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2014
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Acrylic Water DIY

How To Use Acrylic Water With Silk Flowers

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Our acrylic water is a clear floral setting resin that looks just like water, and can be used to create life-like and long-lasting arrangements.

There are some tips and techniques it’s useful to know in order to get the perfect realistic water finish. We’re going to show you just how to do it step-by-step here.

Tips

  1. First and foremost – you must read the safety instructions fully before the fun starts!
  2. While many stems are colourfast, mixing three parts white glue with one part water and brushing this on your stems before you start, will completely eliminate any colour bleeding into the solution.
  3. Creating a grid with tape at the top of your glass cylinder vase or hurricane glass vase to keep your silk flowers or fake plants in place while you pour can also be really helpful – and this is recommended. If you want to pour the liquid first, you’ll need to very slowly and carefully place your stems afterwards, as we’ve done here.
  4. Acrylic water can be sensitive to external temperatures, so keep it away from direct sunlight or heat while you’re mixing.
  5. The acrylic water takes between 24-48 hours to set completely.

Techniques

  • Step 1: Clean the inside of your vase walls with a glass cleaner.
  • Step 2: Cut the packaging apart to make a tray.

Acrylic Water Step 1

  • Step 3: If using the 8 oz kit, you may pour the full contents of each bottle into the tray provided. (If you’re planning on using a large amount you’ll need to source a larger container made of plastic or glass, and follow the pouring instructions for large volumes.)

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  • Step 4: Stir mixed product gently for approximately two minutes or until clear. Any bubbles will disappear as the mixture sets. Use a non-metal stirring stick to scrape the mixture from the sides.

Acrylic Water Step 3 & 4

  • Step 5: Pour the liquid carefully into your vase, being very careful not to splash the vase walls. If you choose to use marbles or decorative stones in your arrangement, make sure they are clean before putting them into your vase. If using stones or marbles, first add just enough mixture to cover. Then mix the stones or marbles so they are covered in the liquid. This will help prevent air pockets. Then add more product until you’ve reached your desired level.
  • Step 6: Leave your finished vase on a level surface for at least 36 hours at 70-85F. Cooler temperatures will cause material to cure slower. Do not move or touch until set.

Acrylic Water Step By Step


Please make sure to read our Acrylic Water FAQ page if you’re looking for answers to some frequently asked question about the product.

If you’re looking for artificial plants, artificial flowers, hurricane glass or glass vases here are a few options to get you thinking about your own ideal arrangement.

Silk Flowers

Glass Vases

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12 Responses

  1. Johnna Davis

    I’ve tried this twice now with terrible results. It looks so easy. Is there any way to fix having millions of tiny bubbles? It looks like there sand suspended in the water.

    1. Koch

      Hi, we’re sorry to hear this hasn’t gone smoothly so far. A couple of tips that might help. Firstly, make sure your container is really clean. Secondly, the time you take blending the product is important, as a couple of minutes of gentle stirring is needed to fully blend the ingrediants. And, just check your expiry date to make sure your product is not out of date. Finally, there are a couple of videos online that might help you master the technique. We hope that helps, and please get back in touch if not.

    1. Koch

      Hi Lori, thank you for your message and the interest in our acrylic water.
      Unfortunately We only ship within Australia at this time.
      As an alternative, if you have a broker or courier company that will handle the pick up, shipping and customs clearance, we can work with them so that suitable arrangements can be made.
      Please feel free to give us a call at +61 2 9648 1223 if you have a broker or courier company so we can help.
      Best regards,

  2. Steve Greenberg

    We use plastic water— mixed a 50-50 solution and our end product only hardened on the bottom 2/3rds the top one third is still syrupy
    IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO SAVE THIS— WE LOVE THE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT— any suggestions?

    1. Koch

      Hi Steve, thank you for your question and sorry to hear you are having issues using acrylic water. In order to help, could you please confirm if you are using the acrylic water we sell on our website?

      1. Kathy

        Hello
        Would you mind helping me, I’m trying to find out the best way to clean the surface of acrylic water, I think it’s Acrylic water, of a faux flower arrangement. The surface has dust on it I don’t know the best way to take care of that. Thank you

        1. Koch

          Hi Kathy,
          We would recommend to use a damp cloth to wipe off the dust.
          Let us know if you have any further questions.

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