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Make a Narwhal Figurine from EasySculpt

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 07:00

I love that narwhals have become so popular in the crafting world in the past year. If you would like to create an adorable narwhal of your own, you can make one with EasySculpt epoxy modeling clay.

To make this narwhal figurine, you will need:

Your package of EasySculpt will contain directions, gloves, and the two parts of the clay: resin and hardener.

Wearing gloves, remove equal parts of EasySculpt resin and hardener. It is important to keep the ratios even so that the clay will set up properly.

Roll, fold, and mix the two parts together until the clay is a uniform color.  If there is any marbling in the clay, keep mixing.

Once the clay is fully mixed, you have quite a bit of time to work with the EasySculpt. When you are creating a figurine like this, you will need to let the clay set up for 60-75 minutes before you can begin shaping the clay into a form that will hold.  If you try to form it earlier, the clay will lose its shape.

Once the clay reaches this firm, but pliable state you can create the narwhal shape. Use one tiny amount of clay to roll out the horn.  Form the narwhal by creating a rounded teardrop for the body which extends out into the tail shape.

If you would like the narwhal tail to curve upward like mine, you will need to place something underneath the tail as the clay cures.  The clay will be fully cured in 24 hours.

Since EasySculpt is already a light grey color, I chose not to paint the body of the narwhal. Instead, I painted the horn white and added dots of black and pink to create the narwhal’s eyes and cheeks. Finally, I painted on a cute smile!

This darling narwhal has a smooth, porcelain-like finish thanks to the EasySculpt. What other fun critters would you make using EasySculpt clay?

Petrified Rainbow Resin Coasters with Alcohol Ink DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 07:00

Petrified Rainbow Resin Coasters with Alcohol Ink DIY

Hi friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with the most amazing resin craft to date.  Petrified rainbows are especially stunning!  These rainbows make great coasters for drinks, fun paperweights and  perfect conversation pieces on the coffee table too.

Check out this amazing close up pictured below, the colors are vibrant and playful.

Make these uniquely colorful rainbow coasters with EasyCast resin and alcohol inks.  

Supplies Needed:

Begin by setting the silicone molds inside the box to work.  Next, read the EasyCast instructions and mix up about 6 ounces of resin.  Then pour just a thin layer in the base of each silicone circle.  

Next, use a heat gun or torch to pop all the bubbles formed in the resin.  Fold the flaps of the box over to prevent dust from landing in the resin and leave on a level surface overnight.

The next day mix up 8 ounces of resin according to the package directions in the 2 phase mixing process.

Now fill the molds with the newly mixed resin.  Pop the bubbles as done previously.  Then drip the alcohol ink right into the uncured resin.

Drop the ink in a bulls-eye pattern including some white ink as well.  The white ink is heavier and will sink more…so use it sparingly.

Similarly continue adding colors, dripped in a rainbow pattern.

Finish off by dripping metallic alcohol ink into the molds.  Then close up the box and wait patiently for the resin to cure overnight again.

The next day, peel the petrified rainbows from the molds and stare in awe.  The drips of ink are dancing and twirling in a sea of crystal clear resin. 

After mine cured, I realized the place I set them to cure was not completely level, so the alcohol ink slid in the same direction.  However, I thoroughly love it!

From the side view, it’s obvious that a thin layer of clear was added first, but it keeps the alcohol inks from puddling on the top surface.

Each coaster turns out uniquely different and amazing!  More white ink was added in this one pictured below.

These petrified rainbows will add magic into your life!

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Whimsical St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 07:00

If you can believe it, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! There are so many great ways to celebrate this holiday while making sure it’s tons of fun for friends and family. Today we’ve rounded up some whimsical St. Patrick’s Day ideas that everyone is sure to love. Enjoy!

Whimsical St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

DIY Mosaic Paper Shamrocks | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Four-Leaf Clover Keychains | Resin Crafts Blog

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

 

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Donuts | Oh My Creative

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Upcycled Vases | Polished Habitat

Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables | The Crafted Sparrow

DIY Pot Of Gold | The 36th Avenue 

DIY Rainbow Water | Happy Hooligans

Shamrock Cupcake Cake | Yellow Bliss Road

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party Favor Bags | Happiness is Homemade

 

Polished Rocks with High Gloss Resin Spray DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:01

Polished Rocks with High Gloss Resin Spray–No Rock Tumbler Needed!

