Hello! I’m glad you liked the tutorial! =]
I’ve heard resin is usually like that, with the heat, smell, and yellow. It is normal for it to do that. I think it’s different from mine because my brand of resin didn’t heat up or turn yellow. I wish I could give you the brand of resin I have but I bought mine overseas so the name was in Chinese =. Mine doesn’t heat up, doesn’t turn yellow, and takes about 24 hours to harden.
The other thing is I saw there are a lot of brands of resin out there. I’m not sure if all of them heat up or not hmm..I will try to find one that doesn’t and then post it up (and reply to you). Also, I was thinking since resin is kind of pricey, if that doesn’t work, maybe clear glue will do the same thing? If you want (I think I will try this too) you can get a small disposable container and squeeze some clear glue such as super glue into it and see if it dries hard/clear enough over night. If that works, I think it’d be a good replacement for resin. I hope this helped and sorry I can’t give you more info at this point on what resin I used.
P.S.- Thanks for the follow!! <3
Oh yes, I just remembered and looked online a little. It seems like Epoxy resin does not heat up (I haven’t tried it personally though). Cause I saw this site that sells resin called “magic water” and the characteristics sound like what I have.
“It is a 2 part epoxy resin that sets up in approximately 24 hours. It has no noxious odours, needs no heat, nor creates any heat, and will not melt plastic or Styrofoam. Requires no layering and may be poured as thin or as deep as desired.It will not, crack, shrink, bubble or yellow.”
— (quote from site)
I also saw this product on amazon. It seems like it would work. Link: amazon
Hello! If it is your first time, I’d suggest that you don’t buy everything you see for clay, such as every color you like, every sculpting tool, etc until you’ve tried it out and decide you like it. When I first started, I just bought white, black, red, blue, and yellow (and a x-acto knife). The primary colors + white and black will give you tons of colors since you can mix them. Plus, you really only need your fingers, and the knife will come in handy for little things.
Secondly, you’ve probably heard this many times, but practice practice practice! Practice definitely makes close to perfect! (I don’t believe in anything being 100% perfect haha). Before you can sell anything, I think you should make sure you’ve had lots of practice with the clay first, so that there would be no fingerprints, mixed colors, etc (to ensure good quality work).
I think I will make a separate post on little quick tips for beginners (ex: how to have no fingerprints on clay, how to not contaminate colors, etc).
If you’re interested in selling things, Etsy would probably be the best way =]. They have low charges ($0.20 per listing + I think 3% per sale, you can read it on their FAQ page). Also, making a tumblr or deviantART account will probably help too since more people will see your art (I have both accounts if you want to check it out under my FAQ page).
(PS- I do not know much about selling though honestly, that’s just the approach I took. I only recently opened an Etsy store, so I’m not selling much. Also, I really just make these miniatures for fun, my main goal isn’t to sell =]. I sell just so I can keep some room in my house cause my art builds up haha).
I hope that helped!! =]
Thank you for your suggestion! It is a good idea. I think I will put together a portfolio of my works when I have more pieces I’m super pleased with. (plus many of my old works were given away to friends and family so I don’t have them anymore to take pictures of sadly >.<). As of right now though, I do have an etsy store. Please check that out if you’d like! ^o^