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The Perfect Resin Projects for Spring

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 07:09

Although we are in an unprecedented time right now, we here at Resin Crafts Blog are intent on making the absolute most of it. Staying indoors is an important step many of us have to take at this moment to protect ourselves and others, but staying indoors doesn’t have to be boring! This extra time can be used for so many things…. most importantly, crafting! Spring has sprung and we wanted to share with you some of our absolute favorite Resin projects that are perfect for welcoming the new season. Enjoy!
Which ones will you create?

DIY Resin Flower Necklaces

DIY Layered Resin Ring Holder 

Pressed Spring Flowers in Resin

DIY Resin Confetti Earrings

Succulent Resin Vase Magnet 

DIY Faux Marble Jewelry Hooks

Floral Centerpiece with EasyCast

DIY Seashell Resin Coasters 

DIY Resin Geode Pour On Canvas 

DIY Resin Mermaid Figurine 

DIY Resin Mail Holder 

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How to Prep Paper for Resin

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:29
Can you embed paper in resin?

Yes! But it needs a bit of love before you can do it successfully.  Stephanie here from Crafting in the Rain and we’re talking about a couple of ways you can prep paper for resin. Then you can choose the best method based on the supplies you have, and what paper you are going to seal in resin.

There are lots of types of paper you might want to embed in resin for coasters, jewelry or decor. Photos, cardstock, book pages, stickers, and even maps are all very common resin additions.

(NOTE: White or very light-colored paper can discolor over time in resin.)

Why is sealing the paper necessary?

Since paper is a porous material, the fibers can absorb the resin. This can create staining, darkening, or uneven patches. To prevent the paper from soaking up any resin, it first needs to be sealed so the resin remains on the outside.

For today’s experiment, I used sticker paper (blue floral), photo paper (purple pattern) and cardstock (yellow). I did resin pours on each type of paper after doing no treatment, a spray sealer, and decoupage glue.

I used EnviroTex Lite to pour over the paper samples in little plastic lids so I could see what worked best. Follow all instructions printed in the box, including safety guidelines, when mixing resin.

Untreated paper in resin

Looking at each of these samples, they have darkened more than the treated versions. The sticker paper and photo paper, in particular, have several tiny bubbles that seeped out of the edges.

Option One: Spray Sealer

I treated each sample of paper with a few light coats of Envirotex Spray Clear Sealer. I did a few coats on the front. Then when the paper pieces were dry I flipped them to repeat on the back.

I really liked how this worked on the photo paper. The color on the photo stayed true and didn’t bleed.

On both the sticker paper and the cardstock, the resin still seemed to seep in and darken the paper a bit. If using a spray sealer on these types of paper, do many coats, not just a few, to be sure that the paper is completely sealed before casting in resin.

Option Two: Decoupage or other clear glue

I placed each paper sample on a plastic sheet to protect my table, and to make sure I could easily spread glue to the edges. I brushed one coat on the top and then a coat on the back after it was dry.

Any dried glue that sticks out from the edges can be trimmed away with scissors.

The glue smeared the photo paper just a little, but it worked great on the sticker paper and the cardstock.

You can see that the blue and yellow still seem bright and not dull – the resin couldn’t get to the paper fibers. 

Out of this experiment, my favorite ways to prep paper for resin are as follows: Spray sealer for photos, and decoupage for sticker paper and cardstock.

I would also recommend sealing book pages, magazine pages and stamps with spray sealer. They would be more likely to smear ink, and also wrinkle with brushed glue. Thicker papers hold up to the glue well.

If your sealed paper item does wrinkle at all, you can press it overnight with heavy books after the sealer has dried.

After you have sealed the paper you can add them to your resin projects, like these pendants!

Have you worked with paper much in your resin casting? What other advice would you like to give?

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Jewelry Clay Gold Leaf Necklaces DIY

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:48

Jewelry Clay Gold Leaf Necklaces DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun Jewelry Clay necklace. Using Jewelry Clay is a fantastic project for beginners and has such fun effects. Make a stunning necklace using Jewelry Clay with gold and silver leafing.