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a quick resin craft.  Polished rocks are shiny and smooth and can be made without expensive rock tumblers and supplies!  I love collecting rocks and typically end up carrying pounds of rocks around on hikes and trips because I love them so much.  My husband thinks I’m crazy!  Shiny wet rocks always look so amazing until they dry and become dull.  Polished rocks are the best way to keep that shine permanently!

Making polished rocks just takes a few supplies:
  • Envirotex Clear High Gloss Spray
  • Smooth rocks  (these were curated near the ocean, so they are round and smooth)
  • Disposable work surface like a cardboard box

Place the dry rocks in a shallow cardboard box or on another disposable work surface and take them outdoors.

Then shake the High Gloss Spray can for about 30 seconds.  Then hold the can about 6-8 inches away from the rocks and spray them with a gentle mist.

Let the resin spray dry and then repeat again.  Then let the rocks dry and turn the rocks over.  Spray the other side of the rocks and repeat a second coat.

Now the rocks are especially shiny and perfectly polished! 

By using already smooth rocks, the shiny finish completes the polished look.  Just the way the rocks look with waves splashing over them.

Look at this amazing before and after side by side, the rocks are uniquely bright and vivid!  Display them in a pretty dish or adorning a small garden.  

Awesome, right?  Perfect resin craft for those pockets full of rocks after a trip to the beach or river!

 

How Make Shimmering Drawer Pulls from Resin

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 07:00

Over the summer, family friends gave us a larger dresser for my daughter’s room. They no longer needed it, but it was perfect for her room. The only problem is that the dresser was missing several drawer pulls. Instead of paying for basic builder-grade hardware, I created my own shimmering drawer pulls from resin. It’s a fun process that results in unique, customized furniture hardware.

Supplies:

Begin by mixing enough Easy Cast Resin to fill the mold. If you use the Castin’ Craft mold, it tells you that each mold cavity holds 0.5 ounces of resin — meaning you will need a total of 3 ounces of resin to fill all six cavities. Wearing protective gloves, be sure to mix together equal parts resin and hardener. Stir in one cup for two minutes, scraping down the sides of the cup as you stir. Then pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.  Add in a small squirt of pearl pigment, and 1-2 drops of the transparent resin dye color of your choice.  Stir until the pigment and dye are fully mixed into the resin.


Next, prep your cabinet knob mold by spraying it with mold release.  Allow the mold release to dry.  Then, carefully pour the resin into the cavities of the cabinet knob mold. Do not overfill the mold! Place the mold on a level surface, cover, and let cure for 24 hours.

After the resin has fully cured, gently twist the mold to loosen the resin pieces from the mold. Press the back of each mold cavity or gently tap the mold on a table to dislodge the resin pieces.

Look at these beautiful knob tops! Fully customized for your project!

This is my cautionary tale not to bang the mold too hard trying to remove the resin from the mold.  I cracked one of my resin pieces by doing this. I might save the broken pieces for another project.  They kind of look like pieces of ice, don’t they?

I was able to get five good resin casts from my first batch, and six from my second batch.

You can find drawer knob bases online. These are the metal “stems” that sit between the knob and the front of the drawer.  Use an adhesive made for plastics and metal to adhere the bases to the resin knobs.

Be sure to center the bases on the back of each resin knob.

Place the knobs right side down on a level surface and let the adhesive cure according to package directions. You can then add your DIY drawer knobs to your pieces of furniture just like you would store-bought hardware. But you have the satisfaction of knowing your piece is now one-of-a-kind!

Fun Spring Break Activities For Kids

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 05:00

Winter is passing us by so quickly and many of us are already looking forward to the next season ahead. With Spring comes so many great things, one of them being Spring Break! If you are someone who has kids at home, it’s definitely a vacation from school that requires plenty of activities to keep the children busy. Today we’ve rounded up some great activities that the whole family will enjoy this Spring Break.

Which activities will you do?

