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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Easy Chick Charms | Easter Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make easy resin charms, using cute buttons!

Here is a quick video to see how I did it:


The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
-  Bezels:  https://amzn.to/2TVSM0O
-  Fast curing resin:  https://amzn.to/2EhfMSr
-  Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2ImPxOv
-  Buttons:  check Michaels or Hobby Lobby



Directions:

1.  I had found these bezels a while back, in the clearance section, and thought they would be perfect for this project.


2.  Because they do not have flat backs, I used bottle caps to keep them in place.

3.  I mixed my resin.  The resin I used is a fast curing resin and it cures white.  I had to work fast!

4.  I separated the resin into two small cups and added pigment powder to each.  Pigment powder can have a very strong color, but because the resin cures white, it makes them pastel.



5.  I poured the resin into the bezels.


7.  I dropped the one chick button into the pink resin and let it sit.

8.  The purple resin was curing quickly, so I had to squish the other chick into it and hold onto it.  It all cured within 15 minutes.


That's it!  Now we have two adorable chick charms!  Add a jump ring and a cord and you have a necklace.  You can also turn it into a keychain.

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona



Friday, February 15, 2019

Easter Bunny Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make an Easter Bunny Resin Coaster in this easy craft tutorial!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:



The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
White acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2N5cpRv
Black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2N5csg9
Pink acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2TVnHdq
White craft foam:  https://amzn.to/2E9KU6A
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Fast Cast (white background):  https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc




Directions:

1.  Cut out bunny ears from white craft foam.  TIP:  If your edges are not smooth, you can take fine sandpaper and smooth them.

2.  I used pink multi-surface paint to paint the inner ears.


3.  I mixed fast curing resin that cures white.

4.  I put the bunny ears in and held them in place.  That is why I used the quick curing resin, so I wouldn't have to hold it for hours!

5.  After about 15 minutes, I pulled it out of the mold.  It hadn't completely cured, but was cured enough to pull out and lay out on a flat surface.

6.  You may find that the resin does not cure completely white.  To cure that, I took some acrylic paint and pounced it on the coaster.  It gave it a furry look too.


7.  Once dry, I painted on the face, using acrylic paint.



8.  Once dry, I mixed clear resin and poured it over the bunny.

9.  I carefully helped it to the edges.

10.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET TOO CLOSE TO THE EAR WITH YOUR LIGHTER! You might melt them.  Let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

That's it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona

Monday, February 11, 2019

Heart Resin Charms DIY | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

Create Heart Resin Charms!  An easy resin Valentine's Day craft tutorial!  

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:





You will need:Heart molds: https://amzn.to/2I4XMP5 Fine red glitter: https://amzn.to/2BpE4rt Fine pink glitter: https://amzn.to/2I5oI1k Microbeads: https://amzn.to/2N02Gvw Chunky glitter: https://amzn.to/2TMXoXb Heart glitter: https://amzn.to/2I5HSUR Eye screws: https://amzn.to/2tbDc5w Resin (use whatever resin brand you like): Easy Cast: http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC Art Resin: http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z Clear Cast: http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw This is the resin I used for this project: FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F and UV resistant.


Directions:

1.  I had these little mini muffin hearts for a while and thought it was time to put them to use!  My friend Alejandra sent them to me and I liked that they have the little recessed area.

2.  I mixed some resin - one ounce will go a long way!

3.  In the first charm, I put light pink glitter and mixed it up.

4.  I slowly dripped the mixture into two of the heart molds.

5.  I used fine red glitter for the second one and mixed it up.

6.  I dripped that into another mold.

7.  In the final one, I added gold microbeads and mixed it up.

8.  I poured that into a mold.

9.  I used my lighter and popped the bubbles and let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

10.  Once cured, I removed them from the molds.

11.  I mixed a small amount of resin and little heart glitter.

12.  I carefully dripped it into the recessed areas.


13.  Then, I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

14.  I mixed some fine pink glitter and resin and dripped it into the recess on the gold microbeads.

15.  I used a skewer stick to help it go to the edges.

16.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.

17.  I mixed blue microbeads and resin to put into the center of the red one.


18.  I used my lighter to pop all the bubbles and let it all cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

19.  I pulled out my collection of eye screws...

 ... and drilled a small hole into the hearts.

20.  Then, I screwed in the eye screws.

That's it!  No you can attach a chain, a ribbon or a cord, to make it a necklace.  Or, you can also attach it to a keychain.

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona