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Mini Glass Bowl Tutorial by geekySquirrel Mini Glass Bowl Tutorial by geekySquirrel
Here's my newest tutorial.
I bought the polyester resin on ebay but I noticed you can also get it at Halfords (it's used for windscreen repairs and slightly cheaper).
Please note that it is very smelly and sticky and probably not very good on skin. Make sure to have a mat or something similar so you don't have resin everywhere afterwards.

The spoons I used came with some kitchenware I bought at Poundland and will NOT go back into the kitchen!!! It is important that they are very smooth for the resin to become that shiny.

Enjoy!
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure I'm using a different kind of resin, but would it help getting the bowl up off the spoons if I sprinkle some baking soda or corn starch on them?
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You mean before putting it in? I wouldn't do it except if you want a frosted glass effect. The point of the spoons is that they're smooth and in turn will make the resin smooth and you can easily remove it. If you try it let me know how it went!
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah right XD Ok then. I'll let you know
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ALINAFMdotRO Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Artisan Crafter
This should get a DD. :D
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like the idea :)
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Stacy270 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
so clever! Thanks for sharing!
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
By sharing it I get so much back from others, if I kept it to myself nobody would ever use it :)
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
You have been linked! RoxiBabe\Dolls
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool, thanks
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
You're welcome.
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VampireNyan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you also use epoxy resin? Or does it have to be polyester resin?:-)
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
to be honest I never tried epoxy resin for the simple reason that polyester resin was much cheaper for me to get. i think it should work but i can't guarantee... maybe you can let me know after you tried?
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VampireNyan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i will let you know when i try:) i think that epoxy resin maybe would stick to the plastic... i have heard it binds to more surfaces than polyester...:)
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
From my experiences so far i can say that polyester resin makes a better, more smooth surface when used in a silicone mould but it is softer and you can easily leave marks when used without one unless you leave it to dry for months.
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VampireNyan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay:) so it takes long to dry... epoxy should only take a day or so..:D
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samirashamseddin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
thank for help :la:
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AppleGrassxx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really great tutorial and such a simple idea. That bowl has a million uses, a mixing bowl, candy dish, fruit bowl that's just in the dollhouse kitchen :) I'm so going to get some resin and make a few
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) I'm happy you like it. I'm curious to see yours once they're finished!
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fafatonk3kusruk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
duamn! i have that spoon but never figure out to make something like this!!awesome!
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
now you know what to use it for ;) honestly I never ever used it for cooking
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fafatonk3kusruk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i myself never bought it for cooking need, my mom had one ;)
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zeranote17 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
nice! what if I don't have polyester resin, is there anything can be used as a substitute for it?
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not that I know. TLS will probably not be translucent enough to look like glass. I've read about people who claim it works with glue but it might be difficult to get it out of the mold again...
Resin is not that expensive, I've seen it for around 6 for a small bottle.
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kayanah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very very nice! :) I have a hard time using resin though, I seen unable to make the mix of the two parts right... :s
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geekySquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:XD: I never measure the two parts, I just do it approximately
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kayanah Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now I'm jealous! lol
My pieces never dries so it can only mean the proportions of the two parts are not right... I will leave that part of craft to others, lol
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