Friday, November 18, 2011

Resin Snowflakes

I really love the way these turned out. I found that Facebook offers a store front. I'm hoping to get one created this weekend. I've already gotten a couple requests for these snowflakes.

***I made more of these snowflakes but with Amazing Clear Cast resin which I happen to like much better than Easy Cast or Envirotex Lite epoxy resins.  This snowflake I created using Amazing Clear Cast. I know one cannot tell the difference in the photographs between the three products, but if you were to compare the three up close you would be able to tell that Easy Cast and Envirotex Lite has a little bit of a yellow tint to the resin.

UPDATE (Thursday, June 7, 2012): I've been learning a lot about resins. I have recently learned that when buying resins that one should always check that the hardener hasn't turned yellowish. If the hardener is yellow, that means that it has been sitting on the store shelf for some time. I haven't had any issues with curing the older resins, but if you want your pieces to look perfectly clear then don't buy what's left on the shelf if there's any hint of yellow. Since learning this I have again purchased Envirotex Lite that was not yellowish. Although, I really do like the clarity of Amazing Clear Cast, I cannot use the resin any longer. I had a severe allergic reaction to it. 


  1. Hi, I can't believe I found your blog. I just came up with this idea (glaze or liquid polymer clay, poured in a plastic candy mold) & was searching the web forever - 'cause I didn't know if I could do it, and have it release. Your snowflakes are beautiful, and the hearts are adorable. Besides the use of silicone molds (I really like the plastic mold I have) do you have any tips for me, like release or ?? You listed the problems that you had for the snowflakes, but never said how you got them to work out so pretty.

    1. Hi Patti!

      Thank you for your kind words and compliments! What I'm actually using is epoxy resin to make my snowflakes. It's a two-part liquid mixture that hardens after several hours and completely cures after 24 for most types of resins.

      When I work with polymer clay (not liquid), I usually use a couple of spritzes of water as a release agent. It's economical and it works; however, don't use too much water as it can make your replicated piece distort. You can also use cornstarch or baby powder, but I don't like the small dust particles.

      I tend to use Liquid Polymer Clay as an adhesive. I also use it to mix PearlEx colors or oil paint colors that I later apply to either unbaked or baked clay. I've noticed you can achieve different results mixing PearlEx with Liquid Polymer Clay or without mixing the two together.

      I don't know if you can bake the candy molds at the low temperatures you do with polymer clay without distorting the original mold. I hope I've answered your questions.

      Thanks for visiting my blog!! :)