Well, you know from my last few posts that I've been playing with ICE Resin. It was actually an experiment because I had bought a couple 8oz. ICE Resin kits and when I went to open up one of the packages I noticed the hardener (Part B) had turned yellow! I bought it though Blitzy ... I'm not sure they would do anything about it since they are one of those short term deal places so I figured if it didn't work I was out 60.00!!! I don't know about you but that's not a good feeling.
NOTE: It was stored in a drawer away from sunlight so I don't think that was the issue...not sure what caused it.
I set about my test ~ measuring, then mixing and once mixed with part A it didn't look nearly as yellow as it did in the bottle. As you know I used it to make Resin Paper.... The layer of resin on the paper was so thin that there is no yellowing what so ever.
I also made Cast Resin Pieces... The cast pieces did have a yellow coloration to them. I'm assuming this is because it was such a thick layer of resin. I don't mind it so much with these pieces because I knew I was going to color them up a bit with inks. I think if you were going to mix in a colorant you might have a bit of trouble with it because the yellow tint would change the colors added. You'd have to compensate for the yellow when mixing.
and I also made Resin Filled Charms....
and I'm happy to report that all of the charms turned out perfectly! They don't look yellow and it set up just fine. I know some people report to have trouble with it getting gooey or not setting up properly but I have found that accurate measuring and mixing is the key. If you get those two things right it works every time.
And here's what they look like...no yellow at all! I used images with pale pastels for most of the charms because I figured if the yellow was going to be an issue it would really show up on these images. Luckily they all turned out great :)
So, if you've got some ICE Resin (or any resin for that matter) and the hardener has turned yellow...no worries, it should work just fine! I'm thinkin' I am going to keep these for an upcoming charm swap....(hint hint hint!).