Supplies Needed for Jewelry Clay Necklaces:
  • Envirotex Jewelry Clay
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Pendant Bezels & Chains
  • Alcohol Ink (for color)
  • Gold & Silver Leaf
  • Hobby Knife
  • Rolling pin or Pen

Step 1: Mixing Resin Clay
Begin by opening the jewelry clay and read the directions carefully. Wear gloves.

Get the same size of piece from each tub.

Mix the clay together until there is no marbling remaining.

Step 2: Adding Color

Add a couple of drops of Alcohol Ink to add some color to the clay. Do not add too much or the clay will change chemically and won’t set up.

Mix the color into the clay, again, be sure you are wearing gloves. The resin clay can be quite sticky.

Step 3: Gold and Silver Leafing

Add silver and gold leaf to the top of the clay pressed on the work table.

Then use a loose paintbrush to remove the excess gold leaf.

Use a pen tube to roll the clay out a bit. Rolling the clay will change the look of the leafing and even out the thickness of the clay.

Then use a hobby knife to cut the shape of the bezel and set the resin clay inside the bezel. Trim the edges and press it in with your gloved fingers.

Repeat the process for each of the bezels. The small amount of clay I mixed up made 5 adorable pendants. I love how different they each look. I love the black pendant, it looks like a moon surface.

Set the bezels aside and let them dry and cure overnight. Then add chains to the pendants and they are ready to wear. I love the texture, shimmer and look of them!

That’s it!

This would be a great craft for summer camp or a girls night. A great resin craft for beginners to experts!

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:33

With all the chaos that is going on outside in the world right now, Easter is just sneaking right up on us! It brings children so much joy to celebrate this holiday, and of course, the fun Easter baskets help, too. Have you felt yourself a little stumped on what goodies to include inside an Easter basket this year? Candy is always a go-to, but how fun to fill the basket to the brim with exciting different items! From what to stuff the basket with, to how to create creative baskets themselves, we tried to make the search a little easier for you by rounding up some of our favorite Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas from our friends on the internet. We hope you enjoy!

Which ones are your favorite?

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

DIY Carrot Treat Baskets | Kids Craft Room

DIY Dump Truck Easter Basket | Making The World Cuter

DIY Baking Easter Basket | A Night Owl Blog

DIY Papier Mache Baskets | Red Ted Art

DIY Carrot Treat Bags | Happiness is Homemade

Slime Easter Basket | I Heart Arts n Crafts

Bath Bomb Easter Eggs | Lydi Out Loud

No-Sew Homemade Easter Basket | Max & Me

DIY Spa Easter Basket | Craft Box Girls

Plastic Easter Eggs Fillers | How Does She

Resin Galaxy Art

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 07:36

Constellation and galaxy artwork is very on-trend this year. Making a beautiful art piece that looks like a heavenly body is easy with resin! Follow the techniques I share in this tutorial and you will have your very own piece of resin galaxy art!

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE RESIN GALAXY ART:

While you can use a canvas for this project, you can create an even cooler effect by picking up a floating frame from your local craft store. Floating frames have a backing made of clear plastic, instead of cardboard or wood.  Typically, this creates a transparent mat around your photo. We will use the floating frame for a different reason.

Mix up a few ounces of resin according to the directions on the package. I mixed up 2 ounces of resin, and that was more than enough to cover my 8×10 frame. Be sure you are wearing protective gloves whenever you are working with resin!  Add a bit of pearl pigment to this batch of resin. This will make sure your entire galaxy has an out-of-this-world shimmer to it.

Reserve 1/4 of this mixed resin in the mixing cup. Divide the rest of the resin into smaller mixing cups and color the resin with dyes and pigment to make pink, purple, and black.  You will likely want more of the black resin than the colors.  See how the pearl pigment adds shimmer to all of the colors.

Begin to pour the clear resin in the center of the frame. You can’t mess this up so have fun!

