I’m a little behind on my Orchid digests (as is usual, lately), but
I saw your post on Colores resins and thought I’d put my $0.02 in.
I’ve not used Colores resin, but I have done a fair bit of work in
Durenamel. As far as I know, the main difference between the two is
that Durenamel is designed to be sanded or ground flush after
enameling and then polished, whereas Colores is intended to be left
in its as-cured state. So, which one you choose probably depends on
what type of look you desire. Colores can be used in cloissone-like
designs, as long as you like the “meniscus” effect of the resin in
the little cells. If you want a flush, level surface, go with the
An interesting side note is that, as Rio’s catalog points out, you
can use Colores colors with Durenamel resin, which greatly expands
your palette. I’ve used the transparent Colores in Durenamel resin
with great results.
On another side note, I’m particularly interested in obtaining matte
finishes with resins, but I’ve not come up with anything pleasing in
my attempts. I’d really appreciate any suggestions on this front!
Best to all,