๐Ÿ›  Slush Casting Resin – Easy Opulent Home Decor ๐Ÿ› 

๐Ÿ›  Slush Casting Resin – Easy Opulent Home Decor ๐Ÿ› 

Hi! It’s Heather from Thicketworks – and
today I’m going to show you how you can use slush casting to create beautiful
home decor accents with a minimum of time and material! I’ll demonstrate how
you can use one of these really cheap plastic molds intended for plaster of
Paris to cast beautiful architectural embellishments you can add right on top
of metal items that have been treated with fire patina. We’ll be working with a
quick cure two-part resin today so grab your protective gloves and let’s get
ready! I’ll be working with Fast Cast which as you can see, sets up in ten
minutes! Because this mold is fairly elaborate, I’m going to add a mold
release in the form of the simplest of materials – and that’s baby oil… applied
with a baby wipe. Doesn’t take much – just get some on to your cloth or your baby
wipe and make sure to place it into all of the nooks and crannies of the mold
cavity. Fast Cast quick cure resin comes in a bottle marked Part A and a bottle
marked Part B: these are mixed together in equal amounts to create a resin
mixture that sets up really quickly. I’ll be adding this Alumilite black dye to
the Part A portion of the mixture before blending them together. Now I’m not
measuring here: I’m just giving a pretty decent squeeze of that black dye into
the Part A and I’ll blend that together before we combine Part A and Part B. The
resin typically will dry to an almost ivory color so the addition of the black
dye will create a lovely deep rich charcoal gray – and that charcoal
gray is a perfect match to the background of our fire patina surfaces.
Once Part A and Part B of the resin have been added to the same container, you mix
them thoroughly and carefully for 30 seconds – making sure to scrape the sides
and the bottom of the container. Next, we’re going to pour the mixture into the
mold and it will not fill the mold. That’s the idea of a slush casting – we’re
saving on the amount of material that typically would be used to fill a mold
that’s this large. Every time we swirl the mixture around the interior of the
mold we’re adding another fine layer of resin. These layers build up slowly as
you go through the slush casting method. As the chemical reaction begins to
accelerate within the resin you’ll find that the mixture moves more and more
slowly as you swirl it around. It will continue to thicken during this process
until it’s no longer possible for you to tilt the mold and have the resin move
quickly. Once the resin is no longer in a liquid form and you’ve covered the
entire interior of the mold, it’s time to set it aside for a few minutes: less than
10 – until the surface is no longer sticky to the touch. At this point the resin has
reached the “soft cure” stage and with a thin implement (like the tip of a craft
blade) you can pry up one edge. Once you have that first edge free, you can then
use the strength of your hands to pull the casting out of the mold. Don’t worry
if it tends to deform at this point: it will bounce right back to its original
shape… and as you can see, it left the mold completely clear!
At this point you can use a pair of scissors to clean up the edge of your
casting. Just a few snips to make sure everything’s nice and trimmed and this
is ready to adhere to its substrate. I’ll be using the 3-in-1 glue by Beacon:
this is a very strong craft glue and it works just as well as a 6,000 or Fabri
Tack. I’m applying it only to the areas that will come in contact with the
surface of this fire patina tin – and then pressing it into place…verifying that
it’s actually centered on that lid and then allowing it to cure for just a few
minutes. This looks amazing just “as is”, but I’d
like to dress it up just a bit by adding a layer of Metallique “Old Silver” metallic
wax to the high points. I love this wax as you probably already know, and it’s
the perfect way to blend the charcoal of the casting into the metallic background
of the fire patina tin. It just takes a few swipes and a few moments and at the
end of the process you have an heirloom worthy piece just like that in less than
20 minutes! Slush casting is one of the fastest and
easiest ways to create stunning home decor items. Thank you so much for
hanging out with me today! Until next time…Bye!

26 thoughts on “๐Ÿ›  Slush Casting Resin – Easy Opulent Home Decor ๐Ÿ› 

  1. Another beauty Heather. It blows my mind how you come up with such great ideas!! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜

  2. You really make the best tutorial videos. Coupled with your soothing voice, your vids have to be my favorite.

  3. Beautiful! Another amazing art spark flies out of the park. Lady you are killing me…here we go- molds and resin! My list is growing by leaps and bounds and I wouldn't have it any other way. You keep my creative juices flowing and it makes me so happy! Thank you <3

  4. You're the best miss Heather! I was wonder'in, could I use CIS inks black printer ink for this here project?

  5. Very pretty. I was all for trying something new like that until you said โ€œusing the strength of your hands to pry it away from the mold. Iโ€™d have a lovely mold with resin stuck in it forever….I have little strength in my hands. But it looks lovely for you! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’œ

  6. Heather this is awesome. I've never heard of slush casting! I love it! Gonna go dig out all my old HUGE molds and use this process. Thank you!

  7. What an awesome video!!! Iโ€™ve never even heard of this!! I tried looking for these molds but I canโ€™t seem to find them. I used your link but they only carry about 8 molds. I canโ€™t wait to try this. Can we also use the Amazing casting resin for this?

  8. Paint this club with Amazing!!! You are a super craft star!!!!๐ŸŒŸโญ๐ŸŒŸโญ๐ŸŒŸโญ๐ŸŒŸโญ๐ŸŒŸโญ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŒŸโญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค ๐Ÿš›๐Ÿšš๐Ÿššโ›Ÿ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ

  9. Oh Heather Heather Heather!!!!You are making our lives so simple…Thank you for sharing all of knowledge !!!! :))

  10. Whoa, that was way too much pigment you put in. Polyurethane colourants are very pigment dense & require only a few drops to get "charcoal grey". That's a beautiful effect you achieved with the tin. The antique look is great.

  11. How could two people give this video a thumbs down? So mean! You are so talented Heather. Thanks for showing us all your secrets. Just beautiful!

  12. Hi Heather !I came across your channel while looking for something else and now I am binge watching your videos. I have to say I am Completely enthralled with the stuff you make. The latex lace, OMG I'm gonna try that tomorrow. I do have a question to ask, Does the resin you use in the slush casting harden completely or does it remain rubbery? I'm going to use this technique on some handmade Christmas presents I think. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity with us!

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