Casting clear gems with EpoxACast
Short, written tutorial [video has more information, this is just a little summary!]:
- Chavant NSP Medium
- Oomoo 30
- Ease Release 200
- EpoxACast 690 Clear
- hotglue gun
ATTENTION!! Your health and safety should always come first! Please read the safety instructions that come with the materials and follow them!
- The basic shape of the gem is cut from clay.
- The facets are cut into it and smoothened with water
- The silicone is being mixed. Attention! Please follow the safety instructions for working with silicone! Mixing ratio is 1:1 and you’re done mixing once there are no pink or blue stains in the silicone.
- Only when all air bubbles have vanished (yet before pot life expires), the silicone is poured in a thin stream from the deepest point of the moldbox.
- After 6 hrs the silicone has cured. Before mixing and pouring the resin, I used a release agent. When working with resin, you have to follow the safety instructions and protect your skin, eyes and respiratory system by wearing the necessary protection and working in a well ventilated area! Mixing ratio is 100 parts of epoxy to 30 parts of hardener. Use a kitchen scale to measure, stir carefully so there will be no bubbles, pour carefully.
- After 24 hours the epoxy is cured and hard. You can now demold it.
- Pro-tip: Put mirrorfoil behind it for le shine!
You can find aditional information about the materials and possibilities this technique gives you in my facebook-gallery on this topic!
NeSpoon Polska: Lace Street Arton BehanceWarsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing. You can see much more over Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing.
Papers for Characters
Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper.
The basics of eye shapes for writers.
Hair color reference chart. It’s not perfect, but from what I could gather it’s pretty accurate.
dont let the fanfic writers see this
I thought strawberry blonde would be in the blonde section…
Her hair was a beautiful shade of firetruck
yoooo what i need by tomorrow
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via Daily Zen List
don’t worry, your english turned out fine, dude.
as a foreword of warning,
it is best that you don’t use this post as a standalone tutorial,
instead, try to use it as a study aid to help you make sense of real-life references.
(same applies for any decent “art tutorial” out there, really. :p)
bolded numbers correspond to the numbers on this post’s pictures.