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From: AZOcean3/12/13 11:07 AM 
To: All  (1 of 10) 
 70369.1 
Hello All,

Its been forever since I have been here and have been really busy making new polymer art.

I started making compacts with 3-dimensional canes ( Edges and such raised in multi-layers) and have considered using a doming resin to enclose the tops to make them safer to put into a purse/handbag.

I have looked into a couple of different products but don't see anything regarding using on a semi-raised surface.

Has anyone used Ultradome or Magic-Glos on an uneven polyclay surface like this one:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/125706411/compact-mirror-flowers-yellow-green-in?

Thanks
Ocean
 
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From: LeonardaAnn3/13/13 2:24 PM 
To: AZOcean  (2 of 10) 
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I have used Lisa Pavelka's resin, which I think it Magic-Glos.  It was over a year old so it took forever to cure.  I left the pieces in the sun and used the UV light on them but, once they finally cured, they looked great.  

It was unbelievably messy and sticky though.  I assumed that was because it was past its shelf life.  

Lee C.
My Etsy shop         www.etsy.com/shop/beadsbuttonsandmore
 
 
 

 
From: mkirkwag13/24/13 2:09 PM 
To: AZOcean  (3 of 10) 
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I have. I love Magic Glos and find it easy to use, but for something that big, you'd need several coats to make the resin coat taller than the texture, so you might want to go with one of the old style doming resins if you're doing a lot of them.
 

 
From: AZOcean3/24/13 3:34 PM 
To: mkirkwag1  (4 of 10) 
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I got some Magic Glos and it is working well... sort of .. yes lots of thinner coats.. have ruined a couple of compacts with experimentation.

What other "older" doming resins are you speaking about?

 

 
From: mkirkwag13/24/13 9:03 PM 
To: AZOcean  (5 of 10) 
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I think ICE Resin is one of them. If you poke around on youtube you'll see people doing demos. It's significantly more initial investment, but I think it's less expensive per ounce.
 

 
From: T-Roo (tkaylen)3/25/13 8:00 PM 
To: AZOcean unread  (6 of 10) 
 70369.6 in reply to 70369.1 
I don't have the patience for 2 part resins. i use UV resin. Lisa P's resin is nice if you are using bezels, so there is a "wall" around the outside. I found that MagicGloss tends to pull away from the edges if it there is nothing for it to stick to, like the walls of a bezel. I LOVE UltraDome :) Great stuff !!! They now carry a 2oz sample size so you can test it out. http://www.ultradome.com/supplies.html

 

 
From: mkirkwag13/30/13 12:16 PM 
To: T-Roo (tkaylen)  (7 of 10) 
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Oooh...I'll try it. It's true that MG pulls away from the edges. I wait for it to start, then gently add a little more. It takes me a minute or two, but if I do that, it's fine. If it does pull away, I just add another layer. How quickly does ultradome set?
 

 
From: T-Roo (tkaylen)3/30/13 12:48 PM 
To: mkirkwag1  (8 of 10) 
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It's been a while, but as I recall I stuck it under the UV light for 15 minutes to be sure it was good and cured.
 

 
From: mkirkwag13/30/13 1:04 PM 
To: T-Roo (tkaylen)  (9 of 10) 
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oh, sorry - I meant in he sun. Sounds like you don't do that. It's the 10 minutes in the sun that really charms me about Magic Glos. Of course, I have to rush out and do everything in one big rush!
 

 
From: T-Roo (tkaylen)3/30/13 1:46 PM 
To: mkirkwag1  (10 of 10) 
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I use a UV light, but sun would be a shorter exposure I would imagine.
 

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