This review has been a long time coming... I have used these powders for polymer clay and resin. They are fantastic! Here is a link to the product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M8W6YXG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I did get it with some molds I ordered, which I only used the coaster one so far, and just the inside. Well get to that in a bit :D
Don't you love getting stuff from amazon? :D
The Mica powders came with some tiny spoons, which came in really handy. And so many colors!
THE POWDERS AND POLYMER CLAY
First, I would like to talk about these and polymer clay. I have used them for some projects, but I know I am just scratching the surface with what they can do for polymer clay.
First I am going to talk about Bob. I love this guy! He is made from polymer clay, then i put him in resin. The outside is made of black polymer clay. Believe it or not, the purple comes from the white pearl powder!
This is what bob looked like before I put the color on the clay. Hes a bit cloudy but that happens when you are handling resin and clay. It's easily cleaned off with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. This is before baking!
This is after brushing the powder on then rubbing it in a bit. Its so shiny and sparkly!
This is the back after baking and after putting on a coat of UV resin to make it shiny and seal it. SO pretty!
This pendant I used the powder on both resin and the polymer clay. The leaf is green polymer clay with gold powder applied before baking. The purple and pink part of the resin in the pendant has the powder mixed into the resin.
It turned out so pretty! Like wearing a piece of art.
YOU CAN ALSO MIX IT WITH CLAY!
I only tried this with two colors, a sparkly green and blue. This was with plain white clay.
Just sprinkle the clay on with a brush...
and mix it in! I had to use about three times as much shown above to get it this color. But its a pretty green! Very earthy and shiny.
Then I tried the blue. I love blue, its my favorite color :D
For the blue, I only had to use the amount shown above, and I got this beautiful color of clay. SO I guess some colors will color with less then others. I plan on experimenting with this and other colors later.
The blue I didnt mix up much, I was loving the marble look.
They look like bird eggs :D
Now the super fun part..
LET'S RESIN MICA POWDERS IN RESIN!
The colors of these powders are amazing! You only need a TINY bit to add to your resin, and you will get vibrant, sparkly color. These colors are NOT translucent at all, so if you add a tiny bit, it will just be a lighter faded version of the color.
I tried many things with this color. I tried mixing separate cups with separate colors, then pouring the colors in the molds. The colors wont mix by themselves this way, so you have to mix them a bit with a toothpick or something. However, if you put non colored resin in first, then pour in the colors, they will do a lot of neat things. The pink and orange baubles show this technique very well. So pretty! The ones with the eyes is colored resin with no clear in first. You can see the difference in the mixing of colors.
I also used the powders to make all the eyes you see here :D. Even the white. The white powder that comes with the set has a subtle shimmer to it. Even the black does. Very cool! The diamond shape above was colored with no clear resin, and moved around with a toothpick. The circles the color resin was poured in over clear resin.
The rectangle on the left with the flowers drawn on it, that one I was experimenting with layers. It has a bunch of layers of colors and I was drawing the color on with a toothpick dipped in the colors. It turned out very interesting! The four pieces with the seafoam color, the small ones have a bit of sand in them, the larger ones have polymer clay that looks like the rocks. the rest is colored with the powders. The ones with polymer clay have clear resin in the middle that the colored resin mixed with. Very interesting looking. The alien I tried to make it look like space, it turned out pretty good!
Its so easy to make tiny eyeballs with this mold and the powder. I just mix up the color a bit with UV resin, put one dot of black in the middle, shoot it with the light til its hard, then put in the second color with a toothpick, shoot it again with light, and so on.
My kitty is not impressed! The cat's eyes are done as I mentioned, put upside down with clear resin, then topped off with resin mixed with black powder. So cute!
Okay, on to finished items! The stuff above was all my unfinished things xD
So, I play World of Warcraft. I saw this necklace on one of the characters and HAD to make something inspired by it! And I did :D
OOPS sorry the pic is sideways! But these are the colors I decided on using.
This is the final piece. It turned out so pretty, very boho looking. And so sparkly!
It has a primitive look. The loop for the necklace is in the back. I might have to keep this for myself, because it looks fabulous on! LOL
This adorable turtle was made with polymer clay and one of the baubles shown above. I got a bit carried away with the clay and hid most of the resin, but I plan on re making a turtle and try to control myself so the resin doesn't get as covered up.
This is an orgone pendant I made, and just to give it a bit of sparkle I added some gold powder to it. Turned out so pretty! I made other pendants without putting any colored resin in it, but this one is by far the prettiest of them all. A tiny bit can give it just what it needs to stand out!
