You live, you learn…

Well, my latest resin project didn’t go that well. I wanted to created little snowglobes using wooden deco elements. The idea was to pour the lower half of the moulds, wait some time until the pot time is over, push the elements into the resin, let cure, add the top half, add a wooden base, be happy.

Assorted wood deco

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As you can imagine, reality had other plans. First of all the resin was still too soft to hold up the deco elements. The right moment would probably have been 5 minutes in the middle of the night.

I tried to stabilize them with bamboo skewers, but it was less than optimal.

half poured resin

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The next day I added the top half. The hole is pretty small so I needed a syringe to put in the resin. Usually the two half separated a few times during the process and were a pain to put together again.

First of all, that introduced way too much air, second of all, I added too much glitter.

The results are sad. Very sad.

failed snowglobes

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But I’m not giving up just yet. For the next trial I’ll do the following: I’ll cut off part of the top half so I get a bigger opening. I will then glue the halves together so they won’t separate. And I already glued the deco to the wooden platforms. I’ll pour the globes in one go (with less glitter) and then push in the elements and just let the base close the mould.


But in the meantime I had fun with the kids and my friends and we made many nice things.

Selection of resin objects

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My favourite one is the under water scenery, which I promptly turned into a necklace:

resin necklace with seashell and plants

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The plants are some fern which I collected and dried last week.


  1. kestrel says

    You have some seriously cool stuff there! Well done! I mean, it’s too bad on the snowglobes so far, but you will get them I am sure. It’s a great idea!

  2. Nightjar says

    Nice! I really like the bunnies.

    And I’m sure you’ll figure out the snowglobes in time for the winter solstice! :)

  3. voyager says

    Wow! I really like the seascape pendant. :D
    You’re so creative and artistically bold. I admire that. I have exactly the same round molds and wooden ornaments and was thinking about doing something similar. I’m going to let you lead the way and work out all the bugs. I have an out of town family birthday thing that’s going to keep me tied up until Sunday night. I can’t wait to see what you come up with by then. (If you glue the two parts together how will you get your globe out? Would taping work?)

  4. says

    I think that once I cut the top off, the opening will be wide enough to let the rest through.
    I’m not sure how much time I’ll have the next week…

    It’s royal fern , which smartly decided that one design works for the whole plant. But it sure looks a lot like the fossil

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