You'll also need
- Alcohol inks, you'll want a basic green, a yellow-green, and a blue-green. You can use any brand and combine brands too.
- Paper towels
These rely on the dirty pour technique. That means blending different colors in different cups, then pouring them into 1 cup without fully blending before you pour. The result is a flowing, mottled, stone-like effect which will vary based on 5 things:
This is all demonstrated in the video above, here's a short video of the process:
In this image you can see the dirty pour happening. For jade I was going for a softer, less contrasty look, so I did swirl the colors a little bit in the cup prior to pouring.
Try to pour level with the top of the mold. If your casting pops out with a dip in the top, you can dome up that edge on your doming tray with either clear or colored resin, for a smooth, professional finish.
With the leftover colored resins in my cups I was able to make some flat-pour projects, this quick video and photos below are all from the video above.