Making a Chroma Cube from Epoxy Resin with Dichroic Film | As seen in Guardians of the Galaxy
Making a Chroma Cube from Epoxy Resin with Dichroic Film | As seen in Guardians of the Galaxy


For this project you will need to make small shiny cubes – and lots of them! I bought a 1cm optical cube off eBay and made a silicone mould from it I did buy a mini ice cube mould first, but it wasn’t shiny and the resulting cubes were not fully transparent 🙁 This only needs a tiny bit of moulding silicone so I combined it with another project, which is why there is so much in that dish! I used the mould to create a cube each time I had a bit of leftover polyurethane resin, simply because it cures faster than epoxy I kept making cubes until I had 36, and then used those to make a 36-up mould 27 would have been enough but I like to have some spares 🙂 Turning this many cubes into a single mould meant that I only had to do 1 epoxy resin pour For this project I’m using my usual epoxy art resin, which has a 2A:1B mix ratio by weight If you use a pipette to fill the cavities, and touch the bottom of the mould with the pipette, it will help to avoid bubbles getting trapped in the corners Let the resin dome very slightly so it levels off as it cures Lots and lots of small, optically clear cubes 🙂 Now you need to cover 3 sides of each cube in dichroic window film I found the easiest way to do this was to place the cubes onto the sticky side of the film, then cut around them with a sharp knife The only rule here is to not cover opposite faces of the cube, as per the illustration coming up Cover these 3 sides on each cube This took about a week Or maybe it just felt like it did :/ This a 50mm cube mould off eBay. Pour 5mm of resin and let it firm up. Get them bubbles! Pour a little more resin into the mould, and then add your cubes The idea is that they will all have the dichroic film facing in the same direction… But I managed to get some in the wrong way around :/ You can use a small flashlight to see which sides reflect gold Top up with more resin until it covers the cubes by 5mm, then straighten them up Allow that to firm up, then repeat the process for another two layers What did the ice cube say to the water? I’m cooler than you XD Sorry…. it’s the only cube joke I can think of This project did suffer with micro bubbles, but you really need a pressure pot to deal with those Just get as many as you can with the lighter flame Final layer I wonder if I could make a resin Rubik’s cube? Apparently the more you play with it the harder it gets :/ That’s it we’re done – 24 hours to cure and then it’s ready 🙂 Watch your knuckles on those sharp top edges Looks great, and no post-finishing required 😀 I’ll make a stand for it… Drill 6 holes in a hexagon pattern to suit some 3mm dowel This is actually a piece of scrap oak flooring Cut some 40mm lengths of 3mm dowel They literally flew 10 feet You can use wood glue or epoxy, anything suitable really I usually go for whatever dries fastest Finished! Be sure to leave any suggestions for a future video in the comments 🙂 Thanks for watching! Oh no here she comes… [Alexa] I’m actually impressed [Alexa] But I don’t think you’ll be putting Jack Storms out of a job any time soon

100 thoughts on “Making a Chroma Cube from Epoxy Resin with Dichroic Film | As seen in Guardians of the Galaxy”

  1. Kaye Findley says:

    Oh Wow! That is gorgeous!

  2. Chii Chobits says:

    I love the ice cube joke 😀

  3. Chii Chobits says:

    Very very beautiful

  4. 니안 says:

    너무 예쁘다

  5. mark b says:

    Wasn't Jack Storm's cold fusion glass sculpture used in Guardians of the Galaxy?

  6. Shamaca Pettaway says:

    😀😀😀😀 wow!!!!!!!

  7. BagladyNH says:

    Put the cube on a light base

  8. Aditya Singh says:

    I never worked with resin but i had similar idea to mske in resin

  9. Mike Ivy says:

    Way to go! Looks so cool…thank u for the gr8 work…best wishes….

  10. A I says:

    Cool invented and done!

  11. Sammy Rodriguez says:

    It is captivating!

  12. NvrMissBravo says:

    I would love that !!!!!

  13. Kenan Canik says:

    perfect

  14. Lisa Anne Nicolai says:

    Is this similar or the same as florist's water? Just asking

  15. NAMELESS AWESOMENESS says:

    It is truly beautiful. Could you make it look as if floating in the air by using transparent resin to make the legs?

  16. Mikey Dudek says:

    I’m not going to lie… that’s pretty cool.

