LIQUID CRYSTAL? Trying 4 Kinds of Color Changing Crafts


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you come in like a hurricane and here we go so in all technicality touching it
should be enough to change the heat wow I’m so excited hey grains I can’t express
how excited I am for this let me let me try anyways think of it as your most
anticipated or the dream vacation that you’ve always wanted and it’s the night
before where you’re like oh I am so close to going but at the same time
you’re like oh crap I forgot to pack that’s me all the time I only pack like
half an hour before I go on vacation you pack early or do you talk about being
off topic huh so as you saw in the preview of this video I am so excited
because we’re going to be making projects that will be yes change of
color a few weeks ago I was on Reddit and saw a post that looked really epic I
mean so epic the idea behind it is that you can touch something and it changes
color based on I guess like thermal that’s what it’s I don’t know what I’m
doing this but that’s what it is now it’s like thermal color-changing contact
thick don’t ask me to explain the science cuz I’m here to craft into craft
only so it definitely caught my attention and I was like well I need I
need me some of that and so when I contacted the people at solar color
dusts and asked them to send me some stuff to play with they were more than
happy not sponsored not affiliated but yes full disclosure they did send they
did English please not today communicate they did send me all of the materials in
here so if you’re interested by anything I’ll leave all the information in
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grapes if you want alright let’s let’s stop delaying I really want to open this
because I wanna play with some material maybe I should stop I’ll leave it right here
I wanna play I’ll be honest I kind of forgot what’s in here cuz I’m like I
want this one and I want that one and give me all of it so let’s rediscover
what’s in there together first so for those of you who don’t know what what
we’re going to be creating essentially are going to be resin pieces and resin
that hardens kind of like a plasticy glass it starts off as a liquid but what
you put on the inside of that resin will dictate pretty much the effects it’s
going to have and that’s why I’m really excited with these pigments because
there’s so much so the first thing I picked up is this thing here I needed
two of them because you can’t have enough and this here is like an air
sprayer where you put your liquid that you want to spray and you have an
aerosol over here so this is really cool because one of the projects we’re going
to be doing requires it to be in a mechanism like this and then we have an
art resin kit I’ve never tried art resin itself I’ve always used either the ones
from the Home Depot or I’ve gotten my resin from Sophie and toffee but I’m
really really excited to try art resin because people say amazing things about
this resin can i say resin again resin resin resin resin resin and then molds lots and lots
of molds first is this bear line hippo mold which is absolutely adorable and
then we have a cow pig chicken mold these are these are really cute too I
don’t know why I was I was so into I’m like I need me a chicken mold and that’s because I have
my own birb and I love him so much even though he’s a weirdo let’s take a look
at him right now yeah he’s weird I think he takes on
after me and then I have six different sizes of spheres ranging from the
biggest one over here which is about three inches to the tiniest one which is
maximum about an inch I haven’t used to part molds like this one so I’m curious
if I’m gonna mess it up and it’s just gonna leak everywhere that’s it’s very
possible with someone like me isn’t it don’t say yes and then the next mold
which I am really excited about our two little unicorn the sleepy unicorn heads
there’s one in the bigger size over here and we have a smaller cuter chibi one I
feel like I want to make like 20 of these have time for that nobody got time
for this and last but not least a chess set mold piece part of me thinks that we
can probably fill one side twice in order to make a full set a full a full
rounded 3d piece I don’t know if we’re going to be able to or if we have time
to since the only day that we have sunny is one day this week Thank You Canada we
only have one sunny day this week and I need the Sun you’ll see why later so
when it comes to the color changing the pigments or the ax play around that we
can have the first one I have is a thermal dusts and what’s really neat
about this is that it changes color when it gets cold I may or may not have taken
a little bit of everything next we have color that changes in that
sunlight I’m actually going to demonstrate this as soon as I finish
explaining this little part here so bear with me for a couple more seconds next
similar to the cold one we have color that changes in heat they also sent me a
couple of extras which have glitter and three spoons as well as a mini little
heated pad kind of thing I have these and they’re really good for my back
whenever I have like back pains all right let’s play a little bit this one
here is color changing in sunlight but since it’s raining outside and it’s
absolutely gross the idea is that it needs a UV light I happen to have a UV
light this is supposed to change from yellow to blue so let’s put our UV light
for just a couple of seconds and we should be able to see the effect and
tah-dah oh the light turned off tada so you can
see where these spots of the light is it created a blue color blue to green
it has some kind of alien disease coral – blue weight to a vibrant blue and look
at it disappear so quickly that is crazy wait – violet wait – green oh this is my
favorite this is the one that got me really into this okay you ready 4 inch –
blue well that doesn’t show too much here but I’m really excited about that
this one and yellow – bread and as its own category last but not least liquid
crystal this one here once applied to a black surface should be able to once you
touch it change colors like a mood ring so depending on the heat that is in
different parts of your hands should give us a different color this this is
this is going to be the piece that is a stuff that’s enough exploring let’s
start making pieces and let’s have fun with color-changing do you think I’m
joking look at all this stuff stuff everywhere all right so my first
question is does it work with UV resin the awesome people at solar does –