One by one, drizzle the colors of resin on the frame — keeping in mind that the colors should go from lightest to darkest.

Once the resin has been poured onto the frame, you can begin to create the galaxy swirls.  You can use any or all of the following techniques to swirl your resin:

  • Swirl the colors with a paintbrush. Make sure this is a brush you are willing to throw away after use.
  • Tilt the frame in different directions allowing the resin to shift and slide.
  • Use a straw to blow directly onto the resin to create pockets and swirls.

Once you are satisfied with the look of the resin swirls, you have the opportunity to add some extra sparkle. Sprinkle a VERY small amount of glitter onto the resin, concentrating most of it in the clear section of the resin.  This step is totally optional, but it does add dimension and sparkle to your galaxy art.

Let the resin sit for 15 minutes, then pop any surface bubbles with a long-arm lighter. Cover the project and let it cure completely.

Once the resin has cured, you can add the stand to the back of the frame and enjoy your new resin galaxy art!

Since I used translucent resin on a floating frame, the frame allows light to stream through the resin. You can set the piece up in front of a window, a candle, or a string of fairy lights to get a really pretty backlit effect.

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Boredom Busters for the Whole Family

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 06:22

With the current state of the world, many of may be staying in our homes for a little longer than just Spring Break. Staying at home can seem like a difficult feat, especially with children. The best way to tackle that situation is be prepared with plenty of activities that are both fun and stimulating for the whole family. Today, we’re here to help you stock up on so many great activities and boredom busters that your family won’t even know where to begin. Enjoy!

Which ones will you do during your time at home?

Boredom Busters for the Whole Family

DIY Paint Filled Egg Canvas Art | Growing A Jeweled Rose

DIY Cork Stamped Flowers | Happy Hooligans

DIY Lady Bug Paper Craft | Easy, Peasy and Fun

Sharpie Dot Flower Pot | DIY Candy

DIY No-Sew Tote Bags | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Temporary DIY Hopscotch | Pretty Handy Girl

DIY God’s Eye | Persia Lou

DIY Rocket Ship | Laly Mom

DIY Donut-Scented Soap | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Magnetic Slime | Frugal Fun For Boys

 

How to Color Resin

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 07:19

There’s a good chance that when you first got interested in resin pouring and casting, you were drawn in by some of the beautiful colors of some of the projects you saw. Have you tried coloring resin yet? Do you have a favorite way to dye resin?

I’m Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain, and I tried six different ways to color resin and I’m excited to show you my results! I’m hoping that you’ll learn something new, and be inspired by one of these ways of how to color resin.

Reasons to color resin

Using resin in its clear and colorless form has some fabulous uses. You can use it to embed shells, flowers, beads, gems, candy and more in things like pendants and coasters. But a lot of times you’ll want to add color to your resin. Colored resin works great for jewelry, game pieces, charms, and drawer knobs, to name a few.

Things that can be used to color resin

There are many options when it comes to dying resin. I have chosen a few pretty common ones, and some you may already have in your craft supplies.

Resin dye

Resin dyes can be found in transparent or opaque pigments. A transparent dye will give the resin color, but light will still pass through the casting.

An opaque pigment will color the resin and little to no light will pass through the resin. You can experiment with mixing custom colors.

Mica powder

Mica powder has a slight shimmer and is often used in eye shadows. It can be purchased online and often comes in small plastic pouches and is available in many colors.

The powder mixes into the resin very thoroughly to give consistent color.  You can see how there is a bit of shimmer even when the resin has cured. After pouring the resin, I gave it a swirl with a toothpick, and it remained as it cured to be visible in the final result.

Eye shadow

As you might expect, eye shadow will be very similar to mica powders.  I scraped a bit of eye shadow into a powder and added it to the resin.

However, I found that it didn’t mix in completely. Some of the color stayed clumped together, and the flecks are noticeable in the end. Not my favorite result.

Alcohol ink

Alcohol inks are highly pigmented, alcohol-based inks that are waterproof and will stick to most hard surfaces. They don’t compromise the curing of the resin, so they can be mixed in completely or dropped on the surface.

