Resin Geode Art | DENISE LOVE | Skillshare
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16 Lessons (5h 10m)
    • 1. Resin Geode Intro

    • 2. Resin Geode Welcome

    • 3. Resin Geode Supplies

    • 4. Resin Geode Ventilation

    • 5. Resin Geode Free Form Silicone Mold

    • 6. Resin Geode Mixing Resin

    • 7. Resin Geode Clean Room

    • 8. Resin Geode Project 1 part 1

    • 9. Resin Geode Project 1 part 2

    • 10. Resin Geode Project 2 part 1

    • 11. Resin Geode Project 2 part 2

    • 12. Resin Geode Project 3 part 1

    • 13. Resin Geode Project 3 part 2

    • 14. Resin Geode bonus 1

    • 15. Resin Geode Bonus 2

    • 16. Resin Geode Making a Suncatcher


About This Class


Welcome! I’m so excited to bring you this fun workshop on using Art Resin to create beautiful geode inspired art. I have a wide variety of projects in this workshop and I cannot wait to see the geodes you end up creating!

Who is this workshop good for? Artists and any creatives – who want to learn how these resin geode art pieces are created.


Your workshop includes over 5 hours of video. This is a little masterclass designed to get you completely comfortable working with the Art Resin chemicals and process. We will start small and work our way up to larger projects. I do 11 different pieces, and a couple of scrap pieces with leftover resin, in this workshop to get you super comfortable making a few of these yourself.

In this workshop we will go over the basics and more:

  • I will show you all my tips and tricks for getting a no hassle finish for your art pieces!
  • I have included a detailed supply list of everything I show you in this workshop and my reasons for using the supplies I use. You are welcome to experiment with different supplies in your projects to see what you will love using going forward.
  • I show you how I finish the sides of my pieces and give you some ideas for other finishes you might experiment with.
  • I’ll show you how I mix my resins up and how to pour them on your surface. I show you my tips on preventing dust from settling on your resin surfaces and the easiest way to make a “clean” space in your house for the resin pieces to dry damage free.
  • I’ll show you in detail how I create a free form mold for your geode.
  • I’ll show you every part of the process from start to finish, with many pieces having several layers and inlaid stones.
  • We’ll start small and work our way up to bigger projects. I create 11 pieces in this workshop so you’ll be very comfortable when it comes to creating a few of your own pieces.
  • I’ll show you how to make your smaller pieces into suncatchers that you can hang in your windows to enjoy.
  • I’ll go over some troubleshooting tips so you’ll know how to fix an issue if you encounter one.
  • And… to make this really enticing – the resin I am using and showing you is non-toxic with No VOCs, No fumes, No solvents, No respirator needed, Non-flammable, and Non-hazardous.


Basic supplies for the workshop: 

Art Resin or Resin of your choice

Heat gun or torch

Silicone in tube and caulk gun to make your molds

Waxpaper/palette paper/or parchment paper

Disposable gloves

Craft sticksSmall disposable cups

Various acrylic paints, powders, and glitters

Optional cradled boards

There are a few other supplies in the workshop that are totally optional such as the crushed rocks I use in some of the pieces for that geode authenticity.



