Casting natural looking crystals

rfwheeler

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Is there a good way to get natural looking checking and cracking in a cast crystal? Between that and getting a good color variation from an opaque center to a clear outer edges, I'm blowing through what little resin I have left trying things out! Help!

Thank you!
 
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The Schlitzie

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I've seen people use cut up pieces of cellophane to simulate the I inclusions in quartz or amber. Maybe you could achieve the opaque to clear variations by injecting a tint into the mold?
 

cavx

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If you want graduations, you might want to add layers. Cracks can happen all on their own if the resin you are using cured too hot or too fast.
 
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