Pick a colour, any colour!
Opaque colour pastes give your resin a traditional enamel look without having to use a kiln. Standard colours can be mixed and blended to achieve endless shades and colour combinations.
Colour paste can be mixed with Chemset standard resin and hardener (ES 8102 & ES 8203) or low viscosity resin and hardener (ES 8103 & ES 8204).
Mixing in the paste.
This colour paste needs to be mixed into the resin before hardener is added. A maximum of 5% colour paste to resin by weight should be added. The table below shows some example mixing ratios.
|Resin||Colour Paste||Hardener||Total Enamel weight|
This brooch pin uses just 2 colour pastes, turquoise and white. A pot of each colour was mixed with low viscosity resin (ES 8103) and it's equivalent hardener (ES 8204).
Starting with the darkest colour, a tiny amount of pure turquoise coloured resin was added to the dragonfly with a wooden cocktail stick, the fill areas on this brooch are very small and quite shallow.
To go a shade lighter a small amount of the white resin mix was added to the turquoise then carefully applied to the dragonfly. More white was added each time to give lighter shades.