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Paint and Resin Pouring Projects We Love

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:00

It is amazing what beautiful things you can DIY with resin. We here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for more ways to get everyone introduced to and involved in crafting with resin. We’re always on the search for the newest projects that you can create affordably at home. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Paint and Resin Pouring Projects that we are currently loving. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Paint and Resin Pouring Projects We Love

DIY Resin Coasters 

DIY Pressed Rose Petal Serving Tray 

Poured Resin Marble Coasters

DIY Poured Resin Gold Leaf Canvas

DIY Chevron Wood Arrow Decor 

DIY Marbled Resin Coasters

DIY Paint-Pour Pendant 

Poured Resin Wedding Keepsake Box 

DIY Resin Pour Hairpin Table

DIY Poured Resin Wall Art 

How to Make Resin Crystals using EasyMold and EasyCast

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:00

How to Make Resin Crystals using EasyMold and EasyCast

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing an especially fun resin craft.  Sparkly rainbow making crystals are wonderful!  This fun craft makes it possible to make as many gorgeous crystals as desired…enough to fill a treasure box!  They appear identical to real quartz crystals and reflect the light in the same manner.  Learn how to make resin crystals using EasyMold and EasyCast resin.  Let’s get started!

This is a 2 phase process.  First making the mold of the crystals and then making the resin crystals.

Supplies Needed:

Mold Making:

Begin by making the mold of the crystals.  Find a plastic container that fits the actual crystals you have.   Crystals could also be formed out of some oven-bake clay or carved out of wood too.  

Spray the inside of the container with the Mold Release Spray gently.  Next, place some hot glue on one facet of the crystal. 

Press the hot glue onto the bottom of the plastic container, securing the crystals in place.

Now it’s time to mix up the EasyMold Silicone Rubber.  Read and follow the directions carefully.

Mix one part of each tub and mix thoroughly.

Once mixed according to the directions, pour the silicone rubber in the plastic container, completely covering the crystals.  Let the container sit for about 24-48 hours.

After the silicone rubber is set, remove the mold from the plastic container.  It can be a bit tricky…but keep working at it with a stirring stick, loosening up each edge.

Resin Making:

Trim the top of the silicone rubber mold with a small pair of scissors.  Then mix up the EasyCast Resin.  A good way to know how much to mix up is to fill the mold with water and then empty the water into a measured cup…then mix up that amount.  Mix the EasyCast resin in the 2 phase process according to the directions.

Pour the resin into the crystal mold.  Let the resin cure for 24 hours.

Then remove the resin crystals from the silicone mold.  Repeat as many times as desired!

These resin crystals are stunning!  No need to worry about bubbles, those add character and realism to each crystal.  They reflect sunlight like a prism.  Now you know how to make resin crystals–what will you do with them?

See?  You can’t even tell which ones are the real quartz crystals.

Make a bunch for a treasure chest, Princess/Pirate themed party favors or just to brighten up the window sill.

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Resin Paperweight Diamond

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:00

Create a resin paperweight diamond with EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy for a beautiful way to decorate your office desk.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft.  EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy has quickly become one of my favorite things to work with. I especially love trying new silicone molds! I found a really cool diamond shaped silicone mold on Amazon and decided it would look perfect on my desk! I’ve also been playing with alcohol inks lately so I decided to try them on this project as well! A little bit goes along way when it comes to alcohol inks but you’re able to create some really cool effects in your resin with them!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN PAPERWEIGHT DIAMOND:

Step 1: First, 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.

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 2: Once your mixture is ready, pour gently into your mold. Be careful not to knock it over!

Step 3: Carefully add a few drops of alcohol ink onto the surface. (TIP: use the ink very sparingly or your creation will be VERY dark!)

Step 4: With a toothpick, gently drag through the surface to mix the ink.

Step 5: After about 20 minutes you’ll see bubbles appear on the surface of the resin – you can use a butane torch to pop these or simply breathe on it like I did! It’s the CO2 in your breath that releases the bubbles – not the heat!

