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Buoyant by hogret Buoyant by hogret
Mini diorama / paperweight in a perspex box 1.75 x 1.75 x 1.75". (A recycled iPod Shuffle container.)

Tinted resin, miniature figure (HO Gauge), black rubber tap washer, rub-on letters.
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:iconivanrostoff:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Wow, now I godda add jello to my art supplies.
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hogret Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Indeed!
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Korodor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful idea. Nice work.
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strangelycut Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
agree.
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Korodor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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:iconunconventionalsenshi:
This is just beautiful!!! I'm especially amazed at how the resin turns from blue to turquoise to greenish blue, very natural water look! :love: May I ask if you poured it in stages and how many to get that effect? :) Also, did you have to dip the figurine's feet first in the hardening layer to make it stand still and poured the top, or perhaps did you assemble some sort of holding device for it? (so it did not 'drown in resin' or fall on the side while the resin was still liquid? *_*
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hogret Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
And here's a fabulous step-by-step resin water tutorial [link]
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hogret Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Have you seen this guy's resin work? [link]

Makes me weep with admiration and envy!
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:iconunconventionalsenshi:
Oh, no I haven't :) Thank you so much for the link and all the other links!:heart: They are really useful and I will take a close look at them ^_^ Resin is fascinating in so many ways, definatelly :)
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hogret Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I did pour in stages - I have found if you pour too much resin in one go it "cooks" and goes crunchy and crystalline in seconds. (This happened the first time I tried to fill this little box, and I had to dig out the resin chunks in a hurry and start all over again!) So I did it in a sequence of layers - each layer was only about 5mm thick and had to set overnight, so it took awhile. I started with a darker blue, and then each layer was a bit lighter than the previous one, and I mixed more turquoise and green in as I got to the top. Finished it with a layer of clear.

The figure was a headache! First try had her tipping over and drowning in resin! So in the end I tied her to a popsicle stick balanced over the top of the container, and poured the layers around her.
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