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Resin Candy Cane Heart Glitter Ornament

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:09

Resin Candy Cane Heart Glitter Ornament

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft inspiring you with a holiday resin craft! Tis the season to get started on handmade gifts and crafts. Make a heart shaped candy cane using EasySculpt Epoxy, then filled with glittered EasyCast resin, reminiscent of a snow globe or stained glass for the perfect ornament.

This is a two phase craft utilizing two types of epoxy. Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for Candy Cane Hearts:

Step 1: Mixing EasySculpt

Begin by getting an equal amount of each tub of the EasySculpt. Weigh it on a scale or just eyeball it.

Wear gloves when working with EasySculpt, it’s very sticky. Then mix the EasySculpt together, these textured gloves make it blend super quickly by rolling it between both hands.

Then separate the EasySculpt into 2 sections. Add a drop of the pigment color to each ball.

Next mix the color into the EasySculpt until well blended.

Step 2: Candy Cane Stripes

Use cornstarch to make working with the EasySculpt easier, it is very sticky. EasySculpt stays workable for a while but takes some resting time before starting.

Dust the surface with cornstarch and let the clay sit for about 20 minutes. Then check it to see how soft it is. It needs to firm up a little to hold shape.

Then roll out 2 long tubes of clay in each color, about 1/4 inch diameter.

Next, twist the white and red tubes together.

Then roll it gently to smooth out the edges.

Form candy cane shapes and then stick 2 of them together to make a heart shape. Then let the heart harden completely by setting it out overnight.

Supplies Needed for Resin Snow Globe Fill:

Step 1: Resin Tape

Begin by taping off the candy cane heart with the resin tape. The tape sticks on the candy cane, so the center is sticky. Set it on a level work surface.

Step 2: Mix Resin

Now mix up the jewelry resin using equal amounts of each. I used 1 teaspoon of each bottle. Then mix them together for 2 full minutes.

After 2 minutes of careful mixing, pour into a second cup and use a new stirring stick to mix the resin for 1 more full minute.

Step 3: Pour Resin

Now pour the mixed jewelry resin into the candy cane heart. The resin tape holds the resin in place perfectly!

Then sprinkle some chunky and fine glitter into the resin. I poured in a lot because I love sparkles! This would be a cute little snow globe scene with little snowflakes or miniatures set in it. Let the resin cure for 24-48 hours.

Once the EasyCast resin is cured the resin tape will peel off the back easily. It looks gorgeous as is!

Now use a drill bit and drill a small hole through the clear resin.

Tie a piece of twine through it for the perfect sun-catching tree ornament! That glitter will sparkle so much on a lit tree.

That’s it! This fun ornament craft featuring two types of resin is perfect for all skill levels.

Resin Faux Agate Tiered Serving Tray with Glitter

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:23

Resin Faux Agate Tiered Serving Tray with Glitter

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie at Doodlecraft sharing an absolutely dreamy resin project! Make a tiered serving tray for serving at parties, using as a catch all or giving as a gorgeous handmade gift. This tiered serving tray makes such a statement!

Supplies Needed for Tiered Serving Tray:
  • EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
  • Castin’ Craft Translucent Dye in Blue and Green (or your favorite color)
  • Silicone Tier Mold and Hardware (affiliate link from Amazon)
  • Gold Leaf Flakes
  • Glitter
  • Disposable Gloves, Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Smaller Cups
  • Embossing Heat Gun

Step 1: Mix the EasyCast Resin

Begin by mixing the EasyCast resin in the two phase process. Be sure to work in a well ventilated room and wear the proper safety protection. Read the directions from the package before beginning. As much as I have used resin, I read through it every time. If there is a problem with resin curing, 9 times out of 10, it’s because of improper mixing. Don’t cut corners on this process.

Mix one part of resin and one part of hardener into a mixing cup and stir for 2 full minutes. Then pour into a second cup and mix with a second stick for another full minute.

Step 2: Dye the Resin

Then pour the mixed resin into a few smaller cups. Add a few drops of the translucent color into the cups. If too much dye is added to the resin, it won’t harden properly, so don’t over do it. Just add a drop or 2 at a time until the color is achieved.

Once the colors are mixed, set the molds out on a level work surface.

Step 3: Pour the EasyCast Resin

Then pour clear resin in the center. Next pour the lightest color around the clear.

Then work your way out to the edge with the darkest color. Use a stirring stick to swirl white around in circles. Use a small heat gun to spread the color around a little.

Step 4: Add Sparkle to the Resin

Now add some gold leaf flakes into the resin. I only had gold leaf, so I broke it up and added it.