1. Resin Geode Intro: 2. Resin Geode Welcome: Hey, I want to welcome you to our resin Gee of class. So in this class, I have got an absolute ton of fun things to show you using a resin, and we're going to start off doing some really beautiful small pieces which I have personally turned into a little sun catchers that I'm going to hang in my windows. We're going to do several of those to kind of get used to using the resin, seeing how the resin meshes with each other as you circle in different colors. And we're going to start off with the little ones to get you comfortable in working with this medium and then that we're gonna move up to some a little bit larger pieces and those air pretty exciting, cause these turned out so beautiful. And I cannot wait to see what you create with these medium pieces because I'm super excited with how beautiful these turned out, using the resin and adding in some yummy cut stones or glass or mirror, depending on what you can find, what you choose to use. So these air Superfund and I'm gonna hang these two as little son catchers because the light if you're using translucent color shines through the so beautifully, so I'll really enjoy looking at these in my windows. And then once we've got a good handle on the beginning project learning our materials and then the bigger project learning how to add more layers than just the initial layer will move up to a bigger resin piece, which is really beautiful, displayed like on a plate stand, and you can display it sitting up. Um, and in this one, we actually do more than a couple of layers. I think I've got at least three layers of color and then a clear coat on top. Um, and we've got some beautiful stone and show you how to possibly draw lines on to your resin if you decide that you want to embellish it, even Mawr. So this is kind of what we're working our way up to is a larger piece and pieces like this you could display on a plate rack, or you could make little tables out of them. If you have little table stands, I'll tell you what kind of glue that I'm using so that you'll be able to attach these to, perhaps, of legs and have, If you're pieces big enough, you could have a little side tables or something out of it, which is pretty cool. And then we'll also look at if you're not wanting to do the free formed resin pieces, I also show you how to do these on a cradle board inspired by the G o. D. And so we actually have a couple of bonus projects. Because one day I was just so excited Porn resident and I had extra resin left over that I was like, I'm just gonna keep going. And since I'm gonna make these, I might as well film. Um, so we have a couple extra projects on there that didn't really intend when I initially planned out the workshop. But I was so excited when I was doing them that I'm really glad I filmed him because these air definitely a couple of my favorites and all of these inspirations were coming from, um actual g odes. So I do have a couple of G odes that I was showing in class just to show you where my inspiration is coming from and how I layered stuff in and just toe have it kind of sitting on my art table looking at it as I was making different diodes and so really fun to look at some real pieces of geode as part of your inspiration. So this class is actually really packed full of some good information on using the resin and adding color to your resin and using stones in the resin. So I've definitely packed it full of some really good stuff, and I can't wait to see what you're creating. Definitely. Come show us in the Facebook group and I can't wait to see you in class. 3. Resin Geode Supplies: all right, This video, I'm just gonna take you around a little trip of the different supplies that I'll be kind of showing you in class and also have some really pretty sample pieces of G o. D that actually founded the craft store. And I thought weren't this pretty? Those would be some really nice inspiration for, ah, one or two of the pieces that were using And I thought they were real pretty colors. And this is what a real geode actually looks like. So you might definitely take a look at Pinterest or some online sources over if you have, Ah, any type of stores that sell any type of natural rock resource is you might just take a look at some really G odes for some inspiration for the things that will be painting. So what I'm gonna be doing in this class is making some silicone moulds because the resin separates from the silicone Super easy. And it has been by far when I wanted to create, like, a G owed shape or something, one of the easiest ways to get the, um, the silicone out of the mold because we'll be creating some molds but I didn't happen to find on Amazon the other day. So we'll be practicing with some pre made silicone mold because this is perfect for small projects like coasters. And it's got This is just a set that I found on Amazon. I'm gonna really liked it because it had, like, four small little sizes. They were really nice for smaller projects, and it's good sizes for coasters. These two are really good sizes for a coast or so because the resin, uh, lifts off of silicone was no problem. We're gonna try one or two of these just because that way you can see how they work and if you'd want some. So these air just pre made silicone moulds that will be pouring resident, too. He might look on Amazon for silicone moulds and see what comes up and see if there's any shapes you like. They come in packs of five and six and 10 c out. Lots of choices. Um, we're also going to be making, or I am, and you can see how it's done and then try it. Some silicone moulds, our self and what I'm using to do that is the palate paper that you get when you're painting disposable pilot paper, and I have a really big tablet of it. This is 16 by 20 because that's a nice working size, and it happened to have a little hardboard panel that is 16 by 20. So this piece of palate paper covers that 16 by 20 perfectly for me to make my own silicone moulds on. And then the resin releases right off that pile of paper. So in the making of our own molds, I'm using silicone caulking. And so I'm going to show you in the next video How I do that. So it's super easy, and you'll love how easy that resin releases from the silicone and from that disposable palette paper that you get from the art store for painting on. And I just went to the Home Depot M got a silicone 100% silicone caulking eso. They sell it for the interior and they sell it for the exterior. Does not matter which one you get. They come and clear and white and almond and maybe even black and color makes no difference . You just want it to be 100% silicone caulking and then because I'm doing this class on making several different molds and we have to build the mold up with three different layers and you'll see that later in class. I went ahead and got the cock tube eso course. Then you need a cough gun, and it kind of is, if you're doing a bunch of these and you want to be able to make different moulds, this is the most economical way cause this called gun was like $8. This to basilico was like $6 you may even be lucky and be able to find silicone at the dollar store. And then you can get a really cheap, um, cock tube of the silicone. So I would definitely look around, Um, at your choices there, you just want whatever you get to say 100% silicone, not a silicone mix. Um, and another thing that you might look at is there's little squeezy tubes of silicone. So then you don't even need the call gun. But this is a 10 ounces of silicon double squeezy tubes were like less than three ounces. So for the price of a couple of these and a caulk gun for what I was doing. It was cheaper than trying to look squeezy tubes. I thought I'd run out of caulking too fast. So that's we're gonna build a little silicone moulds. You don't have to do the what we're doing with the Moulds, but they are really fun. And I think you're gonna enjoy at least trying him out. But if you don't want to do moulds, I did find some wonderful pre cut little wood craft pieces at the craft store there, over there in the wood burning supplies and Michael's and Hobby lobby and different places like that carries little wood bits that you could do little practice pieces there really cheap. They were less than a dollar. I believe in all of these, like 40 or 50 cents. Maybe on this coaster sizes particularly nice. So that was one option. If you don't want to do your own mold and then the other option for doing resin is to do on cradle boards and you can do any size you want about six by six is here also have a bigger 11 by 14 just wherever it is. Uh, that you're wanting to be size wise cradle board is the way you want to go on, and I do see people use the art resin on canvas. But I kind of don't recommend canvas because Candace is a pliable. And once you get resin and possibly stones on your canvas, it sinks and all your residence sinks into the center. Um, and it's just not a good surface, so you don't want to use a canvas that stretched out on a frame. You could probably use canvas panel if you wanted, cause those air hard, You just want a hard surface. You could use a piece of plywood if you wanted anything, would surface is just fine. You could also use like hardboard panels if you had, um, Chief hardboard. I mean resin sticks, the hardboard just fine. Just some choices there for you and things that we might take a look out here in class. So we're going to be using the art resin Berrien. And you know, there are lots of resins out there. This is now the only one that I recommend. I have used all of the other ones. At some point, I believe, including the ones you get at the hardware store and the ones you get the hardware store turn yellow fairly quickly, and the goal here is not to make a beautiful resin peas and then have it turned yellow on you. So I only recommend art resident. It is available in the United States and United Kingdom and Australia and New Zealand that got, um, ways that you can get that pretty readily, and this stuff is non toxic, which I like. However, when I'm working with it, I do try to work in a big open space. And then I also have a fan that I can put in my window and ventilate air to go out to keep air moving around. Because even though it's not toxic and has very low odor, if you're sensitive to odors or anything like that, um, having a fan in the window just pulls all that out for you, and I love having that option. So we'll be using the art resident, which is the only one of used that's nontoxic and conveniently um, sitting out here in my heart table. If you've got a really good air filter in your house, it tends to not have nearly as much dust settle in the room as I used to have when I had a cheaper filter. So sometimes I leave. The piece is sitting right out on my art table instead of putting them into my art tent. But I do have a inexpensive ah photography tent that I got off Amazon that I sometimes we'll set the pieces into dry so that dust doesn't settle on him overnight. So just some different options to think of it. This is the only art resin that I recommend has about a 45 minute timeto work with it. If you see some of the other resins at the art store, some of those don't have a very long work time cause there is one for, like, jewelry. There's like a casting resin or something like that. But the work time is very little work time. And for what we're going to be doing, we want to add some colors. We want to be able to maybe push him around and maybe put stones in them, and we need that working time that this one allows us, and this one doesn't turn yellow. So this is the one you want another thing that I have, Ah, a bunch of our little clear cups that I got a grocery store these or what? I'm gonna put a little bit of resident add color to, And then I have Popsicle sticks that I used to mix those and to push things around on my piece of Reagan. And these come in a couple different sizes. I have a couple. I have a smaller size, also the little bit shorter, But this is the package I have opened. So that's the one I'm gonna use. This is the other one. I have so quite a bit smaller. Um, and this came from the craft craft store over there in the kids craft area. So you might look there if you're not finding them really easily, or you might just look for Popsicle sticks on Amazon and these were called a craft sticks on the little one I got from the, uh, craft store. Another thing of dot here and these were I had to think kind of hard. How toe find, Uh, these are broken pieces of glass and possibly shell. And these coming lots of pretty colors. I've got several shades just to play with If I if I choose to, I want to tell you where you find these broken bits of glass thes were used in the floral department, usually in a glass vase at the bottom of floral arrangements. So that's where I found these pre broken pieces of glass. You could also probably find these on Amazon on. And you just might look for chipped glass pieces or something in that range on and have a few of these to play with. And then people that are really serious about doing pretty Geo Dart used some natural stone like AM ethicists that air ground ground up into a little Rubley pieces like this. So if you love this so much that you want to push to the next level, then you might consider getting stones out of crystals and such like an artist. Okay, so I've got a couple different options that we use for popping the bubbles in the resin. Because once we get it poured on there and get everything set, we'll need to pop the bubbles on DSO usually use a heat in Boston tool. And I've got several of these, actually, um, this is the one I got currently plugged in. And then I found this fun little tool which is recommended by the art resin site tohave the little Crim Berlet type of torch. And I have a full sized torch cause I've shown it to you another resins class and in the caustic class. But it's a big pain to get out of that great big torch and be working with all of that if I don't have to. So this little tiny butane torch is the bomb. You simply detect a little lid off and plug it right into the end of the torch and press, and that fuels your torch. And then look how easy this torches to turn on. You simply hit the bought the button and there you go. Now you got a little torch, and then when you pick your finger back off the button, the flames stops. So that is a really nice, um, safety feature that's on this. That's not on my big torch. And I like that it's tiny. And for these pieces, I just need a minute of fire versus you. No longer working time. Eso I do like this little tiny many torch. And this is the package that came in and I got this at the Dick Blick. So I'm sure the torch is available at art stores and on line. So if I can find this on Amazon, I'll give you a link to this exact product. But, boy, do I like this funnel torch so you can use a torch or heat tool. Does not matter which one. They both were going to do the same thing for us. Sorry. So now we've talked about all of that. I've got some painter's tape, and this is actually frog tape and frog tape gives you a little bit better. Bond. If you're doing a piece on ah Cradle Board and you want to tape off the sides so you're drips, you can peel back off if you'll take those up with a heavy duty tape like frog tape or heavy painter's tape. That's how we can peel the sides back off. So I do have some of that there. So what can we add to the resin toe color? The resin? That is gonna be the most fun. Um, and you can have all kinds of fun stuff that you can color resin with you can use any kind of powder pigment, and I have all kinds of powder pigment options in my art room. And I really love these per lex powder pigments because they make the resident kind of pearlized and translucent on depending on how much pearl you put in there, you could probably make it not translucent. But I do love these pearly colors of pigment. Another thing that I really love is glitter, and you want to be careful with the kinds of glitter that you pick because if you pick the big, big pieces of glitter, glitter sinks to the bottom and then it looks all the glitters on the back of your piece and you're not seeing any of it on the front of your piece. So do, like, really micro fine glitter so that it stays suspended in. Our resident doesn't sink to the bottom, so you'll definitely want some glitter and some type of pearlized powder, cause they're so pretty with the resin, you can also use any kind of acrylic paint that you have. It can be the heavy bodied paint. Um, it can be the crafty kinds of paint which these air not craft paint here, like the regular car craft paints that you get from the craft store. But you're welcome to try those thes have less pigment in it, which is why they're so cheap. These look similar, but they actually came from the dick Blick, um, and there, uh, not quite as thick as the heavy bodied, but they're not quite as loose as the fluid. So I did pick out two colors that I like to play with the blue and yellow, But I also have fluid acrylics. Those work fantastic. If you can get a couple colors of the fluid acrylics that you want to work with, love those. You can also work with Krulik Inc That makes really good toe work with. Another thing that we can work with is the out call inks. And I actually have a couple versions of alcohol inks, and I have some really pretty alcohol colors in this co pick Siri's. So I'm going to experiment with some of those on one of our pieces. Maybe, but you can use regular alcohol ing for color, and I really love these two pinata colors of Alcohol Inc and these. I've got the silver and the gold. What's really fun about these? We can mix it in with the, um, the resin and then get it on our piece. But then if we apply heat to it, you know, sometimes you get some fun effects and sometimes that this stuff kind of rises to the top almost and looks like it's sitting on top of the resin instead of in the resin. Almost. So I just like playing with these just to see if we get fun effects. I do like the silver and gold pinata ones. Um, and you can use any pigments that you if you've got paint pigments, you can use those. Um, I probably would not use the oil paints in these cause. Then it might hamper the drying time of the art resin. But you can get pretty creative here with all the different types of product that I just talked about. And one other thing I have over here is, uh, sculpt clay, which is like clay, that you bake in the oven, that you get a craft store. And this is one of the experiments that I tried because I saw it recommended at the art store, and I don't recommend it. So even though I have it here and I have used it, I do not recommend it because when you start to peel your piece, the clay sticks onto your piece and it's a big pain to try to remove the clay off all the edges. It's easy to get off, but it's all over your piece. It's a pain s O. I have built my own freeform, um, molds with the clay but do not like it. So instead of that, you know, I have experimented with silicone that we were talking about the silicone caulking building our own mold that way. So that's actually what we're gonna use because our peace separates from the silicone without all of this rubble that you still have to clean up from the edges And these air Just a couple that I was experimenting with on the clay on, just to give you an example of what that might look like. And one of the thing I want to talk about two other things. Actually, you need a level, so make sure that, uh, the piece that we're doing on our on our boards are level cause if it's one way or the other, you're resin will dry one way or the other. And I also want to talk about Post got pins, and I have some post Pippins that I have used forever. So when I was at the art store, I got some new ones, and I actually got silver, gold, white and black because with the resin pieces, you may want to draw some lines. Um, just to define, uh, an area of the geode. Possibly. So if you're going to draw lines on the resident and we would do a clear coat on top of that, the acrylic pins, like the post up in, is usually what I see people use. And it is one of my favorite products to use, um, in my art stuff. So I do recommend the Post ca and these actually coming a whole bunch of different colors on, and then you're welcome to experiment with other pins. Um, because there are different brands out there. This just happens to be the one that I like that I'm using. And I've seen several artists say the same that they love the post Campins All right. So I think I've got everything that I wanted to show you that were possibly going to be using in class just to give you some options and some ideas. I do encourage you to, you know, do your own thing on here. If you want to copy the colors or the different projects, you're more than welcome to. But I also want you to branch out and experiment and pick some of your own favorite colors and just see what can you come up with? All right, so I'll see you back in class. 4. Resin Geode Ventilation: all right, so I just want to talk about safety for a moment because any kind of art material, even though it says nontoxic, um, and low fumes, I still find it better to ventilate my space if I'm working in my art room because this is an extra bedroom in my house, and I just find that you know, the less fumes that you inhale over your lifetime, especially if you're a full time artist or you do a lot of art, the better. So even though you don't really have to have a fan out your window, find it. This really makes the workspace more pleasant when I'm breathing. Just because I'm working with lots of different art materials and especially things like resins, and I'm working with heat because it as you heat the resin up, it could have fumes depending on if you're using a torture heat gun. So I just find it better safe than sorry to then late. And this is a little less than $20 room van that I got at the target, and it just sits right there in the bottom of the window, and I have it where the fan is blowing to the outside, so it's pulling the air and the fumes through the room and out into the outside. This makes working in my art room for long hours really doable for me, because sometimes I would be working with supplies, just have the window open and later in the day and have a headache. So I know that something was affecting me because I had a headache. So if you're ever working with any of your supplies or your resin and you start getting a headache of any kind, that is your sign that you're not working enough ventilation and something like this is a very easy solution to that. Just put the fan in the window vented to the outside, and you will fix the problems that you're having. And if you put a fan in your doorway, you could even have the fan in the doorway blowing in. And this pulling the air out, and you have a really nice ventilation ventilation system, which is exactly what I do when I'm working with encaustic products, because the encaustic is a little more toxic tau work with, and so I really ventilate my space of really well, and if I were on the main level, I go outside and work. But I'm on a nup, er level, and there's no way I can take my heart. Whole art room downstairs, toe workout in the patio. So I choose to do this very simple, inexpensive solution to ventilating my space. 5. Resin Geode Free Form Silicone Mold: All right. So let's take a look at creating our mold with silicone s. Oh, this is gonna be a free form, G owed shape. And you can free form it out without drawing anything if you want. Or if you want to follow an exact shape, you could use something like a stew. Bilow pencil. This is just a piece of our palate paper, disposable palette paper that I got at the Dick Blick on. And it comes in lots of different sizes I actually have. This is like the big 16 by 20 also have the smaller pad that's gray, and this is like a 12 by 16. You can also get this palette paper and a nine by 12 and probably smaller. But I thought for this class on just to have enough space for resin to do what I want to do , like on one piece of paper, I've got six little free form shapes to make some small ones, and I've got two big ones, so you could do two big ones. And then on this paper, I'm going to do one larger one, so you're going to see the late, the other sizes that I've already started later in class because it'll be different projects that we're working on. But I'm gonna show you how I'm doing these templates freeform silicone moulds here, starting with our palate paper. And this is just, uh, not attached to my board. But if this is something you wanted to take down to your board, um and you're ready to work on it, then definitely. You could use something like the frog tape to tape it down, but because I'm not ready to start pouring resin, I'm gonna go ahead and leave it loose for a moment. And then when I put these over here for resin, I will take them down so they don't move while I'm working on him. So I'm thinking maybe a medium sized piece and you can just see how this pencil just draws right on that pile of paper force and don't have to be exact where you get it on that paper just gives on the paper and then decide to if you want tohave Ah, hole in it. Like a geode sometimes hides holes in it. Or if you want it to be more solid with rock in the middle of it, cause if you see our inspiration piece, this is solid with the fun kind of glassy look here in the middle. So you can just kind of decide based on the little samples that you kind of look out when you're looking around G odes. Do you want a hole in it or not? So I believe I'm gonna do this one, maybe with a whole Why not, Um, and you wanna make pole to too big. So I'm gonna just maybe like that and maybe have rock up near the decide. Maybe some rock out there, maybe color in the middle. I mean, we could do all kinds of fun things here, so I'm gonna make a little hole right now, all right? And then I've got my silicone caulking, and I have the intake because I managed to throw away the lid at some point. So if you throw the way the lid and you want to use it all, then just take the top, and then you can take Thea type off when you read, use again. So I'm gonna do have got this in here. I'm just pulling the handle to get the cock out. I'm just gonna very loosely follow this line that I've given myself. And we're gonna do two or three different layers, depending on how high we want to build this up. It's not just one swipe of the caught gun and we're done. We're going to lay to caulked down. We're gonna let that dry probably an hour or so, and we'll put another layer and let that dry an hour or so. And then we'll decide if it's tall enough for us or not. Um, the edges are not going to be, you know, perfectly smooth like they are. If we were doing this pre made mold because, you know, Geode Zehr kind of natural and organic. And if we look at our sample pieces here, these air not completely, um, flat and straight there, there's some variation. It's coming out of a rock, and so we're gonna have edge. Is that kind of mimic, you know, rock there. So I'm going away the first layer down, and then we'll let that dry away. The second layer down there will decide is that high enough? And it's really better to be a little bit too high then, too short, because if it's too short and you put too much resonant to your mold, it'll spill over the sides. And while that is fixable, we would rather avoid it. So I'm gonna go ahead and just start, and I'm gonna lay this first line down. And I am actually touching the paper as I'm doing this because it gives me a little bit more control separate there. I'm some touching the paper gives me a little more control, and it kinda is helping me. Make sure that maybe I should take it for filming. Hang on, gives me a little more control thing and lets me make sure that hopefully I'm getting a good seal because we're when we're we've got this down. We want to make sure there's no gaps underneath the silicone for the resident er to seep out. All right, let's trying. Skins are paper doesn't move. When I didn't have a camera sitting right here, it was much easier to not worry about the paper moving. So I am touching the paper and that is just helping me. Make sure I've got a good seal onto the paper so that we have hopefully no gaps running under it. And if you get a part that super thin, not a big deal would come back over it. And then when we come up with our next layer, um, I will definitely have it built up by then. But, see, I could just come right back on top of it, not a big deal. And then I will do the same here in the middle. All right, now, once you've got the first layer kind of set, then we might take a paper towel and I would stick and just go back and make sure that anything that we don't like, we can. At this point, we can clean it up so I can actually do something like this with the paper towel. And I can kind of come back around and smooth out any weird allege that I created a zai was laying this down, and that will give me a nice edge there. And then I could also just come right back along this one. Hang on. I'm not left handed, so it's harder toe and there we get can smooth that tow whatever we wanted that to look like. And then I could just take the paper towel and last little clean up there and a little cleanup there. So that's looking pretty good for our first layer. And we're going to do. We're gonna let that dry for an hour, and then I'm gonna come back and we'll put another layer on this and build it up just a bit . All right? So this has been sitting for about an hour when night lunch and came back, and it's dry to the touch. So you see, I can touch that and it's dry. So now what we're gonna do is we're just gonna layer another layer up and build that side wall a little bit larger. And once we do that, if we plan on adding