Ink drops can also be added as a top layer, after a resin piece has cured.

In these two examples, I added alcohol ink drops to the resin right after it was poured into the mold. This is what you see looking through the top of the pieces now that they’re out of the mold.

Acrylic paint

Acrylic paint can also be used to dye resin. Usually, a higher quality paint will produce better results. The casting on the left is colored with a shimmer “color shift” paint and the one on the right is regular.

They both take the color well, and the shimmer finish on the left is quite pretty.

Glitter

Glitter doesn’t technically change the color of the resin. But it can definitely change the look. 

Fine glitter has a better chance of staying more suspended through the resin, while heavier glitter pieces will sink as the resin cures.

These glitter flakes mostly sink, (so end up on the top as you pop a shape out of a mold) but they still create a lot of reflection in the finished piece.

Resin dye results / conclusion

Aren’t those all pretty? Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear what you want to try next!

There are a couple of things to remember.

  1. Always try to start out with the least amount of colorant as you can. (The exception: Fine glitter! Add a good amount of it!)

    One sprinkle. One drop. Add more as needed, but this way you will increase the chances of not disrupting the curing process.
  2. Any dye that doesn’t match the brand of resin you are using may produce unexpected results. Curing can be affected, or it may turn a different color.

If you’re going to be working on a piece that you really don’t want to mess up, it’s always a good idea to run a small test pour first to see if you get the results you’re hoping for.

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Glittered Resin Trinket Box

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 07:39

Create a Glittered Resin Trinket Box using resin and your favorite glitter to store your jewelry pieces and tiny trinkets!

Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay here with a new, glittery, resin project to share with you! I’m always looking for creative ways to keep my smaller jewelry pieces in one place, and this Glittered Resin Trinket Box is the perfect size! It’s also great for teachers or anyone who works in an office to store those tiny office supplies (paper clips, push pins, etc). All you need is some resin and your favorite glitter to create a one-of-a-kind box for yourself or to give as a gift!

Supplies Needed to Make a this Trinket Box:

STEP 1:

Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. Pour in equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup.

Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, and then pour the resin into a clean mixing cup. Stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick. Add in a generous amount of glitter and stir again until combined.

STEP 2:

The trinket box mold comes with two pieces: the box and the lid. Make sure the molds are clean, dry, and that there isn’t any lint or dust hiding in the folds.

STEP 3:

SLOWLY pour the resin into the molds. Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter or by gently blowing through a straw.

STEP 4:

The edges of the lid mold can easily trap air bubbles. Use a toothpick to get under the edges and carefully move the resin around to remove the bubbles.

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 5:

Carefully remove the trinket box and lid from the molds. Use scissors to cut away any over-poured resin and sand down any rough edges.

STEP 6:

Place the lid on the box and make sure that it fits perfectly. Sometimes if the the resin is a little soft when removing it from the mold, the lid won’t fit right. If you do this step right after removing it from the mold, it will move back into place.

STEP 7:

Fill the Glittered Trinket Box with your favorite pieces of jewelry or small trinkets. Place on a nightstand, vanity, or give it as a gift! You will love just how easy this is to make!  Who would you make this project for?

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Fun, Festive and Pinch-Proof St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 06:47

St. Patrick’s Day is just one of those holidays that is just fun to celebrate. No need to plan extravagant parties, buy and wrap gifts for others or any other of the stressful qualities of other holidays. It’s the perfect reason to just celebrate and have fun, especially when it comes to crafting. In celebration of this fun day, we are sharing with you some of the most festive and pinch-proof St. Patrick’s Day accessories available out there. We hope you have as much fun making them as we do!

Which ones will you create?

