Hello! Kristi here for a fun and more involved project using the wonderful products from ETI! I love doing larger projects so this was up my right up my ally. I started with the table top built by McGuffey Woodworking The legs could be removed so I could work on the table surface a bit easier.
It took some time to figure out a theme but wanted to use Steampunk Spells from Graphic 45. I started my design and used Ultra Seal, also from ETI to adhere and seal the layers of paper. This keep the paper from discoloring.
After this is 100% dry I starat the layering and demisional part of this project. I have used many sealers but I really like how the Ultra Seal works and covers.
Some 3D elements are added and I am ready to pour on my first layer of resin. I used the EnviroTex Lite. For this project I knew I would be using a lot of resin so I got the larger containers to mix.
I still follow the insturctions and mix in smaller portions. This is to ensure a complete mix and better hardening results. I pour in 4oz of resin then add 4oz of the hardener. I mixed these for two minutes then poured them in a second cup and stir for an additional one minute. I also mixed 3 cups in total for the first layer.
I added more elements between each layer of resin added. Some Gold Leaf, more gears, and other elements. When the final layer is poured it really gives the illousion of items floating! Here are some closer looks!