Hello my dear DIY friends!
It's time for a new creative idea - this time with JESIN.
Today I show you how I marbleize my beautiful JESIN pots.
But what can you use them for then? Oh there are so many uses:
1) Flower pot
3) Container for storage
4) Filling with candle wax - so can be used directly as a candle container
5) Pen - and brush holder
First of all, a few main features about JESIN and why it is such a great material:
- shelf-life of approx. 18 months with correct storage
- paintable, machinable (drilling, milling, grinding, polishing etc.)
- flame retardant (EN 13501-1 and ASTM E84-15b)
- no shrinkage
- low heat development during curing process (max. 40°C)
- environmentally friendly
- Shore: D 80
- Color: creamy white
- Density dry: 1,67 kg/liter
- Density wet: 1,75 kg/liter
- Compressive strength: 30 MPa
- Flexural strength: 6 MPa (3-point bending)
- Hardness: Shore D 80
- Expansion: +/- 0.1
But enough about the properties, let's get right to it!
For a silicone mold like the one I used (by the way, you can buy it at amazon under silicone plant pots ), you need about 1.2 kg of JESIN.
This means that in the next step we mix 400 gr of JESIN liquid and 800gr of JESIN powder. The JESIN has a mixing ratio of 2:1 (powder / liquid) and makes calculating the amount so easy. Simply place a mixing cup with 1 liter volume on a scale and weigh it.
Then mix the weighed amounts together until it is a nice homogeneous mass without lumps. This mixing process should not take you longer than 2-3 minutes.
Then the processing time starts, which for JESIN is 20 minutes - which is sensationally long in relation to other polymer plasters.
The Marble (here in pink) is created by adding JESIN colors: LIQU-MENTS. I added a few drops of LIQU-MENTS FLIRT here and mixed it only "a little" with the whitish JESIN afterwards, so that a nice marbling can already be seen in the mixing cup.
Immediately afterwards, I pour the JESIN into the silicone mold.
Then - and now I tell you one of my secret tips - I take a massage gun and hold it against the silicone mold or even on the table itself to remove the air bubbles and bring them to the surface. This vibration is actually the only way to remove air bubbles in the mold. Neither a hot air gun, Bunsen burner nor the COLORBERRY BUBBLEBYE will help here. If the air bubbles are on the surface, you can simply blow them off or grind them away afterwards.
After 20-30 minutes, you can now remove your creation from the mold and view the beautiful marble. And now?
If you want to bring this beautiful pot in contact with water, then I advise you to use a sealer. This sealing is possible with natural, food-safe beeswax or with professional sealing (COLORBERRY SATIN SEALER).
So, and now let's go! Just pour!