more layers, then say to then you'd actually want 1/3 side wall up there. So it really depends on how thick we end up going as to how tall we'd really want this because you want to have all the resin stay inside. You don't want to have the resin spilling over at any point, and it's really better to have it too tall and too short. And some of this is a little bit low so may have to come back with 1/3 layer anyway. And when I want to stop this, I pushed this out to the outside so that I don't have a line on the inside that would be on my bottom of my geode. So if you want to pull it to the outside when you want to stop, you'll have Ah, you won't have this line inside. I think it's on your g o. And if you have a hole in here to stop it, I'm gonna pull it to the inside of the hole cause we're not gonna have any resin here in this hole rights. And I'm gonna let this layer dry, and then we'll be back toe ad, maybe 1/3 1 to make sure we're up high enough and to make sure that we have no little gaps or holes that are in between the two layers cause you don't want your residents seeping between that so we could come in and we could fill any little extra spots that we needed to . So we'll let that drive for another hour, and then we'll come back and do the third layer. Alright, so I've let that sit for another hour. Now we're back for our third layer and would have also done, um, it's went back to the hardware store because what I think I'm going to do this is the little tube silicone. So it doesn't matter if it's quite clear whatever. But it's a nice, convenient size versus the big, bulky one in the gun, and I just I'm going to. After I get that third layer on and let it dry, I'm gonna take this little or one and very slightly, go around the edges and then smooth it in with either my little would stick or paper tile with my finger and just get it into any of these grooves that are up underneath here so that I don't have any weird, jagged edges sticking out when we pull our piece of resin out of here and just two is a side note. You know this stuff, this palette paper, nothing basically sticks to it for long, which is why it's so good for stuff like this. But these these free form, uh, templates that we're making here with the silicone. That means they're not actually going to stick forever. Ever either. Like I can come right over here and pull at it and pull it off. So this is a temporary one time use. If you make these on this pallet paper, if you want to make these permanent and you want to use them over and over and over again, then what you want to do is use a silicone sheet of stuff and those air usually and like kitchen goods. Um, because silicone sticks to silicone, and then you cannot get that mold back up. So if you want a more permanent freeform mold that you want to make over and over, then this sheet needs to be silicone instead of like this palette paper that we're using. And you know you don't have to use the palate paper, either. If you've got some plastic or or she tacit Tate, those would be fine. The thing I would caution you with on plastic, like the saran wrap the kitchen plastic is when we apply heat to it. Those wrinkle up underneath and so you'll have wrinkles on the bottom side of your a piece of art. So while I'm using this, this is a one time use thing and I'm just gonna add 1/3 layer onto here. And then once I feel like that's dry, I'm gonna come back and just really at the very bottom here, seal on both of these on all of my little templates there so that I don't have any resin that will kind of get up under a little seem that we that wasn't all the way down and make a jagged edge. Because even though it's adhered to the paper, there still spots where it can make it can just kind of jump up under there. And I'd rather that be all nice and even and not not an edge that's going to create something sharp on our finished piece art. So I'm just gonna go ahead and built up one more layer and you could make these as high as you want. But I do recommend you make sure it's high enough and you don't want any dips, so just make sure if you've got a dip, you go feel that dip in, and they say I'm just smoothing it off and putting the extra off on the outside cause it really doesn't matter what's outside of our little mold here. It doesn't matter that it is not perfectly straight either. Because again, you know, looking at our Geode rock inspiration, this is not a perfectly straight edge either. So we're really mimicking as true to form as we can what that side of that geode might actually look like if it were a real geode. - Now , once you've got, say, three layers built up pretty good, then we're just gonna double check that there's no air pockets anywhere and that we don't have any sharp edges at the bottom. When I fill in here with this little bit of the at the little bottom Kravis there and then we'll be able to will be ready poor some resin tomorrow into our mold. And you can stop it one layer. I'm probably going to do more than one layer on our resins just because it adds some depth and some interest and really builds that piece visually. Which is why we've gone up, asshole. As we've gone. So action will come in and fill the sent a little better because it's so once we and so we're gonna go ahead. Just let this dry overnight. You can You can use it after an hour. So if you start building this up in the morning and then later in the afternoon, you're ready to go back and start your resin. You're welcome to do that, cause this particular one I'm using says ready in an hour. But I'm gonna go ahead and let these dry overnight and start fresh in the morning, all right? I changed my mind. I'm actually going to show you here on this one. What I'm doing to fill in the little side gaps with my thing of silicone. So you kind of have on idea of exactly what I'm doing. And I'm just gonna have a piece of paper towel handy cut in half. Make it easier. Now, what I'm gonna do this is our my little six piece, um, of the organic small geode shapes so that I can take each piece and do different color ways and kind of test out what I might like. My bigger G odes toe look like if I happen upon a color way that absolutely love. So this is a good way to experiment without making a great big teeth and then deciding Oh, I've used all their own colors or something. So this is what I'm doing. So you want to be real careful once this dries not to pull on it at all? Because remember, I said it's not going to stick to the paper. The silicone, if you work it enough comes right up. So you don't wanna have this piece come up? It also be very careful in touching that piece. But that being said a cuddle angle here on my little cock tube, and I'm just very gently going to go right around that bottom seem because I'm really trying to eliminate the seam itself so that we don't end up with little jagged edges out the back side of our peace. And so once I've got a little edge on there, Well, let's go ahead and get the rest of. And I do like to be able to kind of move this around. And this is also our last little chance here before we start pouring risen to fill any holes that we might have created in one of our side walls, accidentally, depending on how we have put our, um, caulking. So if you made, if you kind of made it. And there's, like, a little hole anywhere in that side wall. Fill that in right now. This is the chance to catch those before we start porn resin, and it seeps off the side on us. So I'm just going all way around where that stop there, to get the scene. And then to really smooth that out for us, I'm just gonna take this paper towel on my finger and run it right along the edge so that that is no longer a sharp seem. It's kind of a curved filled inseam. And the bottom part of our g o will have a nice, smooth finish rather than a jagged edge that went up under that scene. And then once you feel like you've got it all, wipe, just double check and make sure you didn't miss a spot. Okay? All right. That's how we're gonna finish this after you get your two or three sidewall layers on here , and then I just double check and make sure there's no holes in my side wall also. And I feel that in with a little bit of silicone. All right, So once you get your sidewalls on, do one last little loop on the inside seam there and then we'll be ready to pour resin tomorrow because I'm gonna go ahead and let thes set up overnight before I pour stuff in him. All right, I'll see you back in class. 6. Resin Geode Mixing Resin: way, right? So the first thing I'm gonna talk about is mixing our resin so the resin comes in two parts . You've got the resin and the hardener, and you're gonna mix an equal amount of each of these into 1/3 container and then stir it for three minutes. So I have put the same amount hardener and resin into my cops here. And I'm just using these little clear cups because they've got, like, a little ring at the top, and I just kind of filled them out to the exact same amount. So I knew that I had an exact 50 50 quantity, and then I have 1/3 container that I'm just gonna pour these into. And that way I know that I've got the right amount of risen in my container and I would say that's probably a cup and 1/2 maybe a little more. But I think that's probably a cup and 1/2. And I'm mixing quite a bit of the clear resin so that when we do our first project, we have appointee of resin to start off with, because the first projects gonna be the little six pieces and I want to be able to mix lots of colors in little cups and these air little cups that we're gonna use for that. And I want to be able to mix lots of colors. So to start with a mix of resin and then once you've got that going, you've got about 45 minutes of work time with the resin. So that's why I don't mind mixing up enough to do all six of those, Um, and there is a calculator on the art resin website. That kind of helps you estimate the correct amount of resin for the size piece that you're going to do if you want to get a little more exact and not waste any of your resin material . Um, but I just kind of guestimate because I can always mix up mawr and I always have these little silicone moulds, prefab molds that I can use, the extra resonant to make an extra little something so that I'm not wasting any of the resident because you know the residents not cheap. So you don't wanna be wasteful, you know, want to mix up enough? Hopefully not so much that I've just, like, totally blown out how much I need, but I can always make another piece. It's not like I don't have said another board here that I could be working on or some other little silicone pieces. Or maybe I have some little pieces. I could pour some, so always have a backup plan. If you mix too much, and with this mixing, you want to mix it for three minutes with the art resin. And even though this is non toxic and really doesn't have a strong smell, I still do safety precautions. So you probably hear a little fan running because I've got the fan in the window pulling the air through the through the room so that I've got some nice ventilation, because if you're working in a small room with a little ventilation that's not really recommended, you want to have some sort of ventilation while you're working with the resin. So in a work in your garage, work outside or working a room where you've got some air flow and make the airflow. I've got my fan in the window turned on so that were pulling air through the house and pulling this any fumes that may occur out because even though it doesn't really have a strong smell if you're sensitive in any way, um, just better to pull it out. So you mix this for three minutes, and then once you feel like you've got it nice and mixed and your and you're ready to start , we've got quite a bit of resident. There s So now we're going to start our first project, and we'll talk about how we're going to mix some of those colors in our first project, so I'll see you back in class. 7. Resin Geode Clean Room: Okay, so this is my photography tent. And it is the tent that I used to set resin pieces in. And then I closed this little top here, and that's how I keep dust from flying around and landing on my resin pieces. It's like you've created a little small, clean room within your space, and this is how I'm going to put our bigger resin piece in just to make sure that you know we don't have dust and stuff, settle on our resin pieces. And ideally, if you put all your pieces in your little clean room to dry overnight, then you'll keep any dust from settling on top of those. And because we're actually gonna add another layer of resin on top of these larger pieces tomorrow. If you had a piece of dust land on this layer, it's not a big deal because it's not our finished layer, and anything that we pour on top of that will just incorporate that piece of dust in it, and you'll never even know it's there. But this is the system that I use tohave a little clean space in my room so I could put my resin pieces in there, and I can let it dry overnight. There's no dust that settles on, and I'm ready the next day for whatever I need to do with my projects, so I'll give you a link. This is a photography light tent, and mine is about a 30 by 30. I think I'll give you an Amazon link. They're very inexpensive just to show you what I'm using. And, you know, I've even seen people use, like if you needed a little bit bigger, you could do like a plant temporary plant set up that I've seen, like using the Poly ethylene product. Um, so there's different options you can do to do a cheap, clean room in your house. He's actually come pretty big. You might even get these up to four or five feet large, seek produce really large pieces, and then this folds up fits in the closet. It's kind of folds up like a reflector does, which is why I really love it. So this is my little clean space that I make for resin pieces. All right, I just want to show you one of my pieces sitting in my clean room tent. This is my cheap photography tent, and I made sure everything was level six. He got my level out here and I make sure that my tent floor was level because we don't want to set something our tent to dry and then it shift one direction or another. Honest. And if I'm worried about dust because if I'm putting resident a photograph, I'm really worried about dust because the big deal and it shows up like instantly. I'm worried about dust. Then I will take a wooden skewer. Um, kind of the kind that we cook with and I have a little skewer Here, let me just grab this. I will take a wooden skewer. How kind of like this right here wouldn't skewers. And I have little ones and I will run a flashlight over the surface and kind of get down. I level with my piece and just make sure there's no dust that settled on there. If there is and you have to do this right away, you can't wait a couple hours and come back and do it. You have to do it while you're still within your 45 minutes of working time. For that reason, But if I have something, a piece of dust or something in there, I will simply tap the dust into the resident that it will self level back over itself. Or, um, I might dig the dust out. If it's something that's big enough, you can just pull it out. But if you top it in, it'll just become part of the peace and you'll never see it. And then once I'm sure I've got all the dust out of there. I will then close the tent and then I won't look at that again until tomorrow. I will let that dry all night in that clean space. So I just wanted to show you what you're going to do if you want to use a little clean room . 8. Resin Geode Project 1 part 1: All right. So here's our first project. You want to be real careful not to be knocking into your molds. And I did see a fun little trick that somebody else did with their moulds. You know, high layered it on top of each other and then came back in with a little bit of the clear silicone and really kind of filled in that bottom edge. I saw somebody else do their layers of silicone and then while while a silicone was still a pliable just a couple minutes after putting putting it on their paper, they put soap on their hands like dawn dishwashing soap and came through and smooth that with their fingers. And I thought that was a pretty neat trick. So everybody has a little trick out there now. One of the first things that you want to make sure you do is you want to make sure your table is level. So what I did here with my board not having a level sitting here on here is I leveled at this direction, and I level it on this direction, and I made sure my bubble was sitting in the middle of our lines. there. And the way I leveled my surface here was I just took a couple of these wooden paddles and however many thickness that I needed, I slipped that under my work surface here and leveled it up. So you want that surface to be level. You don't want any of this spilling out of your your mold and you don't want it crooked from it not being a level service service surface. Some gun mix some colors into little clear plastic cups, and I'm gonna treat each of these six little tiny G owed pieces as a separate piece Arts. I'm not doing all six in the same color. I'm going to just pick a variety of colors and start each one differently as a way to experiment and figure out what colors I might want to do a larger piece. So I actually saw something recently that had, ah, yummy maroon and yellow color way in it, and I thought that was pretty cool. And so when we're making these little cups of color and we'll start with this one, cause I thought huh, that's really neat looking. I'm gonna try it out. You only want really just a couple of drops of color in their G odes or translucent. So I kind of want to see the sun come through these pieces possible, possibly. So. I'm going to start off with just a couple drops of color. I can always ADM. Or And I might even want some shimmery stuff in that color so I can add that now I can add it. One off started mixing my resin, and I could also dio some pearlescent, so we might just take a little bit of this. If you're using thicker paints, you really want to be careful how much paint you put in these because you don't want any more than about 10% paint two. Resident to resident ratio because anything more than that is just too much. That's the brown. Here you go. So I want to try these colors. Maybe this powder. I might put some glitter in those colors, and I want to try the gold alcohol ink. So this was acrylic ink on those two. That's the ones I had recently got in these fun colors, and I'm just deciding, and you know you can have as many colors as you want you can have a whole rainbow of colors if you want to. On the 1st 1 I'm gonna keep it like maybe one level makes this really good. I really like the way on the gold does because it kind of lays on top almost. And Schumer is really pretty. So just a little bit of your alcohol Inc in there, because that stuff goes a long way, Andi, we might have won with just glitter in it. So let's say we're gonna we're gonna do five. And I did, um, gold and translucency color and yellow and red and my glitters I have I'm just a whole little selection here, so I might do the gold glitter since I've got the gold there. So I like this little container because I just roll it around and put the glitter in. Um, and I might just add a little bit of glitter in these so that their shimmery and then let's start adding our residents. I've already started this up pretty good. We're doing tiny pieces, so it's not like I need every cup to be very full, so I'm just gonna mix a little bit. And if I have enough resin where I need to do two of these each. Then it is what it is, and I'll do two of them in the same color. Because remember, we don't wanna waste any of our resin once we've mixed it up. Always wanna have, like, the next color way going. So at this point, too, because this stuff does go pretty fast, I could actually mix Ah, whole next set of colors to see. So I'm actually just gonna take my would stick and mix that up. I put about a an inch of color and there and you can see it's kind of shimmery and pink. So because this goes so fast, I think that's what we'll do. Let's go ahead and just get a bunch of stuff ready. And this is where we want to experiment with color. We want to experiment with the glitter. We want to experiment with some of our rocks that we have are chopped up rocks wound that color, and I do like that. It's got the shoe. Marie's in it, so that is really pretty. And then if you think you didn't get enough shimmery stuff in it, you know, feel free to add more, but it's really better to add a little bit less to begin with. And then I had a little bit more. They have too much to start with because if you have more than that, 10% of paint in here you actually compromise the resin so you don't want to ruin your resin right here at the beginning. Okay, that's not enough gold. So let's put some more gold in there. That's a really pretty start for this one. And I'm gonna really quickly because I I kind of have a feeling that that's more than one little G odes worth of color. So let's just go ahead and maybe introduce some other colors real quick so that we're just ready. So this is the fluid acrylic acrylic, unlike this teal color and you just want a few drops. You don't want so much that you know what's so much that it's that super opaque, so that could have even been too much. But what you got for it and see what we get. And you know, this resin stuff gets all over everything, so make sure you're wearing your gloves. You need to make sure. Um, let's use this lighter color. You need to make sure that you know any surface that you don't want to get this resin on. You cover in something or set your resin tub on paper towel or something because dripping down the container and I don't really want resin all over my would surface. But I don't care if it's all over this palette surface because it comes right up off of the palate surface. So I'm just gonna go ahead. I do want some clear leftover, possibly. But I want makes enough colors that a company that color is I wanna mix enough colors that we're not wasting our resin over here. So we're gonna do that on one, maybe with some silver yellow with silver. And this might be enough for all six. I don't know. So we're just gonna play with this selection of colors that whatever I makes up here and see if we get anything we like, because I want this to be inspiration for one of our larger pieces. Okay, there's that. I do want a little bit of clear left over. I'm just in case. Do we have over here? We have this pretty gold, which is completely different than that bright gold. So maybe we'll mix up a little of this really pretty. And this is again a fluid acrylic in the yellow oxide color and just a splash of that. And two, we could, uh, and it had glittered of these, but I think I might real quick about can add some glitter to those. Look at the hat. That's a pretty color that's a little deeper than that. Brighter yellow. Maybe I'll use that. Maybe I'll use that with one of these. All right, so what color go letter mega some gold glitter. Who has lobular? When you're using the glitter, you want that micro glitter. You don't want the big heavy that is very glittery. You want the micro glitter, not the very big heavy glitter, because the micro glitter will stay suspended and the very big, gigantic chunks of glitter um, sink to the bottom. Yeah, that's pretty. Let's do that. Do like these yummy, shimmery bits and they're really pretty. All right, so let's start with that. I've got a little bit of clear leftover if I need to makes any more color or if I need to top with clear to top it off because I think on these and just going to do the one layer to begin with. And we might put some rocks and some of these I'm gonna get and we can put the rocks on now and work around it or we can put the rocks on at the end. So I think what I'm gonna do on this 1st 1 ISS and this is a chipped glass, I'm gonna go ahead and but some of the chipped glass in Let's do this two different ways just to experiment, puts a chip glass in, and that will shimmer in the light even if we cover it with the residents. And then on the 2nd 1 I think I'm gonna put the resin down and then put the chip glass in because I don't have to be all all one way or the other. You can start what you can't do this one way, and then we can put all the resident and we could put glass on top of that, so either way would work. Just depends on how you want to do it. So let's do that. And you want to work on these from outside in so and I have a heat gun handy and mother Heat can't died right in the middle of me doing this. So I went and pulled out the other end bossing tool that I have and I'm just going to start with we don't want to start with. Let's just go with the gold glittery stuff and it just remember if you pulled us out, see, it drips where it shouldn't, um, keep, keep in mind where everything is, and I don't want to pour it all one time. I just I want a poor, a tiny amount because it's self leveling, so it's going to spread out. I want to start with that, and then you want to just start layering in your other colors, and we're just gonna kind of layer these on top of each other beside each other. We're looking to create some colors and some color deaths here who I know. Let's go with that pink, and after you get this kind of first initial layer down, we're going to go back. Well, look at that. We're going to go back and possibly layer on top of some of these, like I could come back and add another ring right on top of a ring that I've already created, and we're just kind of creating rings of color. Now they are going to kind of jump into each other a little bit because that's the nature of this stuff. It kind of spreads. And when we had stuff on top, we spread it amore. We can wait a little bit if we wanted to, and then we could actually go back and I had some or we let it thicken a little bit. I mean, it's really kind of trial error and practice with your G odes. And that's why I like doing these little bitty pieces because now I could figure out, like, What have I done? And what do I have left? And where do I not have, say, like the stones covered and what colored? I really want to be peeking through here when I'm done, so and then is your pouring be super aware, hyper aware of the height that you've created and the walls that you have because you can't make your wall is taller at this point, so you don't want any resin spilling out. Now, that's very interesting. And I think for this particular one, I'm gonna leave that because I think that is particularly beautiful. So we're gonna move on to the next one and you'll notice we got plenty of those colors leftover, some going to still experiment with some of these. And I think this time I'm going to start off with this weird yellow color. I'm trying my best not to make a mess, but try to hold your sticks over like the center areas, kind of so that you don't ruin everything. See if you have a drip. It doesn't matter. So I'm going to adds more this pink, cause that was really pretty. Another thing that we can do that I did not mention was weakened. Mix two colors in one cup and stir slightly and just see what we get with the two colors mixing but not completely mixed up. That's another trick you could try to because then you'll get a little more of a kaleidoscope e color going. Let's put this in the middle. Another thing you can do is if you want to introduce a little bit of color on one of these without pouring it on, you can get some on your stick, and now your stick is your applicator piece. So that's a way to introduce, like, really thin stripes or introduced the color in the middle of another color cause really with, like, the G O pieces. Your thought process here is how can I get these colors too? Layer up its layers, It circles in layers. So I'm actually going to experiment here with the heat gun, see if I can push some of the color into each other way. Do that and we could get it to push a little bit, which is another reason why you really want tohave. Um, it's a good ventilation, cause if we're pushing color into other things, you you're kind of heating that resin up. And you you do want to types of ventilation when you're heating these up. So I'm actually going to maybe use one of these and introduced some quite see gotta a white over here and all of this acrylics that are hitting wealth like that color money I get this color some good night. Actually, uh, do an iridescent It's another iridescent I think it's probably the same color tones. Is that little when we just did. And you see, we're taking a while here, Um, so it's probably no good that we have 45 minutes of work time because one experiment here, so it goes faster if you already have, um, colors mixed up. It really does go quite a bit faster. So now I have this iridescent I'm just gonna put this right onto here. And one thing that you could also do is with that, with these inks, you could kind of introduce the ink on top, maybe on a stick, and then heated up. And we may be able to create some of those little cells. Pretty cells. Sometimes if we get it thick enough in our resin. Let let me just introduce more of this into this resin. I'm really loving that 1st 1 We have enough ink in here. We can really get it to do some fun stuff. Let's just actually, let's go around some here. Wait, That's sitting on top. But it is kind of mixing, spreading really pretty. I've had it. Good five. Just Sprinkle it on the top us. Look at that. now that really pushed around Really nice. That's really pretty. So what if we add some sparkles on top of that just to experiment with sparkles on top? And maybe we'll do it in the center and see. And so you put these on a little couple this to you wanna have gloves on when you're doing all that? But what if we sprinkled some right here