definitely knew that it works with two part epoxy but they’re like UV resin I’m
not sure so let’s test it out and for this I’m going to take yellow to blue
because I love color changes that are very extreme and I’ll be using this mold
over here the chest mold and I’m gonna do the horse for those of you who don’t
know the difference between epoxy resin and UV resin is that epoxy resin is two
parts you mix them together and you leave it sit for about 12 ish hours
whereas when it comes to UV resin all you have to do is put it on your
windowsill for about half an hour to 40 minutes and it should harden or if
you’re like me and you have a UV light it’s about two minutes all right so
let’s take a scoop okay like it might be much but better safe than sorry
come on there we go this parts going to be really interesting because we do have
a UV light that activates the color but it also activates the liquid – hardening
I’m curious how it’s going to look like all right let’s harden it and leave it
there for a minute and let’s see what happens
one minute 57 seconds later and the answer is that is weird so that means it
doesn’t work with UV resin here’s our night let’s try again with the UV resin
because I’m not convinced and nothing No
oh no I thought I could save time by using UV resin to make all the projects
no let’s try with the heat and cold ones maybe those will be different actually
I’m still not convinced let’s let’s take this outside let’s take it outside that
sounded like I’m challenging you but I’m not cuz don’t hurt me please
alright so let’s give it a try and nobody I see some color change all right
as you can see there’s some color change but not quite maybe my ratio was off let
me put double the amount and let’s try again so here’s the double amount of the
powder let’s see if it changes color and surprisingly the answer is no UV resin
and the solar one do not work the slick color change is there but it’s just it’s
struggling whereas if we take the powder in its pure form watch it change right
before your eyes and here it is again indoors and let’s put it under UV light
and here it is wait wait a minute let’s try the one with the double powder now
now if you go and after oh really quickly and so I’m starting to suspect
that the UV one probably has to do with the Canadian Sun Canada thank you very
much for maple syrup and hockey but not so much for your sun and so as you can
see under an actual UV light the color goes from dark to light pretty quickly
but there is a color change which means in theory the ones that have to do with
hot and cold temperature should be okay give it a try so let’s test out the one
that changes with heat which goes from black to turquoise I’m going to be
boiling some water and pouring it on top of the finished piece all right so this is interesting I love
I love experimenting so much this is really exciting because we’re going to
start hardening it now but something that you greens may not know is that
when you harden it under a UV light the resin gets really hot again there should
be an expectation that it’s going to harden it but at the same time should
change its color let’s find out did you grain see that Oh me good okay
I’m just gonna leave it under I got goose bumps I’m gonna leave it under the
light for a minute and let’s look at it once it’s done moment and yes alright it changed color you grains can’t see it too too well but
it is very much a turquoise and just so you know yes the resin piece is still
hot so once it cools down it’s in theory going to go back to black
alright let’s bring this outside and play with cold and hot water and watch
it change colors so as you can see in Canada it’s pretty cold let’s finish it
off by making it even more black and here we go with hot this is good so
Canadian is the Canadian Sun we’re just gonna focus on things that work in the
Canadian weather so since I have six different colors for heat changing I’m
going to go ahead and use these adorable animal bowls and let’s change color so obvious
rookie nerdy crafter mistake molds that are not transparent will not be okay
with UV resin so the answer is no so this thing here goes oh I didn’t know
the salt was coming up so instead I’m going to go with a transparent mold that
has cute little bunny bear and kitty and various other adorable shapes because
what in addition to pouring into the tiny cute little moles the individual
colors the leftovers of that same color I’m going to be pouring it into the
unicorn shape that is going to be really cool to see all these different colors
into one mold all right so actually this is probably
not protection at all make sure that you’re wearing stuff when
working with resin and let’s go ahead and unmold these pieces I did take the
soft Thai prison so that’s why it’s a little gooey and last but not least our colorful
unicorn I can’t wait to see it switch from colors the colors that’s gonna be
outside it’s gonna be nice just hope it doesn’t break getting undressed
struggle is real one eternity later there we go oh that is so cute I think I have
a new favorite mold so to get these pieces sticking to each other I have to
use flex tape yes flex tape it works as advertised alright
here goes the hot water here goes the cold water alright unicorn time let’s see what
happens with hot water technically shouldn’t
change that much but let’s let’s see it o me god alright time for cold water
holy smokes what a huge difference let’s do hot again and cold I think
that is officially the most outdoors I’ve gotten all week I really love
introverted outdoor activities like camping I promise
alright so now what I want to do is use the liquid crystal and as I saw on
reddit it was really cool being able to leave those little finger prints and
handprints where that color would change so I definitely want to try that with
our little unicorn design the bigger mold so I’ll be using the art resin it’s
going to be the first time ever experience this so let you know what I
think about that too and so as with most epoxy resins you have to mix a 1 to 1
ratio of the present and hardener once that’s done I added a little bit of a
colorant poured it in and now we wait anywhere between 12 to 18 hours if you
don’t have a special colorant you definitely can use acrylic paint just
make sure that you wait a little longer because it will take longer to harden I
poured the resins back out into the cup because it is way too bubbly
I’ve waited about 10 minutes like I do with any of the other resins I use and
