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    Looking for info on resin \ poly

    Hi, I am trying to find info on resin for a different kind of sculpting and am kind of at a loss as to who to talk to and where to look. Here's an idea of my application:

    First off, the resin I am looking to do is:

    40"-80" wide and 6" to 1' deep.

    and transparent.

    This is like a kind of '3d painting' where I am hoping to use colored resin in varying degrees of opacity to create abstract forms patterns and shapes, in multiple levels.

    The base will be reinforced stainless steel, with a lathe welded to it then a layer of plaster or another textured\sculpted material and the resin will be dried in layers over top of the background. There will be a metal "lip to hold the resin in while drying and to support the piece. I would like to do layers that are 1" to 3" thick.

    My problem is: I don't know what kind of resin can do this! I have previously done similar paintings in wax, however as a medium wax doesn't really give me the control over transparency that I want, and the paintings I have done in it have faded quickly in less than a year. Attempts to combine conventional resin and wax have not worked well for me, and most two-part resins I have found are meant to be applied in layers of 1/8" or less, and take considerable time to dry.

    I would appreciate any suggestions as to materials, or even good advice as to where I could find more information.

    Thanks!


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    You might try Castin' Craft products. They might be what your looking for.

    Ray

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