Fun, Festive and Pinch-Proof St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Lucky Glitter Resin Keychain

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Ombre Fringe Wreath | Lydi Out Loud

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Headbands | Yesterday on Tuesday

DIY Irish Clover Hair Accessory | Five Little Chefs

DIY St. Patrick’s Hair Ribbon | Sew Can Do

DIY Four Leaf Clover Keychain | Resin Crafts Blog

St. Patrick’s Day Bath Bombs | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Stamped St. Patricks Day Shirt | Cutesy Crafts

DIY Thrifty St. Patrick’s Decor | Two Twenty One

DIY St. Patricks Crown | A Subtle Revelry

Lucky Glitter Resin Keychain with EasyCast DIY

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 06:51

 

DIY Lucky Glitter Resin Keychain with EasyCast Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a lucky keychain DIY. This cute and glittery resin keychain is the perfect pinch-proof accessory for St. Patricks day, or year round to make those keys unique. Make a lucky glitter resin keychain quickly using EasyCast resin.

Do you do anything fun for St. Patrick’s day? Sometimes I make green food for my kids…and we wear green, but I don’t usually do a lot. I love this cute lucky keychain and it can be used year round, not just for the holiday.

Supplies Needed for Lucky Resin Keychain

Step 1: Casting the Resin

Begin by reading the EasyCast directions to be sure mixing is done properly. Pour one part resin and one part hardener in the mixing cup and stir for 2 full minutes. Then pour into a second cup and use a second stick and stir again for 1 full minute.

Pour the mixed resin into the mold, but only to fill up half of the mold.

Let the resin gel for about one hour. Arrange the beads in the order they need to go into the resin…in this case, backwards and upside down.

Then place them in the gelled resin. Carefully lift up the mold and check the beads from the other side to make sure they read LUCKY in the correct way.

Then fill the top of the resin with sparkly green glitter. Now mix up a little more resin and fill the mold with clear resin. Then set it aside and let it dry and cure overnight.

The next day, pop the resin out of the mold. It looks sparkly and lucky!

Step 2: Keychain Assembly

Now it’s time to assemble the keychain. Use the E6000 glue to adhere the pendant bail on the backside of the resin and let it dry.

Then use the jewelry pliers to open the jump ring and slide the tassel, resin and keychain hardware on, then close the jump ring.

That’s it! Now you have a LUCKY keychain to keep you free of pinches on St. Paddy’s day…or hook on a bag as a zipper pull.

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Awesome Marbled Resin Projects

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 06:30

Another day, another cool resin project to try! A few minutes of crafting and voila! You have a beautiful piece that can be apart of your home forever. The look of marbled resin has to be one of our all-time favorites. It takes just a regular, everyday item and takes it to the next level. We’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite DIY Marbled Resin Projects for you to choose from (and some of our other favorite products, too). Or you can do them all! Enjoy.

Which ones will you create?

Awesome Marbled Resin Projects

DIY Marbled Resin Round Serving Tray 

DIY Marbled Resin State Silhouette 

DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coasters

DIY Resin Marbled Monogram 

DIY Marbled Handle Wood Spoons 

DIY Marbled Resin Jewelry Box

DIY Poured Resin Marbled Coasters 

Awesome EasySculpt Marbling Projects

DIY Marbled Ring Dish

DIY Marbled Ring Cone

Happy creating, friends, and have a wonderful weekend!

FastCast Resin Paperclip Bookmarks DIY

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 07:01

FastCast Resin Paperclip Bookmarks DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with a FastCast resin tutorial. Make a darling bookmark with a paperclip and some regal resin shapes painted with metallic paints. This is a perfect craft for a book club, quick gift or for fun. Create the perfect paperclip bookmark with FastCast resin, metallic paint and a little twine.

These cute paperclip bookmarks are simple to make and very quick. I love using FastCast because it sets up in 15 minutes. This craft is especially perfect for a beginner using resin because the results are nearly instant.

Supplies Needed for Paperclip Bookmark:

Step 1: Casting resin for paperclip bookmarks

Begin by reading the directions for the FastCast resin. The resin sets so quickly, it’s important to make sure the process is set up before starting. Mix one part of the resin with one part of the hardener. Mix for 1 minute. Then pour into a separate cup and use a new stick to stir for 30 seconds.