in the middle and just had that one went way off by itself? So if you have something go off by itself, we're just going to take a stick and we can move it back around. Not a big deal. And another thing, too, that we could considers. You know, you can take a stick and kind of, ah, waived it through your stuff. Look at that. And we could mix color who that's pretty with a stick, said only afraid to possibly drag stuff through your piece to to see what you could get. Some gonna add some or Theo the center part, and then when we're all done and it's dry, if we had any that didn't stay in the resin, it'll just pop back off for us. But others the present is the glue. So I'm just gonna pull that big piece out of there and I like it. So then when you got some in there and you think, OK, I like that we can either go for that and I could pour a little bit of clear on top. And so if you're going to do that and then do the clear on top, we need to let that dry, um, and do that tomorrow on. And we could come back on any of the others and fill to the clear on top also. So before I let these go too far and we do the next one, I actually want to use the heat gun or the torch, and I want to get all the bubbles out. So let's just use a little torch and you want it very quickly. Just skim over the top of this so you pop any bubbles that's on your piece. Shouldn't be any bubbles in that 2nd 1 Ah, well, I feel that backed up. Well, she's used the heat gun. Just pop any bubbles. Theo. Thing I like about the torch is it doesn't move stuff around. Really, because it's a very lightweight torch and, uh, my heat guns really strong, so it does move stuff around. So if you're not wanting to move too much, um, then use the torch Are lighter setting on your heat gun. So those air pretty cool. I might do a clearly layer on the top of this one because it's still kind of some down. And let's just move on to the 3rd 1 because we have We're on time limit here, and we could always mix up more resin and continue on. Don't feel like you have to feel everything the very first time you try. Um, I think I want this one to be in Silver's of blue and colors of blue and green. So let's go ahead with this second color way. I feel some of these up. Do we want rocks or do we not want rocks? Maybe we could go for some of these teal colored rocks. Let's do one without the rocks, and then I'll do the rocks and the next one and also have some cut seashells over there that are really cool. So we could actually I'll do something with those those air really, really pretty, but I think I'd want maybe put those on top. I don't know. It's all about experimenting. So we're gonna work from the outside in now. I work a little quicker on this one. Mixed colors. You actually liked it so much on this one when I just dripped the gold on top. But I will do it again with silver and then get that to really push that color around looking. That you, Theo? Really good lesson. I just used way too much silver, perhaps. So we'll let that sit a second and then come back and hit it again and see if I can get it to break up, because that just covered the whole top. So that was a fun experiment. What would happen if I just ran my little scoop e around it? All right. So that is rather dramatic there with the amount of color we put on the top of that with the silver. So definitely be sparing with the colors, the silver color, because little dominate. All right, we may come back to that one. I think that's a fail, so just be super careful with the amount of this metallic e color that we put on top. So I might just experiment with that one more time. I mean, I think it's fun for you to see uh, right in the center. I think it's fun for you. See my failures as well as my successes, so that, you know, you kind of learn from your mistakes or from my mistakes and that maybe you won't do what I just did because you saw me do it and told you not to. I'm really, really, really, really digging this pink and orange and which really makes me happy after seeing the bigger piece and a bigger art piece that I saw that had the pretty pink and orange in it are pink and yellow. So I do feel a bigger piece of that in our future. Um, I don't know. What do you think if we introduce this weird color to this just for the sake of experimenting maybe completely ugly? That's kind of the fun, though, of testing these out. You know, if you look at Pinterest at different riel geode pieces, that's always a fun way to see what different color combinations might really be occurring in nature. You know, cause g odes or natural, but the same time it could be a good way to experiment with something that you just never even thought. All right, I'm gonna try this gold a little bit, and we're gonna be much more careful in the amount of gold I put on here. I love watching the gold spread out because it kind of like shimmers and bubbles when you're doing that, I love looking at the way it does that. We could probably put that right in the center and then let it shimmer out. And that be the center of our g o Theo, That's pretty cool. What that did right there. I think I will go back in and put some pretty chips in there. So go back with this. The champagne colored little chips are my favorite kind of season with any color resin, and they would be just perfect. Maybe I'll do a few around the edge if I can get these to come out. Good. Now you want to be careful if you're pouring pieces like this in that we're not pushing our resin over any edge because we're adding volume. When we put these little rocks in there. So it's, you know, it's moving everything around. But I want that in the middle. It's moving everything around. See here. So we don't want to put so many rocks in here that that we run over the edge. Just keep that in mind, Mary, That's kind of fun around the edge. It's called out one of fun. I'm pretty happy with the way that did Just gonna hit it with the heat gun one more time and make sure there's no bubbles. I think because that happened to that one, we could go ahead and just put some rock pieces in there and see if we can shove some of the colors around. I'm gonna mix these two because oh, you know what this is pieces of glass. I mean, like in Europe. So how fun is that? Just he's a mirror. Super fine, huh? That's pretty fun. Kind of laying on there like that. And you might tape on some paper towels on your heat gun around where we're gonna hold it. And just in case, because I keep picking this up with gloves that have resin on it. So you know you want to, um maybe not. Get this all over the handle if you want to keep it clean. Or maybe wrap paper tower on that served time, you pick it up or not putting risen on it like I am because this stuff gets everywhere. All right, side, say one. This looks beautiful. Beautiful, beautiful of that one could be a failure. All right, so we're still working our way around. Let's go ahead and just start on this one. Let's just try silver and I could make some more colors. But really, my goal here is to not waste any of our resin also, so we're just going to give it a try with. So mix up, I would say Mix up like 10 colors that you want, experiment with and start laying them in there and seeing what you get. That's what I would probably recommend because that's I've got 2468 10 11 puts a clear. So I actually did 11. So maybe it maybe a little dozen little mixes of color and just see what you could come up with. And then I like to go back in here and bring some color. Will see if we can get that to look good. My makes about 10 is one of these remembers glass. All right, so I like this color way. I guess we'll make some golden cause gold is what I have a lot of. Know how one's really looking pretty. Check that out. Hurry. I'm making a mess on everything. Let's go ahead and get some paper towel that I can pick the gun up with. This stuff gets everywhere. Now, that is really, really, really pretty. What if we just did a drop of gold May be in the center and then super sparingly here, huh, Theo? What that did so one drop and then hit with the heat gun gave us the most beautiful center and a little ring around there. How gorgeous is that? So what I might do is one more drop, and then we'll try to make the whole thing ring out. No. Were you too much gold? Oh, crap. That was more than one drop. Okay, so that's doing some pretty fun stuff, I think. I mean, we could leave that like that. It does have some really pretty shimmery color going there. And we could also come back and maybe put a couple rings of color and just Well, I don't know. That's awfully pretty. Now let's just let that do its thing, and I may have to put a clip coded clear on it tomorrow. But if you could see the beautiful the way the gold is in doing in there, I believe that now I'm not gonna Sometimes you could do too much like we did on that 1st 1 and just mess it up. And I don't want to mess that up, because now it's really turning out pretty. So let's go ahead and use this last bit of pink here and the yellow and just see what we can mix up for this last piece. And then I would say that I did a really good job of using all the colors that we've mixed here's put this pink in the center so that I won't have a whole bunch of extra left over. Thank goodness until you see this put together in a geode, you'd really think that yellow and this pink would be completely obnoxious. Like, would you ever have imagined that they would turn out good? Because if I just saw those colors on the shelf or would not have picked him. E. - I think one of my pieces that I do on the bigger one is definitely going to be the pink, but because this 1st 1 over here is just stunning. And can you imagine having a bigger piece done in that or even a whole series? I mean that maybe my Siri's that I do. I actually like both color ways that I've picked out here, though. Good job. Now I'm just running down my inks here. My color is just running down. What's left? What's really fun is after these dry, because on the larger pieces, we may do more than one layer. Most likely you'd want to do two or three or four layers and just seeing how the colors combined and what you don't want to do, like put too much silver on that that's actually started. Now, toe re coagulate there in the middle. So that's pretty cool to see how that's reacting now. All right, now, still got some clear here, something. I'm gonna pour some clear on here because this one is not filling up so fast. All right, let's take our He's gone. See what? A paper trial on it. Keep it much cleaner way, Theo. That's really pretty. The way the pink spread out to the edges. I'm gonna put a piece of gold in here, and I'm doing real slow. So I only get to drops, not 12. There we go. Now let's run that gold around. It's very interesting the way the gold starts going back to the center. If this one again a little quick. Wait. So since I had a little bit of working time, I went back to that one, and I really like the way that separated back out. That's pretty cool what it's doing. So I think for now McCall want a failure. Five of these air looking really pretty. And I can't wait till they're dry and we can pull them out of our, um, molds here, and then I'll be able to show you how we finish those edges up, because if they they may come out perfect and they may come out needing a little bit of help. So I got a couple different ways to show you how might finish these off. But for now, we have to let me sit and dry. So I'm gonna put these in my photography tent and not let him sit overnight, and I'm gonna move on to the next project. 9. Resin Geode Project 1 part 2: All right. So we have let these dry overnight, and I'm going to go ahead and start taking these out of their molds because these air just one layer pieces to begin with. And then I will have a second layer if we decide to do another clear coat on top. Uh, depending on, um what? How we decided. Finish the edges and I'm gonna show you in the edge. Video are different edge choices for finishing edges. And I just got some glass on here that we're picking up. There we go. All right, so all we have to do you take this tape off up here, all we have to do to start taking these out of here. I mean, these have only been sitting for 24 hours, so it's still got another couple days to actually be fully cured. But you want to do this part at the 24 hours cause the sides are still pliable enough where you could do something with it if you needed to sanded or something? It's not completely hard. And I'm just going to pull these out just like this. You see how easy that comes off, and if I do it carefully enough, I might not dislodge how I did since I said it had to happen. But once you dislodge it, this is no longer usable. You're talking. Throw it away. But look how amazing this one turned out like I am stoked at how beautiful that is. And this one is a little bit, um, that side's come up a little bit, So it might be one that we consider doing another layer of resin on it. And what that will do is is any spots that we have here on the edge is we're gonna clean those up a little bit. And then when we put the clear on top and let it kind of drip over again, that'll really smooth out and make the sides pretty and shiny. But how beautiful is that? I love that. So let's go ahead and call the others out. Now, this one really could use a second layer in mold, but and they're still kind of soft. So you wanna be careful not to really bend them too far as you're pulling. Gonna be real careful because there's still a little bit pliable, not completely cured. Who? Look how pretty that is. Oh, my goodness. And the back is pretty too. And you can kind of see what sinks to the back of these. Quite a bit of glitter, something down. So if we had used the real heavy glitter, we wouldn't have had any glitter. Stay up on the top side so you can tell that some stuff sinks to the back and just is what it is. But look how beautiful that one turned out. So this one, we're definitely I want to make it a little thicker. Let's see. So really, we had plenty of room and they used to do, like to layer little molds, but okay. With the one layer that one turned out really beautiful. Who of that in the back is really pretty, too. I love that. Leave the pool right out so easily. Oh, so, Bree, that so, so pretty even this one I thought was a complete fail. We look at the box side of that one. Even this one that I thought was a complete fail actually ended up looking pretty decent. So it's not my favorite, but I don't hate it. School last one out. Oh, this one is so pretty to you. Look at that. All right, So we have a couple of different options that we can use to finish the sides of our pieces so we can pour another coat of resin on the top and let it cascade over to really give it a nice, completely finished edge. Because when you pull it out of your mold, you've got, ah, definite edge where it stopped like it za definite seem. And if we pour another coat on top and let that go over, that might finish that seem off and level it up really nicely for us. So that's one option, and we'll do that on a couple of these because some of them, um, at the very edge kind of lips up, and I don't want it to do that. The second option is if you're really happy with the height and the way it looks like I'm pretty happy with this one after I go through and do a little work on the edges and I'll tell you what that entails in just a moment. Then you might consider some type of gilt edge because that is so very popular and I have some gold gilt sheets that we could do that with. You could also probably do that with a a metallic paint if you wanted, but we're gonna guilt hours, so that's a couple of different options that we can do to finish the edges. But we have a little bit of cleanup work to do before we do that. And so you do that with sandpaper, Which is why we're gonna need some other type of coding for the sides. Because once we send on this in any way, it's obvious and we get rid of our shine. So while is in this state right here, we have a couple of different ways that we can get rid of the hanger ons and make it smoother. You can use a pair of heavy duty shears. These aren't regular kitchen shears. Their heavy duty shears kind of like heavy duty kitchen shears. And you can just cut off any hanger ons that you have there. And if you have like a whole area that you don't like, you can just go through and trim it just like this. And you say I just ruined a whole piece off of that. And you do see that I've done something there. You know when you do that. So that's why we want to either guilty edge or paint the edge or a new layer of the resin so that we finish it off completely and we're happy with it. So after the 1st 24 hours, it's still pliable enough where we can just trim a little piece off, uh, where we need it. So do you like that? We can really get that edge finished nicely. And then if you've got some little extra spaces that you're thinking, Oh, I can't get that with the scissors, then that's when you attack it with the sandpaper and really kind of depends on what you're using this to how easy or hard that's gonna be. You could try sending block, but I really find it easiest if you'd use. Use a Dremel with a sending bit on the top of it, and you need to have a couple of bits extra handy, and all you're gonna do has turned that on, and my battery is almost dead, so hopefully we keep going before I have to charge it. But just turn it on a low setting and then very carefully come by and fix edges that you need to fix my standing and you're doing a new coat of resin factor sandpaper it. We'll just cover up whatever you just did perfectly. We'll just cover up everything you're saying. Didn't want you to see that has been sanded anywhere. Once you get it kind of smoothed out, and all the rough places and the little bits cleaned off now is when we can decide. Are we going to guilty edge? Are we gonna put a new layer of resin on top of this, or are we gonna paint it because you could do any of those options? And as long as it's not lipping up, really obviously, than that would be okay to go ahead. And we can also give the edge after we add a clear coat on top of these, which I'm almost tempted to do so I don't like the little lip up a little edge there. I'd rather it be completely domed over and smooth. And then if I were going to do the edges, I would probably do that at that point. So on all of these I'm gonna clean up all the edges and then I'm going to do a layer of clear and then, ah, then I might decide. Yeah, I want a layer clear on all of these two. Really? Dome that up nicely, and then I'm going to eat her painter guild or leave it as is. So let me go ahead and the way I'm going to do that for these pieces, it would really be nice if you had a box top, because this stuff is going to spill over the sides. So here's an example of one that I was using, and I've put it in here with power paper so that I could maybe take it out later. But I do have risen sticking out the side of the box so may not be ableto happen, so they just uses I have it. But I'm just gonna have little cups sitting in here with these sitting on the cups and I'll make sure that my surface is level and then this will have room to drip into my box top so that we don't drip all over our table. No, I wish I was more strategic. And where I put that cup and let me say this while you're dripping over the edge. If you don't want drips on the bottom of your piece, which we absolutely do not want, then we need to tape off the bottom. So if I put all six of those in there, that's gonna be perfect. But what's gonna happen is as it drips over the edge. If I get any spaces where I drip it over, we're gonna have drips on the bottom that's day and we don't want that. So we're gonna have to figure out how we're going to prevent that. And I'm gonna tell you how that is. We're gonna use our frog take, which is that Green Painters tape. And the reason why we use it is because it's a little bit stronger than the Blue Painter's tape. And after we've let this on here for, say, 6 to 8 hours, minutes, no longer, you know, liquidy. So it's not gonna, you know we're on when we go to move it a little bit or something. Um, so they could at least pick it up, not by the top is very careful. You pick it up from the bottom and then peel the tape off because you want appeal the tape off? Well, before you get to the 24 hour stage, I mean, you want to do just really it anywhere from, like, say, eight hours or so because otherwise was take is gonna become basically permanent underneath that resin. Whereas if we tape it off and then take our little Exacto knife and just trim this around to the size of our piece here, I'm just using a regular exacto knife. I'm gonna go ahead and sit down pretty good all around. We could even probably use the scissors at this point to the goal was just to trim the tape right up to the very edge of our resin. Peace at the bottom. Yeah, that works pretty good right there. And then we're gonna take our finger and really smooth that down. And then once we've poured the resident and let it sit for se seven or eight hours No, really, No longer than that, we're gonna come back and peel the tape very carefully off the bottom so that you don't want to touch the top. Um, you don't touch the top of and put a fingerprint in it, but you won't appeal. The bottom off forgets where you can't do it on appeal. The tiny bit more than I intended. So just trying to cut the tape enough to stick right there. And then when we go to peel this tape off, I will show you how we're gonna do that, too. Because if it's difficult, we can hit it with a heat gun, and that will softened everything up enough for us to get that resin to release. So I'm gonna go ahead and get all of these prepped here with the sides and the bottom, and I'll be back to show you how appeal that tape. And they will take a look at how that finishes off once these have cured overnight. So I will see you back in class, and that's basically once you get it all nice and trimmed up, how you want it. Just stick that down really, really good. And then we won't have any drips remain on the bottom, so they'll sit, flatter. They'll sit in the window and be pretty. And that's how we do that. All right, real quick. Before I'm done typing, let me show you what? The easiest way besides, those scissors is too. Uh, cut the Tate just cause I was doing it. I thought I just show you I'm actually setting these up on my tape, schooler. So it's up off my table s so that I can just hold it now and run the knife around the edges . And then anywhere where I've kind of missed the edge, I could go back and trim it up. This really makes this process quite a bit faster for doing this little edges here and then anywhere where I've got a piece of tape there that I don't want that little lip or whatever I've created accidentally, I could just go back and then trim that little piece off, and then I've got a nice edge that I've created. It just makes it easier sitting up on our tape thing. So I just thought I would share that. Um, if you're having trouble trimming your tape, this is the easiest way that found a trim it off my edges while I'm doing the backside. All right, I'll be back in a bit. All right. So have all our pieces sitting up on our cups. I don't have these attached with anything that you could take a little bit of tape and roll it up and kind of stick it on the cup and stick it down. If you want to make sure these don't move, we're going to be fine. So mixed up my resin and has been mixing now for three minutes. So I'm gonna go ahead and very carefully start to pour some of this on here. And if you need to use a spreader like if you're using a calculator and you're getting really exact with the amount of resin that you're pouring on top of your pieces and you need to spread it out, then you need to use a silicones, Bretter, because the silicone is what's going to let you spread it out. And then you can set the spreader to the side. Did that one pretty fast. You can set this bread or to the side, and then when that silicone, when that resin dries, it will peel right off of that spreader. So if you're trying to do this and it not drip over it all, you know if you'll put on like this and take a spreader and maybe spread it to the edges. Um, then you will have unease. E er time it not going over and a little more exact there. And I have a bunch of different types of spreaders. Uh, may find one kiss is an art spreader. But if I spread that with this and then I like where it's that I could just let that silicone kind of dry on that spreader and it will come off later just peels right off, just like you did off our paper. So if you have a space where it's not filling in, you could spread it over to that space. One thing I might do before I go any further right here where you said that to the side is I didn't make sure my board was level. So level it real quick so that I make sure that when I pour a little bit more of this on here, we don't have an issue. So it's leveled this way, and it's mostly level this way. Wrong way. I should know that I had prop up this side yesterday, so let's see. I'm just putting the sticks under the board here. All right, Well, that's made it way on level. Let's try again. There we go. Hurry. So that's nice. And level this side is nice little. And I'm leveling the actual piece that my boxes sitting on to make sure that we don't end up leveling the wrong thing. And now these have kind of settled out to the end. I might just put a little bit more. I want these two really not have a lip on the top It all. I want him to smooth right over the side. And once you've got it done, then we can use our torch, our heat gun and get rid of our bubbles. So I might just use the heat gun for the moment. Well, I could use the torch. Let's just use the torch and I'll put some butane in it. So the torch is so easy to use. You just put this on the bottom, do it nice and tight, usually straight up, not to the side. Sorry about that. And just a couple seconds. She can fill the container, get cold. So and it doesn't really hold that much gas. And then basically, we hold the button down and then hold this down and that whites and we have our a little flame there, and this works because it's superfast. I mean, you just want to keep moving right over. Pop those bubbles, and I will say you can put resin straight on top of resin, just like we did. And if you touch the top when you're putting the tape on and stuff, then if you'll just take a little bit of alcohol and rub the top with the with the alcohol in like a shammy cloth or a shop towel, something that doesn't have any fibers on it he'll wipe any fingerprints or finger oil that you might have put on the top if you'll wipe those off real quick before you go with your second layer resin that residents stick just fine. You don't have to say in the top, because if you go to the art resin website, it tells you in between coats to send the top of it. But you don't really need to do that if you'll go ahead and just a little bit of alcohol on top, when anywhere you might have touched and then do your next layer of resin. You're good to go. All right, So this is now nice and covered. We're dripping over the edges. I'm just double checking that everything is thick enough that it's dripping. So I want to drip over the edges and cover some of that standing that I did. And you can take your finger to and spread it on the edge if it's not getting exactly where you want to get it. And then if you put more resin on their like I'm doing to get it to really spillover, then so we could just weaken, just touch it and come around the edge to if we want to really make sure that we're getting anywhere that we sanded, um, Or if we're gonna guild the edge, it doesn't really matter if you're not gonna guild the edge, then this is the way to really make sure, because remember, our edges or not, straight there, like the side of a rock, their crooked so anywhere on the edge that we send it that's gonna show if we don't just go through and make sure there's a little tiny better resin touching it. So just making sure I got all the edges because remember, we got 45 minutes to work with this, and I just want to make sure I hit any spot I sanded. So it's now shiny again. And if you get it all dry and you think, well, there's a spot I need more resin on. You can mix up a tiny bit of resin and just rub it on that spot. Let that dry gin overnight. I mean, there are solutions, some of the issues that you might encounter right now. I got stuff all over my gloves when they go ahead and switch out my gloves, or if I don't plan to touch it again, I might just torch it one more time. So just get our little flying. So you were just This is like the most satisfying part is watching over bubbles pop. I'm keeping it moving so that I'm not sitting in one spot for too long, making sure that I get all the bubbles popped and I'm not burning my resin because I'm keeping it moving. See, you pick your finger off of that, your flame stops. I really like that. So much nicer than my really big one. All right. So now we're going to just have to let this sit. Let that dry, and we're gonna come back in seven or eight hours and peel the tape off of the back. And if you want to make it even easier for yourself, you could use a would stick or what? Skewer and come back in about 15 minutes or so when you think you've got enough drip that stripped off of it and we can kind of white. Some of these drips off the bottom, but we don't have to. No, but you can also just another lo option there, so we'll let these dry and I'll be back. All right, so let's take the tape off of one of our pieces so we can talk about if you have any trouble, because if you this one's been sitting for about 7.5 hours, because now it's late in the evening and I don't wanna