OMFG! The new mold is tearing again! Like I did everything people told me to do. I made sure to wait long enough for the mold this time around and I sprayed some mold release just in case...and this morning I checked on it and was like "oh cool its coming out ok" as I just peeled back a little as I was on the way to work and had no time to take it out fully. Come home after work (so there's another 5 hours added to the wait) and peel it out...only to have it start tearing at the bottom of the mold.
Odd too as the previous time it tore more at the top and not so much at the bottom. This time we have it coming out FINE at the top and starting to take off chunks further down. I haven't even finished taking the gem out as I saw that and stopped and just freaked. I'm too scared to even go further in hopes that maybe if I wait a little longer maybe I can get it out without it tearing more (I don't know what's the point though, it already tore a little...)
I'm just...AHGHASPHGIPSHGIPSGHIPSGHSI!!!! I mean yes I now have 2 resin gems that are useable and that's what I need. But I now have THREE molds I have to throw away. I wanted to have the mold to use again as I have a later costume that has similar shoulder gems and I don't know. Maybe I'll just come up with a different way to make them then. At least those don't HAVE to be clear but I thought it might be cool if they were. But I've already used all of my leftover Dragon Skin and 2/3s of the OOMOO 30. And have NO CLUE what went wrong this time! Only thing I can think of is maybe the bottles I bought had been sitting around for a while. I mean some of it was a bit chunky and then some of it was really watery but I thought maybe that was normal and I just had to stir it some (which I did) but I dunno...maybe it was old to begin with? There are no dates on these bottles so impossible to tell.
Just...I give up. lol I think I'm only going to do small resin stuff from this point out. I can't take the stress of these big pieces. I've never had a problem with the small molds I've made prior (hell I even made a smaller mold with the Dragon Skin right before the first attempt with this gem and THAT one came out fine so...go figure.)( Day 17 - What events have you cosplayed to? )