Fun Spring Break Activities For Kids

Q-Tip Finger Painting | Mess For Less

DIY Silly Putty | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

DIY Watercolor Bubble Art | My Cakies

DIY Egg Carton Lady Bugs | Crafts By Amanda

Birds Nest Craft | Buggy and Buddy

DIY Yarn Easter Egg Tutorial | Six Sisters Stuff

DIY Crystal Geodes | Feels Like Home

DIY Dollar Store Robin Eggs | Mad In Crafts

Popsicle Stick Easter Bunny Trucks | Glued To My Crafts

DIY Papier Mache Easter Baskets | Red Ted Art Blog

How to Make Resin Grapes: Retro Craft DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 07:00

How to Make Resin Grapes: Retro Craft DIY

Hi Resin Craft friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing an especially fun retro resin craft: Resin Grapes!  Have you seen resin grapes before?  This was a fairly common craft that ladies would get together to make in the 1960’s…sometimes called Lucite Grapes.  My mother-in-law has a cluster of purple grapes in her house, so I thought I’d go with a green-ish bunch!

Supplies Needed:

Directions

Begin by pulling the ornament hardware out of the ornaments.  Place them with the openings up in the egg carton tray.  I used ornaments that have a metallic leafing inside the glass…so when I peeled my glass off, some of the silver leafing stayed behind. 

Use clear glass if you don’t like the silver effect.  Spray one spritz of mold release inside each ornament and work it around the inside.

Fill one ornament with water and pour it out into a measured cup…that will let you know how much liquid each ball holds.  Mine were just over 1 ounce each.  I mixed up about 6 ounces of resin at a time so I could mix a variety of colors.  Be especially sure to work over a disposable surface, read the resin directions and wear gloves.

Next, add a few drops of green and one or 2 of blue.  I did some mixes darker and some lighter…some more green and some more blue.  The variety of the colors in my bunch of grapes is surprisingly pleasing.  Mix the color in thoroughly before pouring.

After mixing, carefully pour the resin into each ornament.  Then pour slowly and try to get the resin all the way full in the ball but not in the neck part…or it will take the grinder to remove them later.

Continue filling the ornaments with colored resin in the same fashion.  Then let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours.

The next day clank 2 ornaments together deep inside a box.  Again: wear gloves, some eye protection and work outside or in a garage.  The glass these ornaments will shatter into shards as pictured below.

By hitting the ornaments into themselves, they break and the glass peels off significantly easier.  Although, I had a few tough spots that I had to scrape with a small spatula.  Then clean them all in warm, soapy water.

See how much silver leafing stayed behind as a result?  Regardless, I did not know this would happen until I tried it…but I love the effect too!  Next, I sent my son out to the garage to sand off the nubs and drill a 1 inch hole in each ball for 6 inches of wire.  Then push in some wire and then add a couple drops of super glue.  

Now drill holes about 1/2-1 inch apart in the tree branch.

Then push a wire through the hole and wrap the remaining wire tightly around the branch.

Now, drill holes as needed and keep adding resin balls.  Ultimately, tuck the wire around the grapes as you work.

Next, fill in gaps too by adding colorful resin balls.  Keep the resin grapes as close to the stick as possible at the end and gradually further away as you work your way up…giving it an obviously distinct grape cluster look.

The range of colors is uniquely stunning–I love the bright pops of aqua!

Reviving this fun retro craft becomes the perfect conversation starter on the coffee table or hanging on the wall. 

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Fun Projects Using EasySculpt

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:00

EasySculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay is something we use frequently here at Resin Crafts Blog and there are so many reasons for that! It’s such a user friendly product that allows you to create any number of amazing things in an affordable way. To help get you inspired on the many unique ways to use EasySculpt, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorite projects for you to try out and enjoy.

Which ones will you create?

Fun Projects Using EasySculpt

DIY Customized Crochet Hooks 

DIY Fake Rock Key Holder 

DIY Leaf Imprint Clay Dish 

DIY Driftwood Sunburst Mirror 

DIY Clay Herb Signs 

DIY Unicorn Ring Dish 

DIY Handmade Animal Planter

DIY Coffee Mug Planter

DIY Jewelry Organizer 

DIY Faux Stone Jewelry

 

Shamrock Necklace for Saint Patrick’s Day

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:00

A shamrock necklace is a perfect accessory for Saint Patrick’s Day. Today we are showing you how to make your own with a bezel and some resin. This sparkly green necklace will keep you from getting pinched this March and may even bring you a little luck! Plus it is easy to make so there really is no reason not to wear green this year.

