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Jul 3, 2010

Still Water still :)

I did write some time ago I would give Still Water a try when filling little bottles. Well they are not really little, at least not all of them. ;) Here are the bottles for the lab table filled with this liquid. As they have narrow necks and openings the liquid it still very ... liquid.:) A little bit thicker but still it is not hard.

Which actually maybe good for when Still Water is getting thicker the surface stops to be flat. You can see it below in the jar with yellow liquid that the surface already has a belly. Which got deeper as the liquid was getting harder.
I followed Anna's tip and added a little bit more liquid when the surface was hard but it happened again:( Well it is a magical liquid after all.... I added also some colours to Still Water but it is really hard to mix them well.

The smallest bottle I have I filled with some beads and Still Water. I used the syringe with a thin needle to fill it and all the bottles with narrow necks.

Jedynym srodkiem do napełniania butelek i słoików jaki udało mi się u nas znaleźć jest Still Water. Jest to płyn do tworzenia rzek, jezior, a nawet wodospadów w krajobrazach dla kolejek elektrycznych. Niestety nie jest to najlepsze rozwiązanie dla miniatur w skali 1:12, płyn raczej obkleja powierzchnie niż je wypełnia, najlepiej zastyga gdy słoik ma szerokie otwarcie, a w dodatku gdy jest go więcej tworzy w słoikach i butelkach.... malownicze leje po zastygnięciu! Jedna z blogowiczek zasugerowała, że po zastygnięciu należy zalać ten lej kolejną warstwą Still Water'a. Niestety jak własnie testuję, nie jest to bardzo dobry pomysł, lej tworzy się dalej...Jak widać na zdjęciach próbowałam zmienić kolor płynu dodając troszkę farb akrylowych, niestety trudno jest je dobrze rozmieszać. Do napełnienia najmniejszej buteleczki oraz butelek z wąskimi szyjkami użyłam strzykawki z cieniutką igłą
Mimo to Still Water jest jakims rozwiązaniem gdy nie mamy dostępu do Scenic Water czy innych mas tworzących zastygłe płyny. Efekty możecie zobaczyć na górze oraz w poscie o Still Water.:)

17 comments:

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

Ewa, I love the magical effect of the not totally mixed colours in that one jar -- it's breathtaking!

Merry Jingle said...

The bottles etc. are looking great, I really have to try my scenic water how it beahaves :D

Fiver said...

Ewa, I've had the same problems before with similar stuff -doesn't lay flat and smooth, kind of cloudy looking instead of crystal clear, and sometimes I even ended up with tiny air bubbles. I think I've mentioned it before, but EasyCast Resin is really pretty easy and does come out smooth, flat, and crystal clear. And you can get EasyCast translucent dyes of a variety of colors if you want to color them.
However, I still think your bottles came out looking good. :)

Fiver said...

One more thing...
I don't know if it would help, but I could get it here in the states and send it to you if it would be cheaper than buying it online somewhere.

Sans! said...

Very good to share this, Ewa! The one time I tried with epoxy , I got too much bubbles. What did you use for the colour? Acrylics?

I saw the bottle cap of my vitamin C tablets and was wondering what use I have for it. You have put yours to very good use here :). I love those lab glasses especially the one with a downward goose neck :).

Glenda said...

Ewa, thankyou for this - it's very tricky trying to imitate water in such small bottles.
You've done really well.

julie campbell said...

They are looking good Ewa, I just bet these took lots of patience to fill :0)
julie xxx

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Nina! Actually I like it too ;)

The Old Maid said...

Ira, I am so curious about that Scenic Water, please, please, try it and show the effect on your blog.:)

The Old Maid said...

Kristy THANK YOU soooooooo much for your kindness!:) For now I still have a lot of Still Water to use and I am trying a new idea how to properly use it right now. But if it is not working I will check the prices and let you know ;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Sans! Yes they were acrylics that I used - probably not the best choice but I like this effect of not totally mixed paint ;)
I will have to work on this bottle cap a little or find smalle bottle for it ;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Glenda! This filling small jars and bottles is still a new thing for me:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Julie! Patience - which is not my favourite thing ;) - and not shaking hands - that is not the best for me either;)

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Ewa, we tried this today too, using Scenic water and oil paints but the oil paints did the same thing, they didnt mix evenly. luckily it still looked quite a good effect. Yours are beautifully colourful, well done! Kate xxx

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Kate! Hope to see the effect on your blog soon!:D

Minnie Kitchen said...

i love it! looks like you're a genius :)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you soooo much! Believe me I am not ;)