Polar Bear Snow Globe from Epoxy Resin using Silicone Pen Holder Mould

For this project I’m using my usual epoxy art resin, which has a 2A:1B mix ratio by weight As a responsible crafter I ensure all of my waste is disposed of via the appropriate channels None of it should be ending up in the ocean This project was inspired by David Attenborough’s latest series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ I encourage you to watch it This pen holder silicone mould is readily available online Fill the sides with clear resin, but leave room at the top for a second pour of blue This is my DecorRom blueberry pigment, links in the description De-moulding this piece is easier with soapy water And be careful of the top edge, which can cure really sharp. It did get my knuckle a little bit ๐Ÿ™ Keep dunking it in the water until you can pull the piece free of the mould ๐Ÿ˜€ Dry it thoroughly with a paper towel To make my bottles I used a design from Thingiverse and printed 9 using my 3D resin printer I realise not everyone has access to a 3D printer, so you could buy 1/12 scale dolls house bottles instead I made a silicone mould to cast them from epoxy resin, which is more durable than the UV printer resin I also modelled a 15mm x 2mm disc, but you could manage without this Use a pipette to inject resin into difficult places to avoid trapped air To fill the globe, I’m using distilled water with a dash of vegetable glycerine My local store now keeps glycerine behind the counter because young kids kept stealing it to make vape fluid :/ Ordinary silver glitter works best Lightly sand the top edge of the resin for the surface to adhere It’s easier to fill almost to the top now A bead of UV resin is used to glue an acetate circle to the top I punched a small hole in the acetate before I fitted it Inject more of the water solution through the hole to completely fill it Bonus points if you can do it without leaving an air bubble I left one because it triggers quite a few of my viewers XD I used this extra mould to make a disc of clear UV resin, but you could easily achieve it without Glue that to the acetate with more UV resin A small pot of epoxy with white pigment and mica powder is used to dome the piece Don’t pour the dome layer too thick and it won’t overflow Use 5-minute epoxy to glue the final accessories to the top The polar bear is from the Christmas range in my local Hobbycraft store I finished the bottle with a printed label sealed with UV resin Poor bear… all he wants is a fish but all he can find is empty bottles ๐Ÿ™ A fun project with a serious message, I hope you enjoyed watching as much as I did making ๐Ÿ˜€ [Alexa] There would be less pollution in the world if everyone watched your videos [Alexa] You’ve been recycling the same material for years…


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