Supplies needed to make this shamrock necklace:

Instructions:

Start by adding masking tape to the back of your shamrock bezel. Press down well.

Then add hot glue to the bottom and secure to a non-stick mat. This will keep everything still while you work.

Measure and mix the resin according to the package directions. Be sure to wear protective gloves and mix completely. Then add in some green coloring and a lot of green glitter. You will need to make it where you can only see glitter and no green resin. The glitter will settle once poured and you want to be left with glitter on the top surface. Then pour your mixture into each shamrock bezel carefully. Use can use a stir stick or toothpick to get the resin into all of the corners.

Be sure the pieces are level and leave them to cure about 24 hours. Come back every hour for the first three hours and make sure there isn’t any resin seeping under the tape. If you have some, just use a damp cloth to remove. Don’t pick up your pieces! Just use the rag around the outside while the shamrocks are still firmly on the mat.

Once cured, add a necklace to the bezel and this one is ready to wear.

Sport a shamrock necklace this Saint Patrick’s Day and avoid getting pinched! This quick and easy project will look great with any outfit.

You can use this same technique and differently shaped bezels to make a wide variety of necklaces. Imagine this glitter and sparkle with every outfit you own. A fun idea with resin that everyone will love!

DIY Ways To Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:00
DIY Ways To Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is definitely the holiday that sneaks up on us. This holiday in particular is so great because it is all about showing how much we care about our loved ones. But as many of us know, love isn’t measured by how much money we spend, but rather how much thought we put into a gift! That’s why we here at Resin Crafts Blog are huge fans of this day because it’s a great reason to get our DIY on for a great cause. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY ways to show your love this Valentine’s Day.

Which ones will you create?

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

DIY Heart Jars | The 36th Avenue

DIY Homemade Chocolate Massage Lotion | Oh My Creative

DIY Striped ‘Love You More’ Sign | DIY Show Off

DIY Spa in a Jar | The Gunny Sack

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes | Eighteen25

DIY Bath Bombs | Make Life Lovely

12 Months of Pre-Planned Dates | The Thinking Closet

DIY Sharpie Valentine’s Mug | My Sister’s Suitcase

Sparkle Valentine’s Pops | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Pressed Petal ‘Love’ Serving Tray | Resin Crafts Blog

Crochet Hooks Customized with EasySculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 07:00

Crochet Hooks Customized with EasySculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a great custom craft using EasySculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay.  Do you crochet or know someone that does?  Crochet hooks are not especially comfortable and this craft makes them more comfy to use–plus more fashionable!  These hooks will make a uniquely great gift for a yarn crafter.

 

Supplies needed:

The secret to using EasySculpt is to have baby powder on hand.  EasySculpt is very sticky and can tear apart the disposable gloves, baby powder helps immensely.  

Read the instructions and then mix one part of each tub of clay together.

Mix together until there is no marbling.  Dust the non-stick surface with baby powder.

Cover the hooks with the EasySculpt clay.  The clay is very soft for a while, so roll the hooks in hand every 15 minutes until they are hardened…otherwise they will end up flat on some sides, like mine.

Then spray paint the hooks gold and let them dry.

Paint on some of the gilding adhesive on the gold EasySculpt, let it dry to a tacky finish.

Cover the hook with the metallic foil.  The foil will not adhere completely, but will stick in the places that you applied the adhesive.

Then spray the hooks with a coat of Clear High Gloss Envirotex Spray.

Let the crochet hooks dry and then get to work crocheting!

The sparkle is especially terrific–plus it makes crocheting fashionable and comfortable.

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Pressed Rose Petal and Resin Serving Tray

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00

Preserve that lovely bouquet you’ll receive for Valentine’s Day throughout the year by creating a pretty and practical pressed petal serving tray.

