NO, not an illegal substance LOL.
I am seeking a non-toxic (safe if touched) clear substance either liquid or gel based that dries extremely hard and clear with no air bubbles or cloudiness. Something that I can squirt into a shaped mold, place a few objects over the first layer then cover the objects with the liquid again so when the gel or liquid dries the objects I placed into the mold will be contained inside of the now solidified clear substance.
I don’t really wish to reveal the exact nature of what I am making but I can use this as an example. You know those fancy paperweights that are clear and have pretty flowers and such stuck inside or those necklace charms that are clear and have mini rose buds or grains of rice inside? I need a substance that can dry really hard and clear so I can contain something within it. I know some of those pendants or paperweights are made with glass or plastic but I have seen people make things like this with a gel based liquid instead of melting plastic or glass blowing, and the gel dries to be just as hard as a really thick durable plastic or glass.
What are some substances that can do that and are safe to work with? I have found some at the craft stores but they were very low grade and were only good if making a small charm or something, if you were making anything larger than a small pendant size the volume of the gel was too much for it to completely dry all the way thru. The thing I am planning to make is quite large but I am going to be testing it out first with about a 3" tall smaller version to see how it turns out.