Epoxy Globe

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Introduction: Epoxy Globe

Hi All,

Today we will be making an epoxy globe.

Supplies

1.Epoxy- the brand I'm using its ArtResin. Its self leveling with a simple 1:1 mixture and requires no buffing or sanding so it's great for beginners and advanced likewise.
2. Mixing cup - in my case I used 2 normal plastic cups
3.mixing stick
4.Silicone Mold - a simple search on Ebay/ Amazon or such will give you the results needed.
5.trinkets. inside the globe I will be placing several trinkets that I found around the house.
6.A small vase. I will be using this as a stand for the globe

Step 1: Preparing the Epoxy

Start by putting epoxy in 2 mixing cups in equal measure.
Then pour the contents from one glass to another.
I found out if you put the glass with epoxy in hot water and slowly mixing it will get the best results. Mixing time 3 minutes
After mixing remove it from the water and let it sit for 5 minutes

Step 2: Preparing the Trinkets and the Mold and Epoxy Filling

Take the bottom half of the mold and put a small amount of epoxy around 10 mm fill
Start arranging the trinkets you choose inside the mold
If you will be as me placing quite a few elements inside the globe the gradually pour epoxy, it will act a glue and will keep everything nicely in place.
Gradually fill the bottom half of the mould till it reaches the edge.
Carefully place the top part of the mould .
Use some tape to seal around the middle.
The mold on top will have a hole from where you can pour the epoxy.
While pouring the epoxy do it slowly in small amounts, patience is the key.
The epoxy is self leveling and will arrange itself if you allow it to do.
Once the mold is filled leave it for around 7 hours - the manufacturer says 24 hour to harden and 48 hours to completely cure but in my experience after 12 hours is ready.

Step 3: Final Step

While you let the epoxy cure best advice is to clean your tools
After 7 hours touch the mold and feel if it's hard enough to remove it
Remove the globe from the mould , place on the little vase and voila you have homemade epoxy globe.

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    7 Comments

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    Catfishy
    Catfishy

    1 year ago

    Nicely done globe. Where do you get your Art Resin from? I've been tinkering with the idea of trying that brand. I am a project in mind where I think I would use it.

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    Crazy_Mary
    Crazy_Mary

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi I do recommend it it’s a great product, in my case I bought it from a local shop, but you can find it easily from an online shop such as eBay or amazon, thanks and good luck with your projects.

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    Catfishy
    Catfishy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Also something that would be cool for you to use would be a pressure pot. It gets all the bubbles out of the resin. Even the micro bubbles. The wand I am doing now is the first project I've done without the pressure pot because it was too big for my pot. I may part the new wand off the lathe today. Not sure. This is the first one I've made from all one peice.

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    Crazy_Mary
    Crazy_Mary

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for tip I will try it.

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    Catfishy
    Catfishy

    Reply 1 year ago

    I just googled Art Resin.
    Their Headquarters is only a 4 hour drive from me!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    I like all the trinkets you put in there :)

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    Crazy_Mary
    Crazy_Mary

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you :)