After over 15 years of marriage I must admit that the rose bouquets don’t come as frequently as they used to. It’s actually my fault because my husband knows that I would much rather receive a plant for my home then a bouquet that will die within a couple weeks. So when I do receive a beautiful bouquet at Valentines I’d like to be able to preserve a bit of it afterwards.

This serving tray idea using rose petals I pressed from my Valentines bouquet will make a lovely keepsake that will be useful year round. Maybe in I can even get him to serve breakfast in bed every now and then.

For some additional ideas for preserving your flowers we invite you to explore these posts:

Supplies needed to make this serving tray

How to make a pressed rose petal serving tray

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

Pressing and drying your flowers will take a couple of weeks so leave yourself plenty of time to complete the project if you have a deadline. From your fresh flower bouquet, collect a number of various sized rose petals and sections of baby’s breath, and press them between the pages of a book for 2 to 3 weeks. Then they’ll be ready to use for your project.

Preparing the tray

I hand-lettered the word love onto the center of the tray. I started by sketching it out with a pencil and then filling it in with blue metallic paint. Let this dry fully before moving onto the next step

Once your rose petals are fully dry, arrange them on your serving tray either randomly or in a lovely pattern of your choice. You can also then place pieces of pressed baby’s breath throughout the tray as well.

Once satisfied with your arrangement, glue all the pieces onto the tray to keep them from floating up in your resin. Also make sure to glue any holes or edges in the tray to keep the resin from seeping out.

Pouring the resin

I ended up pouring the resin two times. The first time I mixed up 4 oz total volume and poured it into the tray. After the resin cured for 12 hours I decided the petals weren’t adequately covered, so I poured another 3 oz total volume.

To prepare the resin for pouring, mix equal amounts of resin and hardener in a measuring cup. One and a half ounces of each should be sufficient for this 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. Your resin will then be ready to pour.

Carefully pour the resin into the serving tray being gentle while working over the petals.

Ensure that all the contents on the tray are covered with resin. Cover and let this settle for 15 to 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.

Check the resin several more times for additional bubbles. Blow them off. Cover the pieces and let the resin cure fully (72 hours for complete cure).

I really like how this pressed petal serving tray turned out, even more so for its sentimental value. I would have loved to preserve some of the petals from my wedding bouquet in this way.

Resin is such a great way to personalize and create beautiful serving trays with a high-gloss finish. Here are just a few ideas for additional inspiration:

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Adorable DIY Painted Rocks

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 07:00

We can’t be the only ones that love taking things out of nature and DIY-ing them into something great! Crafting doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money, and we think that’s awesome. We here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for easy options to help you get your craft on. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite Adorable DIY Painted Rocks. These types of projects are perfect for all ages and will definitely fulfill your crafting needs!

Which ones will you create?

Adorable DIY Painted Rocks

DIY Decor Rock | Resin Crafts Blog

DIY Painted Rock Photo Holder | Buggy and Buddy

DIY Painted Rock Magnets | Sustain My Craft Habit

DIY Beautifully Painted Rocks | Glitter Inc.

 

DIY Fingerprint Friendship Rocks | Red Ted Art’s Blog

 

DIY Marbled Rocks | Creative Green Living

DIY Marker Painted Rocks | Chica Circle

DIY Painted Rock Plant Markers | The Happier Homemaker

DIY Nail Polish Painted Rocks | Keeping It Simple Crafts

DIY Painted Paisley Stones | Suzy’s Artsy-Crafty Sitcom

Mini Fairy Garden DIY with FastCast Resin

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00

Mini Fairy Garden DIY with FastCast Resin

Hey Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a quick craft using FastCast Resin.  This mini fairy garden is especially cute and a fun indoor craft.  The best part is this mini fairy garden can be created in less than 30 minutes!

Supplies Needed for this Mini Fairy Garden

Before mixing the resin, figure out how much liquid the silicone mold can hold.

Fill the mold with water and empty the measuring cup out completely.

Then pour the water from the mold into the measuring cup.  This will show how much resin is needed to fill the silicone mold.

Read the directions for the FastCast before mixing.  FastCast resin sets in less than 10 minutes, so there is no time to waste once it’s mixed.  Mix 1 part of resin, 1 part hardener and stir for 1 minute.  Then transfer into a second cup and use a second stick to stir resin for 30 seconds.

