The Epoxy Resin Process
What is the Epoxy Resin Process?
Pouring Resin: Over a number of days, layers are carefully poured over the very delicate floral ingredients. Each layer of resin must set before the next layer is poured. The resin is generally poured to approximately 2 inches in depth (depending on the Mold). Some blooms that are deeper than 2 inches will be covered in resin to protect the blooms, but they will not be submerged under the resin. This produces a lovely three dimensional effect!
Drying & Curing: Once the pouring is complete, the Resin will cure for approx. 7 days to ensure that it is completely hardened. The entire preservation process takes about 4-6 weeks in total. I use High Quality Epoxy Resin that is non-toxic, and produces no VOCs or fumes.
Resin can Color Enhance: Once the resin touches a flower or piece of greenery the colors can vary from the original color of your flower.
Bubbles or Water Droplets: Micro bubbles will always be present. They also look like water droplets which are natural for flowers. These droplets form around the edges of the floral pieces. They form on the top of the flowers as air releases because they are organic matter. I will do everything I can to minimize the amount of bubbles or water droplets, but please understand that micro bubbles will occur. These bubbles or water droplets are natural and part of the curing process and add to the beauty and realistic look of your beautiful floral preservation.
Flowers are Porous: Especially roses. When the resin penetrates a thinner part of the rose petal or flower petal, the petal may become translucent. This may happen from bruising. This will not be known until the preservation phase has been complete. Please understand your flowers are delicate and no two are the same.
Yellowing of Resin: With all hand made art please keep your preserved resin flowers away from direct sunlight. Keep away from windows as UV light can cause mild yellowing of your preserved keepsake. I take extra precautions to prevent this but it does happen. When considering a place to display your keepsake a cool and dry place away from sunlight is imperative. Many people choose to display their preserved keepsake on a living room table, piano, fireplace mantle, bookshelf, curio cabinet or bedroom side table.