I just finished my first decoden project! I think I should've used a fan to blow the toxic silicone fumes away, but at the very least, I used a mask.
My overall experience with it in three words: It. Was. Terrible.
I have experience with piping, and why it was terrible today? A few things:
- I'm used to piping with easy to move solutions. What I used today (caulking) was just too sloppy.
- I wasn't able to get to some pictures for inspiration. (The computer was being blocked when I needed it the most!)
It was so...ew, that I won't put a picture of it up. It just shows how gross the first time can be. I didn't even put any cabochon on it, because that's how terrible it was.
At the very least, I can say I've tried, and I now have experience with it. There's always room for improvement. This experience only motivates me to work harder at making better decoden in the future.