this one’s too bubbly I’m going to pour it anyways because we only have 45
minutes to work with it and I’m going to use my Sofie and toffee two-part resin
which as close as possible to bubble free 24 hours later here we are the next day
I am really excited to see what the art resin is like for those of you who
work with art resin let me know it’s optimal condition so let’s start with
this one and again unmolding is going to be fine like undressing and here it is
it is a little bubbly on the top part here but I kind of expect that because
the way that the mold is made makes it so that the bubble has nowhere else to
go almost but other than that I think it’s a pretty good base next our Sophie
and toffee I really like those molds and again I expected the accumulation of
bubbles down here because it gets stuck so probably my suggestion would be to
fill up to here try to pop as many bubbles as possible and then continue
filling up but I think we have two good bases so according to the instructions
what I’m so excited about the final awesomeness so all we have to do is
shake well and spray from one foot away we should do about five to seven coats
and of course since I don’t want to mess up my desk I’m going to be using a
little box and the twirly twirly lazy susan to turn it around and get all the sides to let this sit for another 15 20
minutes on its final coat it is pretty hard to get then even mist even though
I’m really far it still comes out pretty clunky like this but I can already start
seeing the colors accumulate so because I like to test things out I’m going to
go with the pure form and I’ll use it on this little one over here alright so I’m
just this much because as I’m spraying it and heating it up I’m getting yet I’m
getting so many little crusty things over here that you can easily push out
my guess is probably because this was too close and also the fact that the
sprayer seems to be letting out much much thicker bits of water thicker
denser larger that’s my sh.. so I’m going to have to start this one over and
unfortunately I did use half the bottle so I’m going to go ahead and try the
next product which is a sprayable concentrate and they say ideally for
that one if you don’t want crusts like that one it’s always better to use the
liquid crystal I mean it’s cool we’re gonna go wash it under to make sure that
we can at least get something similar to the project that they showed with the
tumbler that changes color or even that really cool dragon head that also
changes color so I would say attempt number one fail, big fail meanwhile the tiny one
that I’ve been using a brush on it’s a little splotchy but we’re getting
somewhere so I’ll keep painting this with different coats meanwhile I’m gonna
wash this one and start over with the air spray alright another issue well
you’re actually painting this with a brush the layer underneath starts
peeling off we’re probably better off dabbing it and
not not this this and since it’s because the resin is very smooth and the liquid
crystal is water-based I’m going to go ahead and spray one coat of mr. super
clear just so that there’s something a little more gritty for it to hold on to
alright so I’m sitting here trying to spray this thing but it’s just air
coming out even though I’ve diluted this as per the instructions it seems like
you really do need an airbrush ideally rather than this cuz it’s splotchy
sometimes it’ll spray sometimes it won’t and I promise I’m not on a big angle
there should be enough liquid oh there we go and there we go again it comes and
it goes whenever it wants. there we go and it’s gone again finally after this is
just the second coat and we can already see that the color is starting to show
so I think I’m gonna do two more coats and wait in between as naturally as
possible without burning it so I’ve been pretty much waiting and waiting and
waiting between each and every coat and I’m going to be putting a coat of UV
resin just to keep it safe oh how cool is that as you can see the
resin heating up the color is actually also changing because it’s heat
sensitive it’s so fun that is crazy weird I love it so much I am so happy
because it’s finally work so here it is after the coat of resin and of course
I’m going to go ahead and try and reset the colors but you can see immediately
once we start putting a little bit of heat depending on your fingers mine use
mine are usually cold so I don’t know if it’s gonna work yeah I figured but at
least the other side look at that based on the heat I’m sure if we hold it this
way oh there you go see I’m gonna reset the
color by putting it in the freezer and then bring it back out I don’t know
about you grains but my hands are usually pretty cold so alright my whole
trick is not enough so I brought a hot water bottle just to make sure my hands
are normal people hand cold in all technicality touching it should be
enough to change the heat oh wow oh that is so cool
that is so neat okay I’m touching it lightly on the other side okay let’s put
a whole head let me just warm up my head ready it’s so cool and depending on
where the heat is you’re going to get a different color what that is so neat how
long I wonder it doesn’t even need to stay that long I’m sure the other side
is warm now look at that it probably just needs a few seconds so I’m just going to enjoy doing this
with you grains look at that look at that let’s go over here so fun look it
goes away pretty quickly too so you can keep playing with this I’ll probably
lose myself so in essence we’ve experimented with three of the same
liquid crystal products the first one the pumps ray did not work the little
Paint Pots for some reason ended up being stuck in this color so it refuses
oh actually never mind it does change color but it looks really splotchy and
again we’re getting crusts for some reason even though I barely even use the
heat from very very far similar to this one so it seems like the concentrate in
addition to the spray is the best combination to be able to do a heat
thermal color changing effect so is this product finicky yeah is it fun yeah once
you get the technique right it is absolutely awesome
out of the three products that you grains saw today the solar
color-changing the heat color-changing and the one that is by touch of body
temperature which one of these three do you find the coolest and would want to
use and also what would you want to use it on I think a car would be pretty neat
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