Censational Style, Jesmonite Project

I discovered the existence of jesmonite a month ago when some products made with it appeared on Instagram. It’s not sold in the United States, so I haven’t seen many people in the United States work with it.

Jesmonite is an acrylic resin compound that combines a water-based resin liquid with a reactive powder material base. It will mimic the shape of any silicone mold and can be colored and textured to look like a stone.

I was very interested when I found out that I ordered some and when my jesmonite kit arrived, I made a terrazzo tray and this tea light chandelier using silicone molds.

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I am very pleased with this product because it is an easy-to-use eco-friendly material, which you can use to make decorative functional objects for yourself or for friends and family for the holidays.

It feels like a stone after hardening so it can be used to make all sorts of things, see the example below!

 

Jesmonite is available in Europe, the UK, and Canada, but there are no US dealers you can find. I ordered mine from this supplier in Canada, the AC100 kit I bought shipped free of charge with a lot of materials to use to make many objects. You can also order it on Amazon  to  ship to the US.

The supplies you need to get started are sets of jesmonite powder and liquid to mix, as well as small-scale food for accurate measurements, medium-sized mixing containers, mixing sticks and silicone molds. Chips and terrazzo pigments are optional additives.

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I made terrazzo trays using silicone molds and terrazzo shavings that I ordered at this Etsy store.

image via VH Art Decor

 

And I made this tea light chandelier with this set of  silicone molds.

 

I’ve kept my prints and colors simple since I experimented with this product for the first time. I read if you’re sanding a terrazzo piece that exposes more of the color of the chips so I’m paying attention to it for the future.

 

This material is easy to work with and compact in 30 minutes, it’s amazing! Check out today’s Instagram post where I shared a scroll showing the process of mixing and pouring into molds.

You can also buy pigments to jesmonite any color you can imagine. Jesmonite can be any color, marble or turned into terrazzo with jesmonite chips, so there is plenty of room for creativity.

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