  17. Troyden Costaine says:

    Wow looks like the crystal cube from the movie "guardians off the galaxy"

  18. ANGELA BARTON says:

    That is really beautiful,,it would look good with a light , or make a bigger one and turn it into a table lamp, want to see more like that great idea.👍😺🌺🌷🌹🐯ps there is someone who cuts glass crystal and makes things like this but are very expensive to buy,thousands from around One two 5 thousand dollars euros or pounds,, this cube that you made is just as beautiful , and affordable to make, the person that makes the real crystal ones are. Beautiful too,, but this is easy to make when done properly..

  19. Dani says:

    I tried to make the same cube… But now i can see the end / start of the layers… Guess is fked up the 2:1 Ratio in mixing 😀

  20. Heko Victoria says:

    Hola muchas felicidades por tus trabajos están geniales . Una pregunta cuál es el nombre de ese papel ?

  21. Anna Geo says:

    I'de love to see the hellraiser puzzle box in resin form,very curious on how you would do that.keep up the good work.

  22. Miro Dyer says:

    Try microwave for 5 seconds to remove tiny bubbles

  23. Jon Mcintire says:

    That's amazing😎😀😉😍

  24. AnnaBelle Lee says:

    Could you provide a list of supplies needed for this?

  25. Jay Take Profits says:

    How much do you charge to make these?

  26. Cathi FAM Journey says:

    Nice!

  27. _Unicornicorn says:

    Ooh you could make a tessaract!

  28. lolek bolek says:

    Ich bewundere deine Ideen, prezision und eleganz wie du das machst 🙂
    Für deine Filme habe ich extra Ordner auf meinem Komputer.
    Schöne Grüsse !!

  29. oljobo says:

    GREAT video ‼️🙏🌺 thanks!

  30. Map's Kitchen says:

    love Love LOVE This tutorial!!! Thank you very much for sharing your talent!! 🤩😊

  31. GL3NT1NO BEATS says:

    music choice

  32. Leona Bakshee says:

    Magical

  33. Bearded Dragyns says:

    Gorgeous!!
    ♥️🧡💛💚💙💜

  34. Mr.305 says:

    This reminds me of thee guy who made these completely out of glass.

  35. Kat Rogers says:

    Oddly enough, I just watched a video about An AMAZING GLASS SCULPTURE CREATOR~ So, sadly this was a labor intensive, poor imitation. BUT, IF you're into tedious, somewhat drawn out projects…
    Thanks for sharing your idea, And I DO Want To Learn About Making Things With Resin, SO I WILL SUBSCRIBE!

  36. Wegadesk Gorup-Paule says:

    Nice work! Poor display with natural cheap wood.
    Needs a metallic display stand.
    🙏😁

  37. Irwin Tatyana says:

    I Wish to learn to do that kind of art, thank you for idea to start with, you helped a lot!

  38. Zocrates says:

    If you heat your epoxy to 189-200 F° (can use an oven) before you mix and pour, you will avoid bubbles. I've worked on custom boat stuff for awhile, and old timer showed me that trick.

  39. Kathleen Beveridge says:

    That is a helluva lot of work!!!

  40. PackthatcameBack says:

    You really should have put something in there to keep the spacing more exact. Flat sheets of clear epoxy, maybe?

  41. Project Riza says:

    new minecraft block

  42. Junior R says:

    That's beautiful 😲 🥰😘🤩

  43. Shangkha Brahma says:

    It looked like one of those very expensive glass arts waow👍👍

  44. The Rhins Ranger says:

    Have you seen the OG glass artist that does this?

  45. E O' C says:

    I have no idea why I needed to see this video to the end, but I was riveted. It's a thing of beauty finished.

  46. erwin coplo says:

    So satisfying to watch and listen

  47. Igog SkinCare says:

    Okay, this is going to keep me up all night! You are so clever and you make a very labor-intensive process look easy thanks to time lapse. I recently developed an obsession with dichroic glass and all things that color shift and cast rainbows. Thank you for sharing your art process with us!

  48. Paperwing says:

    Wowwwwwwwww

  49. phostime says:

    careful! that's a gamer relic!

  50. scott jones says:

    What resin? It's so thin to pick up with pipettte. Any particular direction to position the cubes inside?

  51. Rosalina Teodoro says:

    Lindíssimo

  52. kanatapaw says:

    you were inspired by the glass cube.
    a video I saw.
    this is beautiful.

  53. MST '-' MAN says:

    ♥.♥

  54. Victoria Papesh says:

    BEAUTIFUL ❤️

  55. NJM1564 says:

    Am I the only one who now wants a Dichromic Rubics Cube?