Pour the FastCast resin in the mold.

Just as planned, the mold is completely filled with no leftover resin.

Within minutes, the resin begins to turn white.

Then the resin will be completely hardened within 10 minutes.  It easily pops out of the silicone mold.

This little planter is now ready to fill!  

This could also work as a candle holder, little candy dish, succulent planter and more.

Place half of a styrofoam ball inside the planter.  Then push fake succulents, clay mushrooms or other little fairy garden figurines into the styrofoam.

That’s it!  It’s super cute and makes a great statement on the desk or window sill.

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Make Mosaic Pieces from Resin

Resin Crafts Blog - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 07:00

Maybe you already know that you can use resin in place of grout when you are making a mosaic project. But did you know you can actually make your own mosaic pieces from resin? The secret to making your own mosaic tiles with resin is a smooth silicone mat. Read on to learn more about this slightly addicting resin technique!


You will need:

Begin by mixing up a few ounces of resin, then divide the resin into smaller cups.  Add opaque resin pigment to each small cup to dye the resin in the colors you would like to use in your mosaic. You don’t need much pigment to color the resin, so start with just a bit of pigment and add more if you need to.

Use a paintbrush to paint a thin layer of resin onto the silicone mat. The thinner you paint the resin, the easier it will be to cut later.

Continue painting the resin onto the silicone mat. Feel free to blend and swirl the colors on the mat to create interest in the resin! Allow the resin to cure fully.

When the resin has cured, you will be able to peel the resin off of the silicone mat.

You should now have a single thin sheet of resin that is shiny on one side and matte on the other.

The resin sheet is thin enough that you should be able to cut it with regular craft scissors or a craft knife!

You can cut the resin into mosaic tiles that whatever shape and size works best for your project. I chose to cut mine into small irregular triangles.

To assemble your mosaic, you will need to mix up another small batch of resin. Paint a thin layer of resin onto the surface of your project. Then place the resin mosaic tiles onto the surface, leaving small gaps between pieces as you would with traditional tile mosaics.

When you have placed all of your resin mosaic tiles, you can leave the project as is or choose to pour a layer of resin over all the tiles to seal them in place. Cover the project and let it fully cure.

I love the way my small mosaic dish turned out, and the mosaic is completely made of resin!

I have plenty of resin mosaic tiles left over, so I have to think of another project to add them to. What kind of a mosaic project would you make with your own resin tiles?

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:42

Before you know it, the next holiday will be here: Valentine’s Day! As you can imagine, we are a big fan of this special day here at Resin Crafts Blog because it’s yet another reason to get our craft on. There are so many fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day by crafting and it’s a great excuse to get your kids involved, too! Today we’re sharing some of the best Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts for you to try out this year.

Which ones will you create?

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Candy Heart Bracelet | Lolly Jane

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Fingerprint Tree | Easy Peasy and Fun

Salt Dough Heart Magnets | Red Ted Art’s Blog

Paper Heart Engineering Craft | Buggy and Buddy

Valentines Paper Flowers Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

DIY Paper Towel Roses | Happy Hooligans

Valentine’s Day Heart Sun Catcher | Happiness is Homemade

Valentine’s Day Homemade Slime | Oh My-Creative

DIY Heart Stamps | Rust and Sunshine

Woven Valentine’s Heart Basket | The Artisan Life

Motherboard Resin Jewelry Set DIY

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 07:00

Motherboard Resin Jewelry Set DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun upcycled motherboard jewelry set.  Have you pulled apart an old computer or electronic device?  Save the green and gold motherboards and turn them into a uniquely fashionable set of jewelry.  An especially darling set of earrings and a necklace.

Supplies Needed:

Motherboard or other electronic parts

Heavy Duty Scissors

Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Resin

Disposable work surface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks

E6000 Glue

Jewelry Hardware

Painters Tape

Step one is to cut the electronic motherboard into pieces.  Make them a decent size for jewelry, approximately 1 inch squares.   Use the painters tape in a loop to secure them to the disposable work surface.  The tape holds them slightly higher than the surface, so the resin will not adhere it to the surface.