This I made from the inside of the coaster mold pictured in the first photo. The top layer does not have color in it only butterflies and stuff. The bottom layer has green and blue colored resin poured in it. Turned out so pretty!
On the back you can see the blue better. I sort of wish I would have put more blue in it. These colors are just amazing!
This piece really shows the colors shine. The gold is actually brushed on polymer clay that I had made scales on. However, I put to much powder on it, then poured resin over it and now you cant really see the scales. So next time, not so much powder! LOL. But look at that eye! It was made with UV Resin and the Let's Resin powders too! So colorful and pretty!
I almost forgot about these. I will not be making anything out of them because I wasnt very happy with how they turned out. But its not because of the powder at all, its because I used translucent clay with the pink to make the flowers, and it made them very dull looking. I really wish I would have used white. I think they would have popped more! But that blue background, that is blue powder mixed with resin. And it is so pretty!
Well I hope you liked my review. Soon I will be getting some liquid pigments to try in the resin, that is more translucent. I will make sure I do a post on how things turn out with that too!
If you want to check out some of Let's Resin items, they have a great facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/letsresin
They are very good about answering any question, and I LOVE their molds! 99 percent of the stuff you have seen in this post was made with Let's Resin molds. And you can even bake them with polymer clay! WHO KNEW!!!
My first blog post! It has taken some time to get my s**ff together and get my blog going, but here I am!
I have created a tutorial for a cane I recently did. The delay in tutorials was because I had nothing to hold my phone so my hands could be free, and I had not chosen a video editing platform. Well now both of these tasks are done! First I will talk about the tutorial.
This is the fourth cane I have made I think. If you are unfamiliar with polymer clay canes, they are basically a design that you can cut slices off and use as beads or to cover over things, pretty much anything you want to do with it.
In the video, I used a dark pink color with black. I sorta wish I would have picked a lighter color, because once the cane was reduced the colors became a bit muddy with each other. I think a lighter color would have looked better.
Or better yet, maybe make each triangle a different color! Sort of like a stain glass affect. I will definitely be playing with this idea more.
Canes are a great way to give details to a piece. Even if the cane doesn't turn out as you expected, they can be very beautiful.
For this turtle, I applied the cane slices to it much like I did to the beads in the video. It just took a lot of light smoothing over to get it all to blend in. But the end results are awesome! I meant to have the most dominate color pink, but when I was making the cane I got a bit confused and the orange ended up being on the outside. Still looks great! :D
You can 'reduce' canes to get the designs super tiny, as I did for the turtles shell.
He's so cute! I coated him with a layer of UV resin to get him nice and shiny.
Here is what the cane looks like larger, on his belly:
Once I made something out of the web beads I used for this tutorial, I will update this blog post with a photo of the finished item.
Here are some necklaces and earrings I also used with canes and resin:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I look forward to making many more and sharing things I have learned with you. <3
What I discovered about free video editors:
First, I tried what came with Windows 10. It was just the photo editing software, and it would not do everything I wanted to do. So I started looking around for free editors. All of the ones I tested had the capability to do everything I wanted, but one or two of the things were only available on the paid version. I am kinda cheap, so I wasn't going to do that. Not yet anyways. Here is a list of what I tried:
Open Shot - did everything I wanted, but kept crashing when I wanted to add text overlay. I was sad about this.
Win Movie Maker - this one was pretty darn awesome, however with the free version it will put a HUGE watermark right across the middle of your video. It is pretty unusable.
Filmora9 - Pretty good, but wouldn't do everything I wanted. It has a lot of nice features. But I wasnt particularly fond of the layout either.
MovieMaker 10 - Is a big clunky, and wouldn't do everything I wanted. However the paid version is only 10 bucks. might be worth it. Not sure since I couldnt try out those features.
Lightworks - This is what I went with. It did everything I wanted to do with just the free version. However, this is made more for making movies and not for little tutorials, so it has a TON of technical stuff in it. I did not understand the sound at all. or most of the other technical stuff that has to do with videos. BUT I did a lot of googling and figured everything out. For free, this is absolutely the best that I had tried.
IF I was going to pay for one, I would get the Win Movie Maker. Its 40 dollars, and it comes with lots of premade goodies and music and everything. You get to play with it all in the free version, but when you make the movie it will have the huge watermark. At least you get to see what you are paying for! Its good stuff. For now, I will stick to the free version of Lightworks.
And there is my two cents on that! :D