  56. mougatti says:

    How much cost this cube? Not 10.000€'s per thing, how that:
    https://youtu.be/PeMGRMwarKI

  57. Christina Reale says:

    Beautiful!

  58. kavkazkayadevushka says:

    Beautiful!!

  59. CARGOCHIC1 says:

    Way cool dude…love it.

  60. Zoubification says:

    Merci beaucoup pour votre idée. J'ai essayé de le faire. Il est un peu moins bien réussi que le vôtre mais je suis quand même satisfaite du résultat. Continuez à nous inspirer ! 👍😍
    À bientôt.

  61. Dark Phoenix says:

    end result was better than expected, really nice. Also a lot cheaper than dichromic glass/crystal some artists painstakingly make.

  62. Ribonette says:

    No one:
    Literally no one:
    No one in the entire planet:
    Me: this is some ice cube making next level thingy

  63. surfinmuso says:

    It's a dmt trip object.

  64. Sparkly Was Taken says:

    Why would anyone thumbs down on this?!

  65. Sher Grissom says:

    WOW

  66. Little Miss Mac says:

    why not just use sugar cubes?

  67. Sherry Bora says:

    Creatively speaking, I would love to know more about where your inspiration comes from. This piece is just so awesome! Perhaps you can do a Q&A video?

  68. EY _B0SS says:

    What resin do you use ?

  69. Yakeema Taleem says:

    WOW THAT IS BEAUTIFUL 😍

  70. Irwin Tatyana says:

    you are amazing!

  71. Jack Storms | The Glass Sculptor says:

    Sweet!

  72. Jason Byrne says:

    https://www.amazon.com/niceCube-Mini-Ice-Cube-Trays/dp/B01L7ZFBXW/ref=pd_sbs_79_t_0/143-7479437-0951917?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01L7ZFBXW&pd_rd_r=cc697024-f9c1-4171-bf82-3d41c895832b&pd_rd_w=1vRVj&pd_rd_wg=QKJuR&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=77CZXDP3YNCAJE75P46E&psc=1&refRID=77CZXDP3YNCAJE75P46E

    Mini ice cube mold

  73. Kim Gudly says:

    I think I should say… Thank you for uploading this video… Its awesome 😍

  74. kc Brown says:

    It looks like the flash bulb on an old school camera

  75. spiritclue says:

    Dang❣️

  76. Divyang shah says:

    I just watched inception.

  77. 2D3D Homes says:

    AMAZING

  78. Niccole Fales says:

    Very pretty! Time intensive though. Reminds me of a Rubix Cube…..

  79. Kaycy Ruffer says:

    I watched twice where you put the cubes in the larger cube to make your design. I think you placed all the little cubes with the film on top. Is this correct? This is mesmerizing!

  80. Skylar Harpy says:

    This would look SO cool for a dnd dice set

  81. rvsp89 says:

    So much pouring amd dipping going on .. i got lost.

    Guess,you have to be an artist to understand

  82. The Fakey Cake Maker says:

    Oh I thought it would have said "Ice to meet you"

  83. Connor Umphress says:

    do a gold epoxy cube =D

  84. Eduardo says:

    Quiero comprarloooooooo 🥶❤️💸💸

  85. Julie Barron says:

    Thank you for making glass effect sculpturing affordable and available. I've been itching to have a go and now I can.

  86. Sierra Snow says:

    Sugar cubes to waffle

  87. Melissa McDaniel says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Jeffrey Swistowicz says:

    yea this is a good video. good job

  89. prasad prasad says:

    Amazing work

  90. David zod says:

    Un trabajo perfecto eres el mejor

  91. sharon beckett says:

    Wow! I would love to have one of these. 😊

  92. Irwin Tatyana says:

    where to buy the Dichroic film?

  93. Стальной Император says:

    Нууу, так. Весьма посредственно.

  94. martin caceres says:

    Hi. Excelent !!! What material do you use to build the resin mold? Thanks

  95. Irwin Tatyana says:

    ? when you put cubs in resin can you describe their position of reflection side! please.

  96. terrance STL says:

    Do you make those cubes for people

  97. остановите это says:

    Это слишком круто 👍🏻👍🏿. Русские есть?

  98. BlueG says:

    this but each layer of rasin is differently colored in a soft transparent color, that is clear with just a tint of color…

  99. Ann Hind says:

    Very clever. Turned out beautiful.

  100. JR Oliva says:

    Just one word amazing.

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