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Introduction: GlitterBoard

About: Just a small town boy, living in a lonely world. Follower and disciple of God. I build and invent things from knives to pocket notebooks and everything in between.

Introducing GlitterBoard, the resin and glitter composite. I had been brainstorming what to use as the secondary material, aside from the resin. So, as I was scrolling throught the contest section, I saw the glitter challenge. Immediately, I thought, I used glitter in preschool, why would I use it as a freshman? But then, I thought of putting it between the layers of an interesting micarta board, which I quickly discarded. Then I thought, why not make a material out of glitter and resin?!! So, that's what I set out to do. I will be doing more instructables on GlitterBoard, like filling split wood with the composite and making jewelry with it.

Step 1: Things You Need!

This is a fairly easy project, and can be done without any tools or machinery. You will need:
#Fiberglass/Casting Resin

#Glitter

#Plastic plate

#Receptacles with measurements

And that's all you need.

Step 2: Mix Resin

*Wear Gloves!!**
First, pour in your resin in your receptacle but DON'T ADD HARDENER!!!! Wait! Mix in a ratio of 1 part glitter and 1 part resin like I did, or you can get risky and try 2 part glitter to 1 part resin. Make sure to mix it very well. You don't want to have glitter-less spots, so make sure you get it all mixxed up.

Step 3: Add Hardener

Add the Hardener once you have your plate on a level and flat surface and you can just pour. I add a couple more drops than I am supposed to just to ensure the final product will be solid and will dry quickly. Then, you are ready to pour.

Step 4: Pouring

Pour your mixture into the plate. Try to pour it quick. This will make it spread out faster. Don't pour on the edges, just in one spot in the middle. Then, pick up the plate and drop it. Yup, drop it. Not too high, just a couple inches or two to get out air bubbles and settle it evenly. Then, place it in an area where it is about 60℉ or 15℃. It should cure in about 4 hours, varying on how much hardener you put in.

Step 5: Sport It!

Your composite should easily come off of the plate, and the plate can be reused. Now what? Sport it. Show it off, make a pendant out of it, do what ever you like. leave a picture in the comments if you do, and don't forget to like and comment!

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    Can't believe what I just read. I have been wanting to work with resin for a long time now, so if you don't mind, I'll try your way before I try any jewelry with it. That is if you mind. Judy Harris Owner Elegance by Judy

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    I have never enjoyed glitter, however this seems pretty cool.

    (yes I know the pun is horrible.)

    Awesome! What doesn't improve with glitter! Thank you for brightening up these gray Pacific Northwest days!

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    jknox7

    3 years ago

    Cool. I'm thinking of filling creases in old picnic & stuff like that. Also making a faux river in my garden. Would love to learn about pouring & curing into & onto things so I don't ruin or waste. Thx!

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    jknox7

    3 years ago

    Id love to see your crack fix plan Will it adhere to wood? How 'bout Vetrazzo?

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    Yes! I forgot about that! the resin will in dead bomd to wood. I plan on making an instructable on it in the next week so stay tuned!

    Just don't use a polystyrene or Styrofoam plate... That resin will melt it and you'll have a D**n mess!

    Bondo fiberglass resin is great stuff! I use it on costume pieces to make them stronger. This is a nice easy way to use it since it's just pour and set :)