Read the directions for the resin carefully and mix it according to the package.

Now use a stirring stick to pour some high gloss resin onto each motherboard square.  Use extra stirring sticks or cardboard to the keep the pieces raised and level.

Then let them dry and cure completely.  They will have a wonderful shiny dome over the top with no rough pieces sticking up.  

Next, get the jewelry hardware ready.  Including: 27 inches of gold chain, 4 jump rings, 3 Pendant bails.

Use the E6000 glue to adhere the pendant hardware onto the backs of the motherboards.

Let the E6000 glue dry completely for at least 4 hours.

Then attach the chains and hooks to the earrings.

Then hook the chain to the necklace pendant with a jump ring.  They are unique and stunning!  I love a stunning green and gold combination.  A matched set of jewelry is an especially great handmade gift.

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Check out this other amazing Green and Gold Combo Resin Craft:

 

Top 10 Posts of 2018 from the Resin Craft Blog

Resin Crafts Blog - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:00

One of the best things about the new year is taking the time to reflect on the past year and all that it entailed. This is a great way to appreciate all of the accomplishments, projects and successes had as well as look forward to what’s to come in the upcoming year. For us, we like to celebrate another year gone by rounding up the top 10 posts of the year. What were some of your favorite moments of 2018? We hope you enjoy ours!

Which one of our projects were your favorite? We would love to hear about it!

Top 10 Posts of 2018 from the Resin Crafts Blog

DIY Colorful Poured Resin Wall Art 

DIY DVD High Gloss Mosaic Tray

DIY Clear Casting Resin Paperweights 

DIY Wood and Resin Pendant 

DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coasters 

DIY Resin Flower Paperweight 

DIY Flower Pendant

DIY Silicone Rubber Mold 

DIY Leaf Resin Paperweight 

DIY Concrete and Resin Planter 

Make a Resin Pendant from Dirty Pour Paint Skins

Resin Crafts Blog - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:00

Make a Resin Pendant from Dirty Pour Paint Skins

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with an awesome resin pendant craft.  Dirty Pour, Acrylic Pouring, Flo Painting, Paint Pouring, Marbling, or just Pour painting are all names for the same painting craze.  It involves thinning paint, adding a couple drops of silicone lubricant, layering it in a cup and pouring all over a canvas, tray or other object.  It drips all down the sides and has amazing patterns of layered paint.

The canvas is amazing…but the plastic the paint drips on is miraculous as well.  Let’s upcycle some of those paint skins into another work of art…the resin pendant.

Supplies needed:

Paint Pour Skin (dried paint)

Jewelry Resin

Pendant Bezel/Chain

E6000 Glue

Disposable paintbrush

Disposable worksurface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks.

Begin by looking at the paint skin.  There are uniquely amazing parts of the dried paint.  Pick the part you would like to transform into a resin pendant.

Use scissors and some scrap paper to cut the shape of the inside of the bezel, use this scrap for a pattern.

Now place the cut paper on the paint skin and cut around it carefully.  This paint skin should now fit inside the pendant bezel.

Next spread some E6000 glue inside the bezel and place the paint skin on top. 

Now allow the glue to dry for about 4 hours before continuing on to the next step.

Now that the glue is set, it is time to add some shiny jewelry resin on the top.  Read the directions for the resin especially thoroughly.  Now set out the 2 small mixing cups, and 2 stirring sticks.

Begin by mixing one part resin and one part hardener together for 2 minutes.  Then pour resin into the second cup and use the second stick to stir it for 1 more minute.  You will only need a small amount of mixed resin.

Now carefully pour the resin in the center of the pendant.

First, set it on some stirring sticks or cardboard to keep the pendant base level.  Then use the paintbrush to gently push the resin to all the edges of the bezel.  Finally let the resin dry and cure overnight.

Once the resin is cured, it is ready to wear.  This is such a remarkable piece and a fun fashion statement!  It’s a great way to upcycle paint skins that would just end up in the garbage.

The resin elevates the sophistication of this handmade craft and gives it all a glossy, polished and smooth finish. 

Makes an especially great handmade gift too.  Don’t forget to pin, save and share!

 

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