forget to come back up here, and it's not tacky anymore, so it could probably still take a fingerprint, because really, 8 to 9 hours is probably better toe weight. But we're about seven a half hours, and at this point, and still is super pliable. It's just to the point that it's no longer tacky. So if I touch it, I'm not leaving a fingerprint and it's not sticking to my finger. I want to be super careful, especially on these flat pieces, not to touch the top, but hold it by the sides and I'm gonna take the tape off. And if I run into a place where I just can't get the tape off, I can hit that with my heat gun. He did just a little bit, and that will allow me to get that tape off of an area where it's not wanting to come off. So I'm going to be very careful. I may grab one of my Exacto knives and just see if I can get this tape started because my fingernails aren't no. Let me grab it really easy and just getting it toe lift. And then did you see how easy that just came off? You've got some resin right here, but if we just very slowly pull, we're pulling off any resin that is sitting on the bottom. Now, if I have a little piece that get stuck like that, I can just come back with my knife and just get that right up under there and pull that back off. That may have been the very tiny edge that I was trying to cover with a second piece of tape, so I might have just embedded itself. Looks it just came right off. There we go. So very carefully. I'm just gonna finish pulling this off over the back and then I'm gonna sit this back over there on its little pedestal to finish drawing. I just needed to make sure that I didn't let this sit all night because once we get past this little still pliable stage, it's almost impossible to get that tape off. And you want to do it once It's cured enough that you're not messing it up by touching it, but not so cured that that is a permanent bond on there. And then we've got plenty of where we can see that we've pulled our little little bubbles off there. So that is how we're going to get a nice, clean finish. And look how beautiful the edges are. Now it looks like, you know, um, the choppy little edge of RG owed so it's not perfect. It's not supposed to be, but are Geo does not perfect. So we're mimicking that. And now we can come back tomorrow and decide if we want gold leaf at which is really popular or if we want to paint it, or if we want to leave it just like that. And I think some of these would be really beautiful a son catchers hanging in the window so might see what I could do about that. You know, once the residents completely dry, you can drill into it, too, if you need to. But I don't think that's what I'm gonna do. It may find something. I can glue to the back and put a chain on it. Maybe hang it on a suction cup in the window, and then I'd be able to see how much light can come through here. So I think that's gonna be my plan on some of these really pretty pieces. So that's how we take the tape off. You want to do that at about eight hour mark, You want it to be not sticky to the touch, and then while you're taking the tape off, just be real careful that you're not pressing down that side, that you're holding it from the sides if you can. All right, let's talk about different ways that we could finish the edges of our pieces. So one way, obviously, is just to leave the edge, just like it is. If you like the edge to be the raw surface that we get when we pull that out of silicone mold after you kind of cut off any sharp, jagged edges, Um, and then maybe poor your last layer of clear on top. If you like the edge just like it is, then leave it that way. There's some other options that we have, though, which kind of gives it a little bit more finished. Look, and I'm just going to tell you a couple of those that I've tried here on my sample pieces, and that's why I love these sample pieces because now is the time to figure out what you want to do a great big piece, cause let me tell you some of these little easier than others. And if you find that out on a little piece, that there's one that's gonna work out better for you. That's good news. So the piece that I didn't love, which, you know, we could have, I could have saved it. I could have gone ahead and put another layer of resin on top, just like we do in later projects. Um, but I didn't really mind on, and it was a good piece to experiment with and see that, you know, some pieces don't always come out, but in later projects, you'll see on the layers that I didn't like. As I add, another layer turns into something that I love. So it's a good lesson to learn. Um, on this one, I just painted the edges and I just painted it with a craft paint. You can paint it with it, which is an acrylic paint. You can paint it with any acrylic paint, and that's fine. I just used a small paintbrush to come along the edges and paint that just like that, and that dries really nicely, and it's not gonna chip off, and that's one way you can finish it. And if you finish it with a paint, that's a really nice way to kind of mimic, you know, the side of Iraq so kind. That's why did kind of like that, painted in a color that was similar to the rock that we have here that we were using as our inspiration piece. Another thing that we can do to finish these off is to do gold leaf and gold. Leaf is so pretty and you'll see most of the commercial little resin pieces like where you can buy some coasters that are done. Ah, in this kind of geode look or even like the rial piece of stone that they've cut into, say, like a coaster or something, They're finished in gold leaf. So this is a really popular finish and edge finish on these, but it is a little bit harder to get a really good solid coat. And to do the gold leaf, you're gonna need some gold leaf sheets. And I've been using the Martha Stewart ones because I have a whole bunch of these that I have apparently bought over the years. When I forgot I had some s. I think of three packages of the gilding sheets all in the one color to how funny, but you can get the's in four different colors. They come in copper, gold, silver and one that is a metallic stripe. Look, um, and there's, like, 12 sheets in here in it. In one of these took me, um, like, two of these sheets is what I ended up getting into, and there's still a little bit of gold left on the sheets. But it did take, like to, and I really could go back again and fill in some of the spaces that I left unfilled in. So you need the guild sheets. I do have some gilding brushes which are really soft brush. Is that kind of help? You, uh, push the gold into the different areas? I also found that when I was working with this, I wanted a stiffer paintbrush also So also just used a little bit bigger, stiffer paintbrush to help me really job that down into some of these crevices. Ah, so I did find I needed that. And then, of course, you need some gilding glue, and you're basically gonna paint the glue on the sides and you don't let it get a little bit dry. So that's tacky. And when it's tacky, it will then grab that gold and then you'll take your little gilding brushes and just guide that gold where you want it, and then you're set. So this takes a little bit of patients, and you're just gonna need to treat it as a project, uh, that maybe, like, meditation almost to get all those crevices filled in. If you've got a smooth edge like we've got on these little ones that I made in the little pre made mold, that building will go right on super fast and easy with no problem. But with these jagged edges that we created, um, those are going to take a little bit of effort to get that gilding down in there. Um, so just be aware. But it does give the really prettiest finish another thing that I've experimented with on these others. And then I just got lazy and did it to All of them is some gold wax, so actually have several kinds of gold wax. I have this rub and buff, which is super easy to work with. You just take the lid off, and then you it comes right out and it's a lax there, and you're just going to take a brush five and brush here and just dip it into the tip here and you'll get some on your brush and then you just paint that onto your surface, and that is super easy and fast and gets in all the crevices. And then when you let that dry, you're just going to take a soft cloth and you can polish that and it will shine. So this comes in a bunch of different colors, and then you clean your brush with a brush cleaner like turpentine. And so I worked with oil paint quite a bit, so I have a little tub of brush cleaner, so I just clean the tip off in that tub of brush cleaner. And that's kind of what that looks like, and it's really pretty. Also, I will point out that this is called the gold leaf color, and it is nowhere near as bright as the real gold leaf. So just be aware of that. If you go the route of the rub and buff um, wax, it's not going to be this bright, bright gold like you would expect. It's more of an antique kind of gold and just painted on you let it dry and you just take a soft cloth and you buffet and that finish those edges And I ended up liking how easy that was to do that. I just went ahead and painted it on the other ones because it was super speedy. Um, and I got that at the art store, so I'm sure you can get these at the art store or online, and I liked it that way. Now you could also just go for some gold paint. You know, gold acrylic paint. They have metallic acrylic paint. You could get that. I just didn't have any here in the art room, which kind of surprises me because I seem to have a little bit of everything but a metallic colored. I probably do have some metallic Martha Stewart paints, so I could have done that, and then that would have been the cheap and easy way. And those cover so nicely a couple options there. Another thing that I have is metallic waxes, and I love the metallic waxes. You just kind of want to get one open, just kind of dip a cloth in them and then run that along the edge of your piece. And this would be really good for the sides of the ones that we do on my cradle board because we could finish the sides of the cradle board with a wax coat. And it's one of my favorite ways to finish the sides of ah cradle board when it comes around the side. This so I'll probably finish one of those pieces in May be a wax. Possibly so. That was another kind of fun option. It's just all in what you kind of have handy and what look you're going for on these pieces . Ah, one of the easiest way it was using acrylic paint and you can use the any of the acrylic paints. It'll stick to the sides. Just Azizi, as this one did. Um, so you want to definitely experiment with how you finish your side while you're doing these little pieces and just see what is it that you love? How easy, or how hard was it? And when you translate that to a big project, is it going to be something that you can manage or not? All right, so I will see you back in class. I hope you enjoyed the little piece projects, and I can't wait to jump into the bigger pieces with you. 10. Resin Geode Project 2 part 1: check it out. I've got are two larger pieces here, and I made one with the whole of one without the whole when we were making from our molds. And that way we can get an idea of what that would look like if we actually had a hole in the center of our geode. Which is quite common actually when you get a real geode, so I'm going to definitely do one in the colors that were so pretty with the maroon and the yellow. I liked it with the pearl powder that was kind of your destined and the glitter. So I've got those out and they've also got some of these little pearl perfect pearls because these air iridescent powders to and they come in like a little pack of several colors. So you don't have to have a big pearlescent one if you want to get a little six pack of different colors to try out. Because, remember, we only use a little tiny bit of the pearl powder when we use it. So it's not like we're using at all when we use it. So that's another choice. And when I decided to do on one of these is take my real geode as inspiration for the second piece rather than use the colors that I did in my test pieces. And really, if I were you, I would do lots of rounds of test pieces and start to learn to make sure I don't have risen . That's going to stay forever on my pretty bored. If I were you, I would do several rounds of the test pieces and really get a lock on what colors you love for some bigger pieces for this one. I'm gonna take this g owed as my inspiration for color, and it has blue. And then it has kind of a naturally earth tone under here and then, um, some lighter rock looking pieces which could be our glass and some blue in the middle with the blue ring and a blue ring around the outside. So time ago, use this for our inspiration. And I've got half, well, acrylics here, which is fine, because again, it's still acrylic. And I've got, um, quinacrine own nickel azo gold. Just hoping that's gonna be the right color here. The fellow blue, because that's the pretty deep blue that I have also have a lighter blue, and it's just a matter. Acrylic paint. This is not the cheap craft paint. This is actually the acrylic paint, which has mawr pigment than craft paint, that I got the Blick store. I also have these perfect pearls out, and I'm kind of thinking that I could perhaps add some of this iridescent maybe in with the fellow or as a layer by itself, um, for that natural color and there. And that's like a coppery tone, which is really pretty and different than the gold that we were using, so definitely going to use one of those. So if you've got random art supplies like Ideo, go through some of these running supplies and just see hey, could I use that or what have you friends at a bunch of cups here? And I have to get out another thing of my stir sticks because I'm running low there. I'm not sure where I put him, so we use the shorter stir state. So here we are. He's from impact with 100. There's the woodcraft sticks on those two. Then I got out one little package of 50 and I'd put the other 50 away. And now I don't see where I put the other 50. So what has opened up this back To make sure I got enough of these little stir rods were ready when I need him. All right, so I actually had about an inch of the clear left over from a minute ago, so I'm gonna use that first, because that's definitely reaching. It's 45 minutes time limit, and we can put the paint in on top if we want, or we can put it in first. It doesn't matter. So I'm just gonna go and fill up as many cups is I need here. And I'm putting a little bit more in there than I was about maybe an inch and 1/2 of liquid there. I don't want cut for every color. So let's go ahead and set a cup up here for every color because this is a bigger piece. I just want to make sure I got enough and I could always makes more. But it's kind of fun when you're pouring to Just go ahead and get busy. - All right, So I was over generous in Almada little cups, so I might just pull a little bit out of my cups just to make sure I can make my last color here. I'm just taking a tiny bit out. Each one, cause apparently was feel happy and I don't want to mix up anymore. Might not need it. I don't want to be wasteful. I don't have to be. And then I do have my little silicone mold still sitting over here. So if I get these poured and I've got extra, I do have the molds. Aiken still fill up. All right. So I think I got in 123 before things got enough out. Let's just go ahead. Start mixing our colors. Look at that. I could have put that in with that one, but let's just see what the difference of this paralyzed one is versus the paint. One that's gonna be very interesting. Look at that shimmer in that Oh, my goodness. I don't like these to shimmer, so I like the little pearly ones. But if you want some colors that don't shimmer totally up to you, I've been put glitter in the ones over there. But we can do it without the glitter to Oh, my goodness, that's a color. So what can you do with these? You know, once you make him, there's quite a bit you can do. You can put these in a little play tracks, and I got a couple of little play tracks at the Michaels that you could just kind of these just kind of sit right on there and then you can have it sitting, say, like and a window perhaps. All right, that's a crazy bright color. And let the sun shine through him. That'd be really pretty. Um, that's a crazy color. We'll see. Huh? You could also didn't make little gifts out of these. A lot of people are doing table tops out of these beautiful geode pieces, so that's always an option, as you could make the bigger worn into some type of standard table topper. Maybe a pretty cake. Stay in that. Be real, pretty cake stand in your kitchen. If the top of it were that pretty G owed peace, I don't There's just lots of things you could frame home. If you do the the bigger Kansas pieces, which are my I'm gonna do a canvas piece to show you how that differs helps if you open your paint before you try to pour it in and then make a big mess. There we go. Oh, no, that's a pretty color. That's a real pretty color. You might be my favorite color, a company that is. And it's just gonna take some practice on how much how transparent or non transparent and loving this glitter it's kind of more charcoal was. Just pour some of this glitter in here. Who? That's pretty, Um, I'm gonna, but some glitter and this one, too. Maybe this, um, it's kind of the same tone as thes paints were used. And maybe I will add some of that glitter into this blue. That's pretty well, I had that into this. Also go as O. Just the color. Was that Niko Aysel Gold was that we used? I don't know. That's kind of how Here we go. Yeah, Niko as a gold. That's a crazy color. And you know you can also mix colors. Don't be afraid. If you want to come up with some beautiful custom color, don't be afraid to do that on Welcome to definitely makes custom colors. I've kind of been keeping it out of the bottle. For simplicity's sake, Tom, for this class, which to start with. If you're not comfortable mixing colors, that's the thing to do. Watch. I'm gonna put some glitter in this one to after you've been doing this for a bit. Let's try this one in here from this coppery color and that red might be pretty after you've been doing this for a bid. If you want to really experiment, then have some beautiful, customized colors than definitely definitely do that you're mixing a little. I'm mixing glitter in, but that's not quite what I meant. Let's just go ahead with this yummy coppery glitter again. I just stuck my arm on that. You're deaf on my container where I started mixing. Now I got a big circle of glue on my arm, so this is definitely messy. Were in apron. Don't wear your favorite top or jeans. You'll definitely have resin all over you. By the time you're done, cover your surface that you don't want to get stuff all over. Cover it up. All right, so I got one left, so maybe I'll do this more solid gold and see this is the yellow oxide again because it is a different color than that other one. It gives a different look. And you know, we could put some of those paralyzed powder into this, too, and just see, rather than the glitter, we could paralyze a color. So I like the little powders. They're good for times of stuff. I put a weird shimmer into our gold. I like that. This is the one that I mixed from the other batch from doing the little ones, So it's thicker. I could feel it, but it's still workable. But it is thicker than these, um, and ar. It's probably been mixed for, like, 40 or 45 minutes. So even though it's not completely, um, it's not completely done in that role. Thick container. It is a lot thicker than it. Waas. All right, so I'm gonna have some glass handy. I think I want the mirrors in here, but I've got some other things at the bottom before the mirrors back in there, because my blue inspiration piece has a whole level here of the rock. So I want to use that rock and I will go for the pretty champagne colored Theo. You only get one color of these rocks when you're purchasing. I do recommend a neutrally rock. Do a neutrally champagne kind of color. I think I'm gonna put the rock on at the end on this one. Animal. Put some rock on here kind of at the beginning. This one. I don't like the great big pieces. So there are some big pieces in that I will take out. And even if you don't like, completely see the rock on top. Like once we get all the resin on it, it will still create some dimension throughout the piece so that when the sun shines through it, you can see it Another thing, too. You know, we don't have to if we do this on the outside, like, for instance, I'm doing this on the outside. You don't have to ring the whole thing. You could do like parts of it. Like what if we just did apart here? Kind of got that in there, And then I get a little part of here and like, that's it or something. Now we'll say that I wish I had some clear or enough clear to start, So let's just see if we have enough clear left in here too. Start these off and you pour color on top of the stones to. But I've done that, and I I kind of want to see the stones. And if you do the clearer on the stones, you can see the natural shimmery us of the stone itself. Whereas if you put a color on top, you're kind of coloring at all. Now these pieces, they're definitely getting more than one layer. So I'm putting the first layer on today and we'll be putting the next layer on tomorrow. So if I don't get all the rocks covered with some clear, that's okay. And the reason why we do more than one layer, especially on these larger pieces, is it really adds depth and dimension, and it's so beautiful gives you a chance to toe enhance or change anything that you might have done that you didn't love. So these are definitely going to be multilayered pieces, so I'm gonna do the pink kind of near the and we generally we want to go from the outside in, but because I like to the paint so much on the inside of the test piece. I'm going to start right there and then come back and bring this with the gold. Now, this is getting really thick, and it's kind of warm because this stuff gets warm as it gets thicker and thicker. We could always come back. I'd actually gonna put some of this on top of the stones because, remember, we can always come back and add more stones on top. And depending on how thick we put this first layer, we may not have enough height on our little sidewalls to put a second layer s So we have to keep that in mind if we plan on adding any tomorrow, Do I even have room to do that? And because I've filled this to the point that I have, I don't think I'm gonna have any room tomorrow to add to this. So I'm actually gonna do to it What I plan on doing to it now because I didn't leave any room for another layer. Just gonna pop a couple of the golden here so I can run my heat gun around. I'm super careful now have multiple drops. All right, so let's do the heat gun. This might be a one layer piece. Now that is really pretty. And that might be done. And another thing that we can do tomorrow if I don't do another layer of any color because , well, I'm really loving that right there. And sometimes you just have to know when to stop is we can come back with our post Campins and add some geode lines and then coated in the clear to seal everything in. So plans change and we'll let that one change and a little more like splitting that gold up some. I wish that this would stay separated because look at that. I hope that stays like that. All right, let's move on to this one. And if I do a better job of not filling it up, then we'll add a second layer tomorrow. And this one has kind of this naturally color, and then the blue and then some type of pretty clear, with maybe stone in it and then blue in the middle so we could actually do Blue Rock. I wish I had left some. This was a perfect reason why you need to have some clear left over because I'd kind of need some clear toe if I want the Blue Stone. Maybe it kind of want clear for that. So all right, someone ahead and mixed up a little bit of clear because I was kind of wanting the clear. And I'm thinking because of the way our geode has a color and then a clear and in a color, what if we have two different colors of stones? Just, um, starting out our centerpiece before we go into all the different colors there. So maybe we have a little bit of blue, a little bit of our our champagne color. And really, we could even put in, like, 1/3 blue color if we want, But it's kind of introducing more of a green, and I want to keep it more in the colors that I've mixed over here. And I have enough of this stuff left over that. I'm definitely gonna have to use that on some little silicone moulds made just to use that up instead of wasting it. But let's go ahead and get these on here. Get this one poured. Don't worry about the left over, so I'm actually gonna work my way up to the stones and then put clear on the stones and see it would get because look how pretty that is. All right, So our inspiration piece is here. See if I can said it works, at least in view. There we go. And not there right now already. So I'm kind of going to start from the outside and just pour my way in towards the middle. And I could put stones on the outside, too, but I think I'm gonna leave him on the inside here. What kind of not left myself enough room to move my hand here? Let's just move these over for a second, huh? These two colors are very similar, but they do give off a different shimmer. I do like that Variation on the shimmer here. Let's go for the dark. Must go for the wireless work are dark in. Oh, my gosh. This is the most pretty color. I'm gonna really careful. Just do some rings around here just because might not should put that blue out there, but now I've done it. So we're committed and this is just clear and I want to pour the clear on the middle. I didn't want to have any color there. All right, so we may be adding to that, but let's get our heat gun and move some of that around a little and see what we got. All right, so on this one, I've actually left enough room in there to do another layer tomorrow. So I think I'm gonna let that dry, and we're gonna work it a little bit more tomorrow so that I can shift those colors a little bit. I don't 100% love the way the colors air on there. I might want way more of this blue. So I'm gonna stop and let that one kind of dry because I have left plenty of room to add another layer. And I want to experiment with the idea of the extra layers so you can see what that kind of does for us. And I don't know if we want to use some of these colors and are larger piece because I have so many colors here. So I might actually want to experiment on a larger piece with some of these exact same colors because I still have so much mixed up that I don't want to waste it. So I think I will pull the big piece over. We'll do a layer on there using maybe not all but some of these colors since I mixed up so much and then we'll come back and lay a second layer on this one tomorrow. All right, so I'll be back. 11. Resin Geode Project 2 part 2: all right. So lefties dry overnight, and I think what we have seen from the smaller pieces that we've done is that they need to be a little bit fuller, you know, because I planned on two layers for these bigger pieces. That was perfect. I don't think I planned on adding any more did this, but it is sitting below our wall, so I think I could actually add a little more that give it a little more depth and then just see what we end up with. May hate it, but I may like it. So I've got some extra stones here in case I want to pour those in. That makes the little bit of my colors that I want to use here up top. And I don't love the yellow that turned into green here. So today I have mixed the silo blew with this pretty blue, and I've used a perfect pedals. You're destined powder. And so that's the three colors that I put out over here. And then over here I've put out yellow, pink and another iridescent powder in more of the white color rather than gold. So I'm just going to start layer in these in and we've got about 45 minutes because I just finished mixing these and just gonna experiment and see what we get. So I think for this one, I'm actually going to change the colors up a tiny bit and we're gonna lay blue on the outside and just kind of go from there. Move some of these out of my way since I'm running into him and we could lay this on with our stick If we wanted Teoh, I could go a little bit slower and ladies in with the stick and I may have to mix up more. I was trying not to mix up nearly as much as I did yesterday, so I may have under mixed, So we'll see. Let's just start with that. Maybe I'll do a blue ring on here towards the center. I'm trying to keep my little would stick on the paper here so that anything that drips off of it drips onto my pilot paper and not onto my table or my board. I should have had some clear that I mix too, but that's OK. We're gonna just layer these in and see what we get. I tried to keep the paint still kind of transparent. I may have been successful in I may not, but we're just adding over on top of the layers that we already had. And then I also think that we saw from the smaller pieces that we would definitely need to do a clear coat on top of these when we pull him out of our mold. So I'm already planning on that. I'm just gonna continue doing a little bit of layering and then hit it with my heat gun and see what we can get the colors to do. I put a little bit of glitter in here with these colors also, so it's not just solid color. It's like glittery color. And so we want to be more exactly where we're laying this. I can pull my stick out and be a little more careful. So I think I'm gonna hit this with the heat gun and see what we get. I'm gonna pick up a paper towel so