Step 2:

Pour the newly mixed resin into the silicone mold. It’s okay if it’s a little messy, it can be cleaned up. Then let the resin set for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Remove the resin from the mold when the 15 minutes passes. While the resin is still a little bit soft, use some small scissors to cut the overflow resin away from the shapes. It will only be forgiving for a few minutes, so the cleaner it is poured, the better.

Then let the pieces cure until hard, about 5 more minutes.

Step 4:

Next paint the resin shapes with the metallic paint. I used rose gold, antique gold, gold and copper.

Once the paint dries, use some super glue to adhere the paperclips on the backside of the resin shapes.

The superglue dries very quickly too, about 5 minutes. Then paint the backside of the resin to match the front.

Step 5: finishing off the paperclip bookmarks

Finally tie some twine or ribbon on the paperclip to add a little flare if desired.

That’s it!

This cute bookmark is ready to use or give as a gift. They’re a great way to organize papers on the desk or keep track of your favorite reading spot.

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Resin Thumbtacks

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:12

Hi everyone, Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain here. Did you know you can use a silicone candy mold to cast resin? I just tried it and made these resin thumbtacks!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own resin thumbtacks:

Spray the candy mold with release spray and let dry completely. I found that a hair dryer helped speed up the process.

Be sure to follow all instructions and safety recommendations inside the box.

While wearing gloves and eye protection, measure 1.5 ounces each of EasyCast resin and hardener. A marked measuring cup makes this really easy.

Stir for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom while stirring.

Pour resin into a second mixing cup and stir with a clean stick for an additional minute.

Divide the resin into 4 small cups (or however many colors of tacks you want to make.)

Mix in 1 drop of dye. I used opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque blue and transparent red. I also added a bit of glitter to the red cup. Stir until the color is consistent through each mixture.

I found that a bit of white resin mixed in with the yellow resin made it a little more opaque. And the translucent red looked best with two drops of color mixed in instead of one.

Just mix in the color gradually, as too much dye in a small amount of resin can compromise the curing process.

Pour resin into the candy molds so they are just filled. Experiment with layering in different colors and giving a little swirl with a toothpick.

After about 10 minutes, exhale over the surface of the mold to remove the air bubbles that have risen to the top.

After 24 hours, pop the shapes out of the mold. Apply a small amount of E6000 to the top of a thumbtack and glue it to the back of the resin pieces.

Resin thumbtacks will be ready to use in 12 hours.

They’re perfect for adding color to your office bulletin board, or small corkboard inside of a locker! I hope you’ll find a reason to make some resin thumbtacks yourself.

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The Best Tutorials to Preserve Flowers & Plants in Resin

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:58

Isn’t it such a shame when you pick beautiful flowers or plants but then they eventually wilt and die? It would be amazing if you could preserve that type of beauty long term, right? Oh wait, you can! Most of our readers know that we are always looking for creative ways to utilize resin to its maximum potential. One of our favorite ways is to preserve flowers and plants so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come without worry and get some great looking decor at the same time. Want to see some of our absolute favorite resin plant projects? Check out what we’ve got below!

Which ones will you create?

The Best Tutorials to Preserve Flowers & Plants in Resin

DIY Preserved Flower Display 

Lavender Pendant Necklace

 

DIY Framed Dried Flowers

DIY Pine Needle Coasters 

DIY Pressed Rose Petal Serving Tray

DIY Resin Flower Keychains 

DIY Pressed Fern Resin Plaque 

DIY Pressed Flower Paperweight 

DIY Maple Leaf Resin Paperweight 

 

DIY Drying Flowers Tutorial 

DIY Autumn Leaf Pendant 

Resin Confetti Earrings

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:58

Make fun and playful resin confetti earrings using EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and colorful acetate paper!

