help me ouija
April 21, 2014 8:42 PM Subscribe
I'm building a custom ouija style spirit board for a friend. The design I'm thinking of involves some resin, which while smooth, seems a like a not so slippery surface. What can I do to the resin surface to maximize planchette mobility?
posted by cirrostratus to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The resin I bought is a polyester, which after reading more on may have been the wrong choice, as supposedly it stays tacky on the surface. What can I do to make sure the planchette moves really easily across the surface? Ideally the solution would be something I can do to the surface, as I don't have a ton of time to build a custom planchette as well, but if the only solution is to add something like little felt feet then so be it.
Bonus question: the bottom layer I'm pouring the resin into is a black chalkboard. The main part of the design is a white on black image that I'm making in illustrator. How can I get the white design onto the chalkboard. My original idea was doing an inkjet transfer or using a transparency, but the I remembered that white is an absence of ink, so this wouldn't get me anywhere. Screen printing is more work than I want to do. Custom cut vinyl of the design maybe? Any better ideas?