You will need
- epoxy resin or turpentine
- - hardener
- - shellac
- - glycerin
- - white rosin
- - forms for amber
Take epoxy resin and hardener, better imported, in the proportion of 9 to 1. Mix them well and pour the resulting solution into the form. Before pouring, don't forget to coat the inside with glycerine, so that later the product away from the walls of the mold without problems.
When epoxy mortar is already in the form, add two or three drops of water and thin wooden wand in a circular motion stir, thus creating the pattern. Instead of water you can put in the epoxy a small insect or piece of grass, leaf. If you want your amber turned different colors, add different shapes with epoxy, drop by drop of paint, for example, red or orange.
Put the molds with artificial amber in a well ventilated room, for example, on the balcony, and don't touch them during the day. After you remove the artificial amber of forms. Take sandpaper, preferably small to clean up the resulting product. After Stripping cover them with a cloth is a special polishing paste GOI.
You can make amber at home not with epoxy, and turpentine resin. To do this, take one part resin, one part of white rosin and two parts of shellac is a natural resin substance. Melt separately the resin and turpentine in a tin saucepan with high sides, add the shellac.
Melt the rosin and add it to the melted mass of resin and shellac, when it is liquid and translucent. Cook the mixture to the point of complete transparency. Then pour it into molds and leave until fully cured. After Polish and varnish products.
When working with epoxy and other resin be sure to use gloves.