For those who love the look of glass and ceramic but hate the fragility, there’s another way to create beautiful things that look similar to these traditional materials. Silicone rubber and resin solution (น้ำยา เร ซิ่น, which is the term in Thai) art combines the look of glass with the durability of ceramics by using clear silicone to mold over and seal resin solution art inside of it to create pieces that can be used in any way you’d use fine china or pretty glass.
What Are Resin And Silicone?
Resin is a solid or semi-solid plastic often used in art and design. It is typically clear or translucent and can be hardened using various methods. Silicone rubber is a type of synthetic rubber that is made from silicone. It is often used in medical applications because it is biocompatible and non-toxic. Resin and silicone can be combined to create various interesting and beautiful effects.
How Do You Use Silicone Rubber?
Silicone rubber is a versatile material that can be used for various applications. It is frequently used in molds and casts to reproduce fine details easily. It is also used as a sealant and an adhesive. In addition, silicone rubber can be used to create works of art.
What Are Some Good Tools For Crafting With Silicone?
Working with silicone rubber and resin can be a bit daunting at first, but with the right tools, it’s quite easy! You’ll need a few things before you get started. In addition to your base material (silicone or resin), you’ll need an adhesive (we recommend one that is solvent-free) as well as some acrylic paint. After painting the desired color on your piece, let it dry for 24 hours. Next, apply an even coat of glue over the entire surface of your piece and let it dry for 15 minutes. The last step is applying liquid silicone to the top layer of adhesive to seal in all those beautiful colors!
Are There Any Safety Concerns When Using These Materials?
When working with silicone rubber and resin, it’s important to take some safety precautions.
- Always wear gloves and a mask to avoid breathing in any fumes.
- Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
- Keep your workspace clean and free of any flammable materials.
- Never mix the two substances directly; always use a container to mix them in.
- Store unused silicone and resin separately from each other to prevent cross-contamination.
- Make sure you know how long they can stay mixed before they start hardening (depending on your type).
- Always test the mixture in an inconspicuous place first before using it.
Finally, don’t hesitate to contact your local fire department or hazardous waste disposal site if you have any questions about proper storage or disposal methods for these materials.