubble lost, the more heat to your mold the more it could become ruined
6. I demold once its set and hard and then:
I wait 10ish days before doing anything to my pieces like sanding, detailing, or final sealers (In between that time they are still sticky and bendy)
After the 10 day mark I start the final process of making my project and then:
I wait for the 30 days so they off gas, before I hand them to people just to make sure the quality of my work is being done effectively, and that no kids or any person for that matter  is at subject to harm 🙃

7. The WHY  we must wait rule 
The first three days is hardening 
After that we might be able to demold because its hard enough, but its still processing ( as hard as it is to believe 🤣😉 yes pun intended) 
The pictures below might be my fault, the weathers fault, bad resin brand, ECT....
But 12 days in and they are cracking and breaking 
(if I was to rush them out the door before waiting because they looked fine before this I would think 🤔 they most certainly would have been returned with bad reviews), so I now might be without product, but I saved myself a lot of problems down the road 🙂 
8. Now what to do with leftovers 
Place them in storage containers and use in future projects later on
I apologize if I missed any important information involved in this process of resin making 
and I hope this helps anyone who may need help with this projectImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you for sharing some great tips here. Interesting reading and great advice. 👍

You are welcome 😊

LUXURY ARTISAN RESIN GEMS

LEMON / COLOUR

LAURA SHAFER DESIGNS ©️

CALIFORNIA
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5 days ago

Very happy with this one.
Deep blue ocean resin art 😊
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Very happy with this one.
Deep blue ocean resin art 😊

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That looks amazing – you can’t beat blue in any form 💙💙💙

I would be happy too…. excellent work.

That is a mesmerizing piece.Awesome depth.

Absolutely amazing

Magnificent

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