Crystal Clay: Molding, Casting, Setting, and Finishing. Part 3 - Creating a Pigment Color Sampler

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Designer: Becky Nunn
This 4 part video series shows from start to finish how to create a mold to fit a bezel using 2-part mold putty, how to cast 2-part epoxy clay in a bezel from the mold, how to create a pigment color sampler showing you the different varying degrees of color intensity you can achieve with pigments, and then finally how to apply color to your cured clay. This video series was created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design.
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Hi This is Becky Nunn with Nunn Design, a guest designer for Beadaholique.com This is a four part series of videos and this one is part 3 Creating a Pigment Color Sampler. In part 1 we learned how to make a mold that was designed to work with the pendant In part two we learned how to then create that sculpted mold into a pendent itself giving it a perfect register and in this segment you will learn how to colorize and build out a sampler using colored pigment What you'll need for this project are some empty cups. I've already premixed a batch of the two-part resin and you want to have learned a good deal about resin and watched a video on that you'll also need some color pigments, stir sticks, some toothpicks, some wet wipes and some gloves. In a previous video I showed how to texturized epoxy clay these are some samples that I already created and then are now hard. What I'll be doing is adding the color pigment to the premixed resin I went ahead and poured it into various cups. What you can do is you can pour in a dot or two and then do your first piece. Then with the same cup you can add more in with the same cup you can add more and you can see how your different quantities of pigment will colorized your piece I have a couple of coffee stir sticks that I just cut into half so that I could use for colorizing my pigment. For the first sampler and I'm actually gonna double up on these, I'm just gonna try a small one dot and you're gonna want to record like how much you're putting in there so when you go to recreate this the next time you'll know exactly what you did for each sampler so as you can see that one dot added a lot and change that resin quite a bit. Now let's see what it looks like on epoxy clay. If you're doing a lot of these you wanna mix up one with the white clay, one with the black clay, so you can see how the different resins, the different pigments affect each color the clay. So that was more than I thought it would be because that actually came out quite heavy the very first time. So since I already pour those other three cups I could be either dilute it by adding more resin to it. So basically I can work backwards and thinning it out making it slightly lighter Ideally I would have put less pigment in the first time than that dot that I put. You saw that one dot was just a tiny bit and then to go lighter and lighter I would just add more of the resin and that's how you can build out a sampler to see what the different colorants are gonna look like on your epoxy clay. This is Becky Nunn for Nunn Design guest designer for Beadaholique.com on part three of the series Creating a Pigment Color Sampler using colorants and resin. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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