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David Simon (no login) from IP address 18.104.22.168
My son was doing a project for school and wanted to make water for a stream. I sent him to Michael's for resin but he ended up getting a bag of "water" ( small granules of resin) made by the company (Woodland?)that makes scenic grass. You just heat it up, melt the granules and pour it out. We did that and it looks good except it is a bit yellow as opposed to clear. Is it because we heated it too much ? Or it picked up the colour from the tin can we heated it in ?
You can use powder Rit Dye (Navy Blue, Dark Green or Pearl Grey are recommended). You add 1/16 tps of powder to one bag of E-Z Water pellets before melting them. Thoughly mix dye with the pellets as they melt. When that is done place several drops on aluminum foil the check the color.If it is to light add more dye. If it's to dark add more pellets.
Woodland Scenics have a helpful book called "The Scenery Manual" and it describes in more detail what I just told you. Good luck on your project
If I may, I'd suggest you explore other water options.
Having worked with the E-Z Water on several occasions (and narrowly avoided resin burns on some of them), I eventually gave up using the stuff for various reaons:
-you have perhaps five to ten seconds to work before the resin hardens, after which you need to invest in a heat gun
-resin will set with unsightly bubbles if not used correctly
-anything you try to set/embed in E-Z Water will likely melt when it comes in contact with the molten pellets
-pellets don't always melt evenly
-melting resin lets off toxic fumes
Something I've found to work just as well--though with a longer setting time--is Future floor polish. Unlike resin, it behaves like water rather than syrup, fills low spots in groudwork more easily, and the fumes aren't especially damaging. The price tag is also lower.