Posted on | February 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
We know that when you were in elementary school learning about how primary colors mix to make other colors that yellow and blue made green, but in the case of ICE Resin®, the yellow hardener and the blue resin are clear when combined per instructions.
Customers will often see their Part B hardener turn yellow and assume that it’s gone bad, but this isn’t necessarily true. What is true is that one of the things that makes ICE Resin non-toxic when cured is that we don’t add any harmful chemicals to our product to extend the shelf life like some other craft resins. This means the hardner will turn yellow and the resin will form tiny crystals in it over time. The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to use ICE within one year of opening the bottles or the plunger.
So how do you know if your ICE had really gone bad? Simple. Simply mix the two parts together according to directions. If the mixed resin isn’t crystal clear in the mixing cup, do not pour it into a bezels. Whatever it looks like in the cup is what its going to look like when poured. What we wanted to show you here is a picture of the bottles Susan recently used for pieces in her upcoming Resin Alchemy book with Interweave. As you can see, the hardener is quite yellowed and yet here is one of the bezels Susan made from it. Crystal clear. Beautiful. Just like ICE.