Step 6: After you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the mold!

I love the look created by the alcohol inks but alternatively, for a solid colored paperweight diamond, you could use Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments! With so many molds out there and so many color combinations, the possibilities are endless! I hope this project inspires you to create some colorful desktop decor.

Creative DIY Paperweight Ideas

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 07:00

Ready to get your craft on in a fun and creative way? Everyone knows that we here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for different ways to use affordable supplies to create amazing things. Today’s projects will definitely come in handy somewhere whether that be at home, at work or as a gift for someone else. We’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite Creative DIY Paperweight Ideas. Enjoy!

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Creative DIY Paperweight Ideas

DIY Pistachio Shell Paperweight

DIY Pressed Flower Paperweight

DIY Gold Leaf Paperweight 

DIY Floral Paperweight 

DIY Leaf Paperweight

DIY Clear Casting Paperweight 

DIY Glittered Resin Paperweight 

DIY Butterfly Paperweight

DIY EasyCast Paperweight 

DIY Insect Paperweight 

 

DIY Seashore Resin Jewelry

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:00

Carry a bit of the beach with you all summer long with this adorable seashore resin jewelry.

Hi crafty friend! It’s Jane again, from Sustain My Craft Habit. We sure our beach-themed crafts and this months Resin Crafts Blog project has made it on to our favourites list!

With its seashore-inspired watercolor backdrop, bitty sea creature charm, shand and glossy resin, these one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are perfect for any summer outfit. Or attach them to a chain and lobster clip for a pretty keychain or purse charm.

And ever since making our beachy photo frame last month, we’ve been in a summertime crafting mood!

Materials needed
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint and paint brush
  • Oval and round jewelry bezels
  • Water-based sealer such as mod podge
  • Small metal sea creatures charms
  • White decorative sand
  • EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin
  • Wooden craft sticks, small measuring cups, gloves
How to make seascape resin jewelry

Be sure to read all the instructions prior to working with your EnvirotexLite Jewelry Resin. Work in a well-ventilated area and protect your working service.

Trace your bezel onto watercolor paper with a pencil. Use various shades of blue and brown to create a shoreline affect. Let dry completely.

Cut out the watercolor paintings to fit the inside of the bezels.

Seal the cut out into the basil using the water-based sealer. Cover the surface of the painting with the sealer as well.

Sprinkle a little bit of sand onto the shore part of the picture while the sealer is still wet.

Use a generous amount of glue to place a metal charm along the “shoreline”. Let dry completely (I left mine overnight to be sure).

If needed, prop of one end of the bezel to ensure it is level for pouring.

Mix equal amount of resin and hardener in a small mixing cup (I had a total volume of 1oz to make four pendants). Mix for 2 minutes then pour into a second small mixing cup. Stir for another minute.

Carefully pour the resin into the bezel wells. Be careful not to over-fill, although you do want a small dome to form on the surface of the pendant.

Let the poured resin rest for about 15 minutes and then blow off any bubbles arising to the surface with a small kitchen torch. Alternatively use your own breath through a straw.

Use a toothpick to pull out any larger bubbles, especially around the metal charm.

Cover and let the resin cure 24 hours.

These seascape pendants turned out perfectly. The resin didn’t fully cover the turtle – but I love how it looks, like the back is poking out of the water!

There are so many beautiful and creative ways to use the jewelry resin. Here are just a few additional projects to explore:

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DIY Popsicle Earrings from Resin

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 14:14

Celebrate summer by making a few pairs of these DIY popsicle earrings from resin. This is actually a great beginner project to the world of two-part epoxy resin if you have been looking for one. Plus, who can resist a cute pair of earrings perfect for showing off at the beach? Be sure to make a few pairs as you will want to give some of these as gifts as well.

Supplies needed to make DIY popsicle earrings:

How to Make These Popsicle Earrings

Measure and mix your 2 part epoxy resin according to the package directions. Be sure to follow the 2 cup mixing procedure and wear protective gloves when working with the product. Then split the mixed resin between two small disposable cups. Tint the resin in the cups with the pigments. I used two drops of the transparent dye and one drop of the white opaque pigment in each of my cups. This creates a creamy looking color in your finished product.

Then pour right into your popsicle mold. This particular mold did not need any Mold Release & Conditioner as it is extremely flexible. I poured my entire popsicle with one color as shown below. Pop any bubbles that rise to the surface and allow to cure completely on a flat surface.

Once cured, pop your popsicles out of the mold.

You can then add the paint of your choice. I used some brown on each of the sticks. I also added a stripe of a contrasting color to the dark pink popsicles but this is optional. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.

Then flip the DIY popsicle earrings over to add the backs. Use a jewelry adhesive to secure into place and allow to dry.

Once dry, your DIY popsicle earrings are ready to wear or give as gifts.

I love these cute little earrings and find them a great beginner project for casting your own resin.

They are so small so there is not much product needed and you really can’t mess these up!

Mix and match the colors of your choice to go with every outfit you have this summer. Y’all enjoy and be sure to grab the supplies to make several pairs of these DIY popsicle earrings.

Fun Summer Family Activities

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 07:00

Summer is right around the corner so it’s time to start planning! Summer is a great time of year to spend with family, not only because of the great weather, but also because the children are out of school. But with the idea of no school, that also means plenty of hours to fill with some form of entertainment. Summer is a great opportunity to take the time to bond and check off some of those family bucket list items! Today we’ve rounded up some of the most fun and easy ideas to keep the family together and moving in these upcoming summer months. Enjoy!

Fun Summer Family Activities

Family Bucket List Tin | Positively Splendid

DIY Sun Prints | Creative Family Fun

DIY Ice Cream In A Bag | East Coast Mommy

Pond Exploring | Buggy and Buddy

DIY Pressed Fern and Resin Plaque | Resin Crafts Blog

DIY Summer Time Capsule | The Pinning Mama

DIY Milk Carton Bird Houses | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Sponge Bombs | A Pumpkin and a Princess

Summer Pool Noodle Activities | The Joys of Boys

 

DIY Resin Flower Keychains

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 07:58

Carry a bit of springtime wherever you go with DIY Resin Flower Keychains!

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama, sharing another fun resin craft! One of my favorite things about springtime is seeing all of the flowers start to bloom, making the world so much more colorful after a drab winter. Unfortunately flowers don’t live forever, but you can preserve their beauty in resin!

Supplies Needed: Prep Work:

To keep your flowers looking bright and beautiful, spray them with Envirotex Spray Clear Sealer and let it dry completely. It will seal the flower’s surface and also makes the flower sturdy enough to handle while you add it to the resin.

Spray your molds with with Mold Release and Conditioner according to package directions. Set it aside to dry. This step is important so that the resin releases from your mold later. It’s also a great way to clean, condition, and extend the life of your molds.

Step 1: Read the directions well, then prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. Work in a well ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. You only need a little bit of resin to start with, so pour in equal parts (1/4 oz of each) of resin and hardener to the mixing cup.

Stir the resin together well for two minutes with a stir stick, making sure to scrape the bottom and the sides of your mixing/measuring cup. Pour the resin into a second clean mixing cup, and stir for another minute with a clean stir stick.

Step 2: Use the stir stick to add some resin to the mold. You only want to fill it up about 1/4″-1/2″ of the way. Use a straw or a lighter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 3: Let the resin sit for 10-20 minutes so that it starts to turn into a gel consistency. This way, the flower won’t sink down to the bottom of the mold. Carefully place the flower face-down into the resin and press it down a little bit.

Step 4: Mix up another 1/2 oz of resin and use the stir stick to fill the molds the rest of the way. Pop any bubbles that come to the surface. Place the mold on a level surface to cure for at least 24 hours.

Step 5: When the resin is no longer tacky, it will be ready to pop out of the mold. Use a fine grit sandpaper to fix any uneven edges. If your mold doesn’t have a hole like mine does, no problem! You can add a hole to the pendant using a drill and small drill bit. Just make sure the hole is large enough to fit a jump ring through.

Step 6: Use jewelry pliers to open a jump ring and hook it through the hole in the pendant.

Step 7: Cut a small length of jewelry chain, and loop the jump ring through the end of the chain. Use the jewelry pliers to close the jump ring.

Step 8: Open another jump ring with the jewelry pliers and hook it to the other end of the chain. Hold the open with the pliers while you do the next step.

Step 9: Hook the key ring onto the jump ring, then close the jump ring with the pliers. Now you have a beautiful keychain!

If you don’t like traditional key rings, you could attach a key ring clasp instead. I love these kind of key rings – they are easy to attach to hooks on your purse to keep your keys from getting lost inside!

You can attach these keychains to keys, zippers, or turn them into a one-of-a-kind necklace! I love that there are so many fun variations you can create using different flowers and mold shapes. They are also easy enough that you can make them for your own collection, or to share with friends and family as gifts.

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DIY’s To Show Dad Some Love

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00

Father’s Day is just one of many days out of the year that we celebrate great dads. The holiday comes and goes so quickly, so it’s important to take the time to enjoy the day to its greatest potential. There’s nothing more special to a father than receiving a gift that was made with love, care and thoughtfulness. We are here today to share with you some of the best DIY’s out there to show your dad some love this Father’s Day. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY’s To Show Dad Some Love

DIY Embellished Apron | I Heart Nap Time

DIY Father’s Day Coupon Book | I Should Be Mopping The Floor

DIY ‘We’re Nuts About You’ Photo Frame | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Dad’s Scribble Mug | I Heart Arts n Crafts

DIY Nightstand Caddy | Pillar Box Blue

DIY Painted Golf Tees | Merriment Design

DIY Super-Dad Snacks | Pizzazzerie

DIY Dad’s Stepping Stones | Diva of DIY

DIY Father’s Day Photo | UnOriginal Mom

DIY Pop Up Father’s Day Card | Red Ted Art

 

Coconut Shell High Gloss Resin Necklace DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:55

Coconut Shell High Gloss Resin Necklace DIY

Hey Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a simple coconut and resin DIY perfect for Summer.  I love everything about coconuts; the smell, the taste and how quickly it brings me back to Summer sunshine.  Plus, coconuts come in such an especially amazing hard shell, perfect for crafting.   This ecology chic necklace is made of natural elements and makes a great Summer camp craft.

Supplies Needed:
  • Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin
  • Coconut
  • Rock or Hammer
  • Sand Paper
  • Disposable Gloves, Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks and Work Surface
  • Straw or Heat Gun
  • Drill and 1/4″ Wood Drill Bit
  • Jute Twine
  • Wooden Beads

Coconut Cracking:

Begin by cracking open the coconut.  Set up outside for easy clean up when the water spills out.  Simply hit it with a rock or hammer and pound the rock on the coconut where you see the natural lines.  

Once the coconut is cracked, pry it apart with your hands.  Kids love helping with the coconut cracking too.

Then sift through the shell pieces until you find a couple that look interesting.

Use sandpaper or a sanding belt to smooth off the edges as well as the top of the coconut shell.

The natural shell is beautiful once the rough bark is sanded off.

After sanding, drill a hole in the top of the coconut shells.

High Glossing:

Now mix up one ounce of High Gloss Finish in a mixing cup, using the 2 phase mixing process according to package directions.

The shells just need a light layer of high gloss resin, so it does not take much.

Use the stirring sticks to spread the Envirotex Lite on the top surface of the coconut shells.  Work on a disposable worksurface for easy clean up.  A paintbrush could be used instead of the stirring stick too.

Use a straw and blow gently about an inch away from the surface of the coconuts to pop any bubbles that form.

Then set the coconut shells aside and let them cure overnight.

The next day the coconut is ready to make into necklaces.  Cut 30 inches of twine for each necklace and select a few wooden beads.

Tie the twine on the pendant with a simple larks head knot.  Then string on the beads, either close to each other or separated with simple overhand knots.  Tie the ends together and slip over the head. 

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Special DIY Picture Frames

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:00

We love coming up with a variety of versatile ways to use resin and other everyday supplies to create beautiful things. What about you? Some of the projects we’ve been loving lately are beautiful frames crafted at home. They make the perfect crafting project, a thoughtful gift and all around just a beautiful piece you can add to your home. Are you ready to get crafting? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Special DIY Picture Frames for you to try out. Enjoy!

Special DIY Picture Frames

DIY Beach-Themed Photo Frame

DIY Mosaic Picture Frame| Today’s Creative Life

DIY Ornate Mini Resin Frame Magnets 

DIY Resin Frame for Displaying Air Plants

DIY Custom Resin Framed Pins

DIY Miniature Resin Mold Frames

DIY Easy Picture Frame | Place Of My Taste

DIY Birch Bark Frame | H20 Bungalow

 

DIY Mason Jar Frames | A Little Craft In Your Day

DIY Picture Frame Wreath | Infarrantly Creative

 

Resin Succulent Embellished Frame

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:00

Succulents are still hot in home decor.  Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still make succulents part of your home decor. I will show you how to make a resin succulent embellished frame using EnviroTex Lite resin and a silicone mold.

Supplies:

Begin by mixing a very small (1-2 ounces) of resin according to the package directions. Be sure to use the two-step mixing process to ensure the resin is fully mixed.

After the resin is mixed, separate the mixed resin into small mixing cups. Add Castin’ Craft pigments to color the resin in whatever colors you would like your succulents to be. I mixed shades of green and purple for my succulents.

Use a stir stick to drizzle a small amount of the first colored resin into each segment of the mold. This will make the tips of the succulent leaves a different color than the base of the succulents.

Next, fill the mold with the second color of resin. Because of the nature of this silicone mold, bubbles may get trapped within the mold.  Tap the mold on your work surface to draw as many bubbles to the surface as possible.

Use a long arm lighter to gently pop the bubbles that rise to the surface. Cover the mold and let the resin cure completely.

When the resin is cured, stretch the silicone mold to release the finished piece.

Since the silicone mold is reusable, you can make as many of these resin succulents as you need! Experiment with different resin pigments to create variety with your embellishments.

I painted an inexpensive craft wood frame with two shades of purple craft paint.  Then I used a high heat glue gun to adhere the resin succulents to the corner of the frame.

These succulents would look great on a range of home decor items, from frames to lamps to vases! The sky is the limit!

Patriotic Farmhouse Wreath Idea

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:51

Use resin in red, white, and blue to make this patriotic farmhouse wreath idea for your front door this summer. This easy project will have your door all dressed up for the Fourth of July. Plus, this project is actually super easy to make. Sounds great, right? Grab your supplies and get started on your own version of this wreath today.

Supplies needed for this patriotic farmhouse wreath idea:

Instructions:

Start by measuring and mixing the EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish. Be sure to wear gloves then measure out equal portions of each of the two parts. Be sure to follow the two cup mixing procedure that is outlined in the packaging. The most important part is to get a good mix here.

Then divide up the mixed resin into three small measuring cups. Tint each one with the Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments in red, white, and blue. Mix well.

Lay your wood cutout of the United States over a protective covering. I used a few spare measuring cups to lift it up off of my work surface as well. Then pour on each of the three colors. You can do this however you would like. Work to get it almost to the edges.

Then push the resin over the edges on all sides. Also, use a stir stick or wood skewer to slightly mix the resin colors where they meet. You can do this as little or as much as you would like. Pop any bubbles that rise to the surface then allow the cutout to cure overnight in a level position.

Once dry, use hot glue to secure the piece to a farmhouse greenery wreath. Then this one is ready to hang on your front door.

This patriotic farmhouse wreath idea may be just what your home needs this summer.

Show off your patriotic pride this year by making a simple wreath that will look stunning on your front door.

DIY Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:00

Wedding season is here and in full swing, so it’s time to start thinking about crafts for the season!  We here at Resin Crafts Blog look for any and all opportunities to create and craft. As many of us already know, weddings can be very expensive events. Why not save yourself some coin by crafting your wedding favors for your guests? We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Wedding Favors that your guests are sure to love. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

DIY Seed Packet Favors | The Budget Savvy Bride

DIY ‘Richer or Poorer’ Favors | Something Turquoise

DIY Bookmark Wedding Favors | Thinking Closet

DIY Honey Wedding Favors | The Beauty Dojo

Photo Strip Frame (for Weddings with a Photo Booth)| Lydi Out Loud

DIY Vintage Succulent Wedding Favors | Snazzy Little Things

DIY Infused Olive Oil Favors | Something Turquoise

DIY Chocolate Candy Favors | DIY Show Off

DIY Milk Bottle Wedding Favors | The Country Chic Cottage

DIY Guest Gift Bags | Lydi Out Loud

Beach-Themed Upcycled Photo Frame with EasySculpt

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:00

Display those summer memories in an upcycled photo frame adorned in shells, sea glass, pebbles and sand!

Beach-Themed Upcycled Photo Frame

Hello creative friends! This is Jane from Sustain My Craft Habit, a DIY and craft blog I co-write with my sister Sonja.

We are fortunate to have a cottage on the lake where we spend a lot of time together with our kids in the summer. I was recently flipping through the photos on my phone from last summer and realize that it was high time to print them out and put them on display.

I have a number of photo frames that I picked up for a dollar at the thrift store. This particular upcycling project was inspired by our beachy switch plate idea using a EasySculpt Clay. I came across my switch plate recently and even after two years later it’s holding up like brand new. I think my new photo frames will look great in our beach-themed bedroom at the cottage or even in our coastal-style bathroom.

The great thing about the EasySculpt Clay is that you can mold it in any shape. So even if you have completely different shapes and sizes of frames you can you can make them look consistent using this technique.

Supplies Needed

Instructions

Protect your working surface with a sheet of material such as a paper bag or wax paper. Be sure to read all the instructions in the box prior to starting working with the EasySculpt.

Work in a well ventilated area wearing gloves.

1. Disassemble and thoroughly clean the photo frame and glass, and all the beachy embellishments. Let dry completely.

2. To mix the EasySculpt, scoop out equal parts of the two components using two wooden sticks (avoid cross-mixing the materials in the containers).

3. Spread a bit of the release agent on your gloves to keep the keep the clay from sticking to them. Completely blend the two components together until a consistent colour is achieved (no ribbons or marbling; about 1-2 minutes). Depending on the size of your frame, you may want to work in small batches – I mixed up three separate batches for my photo frame.

4. Separate the clay into four small balls and place them on different sections of the frame.

5. Push the clay around to cover the surface of the frame as much as possible. Try and work quickly as the clay gets really sticky and will be difficult to work with after about 15 minutes.

7. Continue with the next batch until you’ve covered most of the frame. I left areas of my frame exposed as the gold edges looked really pretty against the stones, shells and sand.

8. Start assembling your embellishments. We started with the seashells, then pebbles, then filled in any gaps with the green and white sea glass pieces for a mosaic effect.

9. Finally, pour some white decorative sand over the entire surface. It will adhere to the clay but fall off the other areas of the frame. Let cure fully overnight and then shake off and discard any loose sand.

I couldn’t be happier with how my beachy upcycled photo frame turned out!

It truly looks like a one-of-a-kind piece of art with a lovely retro vibe. It’s the perfect way to cherish this lovely memory of the girls joyfully playing on the beach.

For additional ideas using EasySculpt, check out these creative projects:

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Pressed Flowers in Resin

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 07:00

Preserve pressed flowers in EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy for a beautiful way to display them in your home.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft. Spring has definetly sprung here in south Texas and my gardens are overflowing with blooms. I took a few minutes to gather a few of these and tried something I hadn’t done since I was a kid: I made pressed flowers. After letting the blooms dry out for a few weeks, I decided to preserve them in resin and create a beautiful display for my home. The most important part of this project is planning – you’ve got to let those flowers dry out for a few weeks before starting this project! Lay out your design before mixing up your resin so you are ready to go!


SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PRESSED FLOWERS IN RESIN:

Step 1: First, 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 2: Once your resin in ready, pour a small amount into your mold.

Step 3: Pick up your pressed flowers and place them gently onto the resin.

Step 4: Once the flowers are set, pour a bit more resin over them and make sure they are completely covered. After about 20 minutes, you’ll want to pop any bubbles you see on the surface by simply blowing on them with a straw!

Step 5: After you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the molds!

You can display these in your home with picture stands like I did, or drill a hole and hang them up! What a pretty way to keep those spring blooms all season long!

 

Beautiful Gold Leaf Craft Ideas

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but DIY-ing with gold leaf can create some really beautiful things. Of course, we here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for affordable ways to get your craft on while making everyday items that will be useful to you. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Gold Leaf Craft Projects that you just have to try out. Enjoy!

Which projects will you create?

Beautiful Gold Leaf Craft Ideas

Poured Resin Gold Leaf Canvas Art

DIY Gold Leaf Paperweights 

DIY Gold Leaf High Gloss Painting

DIY Gold Leaf Cabinet Knobs

DIY Gold Leaf Resin Pendants

DIY Metallic Leaf Serving Tray

DIY Gold Leaf Decor | The Happier Homemaker

DIY Gold Leaf Candelabra | Shabby Fufu

DIY Distressed Gold Leaf Terracotta Pots | Today’s Creative Life

DIY Gold Leaf Earrings | The 36th Avenue

Fishbowl Centerpiece Made with Resin DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:00

Fishbowl Centerpiece Made with Resin DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing another unique resin craft.  Fish are the only pet that we can own…because of our especially horrible animal allergies.  It got me thinking that it would be fun to make a resin fishbowl, then it’s the perfect pet that needs no attention or care.  Little fish bowls would make a cute table centerpiece, fun for an animal themed party or a carnival set up.

Supplies Needed:

EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy

Small round bowl

Handful of Marbles

Plastic Fish

Stirring Sticks, Mixing Cups, Disposable Gloves and Work Surface

Straw or Heat Gun

Let’s get started!

Begin by placing the marbles in the base of the glass bowl carefully.  Then mix up 6 ounces of EasyCast resin.  Be sure to read the resin directions carefully before beginning.  Mix the resin in the 2 phase mixing process.

Once the resin is mixed completely, it is ready to pour right inside the fish bowl.

The 6 ounces of mixed resin just barely covered up the marbles in the base of the fishbowl.  Let the resin sit for 20 minutes for all the bubbles to rise to the surface as pictured below.

Next use a straw to blow gently on the bubbles, the warm breath will pop all the surfaced bubbles.  A quick flash of a heat gun will pop the bubbles as well, but do not overheat the resin or glass.

Next set the fishbowl aside to let it cure for about 2 hours.  The marbles look giant and translucent from the side!

After 2 hours the EasyCast should have set enough to hold the fish in place while drying.  Place the plastic fish in the bowl.  Look how tiny the fish is in the bowl–the resin magnifies it and fills up the fishbowl!  Then let the fishbowl sit for another hour, checking on the fish every 10 minutes to make sure it hasn’t slipped.

Step 2:

Now the fishbowl is ready for the next phase.  Repeat the resin mixing process in the same fashion as earlier.  Mix up the same amount of resin, about 6 ounces.

Pour the resin in the fishbowl around the little plastic fish.  Again, as before, let the bowl sit and cure for about 2 hours, popping the bubbles that have formed after 20 minutes.

Repeat the mixing, pouring, bubble popping and curing process as before until the fishbowl is filled to the top.  Then let it sit aside overnight to cure.  Look how big the fish looks now, magnified with the curvature of the bowl and the resin.  The marbles look like uniquely magical bubbles.  The layers of resin blend flawlessly and don’t even show.

Here’s the fun part!  The fishbowl can be turned upside down and look peculiar defying gravity!

Here’s a view from the underside, I love the aqua blue!

This fishbowl is guaranteed to start conversations and fill all who look at it with awe.  Like, Pin and Share!

Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry Set

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:02

This Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set is a simple project to make for yourself or as a gift!

Hello, Resin Crafters! I’m Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama and I am so excited to share a simple resin jewelry project with all of you. This Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set would make a great sparkly statement piece to add to your jewelry collection, or would be a unique gift idea for friends or loved ones.

Supplies needed:

Step 1: Spray the EasyCast Resin Jewelry Mold with Mold Release and Conditioner according to package directions. Set it aside to dry. This step is important so that the resin releases from your mold later, and to clean, condition, and extend the life of your molds.

I like to use this mold for jewelry because there are 8 different shapes to choose from – one larger and two smaller to make coordinating necklace and earring jewelry sets like this one a breeze!

Step 2: Prepare the Envirotex Lite Pour-On Resin. Wear disposable gloves and pour in equal parts of resin and hardener. Stir it together for two minutes with a stir stick, making sure to scrape the bottom and the sides of your mixing/measuring cup. Pour the resin into a second mixing cup, and stir for another minute with a clean stir stick.

Step 3: Use the stir stick to add some resin to the mold. You only want to fill it up about 1/4 of the way. Use a straw or a lighter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 4: Scoop some of the crushed glass into a small mixing cup. You could use any kind of crushed glass or thick glitter for this project! I found this purple crushed glass with vase fillers in the craft store.

Step 5: Pour the crushed glass over the resin. Having the glass already in a smaller mixing cup makes this step easier and less messy. You could also use a small spoon or scoop to pour the glass into the molds. Gently press the glass down into the resin and make sure there aren’t any pieces sticking up higher than the mold.

Step 6: Use the stir stick to add another layer of resin on top of the crushed glass and fill the molds the rest of the way to the top. Use a straw or a lighter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 7: Put the mold on a level surface and allow the resin to cure completely. I let mine cure overnight. Pop the resin pieces out by pressing the back of the mold. Use scissors to cut away any over-poured edges.

Step 8: Use jewelry adhesive to attach a bail to the back of the earrings and pendant. Let it dry completely and then attach a jump ring to the pendant and earring hooks to the earring pieces.

The Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set is now ready to wear or to give as a gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or just for fun! You can use this same technique with different fillers, like chunky glitter or different colored crushed glass to make jewelry for any occasion.

Creative Kids Party Favors

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 07:00

Throwing a party that’s meant to entertain a group of children for several hours on end is no easy feat. As planning goes, it can become quite expensive too! We here at Resin Crafts Blog believe that a child’s birthday party is a perfect time to get your DIY on and share your love of crafting with the little ones. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best Creative Kids Party Favors that’s sure to be a hit at every party. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Creative Kids Party Favors

DIY Holographic Enchanted Mirror | A Pumpkin and a Princess

DIY Rubber Duck Party Favor | Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Harry Potter Party Favors | Making Lemonade

DIY King’s Crown | The Melrose Family

DIY My Little Pony Favors | Smart Fun DIY

DIY Glitter-Dipped Fortune Cookie | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Pokemon Party Favors | Frog Prince Paperie

DIY Baby Food Jar Favors | Make Life Lovely

DIY Frozen Marshmallow Pops | Around My Family Table

DIY Tasty Tic Tac Toe Party Favor | Atta Girl Says

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