Then swirl some gold glitter in the resin.

Set them aside overnight to cure and harden.

Step 5: Demolding

After 24-48 hours, peel the mold off the resin. This is such a satisfying part! Notice how the heavier colors sunk to the bottom? The white and the glitter dance around as the resin hardens.

The base is set, so the way you pour it is the way the base will show…this is due to the screw hardware. The other 2 tiers are flexible and can be turned over either way. Do you like this way with the heavier amounts of white showing?

Or this one?

Step 6: Hardware

Now add the hardware to make the tiered serving tray complete.

Begin by putting the short screw in the bottom tray. Then add a flexible washer, the stem, flexible washer, next tier, etc.

The best part about this tiered serving tray is that it can be taken apart for cleaning, storage or gifting! This gorgeous tiered serving tray made from resin is the perfect handmade gift or statement piece.

If serving food from the tray, make sure food doesn’t touch it directly. Cupcakes or cupcake papers filled with treats is the perfect option.

That’s it!

Make your own and share it on social media! Tag @resincraftsblog and @doodlecraft so we can cheer you on!

Resin Specimen Jars Halloween Craft

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:22

Hi there, resin crafters! We’re halfway through October already! Have you joined the October resin crafting challenge going on in our Resin Crafting with ETI Facebook group? Naturally, the theme is HALLOWEEN if you haven’t seen it yet!

Yesterday in our Facebook group, one of our talented creative team members, Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain did a live demo in which she made the most fun and totally creepy (in a good way!) resin specimen jars that are perfect for Halloween! Don’t worry if you missed the live video, you can check it out here:

And here is the final finished product! Such a fun Halloween resin craft, isn’t it?!

Have you done any Halloween resin crafting yet? We’d love to see it over in our group!

If you need a little extra motivation to join the challenge; we have an awesome prize for each month’s resin crafting challenge… check out all of these amazing resin goodies you could win!

 

Fun and Spooky Halloween Resin Crafting Ideas

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 07:00

In the blink of an eye, Halloween has almost arrived! Can you believe how fast September flew past us? Fall is a beautiful season to enjoy, and one of the best things to look forward to is celebrating Halloween. It’s fun for both adults and children!  Since we love this time of year so much, we wanted to round up some fun resin crafting ideas for everyone to enjoy with us this spooky season. And did you see that the October Resin Crafting Challenge in our VIP Facebook group is Halloween? We hope you’ll join or at least follow along here for all of the fun for some amazing inspiration!

Fun and Spooky Halloween Resin Crafting Ideas DIY Vintage Halloween Spider Resin Necklace 

DIY Marbled Resin Pumpkins 

DIY Halloween Eyeball Necklace 

DIY Halloween Bats 

DIY Halloween Jewelry 

DIY Halloween EasyCast Bezel 

DIY Halloween Tart Pans 

 

DIY Halloween Resin Bracelet  DIY Resin Pumpkin House Decor 

DIY Candy Corn Necklace 

Meet the Maker: Stephanie Paxman

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 06:09

Hello resin crafters! It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Meet the Maker feature so we’re super excited to introduce you to an amazingly talented member of our Creative Team, Stephanie Paxman.

Stephanie has been writing her blog, Crafting in the Rain, since 2011. Her most popular topics include Cricut crafts, SVG designs, holiday ideas, and DIY home projects. She has only been working with resin since the summer of 2019, so we hope you’ll be inspired to jump in yourself with some easy beginner projects!

Here are some of her amazing creations, enjoy!

Stained Wood Coasters with Resin

Ways to Color Resin

How to Prep Paper for Resin

Make a Resin Tray

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Resin Thumb Tacks

Resin and Wood Pendants

 

 

Liquid Luck Necklace Made with Resin

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:32

Liquid Luck Necklace Made with Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie at Doodlecraft sharing a fandom craft. Make liquid luck to wear around your neck. Are you a fan of Harry Potter like me? I love the books, the movies and all the merch! Use Jewelry Resin to make a Felix Felicis Liquid Luck vial necklace to wear and showcase your true devotion to the Wizarding World.

Supplies Needed for Liquid Luck:

Step 1: Mixing Jewelry Resin

Begin by reading the directions for properly mixing resin. Usually if a resin project does not turn out, it’s probably due to mixing improperly. Pour equal amounts of the resin and the hardener into a cup and stir gently for 2 full minutes. Then pour the resin into a second cup and mix with a second stirring stick for another full minute.

Step 2: Mix in the Mica Powder

After mixing the resin in the full 2 phase process, add a little bit of the gold Mica Powder and gently stir it into the resin.

Stir slowly to avoid adding extra bubbles into the resin.

Step 3: Fill the Vial

Now use the pipette to transfer the gold resin into the tear-drop glass vial.

Squeeze out the pipette slowly to fill the vial without bubbles.

Fill up the glass vial as much as you want, leaving room for the little cork on top.

Set the vial into a piece of pierced cardboard to keep the glass straight up during the drying process. Then let it dry and cure overnight.

Step 4: Add the Chain

Once the resin has cured, place the cork back inside the vial. Then use a jump ring to attach the vial to a chain using jewelry pliers.

That’s it! Now you have a necklace that is envious of every member of the quidditch team, every wizard or witch taking their OWLS or any muggle that loves all things Harry Potter! This would make a great handmade gift too.

Do you love Harry Potter? Which Hogwarts house would you be in? I’m a Ravenclaw!

Have Fun With Resin Layering and Pouring

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:51

The amount of beautiful things you can create with resin are endless. We here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for creative ways to use our favorite products to craft something great. This week, we’re focusing on the art of layering and pouring resin to make a variety of things from household items, art and more. We hope you enjoy these projects as much as we do.

Which ones will you create?

HAVE FUN WITH RESIN LAYERING AND POURING DIY Resin Galaxy Coasters

DIY Resin Layered Pencil Holder 

DIY Layered Flower Paperweight 

DIY Layered Resin Ring Holder 

DIY Poured Resin Marble Coasters

 

DIY Layered Desktop Galaxy 

DIY Resin Layering Wood Ornaments

DIY Resin Layering Canvas

DIY Love Keepsake Book Box 

DIY Poured Resin Gold Leaf Canvas 

September Resin Crafting Challenge and EPIC GIVEAWAY!

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 19:04

Hi there, resin crafters! It’s September, fall crafting has begun and we are here for it! To celebrate a new month, of course we have a new monthly challenge going on in our Resin Crafting with ETI Facebook group… resin crafting for fall!

If you haven’t joined our group yet, you are missing out on a ton of inspiration, tips and tricks, advice, feedback and ideas galore. We have grown our amazing community there to 7,000 members and we are celebrating with an epic giveaway! More on that in a minute, but let’s talk about the September challenge!

Fall is right around the corner so September’s challenge is all about fall. Enter the challenge with any project that says “fall” to you (that uses our products). We can’t wait to see all of the fall interpretations this month!

If you need some inspiration to get started with a project, we have some amazing fall projects on our blog, you can find a sampling here. Jane from Sustain My Craft Habit did a Facebook Live on our page yesterday and demonstrated how to make these beautiful fall leaf charms. You can check it out below in case you missed it!

Of course there is always a great prize for each mont’s resin crafting challenge, but this giveaway is truly epic! To celebrate our Facebook group community, we will be choosing 5 winners to receive everything you see in this photo! All 5 winners will each get all of this! You can enter here and we have a giveaway on our Instagram page as well that you can enter here! Make sure to enter by Monday, good luck and happy fall crafting!

DIY Resin Galaxy Coasters

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:45

Use colorful resin mixtures to create an eye-catching set of DIY Galaxy Coasters that are out of this world!

Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama here with a new resin project that is out of this world! I absolutely love the galaxy craze that is happening right now, and decided to give it a try using resin. This project is a lot of fun, and is actually really simple. However, there are quite a few steps to get to the final project – but I promise all of the work is worth it!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY RESIN GALAXY COASTERS: STEP 1:

Prepare the resin according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area, wear disposable gloves, and protect your workspace.

Add equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup. Each mold cavity will need 1 ounce of resin for this step, so I mixed up 3 total ounces. Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. After 2 minutes, pour the resin into a clean mixing cup and stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.

STEP 2:

Add in a drop of black Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigment or a small scoop of some shimmery black mica powder. Mix well to distribute the color. To keep the bubbles down to a minimum, don’t stir too fast and give the resin a minute or two to “rest” after mixing to let any bubbles rise to the top.

Add 1 ounce of resin to each of the mold cavities. If you wait for about 45 minutes after pouring the resin into the mold, the resin will become a gel-like consistency. Gently stir the resin around with a stir stick to give the coaster this swirling effect! If you stir it earlier, it will look like this at first but then it will settle and circle in the center instead.

Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter, heat gun, or by gently blowing through a straw. Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky.

STEP 3:

Mix up another 3 ounces of resin. Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. After 2 minutes, pour the resin into a clean mixing cup and stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.

Add about 10 ml of resin into a small mixing cup, and fill another with about an ounce/30 ml. In the full mixing cup, add in some white and silver micro-beads. In the other cup, add in a drop of purple Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigment or a small scoop of shimmery purple mica powder. Toss in some fine purple glitter, while you’re at it, and mix well.

STEP 4:

Pour 1 oz of clear resin and micro-beads mixture right on top of the black resin. Gently use the stir stick to spread the micro-beads around the coaster. These are the key to making the background look more like a galaxy with groups of stars and planets! I tried this step using glitter, and it just didn’t look as good.

STEP 5:

Use the stir stick to add a messy line of glittery purple resin through the center of the coasters. You won’t need a lot – that 10 ml mixture is for all 3 coasters!! Keep in mind that you can always add more color, but it’s a lot harder to take it away.

Next, we need to turn this messy scribble of resin into something more, well, galactic! Use a hair dryer on low (cool setting, if possible) or blow through a straw to move the purple resin around. You can even use a stir stick to manually move the resin around if you would like to be a little more in control. I’ve found all of these options tend to get a similar effect.

Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter, heat gun, or by blowing through a straw. Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky.

STEP 6:

Mix up another 3 ounces of resin. Keep the majority of the resin in the cup, but pour 5-7 ml into four different mixing cups. Add a tiny amount of pigment or dye and fine glitter in the same color into each of the cups: white, pink, blue, and silver. If you don’t have silver pigments, you can use a tiny drop of silver acrylic paint. Mix each of the resin cups well.

STEP 7:

Pour about 1 ounce of the clear resin into each of the molds. Make a messy scribble of pink resin across the center of the coaster, right over the purple. You don’t need to use much resin at all. Again, these colored resin mixtures are for all 3 coasters! Next, add a thin scribble of blue resin, and then a slightly thicker layer of white on top.

STEP 8:

Use a hair dryer on low (cool setting, if possible) or blow through a straw to move the resin scribbles around to get a more ethereal effect. You can also use a stir stick to manually move the resin around. If you are doing this method, be very careful not to mix it too much! This will just blend all of the colors together and won’t look very galactic.

STEP 9:

Dip the end of the stir stick into the silver resin mixture, and gently add in lines of silver to the center of the galaxy. You don’t want to add too much. This just adds hints of metallic shine to the galaxy.

STEP 10:

This step is totally optional, but I love it! Sprinkle a little bit of silver, chunky glitter along the center line of the galaxy. This will add extra sparkle and gives the look of stars and planets in your galaxy! If you don’t want to use glitter, you could use silver metallic flakes.

Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter, heat gun, or by blowing through a straw. Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky.

Look at all of that colorful and sparkling detail! I have found myself just staring at these coasters because it’s hard to believe it’s all resin! The layering is so incredible after being blown around, combined with the wispy streaks of color and hints of sparkle from the glitter. I tried my best to capture it in the photo, but I highly recommend trying it out for yourself because it really is that awesome!

STEP 11:

After removing the coasters from the mold, cut away any excess resin. The resin sinks a little as it cures, making a small lip around the edge of the coaster. To make the top smooth and even, I mixed up a small batch and carefully added a thin layer all the way to the edges and let it cure. Alternatively, you can sand the coaster down and then give it a topcoat of resin to bring back the gloss.

Just like in nature, no two galaxies are alike! I love how each of the coasters are unique, but make such an eye-catching collection when they are all together. These coasters would make gorgeous gift, and will certainly be a unique conversation piece on your coffee table at home. Be sure to check out our other resin galaxy projects for more inspiration!

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DIY Resin Crafts Perfect For Fall

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 07:53

It’s safe to say that Fall is a season that is an all-time favorite for many of us. Maybe it’s the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures or the holidays we celebrate during autumn time. Whatever it is, we know we love it. The amount of activities to do this time of year are endless, and we never miss an opportunity for some fall resin crafting. Today we’ve compiled our favorite DIY Resin Crafts For Fall that we’re sure you’ll love. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Resin Crafts Perfect For Fall DIY Resin Fall Leaf Purse Charms

DIY Mini Resin Pumpkin Vase 

DIY Acorn Napkin Rings 

DIY Resin Leaf Napkin Rings 

DIY Marbled Resin Pumpkins 

DIY Maple Leaf Resin Paperweight 


DIY Autumn Leaf Pendant 

DIY Resin Autumn Tray

How to Make a Layered Resin Painting

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 12:21

How to Make a Layered Resin Painting

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie at Doodlecraft sharing a layered painting technique you will love. This painting is canvas with multiple layers of thick, creamy paints and 2 layers of Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin. There are a variety of textures, shines, depths and finishes on this painting that makes it so intriguing.

First off, is there any surprise that I painted an aqua and teal background? Check out this post!  Or this post! Or this one! The biggest question to ask yourself is what color will your background be?

Supplies Needed for Layered Resin Painting:

Step 1: Layer one of the canvas

Begin by painting the entire canvas in a brushy, stroke pattern. Similar to this canvas painting I did three years ago.  Then let the background dry completely.

Step 2: Second layer of Flowers

Then paint a row of big, chunky flowers on the canvas. These flowers are very splotchy and random. Leave gaps of background colors between the blobby petals. Add green leaves. Do not strive for perfection here, keep them very abstract.

Step 3: First Layer of Resin

Now place the canvas in the cardboard box with a board inside the canvas to keep it’s shape. Then prop it up on plastic cups so the edges of the canvas are elevated. And make sure the box lid can still close.

Then mix up the Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin in a mixing cup. Read the instructions carefully and be sure to mix properly in the two-phase process. After mixing in 2 separate cups with 2 different stirring sticks for the allotted time, pour the resin on top of the canvas and smooth it around with a stirring stick.

Gently close the box and let it dry at least 24-48 hours.

Step 4: Next Layer of Flowers

Now add another layer of flowers, leaves, fronds, spots, dots and lines over the resin.

The texture is a little different painting on a glossy surface versus the canvas, so keep it thin in places and thick in others. Once satisfied with the additional small flowers and patterns, let the paint dry completely.

Step 5: Gold Leaf Layer

Now add little splotches of the Gold Leaf Gilding Adhesive to the canvas. Let the glue dry completely and it will be clear but still very tacky.

Then place the gold leaf (or in this case a variegated leaf) right on the tacky parts of the painting.

Then lift up the gold leaf and it will stick right where it was tacky and no where else.

Once gold leaf has been set in the desired places, dust off the excess leafing with a stiff paintbrush. I always step outside for this part, and end up with some gold sparkles on my sidewalk.

Step 6: Last Layer of Resin

Now return the painting to the risers in the cardboard box and mix up another batch of high gloss resin. Again, it’s super important to mix resin properly or it will not set right.

Then pour the shiny resin on the painting. This will magically add a smooth glossy shine but also make it look like there are way more layers of paint and gold.

Close up the box. This is important because it keeps debris, pet hair, flies and other things out of the finish while it cures. Open it back up after twenty minutes and pop any bubbles that have formed using a heat gun, mini torch or gently blowing them with a straw. Then let the resin cure for at least 2 days.

Remove the canvas and enjoy! I love how it looks aquatic, with little schools of fish swimming around the coral reef! I love that it’s my own creation–and no one else will have this art in their home.

Hopefully this gives you the courage to make your own layered canvas painting with Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin. Like, Pin and Share!

 

Driftwood Resin Buttons

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 07:00

With colors mimicking the ocean and shaped like driftwood pieces, these unique resin buttons are the perfect embellishment to create a truly one-of-a-kind project.

Sometimes crafting is as much about creativity as it is about experimentation. And not knowing how something is going to turn out is part of the fun when creating art. We would definitely say that is the case with these unique resin driftwood buttons. Having made resin molds out of actual pieces of driftwood, we had no idea how the resin buttons would turn! Although we were more than excited to find out.

We experimented with a few different inclusions such as pebbles, seaglass, gold glitter and metallic paint.  It was fun to pop them out of the molds and uncover our little creations which look really pretty stitched on a decorative coastal-inspired throw pillow.

Supplies Needed:

How to Make Driftwood Resin Buttons:

Be sure to read all the instructions and work in a well ventilated area prior to using the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.

Preparing the Resin

To prepare the resin for pouring, mix equal amounts of resin and hardener in a measuring cup. Two ounces of each should be sufficient for this part of the project.

Stir the two parts together for 2 minutes scraping the bottom and sides with the wooden stir stick. Pour the mixture into a second measuring cup and continue stirring for another minute.

Divide the resin mixture amongst 3 cups. And then add 2 drops of the translucent blue dye into one portion and green dye to another and leave one portion clear. Stir until each color is completely blended. Your resin will then be ready to pour.

If you’d like, add small inclusions into one of the mold such as pebbles or sea glass.

Next, alternate pouring each of the three colors of resin into the molds until filled.

Using a toothpick, add threads of gold metallic paint to the molds. Swirl around and into the resin in the molds.

After about 15-20 minutes, blow off any bubbles that have risen to the surface of the resin using a kitchen torch (or your breath through a straw).

Cover and let cure for 24 to 48 hours before removing from the molds.

Finishing

With clean hands, remove the resin buttons from the mold.

Using a utility knife, carefully trim off and smooth the rough and jagged edges.

Netx, use a drill to drill through the resin all the way through making them function as buttons. And if needed, use a toothpick to remove the remaining fine sanded resin from the holes.

Attaching Resin Driftwood Buttons to a Throw Pillow

Position the buttons on a throw pillow (we used a pillow sized 18″x18″) and with a threaded needle, hand sew the buttons in place.

More Resin Button Crafts:

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DIY Glittered Resin Projects

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:00

Welcome, resin crafters! Everybody could use a healthy dose of glitter in their lives right about now, right? As far as we’re concerned, “too much glitter” is not a world we want to live in!

Today we’ve rounded up all of our favorite projects that include both glitter and resin to create something beautiful. From home decor to fun crafts, you’re sure to find something great to make. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Glittered Resin Projects

DIY Glitter Resin Keychains 

DIY Glitter Resin Pencil Cup

DIY Glitter Resin Trinket Box

DIY Resin Geode Glitter Canvas

DIY Glitter Hairclips

DIY Monogram Glitter Planner Charms 

DIY Glitter Switch Plate 

DIY Glitter Wine Charms 

DIY Resin Glitter Cacti

DIY Resin Glitter Rings 

DIY Resin Keychains Perfect for Back to School

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 06:44

With back to school looking a little different this year, many of us are concerned not only for our children’s education but also their well-being in an unprecedented time. Something we’ve been doing a lot of here at Resin Crafts Blog is taking that uncertainty and turning it into activities and projects we can enjoy as a family. Although back to school may not be normal this year, we can still facilitate some exciting back to school activities that replicate a traditional school year. Today we’re going to be sharing with you some awesome DIY Resin Keychains that are perfect for back to school. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Resin Keychains Perfect for Back to School

DIY Glitter Resin Keychain with Power Words 

DIY Resin Letter Keychains

DIY Lucky Keychain 

DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychain

DIY Resin Flower Keychains 

DIY Mermaid Tail Glitter Keychain

DIY Candy Sprinkles Resin Keychain

DIY Wood Slice Flower Pendants

DIY Glitter Charms Keychain 

DIY Molds to Create for Resin Casting & More!

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:40

One of the most common questions we get over in our Facebook group is how to you create your own resin mold. There are so many ways to create resin molds of all shapes, sizes and dimensions with EasyMold and Mold Builder. With this being such a hot topic, we have done 2 Facebook Live demonstrations on creating molds… one with EasyMold Silicone Putty and one with Liquid Latex Mold Builder. We also have a great tutorial on molds, along with an explanation of the different types of molds that you can find here.

Finding molds for resin casting for oddly shaped or unique items can be quite challenging, so making your own resin molds is the way to go! It’s also a perfect solution for replicating important items like a missing chess piece or a family heirloom.

You can create a mold for just about anything, even 3D shapes. There are several different products you can use to make molds, depending on what you’re looking to make of a mold of and what you’re planning to use it for. DIY molds don’t have to just be for resin casting, there are so many fun things you can make with your mold creations. One thing to note, if you plan to use a DIY mold for food, reserve it for food use only.

Here are some fun examples of DIY molds and just a sampling of the numerous ways that they can be used. Make sure to check out the Liquid Latex Mold Builder Video to see a great example of mold making with that product!

EasyMold Silicone Rubber Faux Resin Crystals 

Pear Candles

Lego Candy Mold

EasyMold Silicone Putty Resin Flower Cabochon Jewelry

DIY Skull Mold

Hot Glue Designs in DIY Mold

EasyMold Silicone Paste DIY Rubber Ducky Jelly Soap

DIY Pumpkin Shaped Soaps

Have you ever tried your hand at DIY mold making? What objects do you have that you would want to recreate with a mold?

June Challenge Resin Trays + a Big Announcement!

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:15

Resin trays are a a great way to experiment with resin and these examples will provide beautiful inspiration!

Another month of over the top inspiring projects from our Resin Crafting Facebook group! We were so excited to see more entries this month than any previous month and as always, we were blown away by the talent and creativity of our members.

In case you’re still not in the group and are curious about our monthly challenges, here’s how they go: at the beginning of every month we have a theme that we announce and we invite any and all members in our group to participate. Previous monthly challenge themes have been jewelry, home decor, spring inspiration, projects with EasyCast, and June’s challenge theme was trays. Winners are picked at random so the more entries that are submitted, the better the odds of winning.  What does the winner get? An amazing prize package full of amazing products for resin crafting!

We’re completely switching up July’s theme… you can find all of the details at the bottom of this post.

But for now, let’s show off some our amazingly talented members’ trays!

June Resin Crafting Challenge – Trays Geode Inspired Resin Tray (plus coasters) – Maria Pitsoulakis (our June winner!)

Textured Ocean Scene Resin Tray – Ronda Orton

Sunflower Painted Metal Tray – Just Bee-U-tiful

Mirror Tray with Textured Glass and Inks – Rejina Christopher

Ocean Scene Metal Tray – Cindi-King Mahannah

Glitter and Swirl Resin Tray – Rebecca Ayers Pellerin

Keepsake Family Recipe Tray – Robin Lord

Girl on a Bike Marbled Resin Tray – Joy Adams Maguire

Leaf Mandala Tray – Amy Carroll

Sunburst Tray – Kim Bridges

Bathtub Tray with Chakra Inspired Resin Inlays – Candace Davis

Paint and Resin Pour Tray – Kristi Parker Callahan

Shades of Blue Resin Tray – Margery Bradshaw Smoke Effect Resin Tray – Mandi Decell

Gold Leaf and Gemstone Resin Tray – Vicky Harrison Luttrell

Preserved Flower Petal Tray – Eden Ryan

Outdoor Scene Resin Tray – Magickal Magoto Creations

And now for our exciting announcement!

We started our Resin Crafting with ETI Facebook group back in January and we continue to be blown away by the incredible talent of our members.

In honor of 6 months of amazing projects and to celebrate our incredibly talented members, our July challenge theme is all about highlighting YOU!

The July Challenge winner will have the opportunity to do a guest post on our blog!

Soooo here’s how it will work:

  • As far as project types, anything goes as long as you use ETI products (no competitor products). We’ll be looking for unique projects that are beautifully photographed. The winner will get the opportunity to share the tutorial for their winning project on a blog post on our blog AND will win $200 worth of your favorite ETI products!
  •  The guest post will feature photographs and a written tutorial by one of our members. In process/instruction photos are a PLUS!
You don’t have to be a blogger to enter… a passion for creating with our products is who we’re looking for and we certainly have an abundance of passion in our group! We cannot wait to see your projects…you are truly some of the most talented creators around and you inspire us everyday. If you want to participate and aren’t in our group yet, join here. Happy creating!

Glitter Resin Keychains with Power Words DIY

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:00

Glitter Resin Keychains with Power Words DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showing how to make glitter resin keychains with power words. These glitter keychains are a great resin craft for beginners. Learn to make glitter resin keychains with power words using EasyCast Resin, letter beads, tassels and keychain hardware.

Supplies Needed for Glitter Keychains:

Step 1: Casting the Resin

Begin by reading the directions for the resin carefully. Resin crafting is fun and straight forward, but it must be mixed properly. Mix a 1/2 ounce of resin with a 1/2 ounce of hardener and stir for 2 full minutes with a stirring stick. Then pour the resin into a second mixing cup and stir with a second stick for 1 more full minute. Mix slowly so that excess bubbles are not formed. Scrape the sides of the cup and stick while mixing.

Then pour a little resin into the mold. Let the resin sit and “gel” for about 1 hour. Then place the letter beads in the resin.

Lift the mold carefully to make sure the word is going the right direction and the letters are facing the right way. It will look upside down and backwards from the top.

After about 1-2 more hours of setting, mix the same amount of resin again to fill up the back of the mold. Then sprinkle in the chunky glitter. Some of it will drift into the resin and give it dimension…but it won’t sink in front of the beads, because the resin holding them in has already set.

Then let the resin set completely (12 – 24 hours depending on climate).

After the resin has set completely (typically it will not even smell like resin anymore), pop the resin out of the molds. I love how they turned out!

Step 2: Attaching Keychain Hardware

Now they are ready to turn into keychains. You will need a pendant bail, keyring with chain, jumpring and tassel for each keychain.

Use the E6000 glue to attach the pendant bails to the back of the resin. Even the glitter on the back looks stunning! Let the glue dry for at least 4 hours.

Then attach the key ring chain, tassel and glitter resin casting to each other using the jump ring and some jewelry pliers.

Simply open the jump ring by pinching both sides of the wire near the opening and sliding them away from each other in a twisting motion. Do not pull them apart.

After sliding the items onto the jump ring, use the pliers to slide the wires back together, butting the ends of the jump ring wire together closely. That’s it!

Now these keychains are ready to add power to your keys, purse or zipper pulls with their stunning glitter and power word!

 

 

Ideas for Kids Craft Camp At Home

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 07:16

Although we have more opportunity at the moment to leave our homes, many children’s activities remain cancelled. In the summertime, this can be hard on families when their children are no longer attending school and are at home more than usual. Today we’re looking to help you keep the young ones not only occupied, but entertained and learning at the same time. We’ve rounded up some of the best ideas so you can run your very own Kids Craft Camp at Home this summer. Let’s get crafting!

Which ones will your family create?

Ideas for Kids Craft Camp At Home

DIY Mermaid Shoes | Makes and Takes

DIY Yarn-Wrapped Rainbows | Red Ted Art

DIY Lemon Volcanoes | Babble Dabble Do

DIY Fizzing Mermaid Bath Salts | Lydi Out Loud

Popsicle Stick Koala Bears | Glued to My Crafts

DIY Egg Carton Flowers | I Heart Arts N Crafts

DIY Grass Heads | Red Ted Art

DIY Bird Houses | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Squirt Gun Painting | Fireflies and Mudpies

DIY Giant Bubbles | Spaceships and Laserbeams

Resin Color Shift Pigment Pop Socket DIY

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 07:00

Resin Color Shift Pigment Pop Socket DIY

Hi friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun custom POP Socket craft using color shift pigment and Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish. Make your pop socket shine in the sunlight with this simple resin DIY.

Supplies Needed for Color Shift Pop Socket:

This amazing pigment shifts from blue to violet in the light. It’s filled with sparkles and glistens in the sunshine.

Step 1:

Begin by twisting the top of the pop socket off the base. Place the top on a disposable work surface.

Step 2:

Mix up a small amount of High Gloss Resin in the 2 phase process. The pop socket just needs a tiny bit of resin.

Step 3:

After mixing the resin completely, add a small amount of the color shift pigment. Then stir it in to the resin.

Step 4:

Then pour some of the resin on the top of the pop socket. Pour more right in the center.

Use the stick to spread the resin around the pop socket top carefully so it does not drip off the edge.

After 20 minutes, use a straw and gently blow through it near the resin to pop the bubbles. Then set the pop socket aside to cure overnight.

That’s it!

Enjoy this especially stunning finish as the color sparkles and shifts in the sunlight.

As it shifts from violet to pink…

And from pink to blue.

Then attach the pop socket to your phone case and it’s ready to snap back onto the base and use.

This simple resin project is great for beginners and uses such a small amount of resin–it’s super cost effective. Any left over color shift resin can be painted on a rock to add luxurious shine and finish.

 

 

May Resin Crafting Challenge – Personalization Projects with Resin

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 06:47

It was another fun month of inspiring projects from our talented friends in our Facebook group last month! May’s resin crafting challenge theme was personalization… any project made with ETI products that focused around personalizing. You can see some of the amazing ideas submitted below!

We have some amazingly talented resin artists in our VIP Facebook group. Have you joined yet? If not, you’ve missed 5 amazing giveaways and infinite inspiration!

In case you’re still not in the group and are curious about our monthly challenges, here’s how they go: at the beginning of every month we have a theme that we announce and we invite any and all members in our group to participate. Winners are picked at random so the more entries that are submitted, the better the odds of winning.  And what does the winner get? An amazing prize package full of amazing products for resin crafting!

Some of our previous monthly challenge themes have been jewelry, home, spring, projects created with EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and last month’s theme was personalization. We wanted to share some of our entries from May with all of you, we hope they will inspire you, too!

Hop over to join our group and jump into the June challenge… this month’s theme is resin trays! Even if you don’t want to participate in challenges, we’d still love to have you!

May Resin Crafting Challenge – Personalization Projects Personalized Ring Holder – Joy Adams Maguire (our May winner!)

Collected Bottle Cap Photo Family Tree – Joy Adams Maguire

Vacation Shells LOVE Sign – Joy Adams Maguire

Initial Necklace – Jennifer Mercer Stacey

Collected Sea Glass in Resin Sign – Vicky Harrison Luttrell

Personalized Resin Heart Shaker – Amber Dunow Personalized Resin Ring Dish – Robin McPherson

Personalized Coasters – Robin McPherson Encapsulated Breast Milk Pendant – Deborah Carde

Lit HOME Sign – Ronda Orton

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