Introduction: Geode Resin Clock on Acrylic Base
Does Epoxy resin belongs to plastic family?
Yes it is. Epoxy resin have been developed around 50 years and they belong to plastic family. When resin and hardener mixed up , chemical reaction and result hard solid material in result. Polyester resin and epoxy resin are thermo setting resin
Recently I have fall in love with resin work and also it so much interesting to play with colours, you'll be seeing more of it in my future instructables :P
So i decided to create my first Geode Resin clock, procedure is pretty simple and i'll be walking you through each and every step.
Step 1: Supplies & Safety
1) Resin & Hardener
2) 12" White acrylic base
3) Clock machine set
4) solid powder pigments/ opaque paste pigments - Gold, Pearl navy blue and Pearl white
5) Clear quartz crystal - 250gm
6) Reusable resin sticks / Popsicle sticks
7) Paper cups - small , medium
9) Acrylic stand for holding the clock (optional)
1) Latex Gloves
2) KN95 mask or respirator
Step 2: Prep Your Area
Keep your art area covered with plastic cover, as resin doesn't stick to that surface, wear a plastic apron to protect your dress
Step 3: Latex Coating
Latex or mask tape is used to remove resin drips on backside or edges of the piece you are work with. As this resin drips will spoil your art's final look.
Also since its flat surface the resin will spread when poured, this it turn move in direction which results in resin drips especially near the edges.
Take your acrylic base place it upside down and start applying your latex on the edges to upto certain margin level let's sat about 2" inch. Let it sit for few minutes. Apply at the center opening too
Step 4: Resin 101
Now our surface is prepped and ready for resin work. Mean while the latex is drying measure your resin and hardener as per manufacture instructions, i have given detailed resin mixing procedure in this link Resin art-Beginner level. This helps in understanding when you are doing for first time. Overall I mixed 120g of resin for this size of clock base
Anyways, Pour resin and put quartz crystal and combine it with resin. Apply epoxy resin on the acrylic base outermost surface upto 1 inch.
Step 5: Geode the Base
If its comes to geode, there is no specific design or pattern, it about how we want it to look in final, you can even add geode in different pattern... in the middle or left or right its totally upto the designer. Add your quartz crystal and spread them in the position.
(Do check positioning this way shouldn't be hindrance for clock hands while moving)
Step 6: Mix Your Colours
I have used only three colours, again this is purely user choice. Take little of your solid pigments and mix with resin. Already i have used 20g of resin for mixing with quartz crystal. For this three dividends was 50g, 25g and 25g for Pearl navy blue, Pearl white and golden respectively.
Before start pouring don't forget to clog the center hole using masking or cello tape (smooth side)
Step 7: Colors
My choice of colors is blue, white and golden because they get together well and result will be soothing to eyes when looked.
There is no specific pattern or way. I started with and poured pearl white lines and gold lines after that
Step 8: Color 2
Same followed in cross way with blue, white first and separate them with gold and fill the entire area
Step 9: Dark Blue Lines
Once you have finished the surface wait for few mins. When resin pot time is close to 20 mins, add the blue once more. I haven't added any color extra but its at the end of pot time after mixing resin. So its quite dark compared to first obtained colour when poured. This is will not spread much as it did before. so give nice dark blue lines as touch up.
Step 10: After Few Hours
This has crossed resin pot time, which means now resin will be very sticky. If you disturb it will not return to it original position as it was before.. in simple words you can't edit now without creating a mess. Now due to gravity excess resin is flowing in all sides.. Even a pattern formed at center when resin using center hole as exit way
Step 11: After 24 Hours
Now this has dried completely, has very clear glossy finish
Step 12: Bye to Resin Drips
This is the backside of the clock, see in all directions resin drips have occurred. Just peel off your latex layer, resin drips will be removed along with it. Easy peasy !!
Step 13: Clock Set
Remove the center tape after latex, Add clock machine and clock hands. That's all you now officially finished your geode resin clock.
Step 14: Thank You
Mount it in wall or put in a stand for display. Enjoy seeing time, every time you look at this.
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