I don't get this sticky stuff all over my gun like I did yesterday. Let's just move this stuff. Well, actually, I might want to put a bit of gold in there real quick before I do that. So we really start running things around, and then I may put a few more of our rocks right on the top. There we might add more gold. But let's be a little more sparing today since we already know what happens when we put too much on there. Now we can see if you can see this on camera, but we have a little bit of green coming up from the underneath. Oh, my goodness. It is so beautiful. And I can see some little rings here that I just kind of poured in there. That kind of blended real beautifully. Oh, that is turning out really pretty. So I think what I'm gonna do is a few more of these pretty rocks here in the center. Make sure I don't have any gigantic pieces like I don't want that piece falling right there in the middle of it. I want some of the sparkle to come through on the top. There's a big, long can You sound really bad out there and then anything that doesn't have risen on it will separate off tomorrow. It doesn't have toe Orrock. And when we put the clear on top of it, that are really cement, that in man, that is looking so much prettier. That was yesterday. And you can really tell there is some depth in there to that color. So I love the two layers on that. Oh, my goodness. That it's so pretty. All right. Super happy with the colors right now. So let's come back over here. I'm gonna add some or color into here of I've actually made these a little bit thinner today so that hopefully there'll be more transparent. So as I'm layering on top of what I've already got going on there, hopefully we'll just see the more depth that we've added. - And this is just that pearl powder. - That's pretty All right, so I'm gonna go ahead this gold because I've noticed that if I put this gold near the centre at all kind of heads toward the center, so I might hit that again in a moment. So let's try If I hit this on this outer ring, if I can kind of keep the gold further out from the center all right. Said this will be gone. All right. So that does look like it is further out. I'm being real careful, cause I don't want to knock any of this over the wall there. So the further you put it out, it does look like it stays further out. So keep that in mind if you put it close to the center and you really wanted it towards the outside edge. Putting it close to the center is not going to push out, stay out for us. And at this point to I may put a few more crystals on this one, and then I'll be ready to send it to the side on like that. Dry overnight again. Hang on. Apparently those big pieces right back in there now, even thinking, uh, - yeah , the company that is. Oh, my goodness. This might be pretty if I put the gold on the outside edge to So I think just so that it doesn't look so strange that there's only gold right there in the center. Come work. A little gold on this outside edge like that. That broken up a little bit better. And I can see that when you push that. That's kind of how we're getting our lip at the end so poor and that we're definitely gonna have a clear layer on top of these after we pull it out of our mold and clean up the little jagged edges. You know, the longer you spend on your mold in, the more prep you do before you start, the better your pieces will end up when you're done. So just keep that in mind. Even though it's a pain in the butt to do all the prep work, it really does significantly make the difference with your final piece. So now we're gonna have to let these sit overnight again and let him cure up for another day. And then I can put the clear on top of their like we did on our smaller pieces. So actually super duper psyched about how pretty these air looking. This is so much prettier now. Then it started out and I can see some real depth, and I can see a little bit of some colors kind of shining through. And there's some wispy colors in here that is just so beautiful. And, you know, this is the piece that was inspired by our little rock and it doesn't look 100% like it. But, man, it sure does look like a really nice piece that we got from our inspiration piece. And this I just love the colors. I'm now a definite fan of this really pink. And what color is this? This is quinacrine own magenta, and this is yellow Orange as o. So case you were interested in using those two colors. That's what we've got there. All right, so I'm going to go ahead and set the's in my, uh, photography tent and let these dry overnight, and I will be back tomorrow. Right? So here we've got our little two piece project that we've come back to your completely dry and this one. I actually love it so much that we're going to just take that one out and we're going to do a layer clear on top. Maybe that this one's ready to pull out of our out of more mold. This real careful as I'm pulling it for the sides down so that we clear it. Let's see what we got. Tights. I pulled some paper on the backside just because it had the silicone left here in the center. But look how easy that is to come off. Well, just pull it out from the middle here. Who? Look how pretty that is. Oh, my goodness. That's really pretty. Now I can imagine this sitting on a little plate stand in my window or hanging in the sun catcher in the window. I can't wait to see what we can do with that. So the edges air Pretty not too bad. So again, what I'm gonna do is clean the edges up with my heavy duty kitchen scissors. I have a couple of these just from art room. They're just heavy duty scissors or not just regular scissors. And I'm going to go through and just trim off any of the weird, spiky pieces that are left. And then I'm going to set thes into one of my little pans and we're gonna do a layer clear on top of that, and that'll really smooth out any alleges that we have on the top and it will come down the sides of anything I cut off and give us a nice edge. And then we can decide from there how we want to finish that edge Any further if we want to finish it with some guilt. Um, which I really like. And so I may do that. So we're gonna call this piece at this date. You're not gonna add any more color, and I'm going to do a clear layer on top of it. I'll be back tomorrow to show you what this one looks like with the clear on it before we do anything else to it. This is another silicone. When I did in the round mold of the leftover silicone yesterday, you'll come Pretty. That is, that is definitely a little coaster favorite. And it was more careful not to blow the stuff kind of up the side with my heat gun. So I have less little edges here to clean up, but that's really pretty. So these were some really pretty little pieces, and I'm cleaning it out because then if I have any extra left over today, I'll have it ready. This piece is the one I love, but I want to add one more layer. So let's just go ahead. And I'm gonna use the blue and the Thiel that I like so much. The blue still the paint This is what I like about doing the small pieces. You really get a feel, and then we got a little tiny bit of bronze. I'm gonna use that. You really get a feel for what you like and what you don't like. And then you start to kind of make some pieces in that until you gravitate towards another color way. And I just love that because when we started out the workshop, I didn't have a clear Ah, idea what colors I was gonna end up using on these bigger pieces. And the further we've gone here with on the pieces that we've done, the more really gravitated to this beautiful blue. And then these air kind of the blues not his transparent but like this beautiful one that I've only used that out calling it is very transparent. So we're gonna see coming through that layer, the layer underneath it, which is exactly what I wanted. Sorry, I'm gonna hit this with the heat gun, and then we'll I'd be real careful not to over feel this. But I do love this transparent one. And I may put a few more stones back on this layer too. so we'll see. All right, he gun. So this one actually has a lot of transparency in it. You can really see those under layers coming through. So I don't know, in the end, if it'll be my favorite, but it is very interesting. And then you can see I actually breached my mold here, I blew some outs. You have a real careful when you're right at the top of your mold and your stills doing your heat going or something that you're not running it outside your mold. So that's just a spot. When we pull it out of the mold that will trim off. It's not a big, big deal, and this one has the champagne stones in, and I think I may just out of more of those and make this pretty rock part even almost like a tiny bit larger than we already have it. - They're not trying to make it even or anything. I like that. It's a little more natural there, but I do like the whole city, right, so this one is ready to set back over there and just let dry Overnight, we'll take the mold off and put a clear layer on it, maybe tomorrow to finish it off. So this one's got a dry again overnight, so I'll be back. All right, so now we're back, and I have put the extra layer of the clear on the top of this one and mend. That turned out beautiful. Look how pretty that is. Um, and I made sure because, you know, they just were little jagged. I made sure that when I was pushing it over the edge that I was just taking my finger and catching any of the rough edges that we had on here. And then I still have a few rough edges left. So I've got my heavy duty scissors and these air, like not regular scissors. These air heavier duty than that. And you could do this with your kitchen shears to because, man, those things cut anything. And there's still a few rough edges, because when I was pouring, I guess I just got over excited to just get right to it. And so I left a few edges rougher than I really intended. So if you end up doing that, go ahead and take your kitchen shears and trim off. Um, and Then you are ready to finish the side with any of the side finishing methods that I showed you at the end of the little sampler videos. The sampler project Project one. So I personally love the gilding. And so I'm just going to show you on this one because I actually recorded a whole video on painting the sides. And then when I got around to editing the video, there was no sound, So I was like, Oops, So we're gonna paint the side of this rule court just to show you how you might finish it off. So I just got a little bit paintbrush here, Um, and you clean this rub and buff gold leaf wax with turpentine. So the same thing that you might clean your brushes with if you're painting with oil paint . So basically, I just push a little in lid and get that on my paintbrush. And then very carefully, I start just painting the edges, and so we're like about this stuff is you can do more than one layer if you need to, and you can get it down into the grooves. If you've got a whole bunch of deep grooves so fun stuff. And then once this is dry, we can go back over it with a cloth and really buff that up if we need to. So if you went back and you trimmed any other edges that were sharp, this would cover anything else that you did. You wouldn't have to do another clear layer on top of that if you didn't want to. But if you were leaving the edges role and you had any super sharp edges, then you might mix up just a tiny bitter resin. And with your finger just put some resin on the spot that you trimmed if you need to sharing it back up and then let that dry overnight and then that will fix, uh, anything that you had left. Ah, that needed toe be shined back up with the with the resin. So basically, you just paint that on just like that and we let that dry, and then we're ready to do whatever it is that we're gonna do with this. So that is how I'm gonna finish the edge of this because we were already with the pretty gold on here. Now we'll say if you get this all of your fingers like I do. Don't be touching the top of this because you'll end up with gold fingerprints on top of their own. But look how beautiful that is finished. The edge will be all set. And then this stuff comes in lots of different colors, but you can finish it with paint if you want. Like I was telling you in the last video, you can use acrylic paint. Um, I finished some of these with Martha Stewart craft paint cause I liked the colors. Um, and it works very, very well. But you could also use the higher quality acrylic paint if you wanted to finish the edge with those. You know, if you had a color that you wanted to pull out or something, you could finish it with acrylic paint. Well, because the craft paint or acrylic paint and they stick just fine. Or you can leave it raw. Your choice there. But that's how I'm gonna finish this one here in just a bit. Okay, So here's the other piece that we added another layer to last night and I went ahead and ah , let that dry fully. I do have a little bit where it spilled over our little damn here so that we're gonna have to trim and we'll just see what it looks like if we need a coat of clear or we are gonna finish the edge and that's gonna cover it. I don't know what you see. Kind of feel like it's gonna need a coat of clear had pulled this one out of my mold looking feel inside all different colors that we did and especially on the back here, Right, so that's really pretty. But I definitely think we're gonna do a final clear coat. And then this time I'm gonna have to make sure that I go through and trim or sand any rough edges that I don't want to be on the final piece. Um, you say we just turn that right back off just like that? So that we don't get any sharp, jagged edges. So you could do that with sandpaper. You could do it with your Dremel. Just go through and very carefully get rid of any spots that you I don't want on there and you can trim some of this with on Exacto knife, But I do find that much harder and not as exact as if you have just a nice head, these scissors. And if it's really think it's just hard to do so once I get to this stage, I definitely feel like this one is gonna have tohave another coat of clear so that we really finish it off nicely because I feel like just coming out of it, especially the way it lips up just a tiny bit. Um, it looks unfinished to me when we when we do that, where is this one? When I did the extra layer of clear, I kind of filled in any of those little lipped areas, and it kind of curls over the side really nicely and gives it a nice finish Touch. This one still looks a tiny bit unfinished, so we'll definitely do a final layer of clear on top of this and let that dry overnight. And then we'll call this one done, so I'll be back. So here's the one that we finished yesterday and I went ahead and just did the edges. Um, with that paste wax that I have the rub and buff in this, um, gold leaf color because it it really is the easiest and makes a nice, pretty finish. And I'm going to go back and add a second coat because I let the first coat dry. And then I'm gonna call this one good and finished, and this is really nice. And, um, it's you can't see through it, but it's nice and translucent if you hold this up to the window, the light shines really pretty through it. Some pretty happy with how this one turned out. And if you do some of these with, ah, hole in it, like how have done on this one? Just be really careful not to make that hole too big because some of the pieces and the very 1st 1 that I ever did. And I showed you, um very, very first, which doesn't look nearly as nice as they look now. So your very 1st 1 may not be is pretty unless you are just lucky and everything turns out beautiful. But the very 1st 1 I did, the hole's too big, and I just don't love it. And you can see here if we'll make the hole a little bit smaller, we end up with a really pretty result on our peace so super thrilled with the way that one came out. And then this is the one that we put the last clear coat on for overnight. Um, I really love how you can see the color changes on the side and the back is Justus pretty as the front. This one is not as translucent hanging in the window. Aziz, the 1st 1 But that's OK. So I think on this one here, I'm actually gonna make it a sun catcher. So I'm going to show you in another video. How did this? But I've actually just attached some chain on the back here of my smaller pieces so that I can hang these in the window and you can do that with chain. You could do that with ribbon. I'm sure there's plenty of other ways that you can attach things on the back of these toe hang them up because they're so pretty with the light coming through him that I hate not to hang them up and enjoy. So this one, I'm definitely going to put a chain on it and hang that in the window because it's so pretty this one, on the other hand, because it's not so translucent. I may go ahead with one of these plates stands, and I'll have to take the paper off of this. But this one would be really pretty displayed on a shelf because the color is so beautiful and it shines and it's sparkly in the middle. I think I'm going to display this one on my shelf, sitting on a little plate rack, so that's a good option for that one. So hope you loved moving from the little pieces where we only did one color layer toe move into these little bit larger pieces, where we then experimented quite a bit more with a couple of layers and really experimented with putting the crushed glass pieces so that they were a dominant part of the peace. And I cannot wait to jump into the larger piece with you in the next project. 12. Resin Geode Project 3 part 1: Wait. So here's the third piece. This is the one that actually made the mould of while we were chatting. So I think on this one, I'm going to use some of the same colors that we've already got A might use this bond. I think I'm gonna stick to everything but the red and maybe use some of this pretty color because this one, I'm definitely going to try to have more than one layer. Hopefully, I've got plenty of room that I've created here, Um, my mold. So if you don't 100% love the bottom layer of colors, it's not as important as the top player. So we don't love what I've ended up doing. That's okay. We can do some more tomorrow. And, you know, you may even get so creative us tohave more than two layers. I'm gonna probably stop with the two layers for our class. But, you know, the more you do stuff like this, you may want, uh, three layers or mawr, depending on how many layers it takes. Two really hone in the look you're going for. Just make sure you got enough sidewall height for that. If you decide Teoh. Later, add in four or five layers because you know what you're doing. Stuff like tables, which, you know, you may be inspired and want to do symbol table tops or something those you could have, you know, upto three or four layers in those. All right, so just playing out some, and I'm not gonna lay it on the whole ring around it. I'm just gonna be strategic here because we're not, uh these again just kind of add to the depth and the look that we just adds into the depth of a geo. That's real pretty. So I like that and my good with that there, Let's just go for it. Okay, so we put some gloves back on, always have gloves going, but after a minute or two, they're full of resin. So easy cleanup. Pull the gloves off and put a new pair on. And these I have to have this on a piece of luan is a really smooth plywood that I had had cut to make a backdrop board for the backdrop workshop. And this is one piece that I never used. And it makes a perfect back for doing a resin piece like this because it's smooth. And then I put this palette paper up under my actual resin piece, so it's not gonna create any texture or anything, but it's a nice surface that I can then move into my tent because I'm going to show you what this looks like in the tent so that you can keep dust off of it. And if you hear in the fans again, I'm sorry, but I want to keep all the fumes moving throughout the house and probably pulling all the air conditioner outside. All right, so for this first layer, I'm actually gonna put clear on the stone, and then I'm going to work from the stone towards the inside of my peace. I don't want that much clear their well, no more. You work with it, the more control you and, uh, anyone do that you won't be real careful and try not to ledge over your piece. Some just going to scoop that with my finger because I don't want all that resin to create a bridge. But I'm gonna be able to show you what we're gonna do with those in a minute, anyway. I mean, tomorrow anyway, when we go to finish this off, so it's not a big deal, but the less we have on there, the better hurry. So I've got some weird yellows and the blue, so we're just gonna go for it. I'm going to work from the outside in and Oh, that's actually really pretty. And really, the name of the game on this piece is to build up the layers. It's not to fill it up the first time for the most points apart, so we're gonna be building layers, which really adds to the depth of the interest and the beauty of peace. So I hope you're gonna love what these look like when we're done Sad one of these inside again. I'm trying to use up part resins definitely have more than one piece ready to go. So if you end up like we just did, and with a bunch of extra resin left over, you can have ah, scrap piece that you're working on or you can have just a different color way or something . So that Okay, now this is the one that waas mixed the longest. So it's actually like caramel. I don't think I think I've let that one sit way too long. Um, so after about an hour, that really does get so thick you can't use it, but having a little scrap piece ready so that you can then have a place to put resident, you're not completely wasting a bunch of it. That's a weird color, all right. We're really laying in a bunch of stuff here, aren't we? All right, we're gonna lay in this light blue and again, really, this layer is just meant to be a starting layer, because we're gonna come back with more layers tomorrow. So if you don't 100% love what you've done on this layer, it is fixable. And my main goal here is just to use all my resin up, and then we'll let this dry for tomorrow. I'm not gonna mix anymore today. I'm just going to work. What? I've already got out. And this will just be a layer in tomorrow's set. And for Geode, you know, I'm just laying rings of color again, cause geode is all about rings of colors and layers. Now, do you have the red left? Which kind of sucks, cause that's a lot of red, but I don't really want to do anything with it for this piece. I don't believe some actually going to Oh, my goodness. I did not mean to do that. That's really pretty, though. Get that off of there. The one on the outside. Be careful not to do that with your own piece. I might have had this piece moved before I was gonna do this, but I was gonna show you just how sit this to the side to use up the last that arisen. You could just pour that right on in there because it's silicones. It'll just pop right out tomorrow. Seven level on, pop right out. Look how pretty that is. Now, we don't have to necessarily be done with this piece. Let me see if I could get a little bit of this in here because I wanna I wanna have these be pretty to they don't have to be ugly little pieces that are left so really have only wasted one color. And that was from our very first set. So I actually did pretty good on using most of what I mixed up today. I do want to keep my board flat. So if I get anything on my board, I'm just gonna wipe it off. Doesn't matter if it's in. Like, I don't care if it kind of lends in. I just don't want it to be a hump on my thing. All right? So, actually, I'm gonna take my heat gun and running around this and make some of these colors and pop the bubbles because you want to pop the bubbles on every layer. You just want to keep that he'd done moving there to pop the bubbles. You don't want to let it sit too long in one space. Even when we're moving the colors into each other, you want to keep it moving? I can definitely tell there's gonna be some reworking tomorrow of color because not loving what I've ended up with here today. Tomorrow I'll be more strategic with picking color specifically for this piece rather than just trying to use up my left over extras. I think this is gonna be really nice because it will be a coaster which I love. And what if we just go ahead and do and experiments on our coast coaster would be careful. My gloves air sticky with the goals. Let's just do that. That's pretty. So we could also just play around on this layer some or because we're really building the layers on this piece and I could use the silver or the gold, and I could run some gold around here. So why not? Because we're gonna We're just kind of building interest on this layer in these little gold things make everything better. Maybe too much gold, but we're just gonna work it. So what's really cool about doing it in layers like this is if there's any particular spot that you just love like, this little spot right here is really beautiful with the gold in the way that the color blended underneath it. I don't really like the outer yellow, so it might be turning that into, say, maybe an outer blue or something tomorrow. But if there's any area that you really love, we can cover that with clear and then color up to that with some other color covering the color that's there but still creating the extra depth and dimension that we want to see on . And we can completely change the look of it by tomorrow. But because we're building, the layers were adding lots of depth of interest. And we can keep any particular bit that we like by doing a little clear and colors up to. That's that's super fun on experimenting with the way that we lay colors. So for this layer, I've still got plenty of room to add to tomorrow. So I'm gonna do this tomorrow. And then we may even have a few spots where we decide to add some acrylic lines with our post Coppins. And then we may still have a clear layer on top of that so the minimum will have, you know, probably three layers. After I pull this out of silicone, we may be made to 1/3 final layer to smooth on any edges out. But this is starting out really fun. Do love our smaller pieces. And it looks like I do have enough room, especially in that one to do two layers pretty excited to tackle that one tomorrow. So now I'm gonna let this sit overnight along with all of our other pieces that we started today and I will be back tomorrow hard. I know. I just said that I was gonna leave this alone for tomorrow, and I'd actually turned off my lights and my camera. And I was looking at the little piece that we created yesterday, Uh, the little tiny six piece set that we created earlier, and one of those has colors. That's kind of similar. But I guess the heat gun worked at a little bit better since it was so small and the colors really blended. Really cool. So before this has a chance to draw any further, I'm actually, um, gonna swirl these paints around and just make this layer even more different than it is because it's an under layer. So I know I'll be putting another layer on top. But I really like the way Look at this. Almost looks like a peacock when you do it like this. And I could feel that this resin is a tiny bit thicker. So you comptel, I turn this camera off for a while and what was looking and then I was like I just love the way the colors blended better. Oh my goodness. Now it looks like a peacock now, Really, like how that's a doing. I can definitely tell the resins a lot thicker, but it's still moving. He gets too thick. You don't want to do this because then it won't settle down. All right, so that is crazy. But let's hit it with the heat gun. And that might have sped it up, too, because I worked with the heat gun for so long a minute ago. I'm just trying to see if that would mix anymore. But working it with that he got a minute ago really did think and not up quite a bit or its sat long enough that it was thick. But look how cool that is. And I know it looks kind of bright on my camera because I lightened it up. So let me fix that. Sorry, I wouldn't film something else, and I needed a brighter. So I apologize for that little two minute segment there. But look how amazing that looks. So if we come back in tomorrow and layer some colors in and this is maybe one of the color still showing through, that would be really pretty. So I'm actually a little bit happier with the colors swirled together than I was a minute ago. So super fine. I didn't want to do that without showing you what I was doing. So now I really am gonna turn everything off and let this sit overnight and dry. All right, so here we are, back with our bigger piece. And you see, I just keep getting a little bigger and a little bigger, because if you'll start with those little pieces, you can really get your techniques down, and then you could go to the medium pieces. You can then translate that into a larger size, and then we get to these bigger pieces and you're feeling pretty good about it. So this is the one where we made the little tiny peace in the silicone mold. And look how easy that just came out. And it's really pretty. And we do have some little edges here that kind of lipped over from just being against him tall. And to get rid of those, I'm simply going to take my heavy duty shears and just trimmed those off and you'll see they trim off really nice, give you a very nice edge. And then we have a pretty little coaster out of leftover resin and I still have sitting at the top of my table, The little resins that we just mixed for the double project to there, um, that I haven't used up. So some of these I'm going to use in this project and then I'm gonna make another coaster or two with what I've got leftover of those colors if I don't use