Hi I’ve been messing with alumilte clear and clear slow for a little while now but I’d like to get better at swirling colors without so much color leaching. Many times the colors bleed together pretty heavily. I have been using mica powders for coloring and I’m not sure if that’s part of my issue. I’ve heard it’s best to wait a little bit before pouring the colors so that they thicken some and some people use a temperature gun and wait for the resin to rise to a specific temp (around 95-100F). But my results have been subpar. Some guys seem to get really great color separation and I’d like to improve. Not sure if it’s a factor but I do use a pressure pot for my castings. I’ve read several post on this forum prior to asking this but none of them quite hit the mark. I saw one post that suggested staggering the time that you mix colors so they set up at different paces (one color will be slightly thicker than the other) which I’m going to try. But I’m starting to wonder if using Micah powders is part of my issue. I just love the pearlescent and holographic colors you can get from them.
Jake Thompson on YouTube does a great show on Saturday mornings at 11:00am EST. called Saturday Morning Cartoons, he explains all about resin and resin pouring. Just look up Jake Thompson on YouTube. He has a lot of videos on the subject