Thursday, May 7, 2009

Great resin substitute!!

Hello. Sorry It's been so long. So much going on all the time. But I ran across this product and it is so amazing that I had to share. It is a great substitute for your two part resins. It's called Magic-Glos by Lisa Pavelka.  

I make a lot of jewelry, bottle-caps, scrabble tiles, dominoes, etc... I usually glue an image to the scrabble tile, coat it with several layers of sealer and then apply a two-part resin to it to make it super shiny. I use Enviro-tex. It is messy, smelly and takes a super long time to cure. But the results are amazing. I've tried several different products trying to get the same results I get using the resin. I've tried UTEE. With UTEE I usually get an uneven surface with part of the product either scorched or full of air bubbles. I also have to apply several coats to give it any depth. I've also tried Diamond Glaze. Still, it gives me no dimension and I have to apply several coats. I also tried to drill through both the UTEE and the Diamond Glaze and they both ended up cracking.

I tried this stuff (Magic-Glos) today. A little (well a lot) skeptical about the claims. It is supposed to be a great substitute for resin. I tried it and I love it. It is super shiny, super thick, super tough. You can drill it, it cures in 15 minutes in direct sunlight; no mess, no smell, no mixing. It creates a great "domed" effect on the top of the tiles. Did I say it cures in 15 minutes (or less)? You squirt it directly from the bottle!! Anyways, I found this great review, which I agree with 100% Check it out and let me know what you think.

p.s. I'll try to get better at this blog thing :)


Pam said...

Girl where have you been? Hope all is well in your world. And thanks for the tip! I am going to check it out right away. I'd given up on resin a long time ago because I just could never master it. But wow this stuff sounds amazing. And perfect for my daughter Andie to work with! She loves resin work.
Anyways, hope all is well. Are you doing Mesilla day of the dead this year? We're planning on getting apps to our returning vendors out by June 1st.
Take care!!

Sacred Yoli said...

ohhhhhhhhhh, I'ma go check it out! Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

Krissi said...

I finally ordered two small bottles of this and they're sitting on my craft table awaiting a project. I figure with the intense sunshine we've been having here in Sacramento, the stuff should cure nicely!