them in this piece. But I just thought that would be fine to take a look at how pretty this turned out. And we just trim off any little piece that's on the top with our heavy duty scissors and they were finished. That's that's done and we don't do anything else with it, so that's really pretty. So definitely have a couple of these little pre made silicone pieces sitting around, if you can so mixed up a new batch of our resin and you'll notice that this is looks kind of yellow, but it's not. Actually, the reason is clear, but I have used a container that whole had old resonant it. You can see there from the side right down here, dried old resin, and it continues to yellow and yellow and yellow. That's what happens when you use cheap resin from the hardware store. It continues to yellow, whereas this art resin does not yellow. So I do particularly love that they aren't Resin holds up. So I thought I would experiment here on this layer with some I don't like the colors here, just like on the one that we did that was smaller. So in these pieces where we can do two or three layers of buildup, that's really nice to be able to fix layers that we don't love. But I did love this blue that we tried out. I like to the bronze like this blue. I even like, uh uh, this color here, which was the pigment powder. So I might just add to those mawr residence term up and not be the layer that we're working on here with this piece. And we're gonna you know, we've got at least two layers. We could possibly have 1/3 lawyer in us, and I'm gonna have a new color here, get another cup. I'm gonna go and try these co pick alcohol inks because the calm pretty some of these colors are I just love him. And so these I can just squirt in here and then address in. And I may I had some of this to this blue one and change the color slightly. That might have been too much. We'll see. And then we'll get to Nixon, and, uh, that one's right on in there. That again, I'm just filling it up to about an inch of resin, or at least trying to All right, we'll see what we did to this color woo. That's a pretty color. Look how pretty that color is. Oh, my goodness. All right, son, actually in love with this color here, so make it a little more in there, and that may be the dominant colorless. See, You know, some pieces were really pretty if you keep it to a neutral color. And then, uh, our couple neutral colors and some glitter, and maybe you keep one dominant color. Okay, so that's not quite enough of the ink. And these Kobe kinks I've noticed are not as strong as the as the pinatas or as the ranger alcohol inks. So keep that in mind. You know, um, these air, these tend to be the colors tended e a little softer. Oh, it's so pretty they have to have some more of this. Oh, my goodness, that is like the prettiest color I've ever seen. But it's super duper trains Lucent, so we're definitely going to see this lower layer through it. So we may come back with 1/3 way. Er, really build up some of these colors and the depth. I might just add more blue to that because acrylic paint is a little thicker than Alcohol Inc That might give us some more body there. Yeah, that's so that is like the prettiest color I think I've ever seen. Just in case you're wondering what this amazing blue is, it's called Blue Light. It's a Blick match, acrylic tube of paint, and that's really beautiful. Hurry, so couple colors were not usable. We're gonna use all of these and let's just start out. I may need some more of this because it's so beautiful and this is such a big piece. But we've got to start somewhere, so let's just go ahead, start laying some color so might like a couple of rings of this and the lengthy other colors, the other rings and then use our heat gun to really mess these around and see what we can get. This is the most beautiful color. So I kind of think I'm Seymour of this color in my future. On another piece, are you? Let's start there. Okay. So I love this bronze color that I've made. I may not use that dark blue. It'll I may just use this pretty blue, some bronze in that pretty, shimmery white color. And then we may build another layer up tomorrow. And then, of course, we may be old. That's pretty. We may build a clear on top of that, so this piece will most likely have four layers. That's what I like about doing these projects. Where you have the 1st 1 is like a one layer and then a clear on top. So two layers and then the medium sized pieces, those were two layers, and they will do it clear on top. So that's technically three layers, and then this one we're going to have, you know, probably four layers. And so it's really interesting to see the differences as you move up inside you at size. And I'd the additional layers how interesting pieces get. Oh, I'm loving this one much better than I had. So let's just add some of this sandal Sue. We may have that yellow kind of shine through at the end, but that's gonna add interest. Toe have some of the lower layers shine through. All right, you got this kind of medium darker color, which is actually very similar to that bronzy layer. Somebody laid this color into that bronzy layer and separates and color out there had another dimension into that layer. May come on the end here and add some, and then I'll definitely come and lay Seymour glass back in Pretty. These colors are all right. So if you want a pretty geo, definitely use the pretty colors. Oh, my goodness. Look how pretty this is. Right. So I'm gonna very sparingly try Todd's silver. So that and I say experience because you saw what happened the first time I used the silver on that tiny piece. But I would like this silver to kind of bring us out. Let's see, it would do. And if I totally mess it up with too much of this, then we know we have one more layer to go. We could still always kind of fix it who I'm liking. These colors are right. I got a lot of resident left over, so I feel another project in our future after this. Let's see, because we're not add much more to this today. We're going to go ahead and spend this outward. He gone. I think silver is so much more potent than the gold. I mean, that is crazy. How much that spread out compared to how much the gold spreads out. I'm really kind of surprised how potent that silver is. So what would happen if we kind of drag our stick through? Look, don't do anything. How insane is that? This stuff is so I think I'm definitely glad we now have 1/3 layer tomorrow because that would make me mad if that were my last layer and it just covered everything, but it is really pretty. All right, So tomorrow, what I'm gonna do is add another layer of the blue and the bronze and just get that really finished off. We'll see the silver kind of shine through it. But I'm not sure that I'll do super on that top layer because that sewers kind of making me mad the way it just dominates everything. I mean, I'm sure that we could take our stick and even maybe pick some of that back up on a stick and get rid of it, and then it just feels back in. Look at that. So tomorrow plan on this is to go ahead with 1/3 layer of the blue and the bronze. Well, that's kind of pretty as really swish it about that makes me feel happier. This will be the under layer, so I don't really feel like I'm ruining anything. If I swish all that around, um, this shine through, some for us, Give us some depth under whatever color were added tomorrow. This is actually much prettier, swished in. All right, I'm a little better with that, because when I layer some rings tomorrow, that will just be a shimmery under layer. So I'm going with this dry overnight and we'll be back. Todd, The last layer 13. Resin Geode Project 3 part 2: way have let this one dry overnight and I went ahead and I got our colors mixed up here. So in this I've got this pretty blue and that salon Dr mixed the blue and the ink together . And then I've got a glittery just some of this ink and I could about 20 drops of ink in there. Maybe maybe maybe 15 drops Inc in there with some glitter and put a little glitter in the blue. And then I've got that bronze powder, and then I've got that white, your distant powder. So I'm just gonna go ahead, make our last layer, and then tomorrow will have a layer of clear that we probably put on top of this. Um, I'm just gonna start ringing. Are layers here? I'm sure I keep my little drippy stick over here on the paper, and I'm just gonna ring some layers and we'll see what we can get. And you want to be super careful. You know, when you're on this last layer that you don't lay in so much of this resin that you spilling over the sides, cause now you've got the least amount of room to work. You fill it up. It's, you know, pretty pretty full. You don't want to lay super heavy layers of resident this point and run everything off. And because the under layer is so pretty just gonna ring this around a couple times. I want some of these toe. Just give me some variations because this layer underneath that is so pretty. Some of these are gonna be kind of transparent. Well, let's just use the rest of this here. Hang on. I found if I leave a little at the bottom of this signed up wasting it. So if you go ahead, if you're down to the bottom, if you go ahead and try to do it while it's still pretty runny, you end up wasting less. Resident the end. So this is that Brandi here destined one. If you get to the anything, I got enough color you can always feel on top of that were clear. - This is that white hair, distant one. - All right. And this is the blue kind of greenish. Teal is just ink with the glitter. I just really want this one to have pretty rings, because if you look at some of the G odes. Some of them have times and tons of rings. Kind of like a tree. And the tree rings. A lot of the G oats have those same rings, like they just formed as it was pressing different stones together or something. They have that pretty rings, like the like a tree ring does. So I really just want they used to turn into pretty rings. All right, so now that we've got basically all the resin poured that I created for colors and then tomorrow we'll do a clear coat, I'm gonna come back and add some more stone. And this is the one that looks a little greenish in color. And then I'm gonna run the heat gun around it and smushed some of these colors together. I guess I could run the heat gun first and come back and add the stones. Hang on. Let's do that pretty. Those colors are I don't know if they come off on cameras. Pretty. Is that our in person? Man, that's pretty. All right. So I'm gonna go back in and just start very carefully. Adding some stones was put in a little cup like this. Easier to control. I'm just going back and putting stones in the spots where already had stones. So, you know, your stones were kinda in all the layers to not just on one layer on this one, but you could do it all on later. If you wanna wait till, say, the under sunken. But I kind of like having an ideas. I'm laying at what I'm doing. Pretty much just a few over here again. Yeah, that's pretty not really worried about what I got in the center there, cause obviously, we can pick that up in a little while. After this is dried. We can get that back out of there. That's pretty. And then, as with what's on the top, we'll let we'll let whatever's in their stick and whatever is loose tomorrow, I'll just pour back off. How pretty that is. Sorry. I'm loving that. All right, so now this again, we gotta let it sit in dry overnight, so we're done with it so far. So I'm gonna go put it back in my photography tent and let this set up, and I got it just to the point where if I did anymore, it would be limping over my wall here. So you just have to be real careful with what you're planning to do and how many layers. And I'm glad we went on with that third layer because you can really see the depth going in here. You can kind of see some of the lower stuff shining through this upper layer. It just has such beautiful depth and detail. So we're gonna let this dry overnight, and tomorrow will take it out of the mold. We'll pour a clear coat to finish it off and give it a nice you know, finished edges and everything, and then we'll be done with this piece. So let's go draw this and I'll be back. All right, So this one is now really pretty the way those, um, layers meshed and I can see kind of through the layers to the under layers a little bit. The depth and detail that showing up on this piece is so pretty. And we're gonna go ahead and pull this out of our mold now, and I'm just going to see if we can separate some of it before I pull it out. I really like these multi layers, and this was got at least three layers on it and impossibly, 1/4 with the top layer. We coat it with clear, but I think because it is so pretty, I'm like, just trim off my sharp pieces and wax the edges with a gold wax. So that's finished. So we'll see here. This is a nice 30 peace with all these layers of resin. Love it. You see, that's just coming right off. Let's turn this over here and then we've still got this piece of silicone here, so let's just pull that right off. Lovely. Got that piece that we could just take right off of there. Look how pretty the back is very psychedelic and glittery. That sides really pretty. All right, so now this piece is so beautiful, and I think rather than do another clear layer on top of that, because it's in their pretty firmly, I might go ahead and trim these edges, take a little bit of sandpaper and sand off anything that I don't love if I need to. But I'm just gonna come through there and see if I could just make a nice edge here by trimming it, because I really like it just like it is. See, we can come and trim the lip to like I've got that little lip there. I'm trimming. It's and then, if you like the edge, that's fine. If you don't like the edge, then we'll do you one last clear coat and I'm trimming it pretty good, but it does make it not shiny. So I think even though I was kind of not wanting to do one final code, I might go ahead and do it anyway because these pieces were so beautiful. I want to display them. And I want him to be a finished piece of amazing art because you know what? If you're selling this, you don't want to sell it unfinished. You definitely want it to be completely finished going in somebody's house. If there's anything super sharp, I'm trimming that off. But the next layer of resin all get that, too. So I feel like even though I kind of didn't want to do another layer the like would kind of have to effective and you know this is this is just 24 hours later. If you wait several days, it's not going to be a pliable as it still kind of is, so that I could do this. It's going to be cured because it takes 24 hours and it's and it's nice and drying. You can do stuff with it, but after that, it's cured. And you really can't do much more with that because it's hardened to its hardest state and the you really wanted t to do, you know pretty quick. So don't don't pour a piece and know that you're going to be gone for a couple days and can't get back to it because it's really going to be too hard. You need to play in where you're gonna be able to get to it the very next day. Now I need to be left handed to get on this curve here. This is a case where you might come in and just try with your Exacto and see if you can trim image. That's just not true Mobile with Paris Scissors. Um, and it's not necessarily going to be super easy, but it's doable. Like see, I do get that trimmed. Its just not as easy as with scissors, said True, right off. So if you've got an edge that you just can't do. Then you can come over here with a razor knife and very carefully, Um, like, shaved that off. And it's easier if you shave it rather than do a great big giant piece because you saw the shaving came off pretty easy, but you can shave the edges, so that is an option. And I'm just getting anything. That's loser Sharper. Actually, using this little a knife is a tiny bit easier than the scissors now that I'm doing it. But be careful because, you know, we're working with glass. That right there just snagged my skin. Um, who knew you could just cut little pieces of glass with scissors? Right. But I'm trying to make it safe. I don't want this to be cutting me every time I touch it. So I'm just going through and getting any edges that I don't like. You can be super careful cause that glass caught my skin and not really a big deal, but it just want you to be aware. Um, but look how pretty that is. So I think because we did that, I'm definitely gonna have to do another code on top of this and it might be a good opportunity to actually draw in a few of the lines with maybe a goalpost. Japan, Perhaps just to say that we did it. So this is a really fine tipped, pissed off post up in, and now you're just gonna have to be so And I have silver and I have gold. So I could do this a silver. Or I could do it in gold because we have that bronze in there because we have that we're bronze and we have silver speckles. So we have a choice there that we could do either color. So almost feel like because we have all that silvery glitter, it might need to be the silver. This is a fine tipped action, like the tip that's a tiny bit bigger than this. On their fine tipped post goes, there's brush tipped post goes, and then the regular post ca, which looks like that, which is like a medium tip. But these are happen to pick up in a fine tips. So is what it is, and you just punch it down a little bit to get the color flowing. And then now is the time to decide where you want to put a few lines to possibly make him stand out like we could follow this line right here and see that would kind of pull that out. It's kind of going in like this so I could do another line, and I'm just really kind of seeing the color under here. Um, do its thing and following the line of the color under there, which is pretty cool and starting out, you know, it might be better that we have this fine tipped one because it's not as big embolden lines , so it's not going to really be Aziz. Detracting is a great big giant line, but is shiny, so that's pretty fun. Go ahead and we'll do a few more of these. - Remember , if you make a mistake or you get all done and you think I don't love it, you can take it back off with alcohol. But we're simply making, ah, the Geode lines really just more vibrant, invisible, and you'll see this in a lot of pieces that you find on the Internet. - So I messed up on that line. Let's just get a little bit alcohol and we'll redo that see how easy that is to fix, let that dry, and then we could try it again. - Let's go ahead, fix this one, and this one's kind of tight in there. So if I get something that's real tight in there, I might just take a paintbrush. Kind of wrapped the tip of this around the back of the brush, and so I can really get in there exact, without redoing an entire line. Now I don't have to redo the whole thing on something. If I don't want, I can just fix a very tiny flaw. - So that's really fun, just kind of adding in. Some are really the the Geode lines. And then again, if you do that and you decide well, I don't love that. We can always just take our alcohol and remove him. They're kind of fun. I like to experiment with, Um, I do encourage you to maybe do one piece, probably one of the smaller pieces to begin with and just see, Do you love it? Do you not love it? Do we love it just on the edge? Because I do kind of love this part right here, but not necessarily this part right here. So this is a situation where we could then say, Well, I love part of that, but not the other part of it, and we could remove some of this and then we could redo it. But, you know, we said, we have a few minutes we can come through and take some of this back off. The longer it dries, the harder it is but still fixable. We want to do something different. I actually love that top set. It could be strategic. We don't have to have it on the whole thing and my own personal preference. And after you look at plenty of samples on site Pinterest, if you look up resin G odes, there's lots of sandals out there. So some people like tons and tons of lines, and some of the more, more natural, where you just see the color mesh and meld, which I really love. Because in these, the colors kind of blend into each other without a strong line in between them, or is this one? The colors are very strong lines, and you can see there's light line line line line, little tiny like rings of a tree years lines all in this one. Um that a very vivid. So on this, you might have lots of lines. So there's g odes. And either way, you just have to decide what is your preference when you're making them and do some practicing and encourage you to use the brand of pins that you can write some? Huh? It's actually like actually like that line there. I don't even like this line here, so I'm gonna leave that line because I do love that line. I don't like the lines everywhere else. So that's just a find, tiny, extra little detail that we can do there. And then, you know, if you if you want to sign the back of your pieces and you want it to be permanent, then I'd recommend these deco color pieces because that ain't coming off and you might sign it and date it on the backside. Uh, if you want, or if you want to sign it on the front side, like in a little corner or something, you could do that with those deco pins. You know, you saw that was permanent, so that would be the perfect thing to sign your pieces of art with. And so these air, fine line deco color. Uh, opaque paint markers. Eso, whatever cohen you happen to, like silver, gold, black white doesn't matter. Um, and you'll see, you know that said fine line it was not nearly as fine tipped is this? Um And you could sign it with post cup in if you wanted to do it on that layer under your last clear layers. So your choice there. So I think we've decided we definitely need one final clear later layer to really clean up the sharp edges on this. And so I will be back on a bit. I'm taping the bottom to do that last layer clear and actually doing three pieces all at the same time here. But I just wanted to show you again when we take this off for pouring more acrylic on top. You want to tape off the inside and the outside if you've got a hole in it. And it took me several pieces to go around obviously, and then I just take my Exacto knife and I trim the edge of the tape on the inside and the outside and follow along with the curve of my piece because you don't want to have this lip of tape in this life of tape catching a resin that's falling over the side. So you definitely want to put the tape on, trim all the edges, and then once you've got all the edges trimmed, gonna come back through and just kind of make sure that they're all secure on the edge, and then we're ready to flip it over and pour. So don't forget when you're doing those poor layers and we're outside of our mold, make sure that you're taping the bottom or you'll have a bunch of drips and unsightly pieces stuck to the bottom. And this is how we avoid that. So once I get this taped off and I smooth down all the edges, I'm gonna pour my resident. Just let it spill over the sides, and I'm gonna let that sit and then in about eight hours and eight hours seems to be the magic number. I'm going to come back up here. It's at that point. It's no longer tacky bomb. It's still wet. It's still pliable, and it's not cured. But it's not tacky, so it will allow me to peel the tape off relatively easily because if you wait the full 24 hours, you're not going to get the tape off, Hardly at all. And it will be snow kind of up under the resident become part of the peace. It seems like eso wait eight hours come up here. It can't be tacky to the touch. You don't want to gouge it or do anything like I did on this piece that we were just talking about in the bonus project. You want to go ahead, wait eight hours, come back and appeal the tape off annually set. And then the next day it'll be cured. So after we get that trimmed out, I have this sitting in ah box top with two lid two cups turned upside down. And I'm just going to, uh, kind of have this sitting like that in between the two cups. And when you're doing that, you don't want the cups to be near the edges so that you know if the resin runs onto the cup, you don't want your piece stick into the cup either. So I'm kind of centering those cups under my piece where all the edges are free and they're not gonna be touching a cup. Alright, so I've taken this off of it. Stand this when we let dry overnight with that last layer of clear on it. Look how incredible this pieces. We've got some layers I can kind of see down into the peace. It's almost like a lake, and I can see down into the layers of the water there, so beautiful and deep and rich. So this is definitely one of my favorite pieces. And I love the colors and I love the pretty stone on it. And I love the little bit of drawing detail that I left and then I did not draw on the rest of it like that little, tiny bit. I like the hole in the middle and on the edges. I'm going to go back and finish it, um, with probably the gilding cream, cause that's what I really like And then look pretty. The back is I mean, the backs completely different. So somebody sees the back. It's still really pretty on, and I'm I'm loving this piece pretty good. So I hope that this larger piece really gets you excited and you can see even if you don't love the very first layer that you put down that we can continue toe, layer this one up a couple of times and end up with something really beautiful. And this I would probably end up displaying on a shelf on a plate rack or something where I could really get the full benefit of how beautiful this piece is. So that's one option for displaying this. These larger pieces also make, um, really pretty tabletops. So if you did a piece that were big enough that you could do the top of a table than you could attach this to some table legs with a nice, heavy duty glue. Another thing that you could do is you could frame this out in a three dimensional, shadow box kind of frame. You could also attach, um, the chain on the back and make this where you could hang it up and window. Perhaps so there's quite a few ways that something like this could be displayed if you had the whole part whole center part that was solid. You could use it as something fun, like a cheese tray in your kitchen. I mean, this has tons of fun things you could do with it. And I'm pretty excited. Homemade? How pretty this turned out. So hope you enjoyed this third project and seeing how building up the layers creates beautiful depth and that you can see that even if you don't love the layer underneath it how that adds to the beauty of the final top layer and that you can go, you know, as many layers as you'd like, as far as you have enough built up on your silicone mold. And really, if you got to the top layer and you thought us didn't love this but my molds not tall enough, there's nothing at all that says you couldn't add another layer of silicone to the to your mold and then build it up some or if you needed to. So it's really a very forgiving process. And then the results that we end up with are so beautiful. So I hope you enjoyed this project. I do have a couple little bonus projects that I just couldn't help myself to create. And so I hope you love those two and I will see you back in class 14. Resin Geode bonus 1: all right. So actually gonna film a couple projects that I really didn't plan on filming because I still have mixed up resin, and I have to use it anyway, so I thought, Well, why not film whatever it is I'm doing and just have extra bonus project in here so that you're working with other things, like a cradle board. I remember I showed you some cradle boards that I had, and they're just would sideboards and these air really deep sides. And so, with the reason you gotta definitely make a conscious. And how deep do you want decides? Because if you're gonna have any of this run over, then you have to account for that much more resin toe run over. And this is an eight by eight panel that had, like, a 3/4 side and the back. And what I've done is I've gone ahead and used our frog tape, and I have taped off the sides and the back so that when I put resin on these, I can appeal that tape off later, and this will not be on the sides. And then I could paint decides, could have pain them before I started, but I have wet resin that I don't want to go to waste. So I went ahead and just take the sides and figured I will paint thes later. And these were already primed on the top because I keep some of these around to play within cost ICS, and we're gonna look at a little different techniques. Since I still have colors mixed up, we're gonna just do a resin poor, randomly, completely different than the geode technique on this one just to experiment and try something different. So this would be most similar to an acrylic poor. So there's a couple of ways and and also another thing I want to mention I have a sample here of a really old piece that I did. If you have a would top, you might want to go ahead, paint that into a color or white before you start pouring stuff on it, or if you have any years old piece that I did. If you have any of the wood showing through or something that's not painted, you're gonna see that through any kind of translucent resins. Eso just kind of be aware of that. If you're gonna if you wanna have that not be would shining through. You need to go ahead and paint that first. And this is one where I did not take it off. So have resin down the sides. And if you do that and you're like, Oh, crap, I forgot to paint it. I forgot to take it off. You can say into this with, like, a belt sander. I wouldn't do it with a hand by that my hand. But you could or block Sander. Maybe you can say in the side of that and you can get rid of all that, and