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft! This month in the Resin Crafts Facebook group, we were challenged to create DIY jewlery using resin. Some of my favorite resin projects are my resin statement earrings and these super fun alcohol ink pendants! I love finding new items to work with in resin and for this project I tried acetate paper. It worked perfectly and way better than paper! Because the acetate paper is a kind of plastic, it suspends perfectly in the resin and looks GREAT!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN CONFETTI EARRINGS:

Step 1: The confetti is easy to make using a paper slicer. Cut long thin strips from the acetate paper, then use scissors to cut tiny little confetti pieces!

Step 2: Now time to prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.  This is a multi-step process so don’t start mixing until you are ready to do the whole process from beginning to end! 

Start by mixing EQUAL parts of the Hardener and the Resin.Stir for two minutes (be sure to scrape the bottoms and sides) then pour from the first cup into a second and mix with a new stir stick for another minute.

Step 3: Now, add the confetti to your resin! Alternatively you can add the confetti once it’s in the mold – your choice!

Step 4: Carefully pour into your mold.

Step 5: After enough time has passed for the resin to cure, you can remove the earrings from their molds!

Step 6: Lastly, add on your jewelry hardware!

I hope this project inspires you to create your own resin confetti earrings! Use the colors of your choice and customize for any occasion: holiday, sporting events, etc.

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Resin Crafts To Inspire You For Spring!

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:46

During this time of year the winter months can seem to drag on forever. Does anybody else have a Spring countdown going on? One of the best things to do to beat the winter blues is start coming up with a to-do list of crafts. As usual, we are always keeping our eye out for some of the best things you can create with resin. Today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite resin crafts that are sure to inspire you for Spring. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Resin Crafts To Inspire You For Spring!

Dyed Seashell Resin Coasters 

DIY Resin Geode Pour on Canvas with Glitter 

DIY Mosaic Resin Cake Stand 

DIY Resin Succulents 

DIY Mermaid Jewelry Dish

DIY Resin Gemstones Clutch 

DIY Resin Confetti Tray

DIY Resin Floral Stitch Markers 

DIY Resin Mail Holder 

DIY Resin Notebook 

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Succulent Vase Magnet with FastCast Resin

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 07:20

Succulent Vase Magnet with FastCast Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a simple but darling resin craft! Make a cute succulent vase magnet with FastCast resin, a little faux succulent and a disc magnet, perfect for a fridge or locker ornament.  I love filling my fridge with wedding invitations, cards, kids artwork and more…most days my fridge looks completely cluttered. I love this little plant on my fridge though, it adds a little bit of Springtime in my kitchen, without the stress of watering plants.

Supplies Needed for this Succulent Vase Magnet:

Step 1 Resin Casting Vase:

Begin by reading the instructions for the FastCast resin very carefully. The FastCast resin sets so quickly that everything needs to be set up and ready to use. Then mix one part of resin and one part hardener in a mixing cup. It’s important to be as precise as possible for the best possible outcome. Stir for 1 full minute. Then pour the resin into a separate cup and use a new stick to stir the resin for 30 more seconds. Then pour the resin into the mold.

Step 2 for Resin Curing:

Next let the resin set for 15 minutes until it has hardened. The resin will begin clear and then turn a milky white as it sets and cures.

Step 3 for Resin Succulent Vase:

Use a drill to pilot a hole through the top of the vase to hold the succulent.

Then insert the succulent into the hole in the vase. Next use the E6000 glue to adhere the magnet to the backside of the resin vase.

Let the glue dry for at least 4 hours before using. Then it’s ready to hang on the fridge, put in the locker or on a filing cabinet. This cute succulent adds a little bit of greenery and life to office decor or the kitchen during a gloomy Winter.

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Meet the Maker: Lindsay Gilbert

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 05:42

Hello and Happy Friday Resin Crafts friends! Let’s get excited because it’s our first Meet the Maker of 2020! We’re excited to feature Lindsay, an uber talented member of our Resin Crafts Ambassador team.

You can find Lindsay over at her blog Artsy-Fartsy Mama, where you’ll find a little bit of everything: crafts (even ones for the kids), rad resin projects, free printables, SVG cut files, easy recipes, educational ideas, travel tips, sewing tutorials, and more!

We’re in love with Lindsay’s resin creations… she creates anything from bright, whimsical, fun to elegant and everything in between. We’re sure you’ll love them just as much… check out this sampling of some of Lindsay’s beautiful designs.

Enjoy and be inspired!

Meet the Maker: Resin Projects by Resin Crafts Ambassador Lindsay Gilbert Dyed Seashell Resin Coasters Alcohol Ink Resin Heart Jewelry
DIY Resin Mermaid Jewelry Dish DIY Resin Initial Keychain Fun Junk Food Magnets with FastCast DIY Resin Beach Coasters DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry Set
DIY Faux Agate Coasters

DIY Resin Flower Keychains

Dyed Seashell Resin Coasters

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 07:06

These Dyed Seashell Resin Coasters are easy to make, and look beautiful with or without a drink!

Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama here with a new and colorful resin project for you to try! Coasters are one of my favorite kinds of projects to make with resin. While walking through the craft store, I came across a package of colorfully dyed seashell chips that I knew would be perfect to use in a set of coasters. Needless to say, they did not disappoint! These coasters are incredibly easy for anyone to make, and are a gorgeous piece of art to add to your coffee table or desk.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR Dyed Seashell Resin Coasters: STEP 1:

Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves.

Add equal parts resin and hardener to the mixing cup (I used about 3 oz of each). Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing cup. 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:

Pour resin into each of the coaster molds, being careful not to overfill. Let the resin sit for a few minutes, then use a straw, lighter, or heat gun to remove any air bubbles that rise to the top.

STEP 3:

Fill up a small mixing cup with some of the dyed shell chips. Pick out any that are too large or don’t belong (for example, I found a couple of lava rock pieces in mine). Pour the shells evenly over the resin, a little bit at a time. Use a clean stir stick or a resin brush to move the pieces around, press any pieces down, and to coat with resin. You don’t want any shells sticking up out of the resin, otherwise the coasters won’t lay flat when finished.

STEP 4:

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 5:

Carefully remove the coasters from the mold and admire your work. I love how each coaster turns out a little bit different! Remove any over-poured resin with scissors, and sand down edges if necessary.

I am SO excited about these coasters! I especially love how they almost look like stained glass with all of the colors and shimmer. You can make these gorgeous coasters to add some color to your desk or coffee table at home, and they are a simple project that you can make to share as a gift with someone special.

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DIY Heart Paperweights from Resin

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 09:32

Add a little love to your desk with homemade heart paperweights made with colored resin. This was my first time experimenting with dyeing resin with alcohol inks. You can get some really cool and colorful effects with very little effort!

Supplies you will need to make resin Heart Paperweights:
  • EasyCast resin
  • heart-shaped silicone mold
  • disposable gloves
  • mixing cup and stir sticks
  • alcohol ink

First, you should determine how much resin you will need to mix up. Do this by filling one cavity of your mold with water and measuring how much water you used. Then multiply this amount by however many cavities you will fill with resin.  My mold cavity held 2 ounces of water.  Since I wanted to make four paperweights, I mixed up 8 ounces of resin.

Mix up the resin according to the directions on the package of EasyCast. Be sure you are wearing protective gloves whenever you are working with resin!

Evenly distribute the resin in the cavities of your silicone mold.  Now comes the fun part!  Squeeze a few drops of alcohol ink into each mold cavity. Play around with different colors!  I recommend that you don’t exceed more than 3-4 drops of ink per ounce of resin. Use a stir stick or toothpick to give the resin a gentle swirl. Don’t over mix!

Finally, pop any bubbles that rise to the surface of the resin using a long arm lighter.  Cover the mold and allow the resin to fully cure.

Once the resin has cured, give the silicone mold a tug and the heart paperweights will pop right out!

I love the way the ink looks suspended in the resin. This project just made me want to play even more with alcohol inks and resin to see what cool results I can get.

Have you ever tried coloring resin with alcohol ink? What kind of results did you get? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!

 

 

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