TIL Thursday! Apparently EasyCast Resin can go bad through aging and shelf life! So I bought this over 2 years ago. I didn’t know nor even fathom this kind of stuff can go bad. Stupid me. I never kept it in sunlight or anything. It was stored away in a well temperature maintained room (we always have the AC on maintaining a certain temperature in the house), inside a cupboard, away from any sunlight or strong heats and such. I also live in a state where there’s no humidity (or any water in that case. We’ve been in a 15 yr drought. =_=). It was basically stored in an optimal situation to prevent it from going bad.
This is a good lesson learned for you and me. These CAN go bad with age regardless of how well you treat and store them. When I took it out of the box, the resin was clear but the hardener was a deep, pee yellow/amber. I knew something was wrong since I’ve been watching and reading tutorials, all the images showcase the hardener as a light, tiny tint of yellow. Not THIS.
I needed to experiment anyways so no harm no foul. Throughout the mixing process everything seemed the same except the mixture was a very nasty yellow.
It cured perfectly after 24 hrs and popped right out, just like it’s supposed to however the yellow tint lingered in all of the pieces. If I wanted piss colored jewels I am all set without any need for yellow dye! :D
So it’s this stuff.
And see. The jewels popped out nicely and pefectly! It’s just yellow tinted instead of clear.
So there you have it. Upon discovering this, I highly recommend AGAINST purchasing this product online since you can’t actually check (nor trust) how old the product is that the seller is shipping out. You’re better off going to your local craft store (with a coupon too! so win/win!) and pick it up personally. These packages aren’t sealed so you can GENTLY open up the box to check the “freshness” of the item. Just do a quick looksie to make sure the hardener is NOT the color that I have pictured here. lol.AoiMizuno