then you can still painted or do whatever else you'd like to do. So just a couple of points I was thinking about. So on this particular one, I'm actually going to mix a little bit of clear. Yes, I will take this stick out. Since it's in my way, I'm gonna makes a little bit of clear, and then I'm gonna mix some other colors into this resin, and we're gonna do a little resin. Don't and just see what we can get. And I'm not trying to pour these all in here and mix them up I'm going to do, like, a little stir. And then we're gonna let those do their thing when we poured out, and this is kind of helping me use any leftover resin to so we're not trying to mix it, Make a new color. We're trying to just mix it and let him swirl and do their thing. Something poor mall in here. Perfect use for, like, a last little set of colors that you've got if you'll keep a couple of little cradle boards handy, or those silicone moulds that we make the coasters out of, and again if you want the painting to be pretty when you're done. Used the pretty colors If we mixed all colors together and I didn't say this Red, that's not my favorite. I might not like it when we're doing so. I may just keep this poor to the colors I actually liked, and hopefully I got enough resin to do what we need to do. I maybe don't mix some or of this resin. I want some more this color, so let's go ahead and just mix. I still got some here in my bucket. Let's just get all that out of there. This is kind of fun. You know, I think that Krulik poorer zehr particularly beautiful. So and then you'll notice, too that I have she got all over my hands. Yummy. Um, you wanted, like, this pearls swap a glove. I got boxes of gloves. You'll notice I have this sitting in is sitting in a pot. A pan really is an old pain That's up here in my photography room. Um, which I would only recommend You do that if you don't care about the pan, maybe get some pants from the goodwill or some box tops or something. And I have just put a pallet paper from my pad of palate paper that I've been using this whole time. My dick Blick palette paper. Um, you can get no disposable pallets that any any art store, nothing stuff out of my drawers there. And I've just kind of formed it in here and taped it because this will catch any resin fall off that we have and it will we just take it off and throw it away when we're done. Yeah. Like that. Yeah, Let's just pour. That went into our other one. You see, I'm just pouring these right. And on top of each other. I'm not trying to get everything. I had some powder that fell on that one. Well, that's all right. This is definitely gonna be hodgepodge when we're doing that is the purpose. Have a tiny bit of this bronze and keeping this to those blue colors. And that pretty translucent, luminous kind of white powder color. And the blues No, enough. That's the only thing I got left is the yellow in the pink. I don't really want to do that. This definitely feels like enough to put down on this. So I'm just during a tiny bit. We're not trying to create a new color here. And now we're gonna go ahead and let it do its thing and see what we got. Now, if you do this and it doesn't get all the way to the edges, we can very gently tilt. Or we can use a silicone spreader and we can try to coax it towards the edge. Or we can use our heat gun and run it towards the edge. So let's do that. So that's really pretty And looks a bit g o dish and we could come through and put some stones on here. We really wanted that toe look like RG odes. We could kind of leave it just like that. We could also drip Are silver gold on there and see, You know what that does to We could kind of play with that. I know what we couldn't even try. And I don't know if this is gonna work. It's this experiment here. We could drip a thing of our our ink here in this color and then and then hit it with the heat gun and see what that does. Well, that was pretty fun there, too. So that's a fun experiment there with the color ending and gold. Maybe I'll go ahead. I like the way this, um, spider webs out here. So let's just go ahead and put some more of these in there and watch how these spiderweb This is the time to really explore experiment on a piece like this that you weren't even expecting to do. But you had enough stuff left over that you didn't want wasted. This is when you'll be really glad that that basis painted because you can see plenty of white kind of shining through that. That's really cool, right there we can We can add some stones in there. We really wanted to make that stand out with some stonework. We could let this dry overnight and come back and add another layer. But if you do that, then, um, we have to take the tape off at about seven or eight hour mark, just like with the bottoms of those little pieces that we're doing because you don't want that resident to fully cure, um, for a whole night with that tape on like that or you won't get it off. And then you have to put a new layer of tape on tomorrow with the next layer that you added , because this might be another one that needs to have more than one layer. So we probably want to come back and take that tape off in about seven or eight hours when it's still pliable. But the top is not sticky, and then maybe we'll do another layer tomorrow, so that was pretty fun pouring colors on top like that. So I'm definitely gonna revisit this one with more colors tomorrow, and we may make it look more like an actual geode, but on a board instead of the preformed molds that we did. So this is kind of a fun little bonus project to use up some extra of your colors. All right, so I'm gonna set this one to the side and let it be drying and I'll be back. All right, let's come back to this piece here. So I pulled the tape off last night at about the eight hour mark, And that really does seem to be like the magic number for getting the tape off and it not being sticky and everything coming off nice and easily. And I just put a brand new piece of tape on the side for this next layer. And actually, I love this, and I love the spirit of pouring it on, but I'm gonna try the poor again, but I'm gonna pour mall into one container, just like we did, using the colors that I like because I really want this to be maybe a complementary piece to the other one. Then I think I want a strip of stone. Maybe are something where we kind of do the whole edge or something. So I'm gonna pour these on here and let them do their thing, and then we're gonna add some stones. And I'm just going to get really crazy here and pour these colors into one tiny bit of a stir, but not really. And they were going to do the poor thing like we did yesterday. Just see on what we get, because that is really super fine. So let's just do this and it's fun to experiment. And you have always wanted to try the acrylic pores, which I have not played with personally. And this is kind of in the spirit of and acrylic poor. So warns licious, Do warn, will stir here super quick, not trying to combine any of the colors. And then let's just see what we can get. I almost think, Let's think about this for a second. I want some stones over here, so I wanted to be almost like a really close in of a geode, Um, so maybe I'll go like on the diagonal rather than in a circle, because they want to put the stones on this other side and look like we've got, like, a really nice close up and who got to get out a little further before I run out of resin here. All right, so we're definitely going to push this around with a heat gun, cause I just got really super happy on one side. All right, let's push that around. He gun? No, I love already what that just did, because we just got lots and lots of resin geode layers. So that is really pretty. Now what we need to decide is do we want to put I really think this side is my favorite. So maybe I want to put the stones kind of on an angle on this side, and then we'll let these be all our little geode layers, because how pretty is that? So I think I'm going to go back in with the champagne stones because they are the most neutral. And that really seems to be so pretty with this. Sure, we don't have any big pieces of glass in here. We don't want those sticking like thes air. Just too big, I think. Or I could have it strategic in there, I guess. But I'd rather control that and then fall out of the cup so I'm just gonna start porn, and maybe I'll just do a whole little are cure. So let's just see that right there is almost pretty enough in it. But I kind of wanted to go to the edge. That was a pretty art. So great big pieces will just pull the great big ones off. Look how pretty that is. We could actually even do another little arc. Oh, my goodness. This one has some of the under layer coming through. We can kind of see it right there. It is so pretty. So pretty. Somebody sinking right down in that blue resin and some of staying on top. And we may not have very top one stick, but we'll just see what we get. That is so pretty. So maybe we'll just do a tiny Arkwright here, not going to the edge or nothing, but just a little following along What we just added. There, get that big one out of there cup. Pretty. That is. All right. So I'm gonna come back. Stop that one there. We'll come back in about eight hours and Pilar tape again, and then we'll reevaluate this one tomorrow and see if we want to add some geode lines, perhaps. Or just see it may be pretty just like that. Let's look that one dry and I'll be back. All right, So got another experiment that I want to talk about. This is the one we were gonna put some lines on. And then, you know, if we love the lines, great. If we don't love the lines, then you know you could take him back off, depending on what kind of paint pin that you use to put the lines on. So, ah, lot of little resin pieces that you see have lines in it because G odes typically have lining in them. Um, so people add lines with paint pins, and there is a difference in the paint pins. So I actually have several of these pins by deco color, and when you open them up, they have a strong fragrance. So you can tell that it's something that would need, say, like, a turpentine clean up or something like that. And this is an opaque markers, and it's got a tip just like, you know, the postcode pins. And so you might think I've got some of these markers I could use them, and you definitely could. You know, they draw really nicely on your piece. And you just want to when you're, you know, drawing your lines and deciding what you want to do here and you're drawing on it, you need to go ahead and have a good idea in your mind what you want. You don't want to stop and start. You don't want to, uh, do anything that's going to stay on your peace and be permanent because and let me draw. Supposed to pin on here just to give you an idea. And you want to be kind of organic with your lines and usually if you have more stripes than here like See, I just had a nice mess up there if you had stripes like we have really defined stripes here on this one. You know, this might be a case where we follow our stripes and add in some lines and you'll notice I'm doing this with a post up in on this one. But this might be a case where you're following the lines. You're just making them a little more defined. You want to do a little of this on one of your practice pieces before you do it on your final piece, and maybe you just outline all the colors there, and then you would do a strip of a layer of the white on top of that and seal those lines in. Now. The main difference in our post up in and your other paint pins is if you have a little bit alcohol and you mess up with the postcode pins, you can rub those lines back off. So if I just took a little bit, I'll call on here. If I could come back then I could get rid of anything that I drew on their. If I tried it, I didn't like it. I can get it off. You'll notice with this other pin. I cannot get that off. So if you try to experiment with different paint brands, do it on a little piece. That's not important, because doing on a big, important piece and you don't like it, you're stuck with that marking being on your piece and now the only way that we would be able Teoh get rid of that or hide that is to do another color layer on top of their, which we can certainly do. But I just wanted you to know right up front, if you're going to draw in some of the very popular geode lines post up in is the only one that is forgiving. And we'll let you pick some a steak. Or if you did it and you just absolutely didn't like it, you could take it back off before your piece was finished. So definitely a reason to use the postcode brand. It comes in a lot of different colors. You don't have to do it in a wider of black. If you had a pretty blue or, you know, maybe this brown color would be really pretty at kind of one of brown one. We could have done that with some gold. I have a real find Tip Gold one here, and that would be pretty if we followed our lines. And it's a little more subtle than the white, and it makes a really pretty line there, so that would have been a good choice on there. And then again, if we don't like it, we could come right on here with some alcohol and get it right back off. So post ca is the way to go. If you're going to draw NGO details, which a lot of people do, And as you look at samples, say on Pinterest, you'll see some detailed lines drawn on, and this is the ones you want to do that with. All right. So because I put some lines on here with the permanent pen to show you what that would look like, that's permanent now. So I either need to decide that I like him or one more coat of some colored pigment, uh, so that we could cover it up if I don't like it. And then I thought this was going to get another clear coat anyway, So I think now what this is going to get is a little bit more color. So to color, cover up that line there, um, an ad, maybe a fume or, uh Lined details, because this is the one that we did is a paint poor and I like is the paint poor, but it's a lot less detailed than the other one, so might like to actually have a few lines on there, so I may go ahead and mix up some resin and do some lines, and I'm gonna take the sides off again, and then we'll see what this one looks like. Tomorrow I'll be back. All right. So let me show you what I just accidentally discovered to help you out. If you use a paint pin that you don't like the marks on and you didn't use the post up in that I recommended. I just thought because the deck openness such a strong smell. And I figured it was some type of oil based products. Maybe, and that's why the alcohol wouldn't get it off. So then I thought, That's how you clean your brushes were not used my brush cleaner. And this is just a node. Earless solvent. It's the turpentine, but it's an odorless. Here's the one of God, actually. I've got the archival oils odorless solvent, so I don't have to work with a bunch of stuff. Stinks. And this works. If you just put a little on a paintbrush, put it right over these paint lines. Comes right off. How amazing. So just a little bit of an update on I'm a stake because I really love the way this layer turned out, and I kind of didn't wanna have to do a whole nother layer on top of it. So how fun is that? That we can actually fix something if we do something on top of it. And we didn't like it. And there we go. Now our lines are done. So that being said, I still think I have to do another clear layer on top of this because apparently when I pulled my tape off last night, I was not as careful as I should have been, and I scratched it. So if you end up pulling your tape off of the A little bit less than eight hour mark because I was just being impatient and you end up challenging your piece somehow because you weren't paying enough attention, we can fix that with a last clear coat. But I didn't wanna have to pour him or color on here, So I love that. And then after you use your odorless solving on there, you do need to go back with your alcohol and just clean it real quick because that Sullivan actually has, like, a little bit of residue, perhaps go in there, then we just want to get any residue anywhere that you touched. You want to clean that off with alcohol before you do your last layer present because the resin site recommends that you saying that between each layer, but you don't have to. You just have to make sure to get any kind of oils off of the top of their from where you might have been touching it. So there we go. So now one last little clean off, and we're ready to actually coat it now, Whether I wanted to or not. I want I want to hang these up and I don't want the Galaxies in it. So now I'll be back right now. This one is dry. Look how beautiful this is, and it's really dimensional too. If I hold this up to the side, you can really see that those stones stand up so much on this piece. This is a really nice dimensional peace. And look how beautiful the colors ended up. Some really glad I kept going on this and put that last clear layer on top because it really has some nice depth details. I love this gold stuff here. I love how the rocks were really standing up on this. I'm going to probably guilt the sides of this one with a gold wax, which is pretty fun to use. It's one of these. That one's not gold. It's one of these. And what I like about this stuff just gonna show you real quick. This is Deco ORT metallic lustre, and this is the gold rush color. And what I really like about this stuff is you can just wrap a rag, and this is a shop towel roll of blue shop towels Want to like about shop towels is they don't produce the the little rubble bits that come off of paper towels and the, um, this leads like bits of paper towel in your piece, whereas these don't these air let free the paper towels. Every lenti, Um, but what I like about these and my paste waxes been in there for a bit, so we'll have to just warm that up a bit. But like about this, just put it into the wax and you come along to the side, and then we can just walks these sides, and I may need to heat my wax up a bit to get it flowing Really good. Or maybe just let my fingers sit there for a bit. But I'm gonna wax asides of this one so that the entire side is a really pretty metallic color. And then I will call this one done. So I hope you loved this bonus project And seeing how building up here with the rock really makes this piece beautiful and dynamic. And then this is ready to hang. Once you finish those sides, you're ready to Hying this on the wall. So really beautiful piece. And I hope you enjoyed this bonus project. I'll see you back in class. 15. Resin Geode Bonus 2: all right. I just can't quit playing for today. So mixed up a little more resident. I like that. And I'm just gonna do another a little side project here. Sure. I got a little residue on the board there. Let's get it off. I'm just gonna do another one. I have a second little board prepped with the tape on it, and it's going to the back so we could get that off in a little while. And I liked these blues so much that I mixed up some blue paint with the, uh, the co pick various things, which is the alcohol Inc. You go. And this is color BG 72 Ice ocean with just one I really love And then also mixed up one of those bronze colored powders. And I'm mixed up in the blue cup, some silver. So it actually a silver and blue mixed, but I thought you were not. So I'm going to actually create little g o piece here. Um, maybe, like the stone here and then a layers coming out from it and just see, because we're not so actually gonna just start Not in the, uh, outside. Coming in I'm going to start on the inside, going out and just experiment. And then I'm gonna put some stones in the center part here. I'm after I've laid some colors out. Rooney, Capri. That color is Oh, my goodness. I think I'll lay some more of this color out while I got it going. - And again, If you I don't want would showing through any colors that are transparent, Make sure you paint that board or use one that's pre primed so you don't have any chance of would showing through under three your colors because on that really old piece, where had the wood showing through a kind of liking it. But then it had all that would showing through and ended up not liking it, and I certainly could have gone back and added more layers to it. But at that time, I just was so disgusted. I just didn't want to bother with it. And now I probably would go back and add some other colors to it and just play. This isn't fun colors. I think I'm gonna go back in with some silver. They will run these layers around with our heat gun. Then we'll see tomorrow. We need to add another layer on it. Spahn. All right, so now when I add some glass So let's get that champagne colored glass. - That's kind of fun. Super fine. I'm gonna add. I'm dying. I had the silver, but the silver does not look nearly as good to Mehlis running around with the heat going on . My God, Actually, I don't like how this one spot ends and white, So let's go ahead like that. Believe you turned out really pretty. And when I add a few more stripes in there, it really blends so beautifully. But I think I'm going to very light handedly try to add a few more stripes of color right on top of our existing color because all those layers of color are what make thes so beautiful and they blend in. And Khanna so it doesn't like, stand out like, Oh, my goodness. So pretty sad. It's more of this. Do makes that and see what we got. Where's my paper towel? Here we go. Now I got stuff all over my fingers. So pretty. I think I need more crystals in my center part there. Oh, my God! Move look how pretty that is. All right, So at the risk of messing it up, I think for today I'm going to stop and let this dry for seven or eight hours, we're gonna pull it tight, and then this one could possibly be done. We will see, because I'm genuinely in love with these colors. So this pretty light blue and bronze, It's so pretty together that will evaluate this one tomorrow and see what we think. But flat geode on a cradle board is another fun thing to try with your resin stuff. If you don't want to do a free form old so really pretty, this one would be even be a really good candidate. Possibly for us to use our post Campins and add in some geode lines and then clear coat it on top of that. So definitely got some yummy experimenting to do this one. Very pretty. And I will be back when this is dry tomorrow. Well, I'll peel the paint off and then I'll be back to do the next part. All right, so here is this one all dry, and I gotta tell you, it is so beautiful. See, I just pick it right back out of there. What's nice now is I can just get rid of the palate paper. Or I could just feel the resin off the pallet paper and keep on using this pot if I want to , because that resident probably just peel right off of there. And it came back last night at about the eight hour mark and pulled her tape off. And this is one where I might not do anything major to the side other than paint the side in, say, like, a nice, neutral se charcoal color. Perhaps cause I've gotta pretty charcoal here. That love and I might just paint besides and call this one Finished. I was gonna put some resin lines in it. I mean, some I was gonna draw on it. But I think I'll wait and draw with one tomorrow. The other bonus project, because it's so striking with the colors that we have on it, that it might look pretty with some lines. And this one, I think it's so pretty like that that I hate toe. I hate to mess it up, So basically all I'm going to do to finish this off is come back with some acrylic paint. You could do that Any color that you want and I'm gonna paint the sides, and then this one's ready toe hang or do whatever it is that you'd like to do with it. And I usually like to do a coup. Two coats of acrylic paint on the sides. But look how pretty that is. And then the pieces finished. Oh, awesome. Pretty. So I hope you really liked this bonus project, and you come up with a few on a cradle board kind of surface, which is completely different than making our own molds on. It gives a completely different look. So I hope you definitely give this one a try out, because this is one of my favorite out of all of these that we've done. So I'm glad I went ahead and kept on playing instead of just stopping at the free forms which I find are always really pretty also because this one I will keep in hang in my house . I love it. All right. See you back in class. 16. Resin Geode Making a Suncatcher: So in this video, I'm just going to show you have made son catchers out of thes because I've actually made I'm gonna hang all of these in my windows, and I've actually just attached a little bit of chain onto each of these, and I'm just going to show you how did that? It doesn't have to be difficult to do something like this. And I'm sure there's lots of other ways that people figure out how to hang things like this in a window. But this is what I have done just to keep it simple for myself is glued our chain just into a little dab of glue here on the back and these air sturdy. And I'm using, um, the e 6000 um, clear heavy duty adhesive. And this stuff glues plastic and metal and fabric and you name it. It probably lose it. So if you have, like, a big enough, um, little spot there of glue, it just holds that right in there That doesn't move. It's not coming off. It's not gonna separate. Um, and you could do that with a piece of chain. You could do that with a piece of ribbon. You could attach a piece of ribbon and run that through the chain and have the actual piece on here be a piece of ribbon holding the chain. I mean, there's several things that we could do here. I'm sure that you could find a few more solutions on how Hang these if you were looking around, but this one super easy. So I'm just going to show you how I did that real quick on a piece that I haven't attached the chain to yet. And I think I wanted you just need to decide. How do you want that toe hanging? Do you want time like this? Do you want to hang like this? You know, you just need to decide as you're looking around it, what's the best place that in the shape you want to hang? And this one almost looks like a heart to me. So I wanted to kind of hang in this away, so I'm just going to flip it over. I think I'm gonna set this on a shop towel and you've got this a little bit of chain here. It's the smallest size chain that I found at the hardware store and for each of these were not using very much at all. That's probably six inches. So you decide how how much change you want. And I just kind of eyeballed it like this and thought, Well, that's about right, because what I've done is I've found these little command hooks by 3 a.m. There just clear hooks. And these the way that they're created is you can you can stick him on anything, but later you can remove them and it doesn't damage the surface. So I got the clear one, since I'll be hanging these in the window and then when I decide I don't want to hang these anymore in the window, I can pull the hook off without doing any damage. And it's the perfect size hook for, um, are chain just hooks right in there and then they'll just be hanging in the window like that. So I love that. That's how be hanging him. So you just decide, you know, about how long do you want the chain? And then I have found that I need to parents of needle nose pliers to do this because what we're gonna do is it will have one side. That's not like a complete set. And we just need to take our needle, those pliers and open that loop up, and then that peace is just done. And so now we have a nice closed loop on this side, And then once we decide how long we want this chain and you could measure all the chains and having the same link that this was something you were going to do a bunch of, Um So if we say I want this chain to stop here, then I'm going to open the loop of the one next to it just by doing that right there. And so now I'll just leave that for the next time. It doesn't matter. And now I have to ends that are closed and ready. And these have one in that kind of, if you have it this way, you have it sitting one way. The whole loop kind of sits up. If you have it sitting the other way, it sits flat. So I'm going for the side that sits flat because I'm going to have this in a dollop of glue . So I'm gonna make sure that both sides are on the side. That's it's flat there. I just decide kind of where you want those loops sitting, and I have it kind of sitting close to the top. You know, I don't want that to be a feature from the sun coming through. I want that to be on its own little thing I don't want I don't want attach it here. And then when the sun shines through, all I see is chain and stuff. So I really wanted to be at the top. So what I'm going to do is just pick that up and put a dollop of glue and mash it right down into the glue and then add a little more glue to the top so that that metal piece is completely encased in a bubble of glue and then that will dry, clear and that will hold our piece of chain permanently. So once you get the dollop of glue on the resin piece and then the dollop of glue on top of the resin piece on top of the chain there adjusted if you need to put reposition it in any way and then you need to let that sit overnight and then tomorrow it is completely secure and permanent. So that's how easy it is to attach a chain to hang these up in the window. And that would work on any size. I could definitely attach a chain toe, one of these larger ones, and it would work on that size also, because this is pretty sturdy. It would probably be just fine, too, for the very largest piece. If you decided that you wanted toe tying the great big ones in the window. Um, just decide, you know how you wanna hang it. And then this is one option. All right, So I hope you enjoyed that, and I will see you back in class.