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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Resin Dimensional Heart Paperweight DIY | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

If you love hearts - anytime, not just for Valentine's Day - this might be a great craft for you!  I used resin to make a dimensional heart paperweight!

Here is a quick video tutorial to show you exactly how I made it!






You will need:
Heart mold:  http://amzn.to/2s95u2Y
Pigment powder:  http://amzn.to/2nOkyNX
Glue:  http://amzn.to/2nOpqCy
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
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk


Directions:

1.  Get your mold out.

 2.  Mix your resin - 1 ounce should be enough.

3.  Add some pigment powder to the resin.

 4.  Pour it into the mold.  You are going to want to do all four of the same size.  I did the larger hearts.  Be careful not to pour too much at one time because this mold is very shallow and might overflow.  So, slow the flow!

5.  Use your stir stick to move the resin around.

6.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  Once cured, remove the resin from the molds.

8.  Apply glue to the backs of the hearts.

9.  Put them together.

Be sure to wipe the edges.

10.  Once dry, take the two pieces and slide them together.

Then you have a dimensional paperweight, which would be a great gift, or to sit upon your desk.



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

Mona




















Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cotton Ball Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

I thought it would be fun to try adding cotton balls to resin, to make coasters.  Here's is a quickie video to show you how it turned out and exactly how I made it:




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You will need: Mold: http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J Cotton balls: http://amzn.to/2DXEf0E 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 FX Epoxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk (this is the one I used)


Directions:

1.  Get out your mold, your cottonballs and your resin!


2.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured most of it into the mold.

3. I used my lighter to pop any bubbles.

4.  I began to separate the cotton ball - just pull it apart.

5.  Then, I began adding the cotton balls to the resin and pressing them in with my stir stick.

6.  I poured any excess or remaining resin into the mold.

7.  Then I mixed another ounce or so of resin and added it on top as well.

8.  I popped all of the bubbles, using my lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

9.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold and viola!  It kind of looks like a cloud or the moon!

If you enjoyed that coaster, you might enjoy this one too!


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

Mona


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wedding Confetti Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

I was at a bridal shower for my nephew and is bride to be.  It was beautifully decorated with purple metallic confetti hearts strewn on the tables.  As the party was ending, I was talking to my aunt.  While I was distracted, my nieces, nephew and cousins thought it would be funny to collect all of the confetti from the 7 or 8 tables and pour them into my small purse.  I had no idea this was going on and it all sunk right to the bottom of my purse.  I don't often dive down to the bottom of my purse, so imagine my surprise when a week or so later, I found all of this confetti.  I was paying for something at Michaels and I pulled out my wallet and a stray confetti heart came flying out.  I decided to give it back to them in the form of a wedding gift.



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







The links below may contain affiliate links to help support my channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!



You will need:
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk (this is the one I used)
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj

This is what I found when I emptied my purse:





Directions:

1.  I mixed four ounces of resin.

2.  I poured the confetti into the resin and mixed it until all of the confetti was covered.


3.  I poured it into the mold (2 cavities).


4.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

5.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.

6.  I cut Mr and Mrs out of vinyl, with my Cricut.

7.  Then I placed them onto the coasters.

8.  I mixed one more ounce of resin and poured it on the coasters.  Be careful not to pour too fast because you don't want it to spill over the sides.


9.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours before handling.

Now you have some really beautiful coasters that are perfect to give to the bride and groom!

Here's the back:

If you like that project, you might also enjoy the box I made to put them in:



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

Mona

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Resin Skyline Pendant DIY | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create a skyline pendant using color blending.  I did Chicago, but you could personalize it to your favorite town, or personalize it as a gift!

Here's a quickie tutorial, so you can see how I made it:







The links below may contain affiliate links to help support this channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!

You will need:
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2CEf9iN
Jewelry bails:  http://amzn.to/2mbigb0
Transparency film (laser):  http://amzn.to/2EjhvUz
Transparency film (inkjet):  http://amzn.to/2m5F5Nd  
India ink:  http://amzn.to/2qDYEBP
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
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk
Skyline image:  http://clipart-library.com/chicago-skyline-vector.html


Directions:

1.  Gather your supplies, including your plastic mold and decide which shape you want to use.  I chose the rectangle.


 2.  After printing your image on transparency film, cut it to size using scissors.  You can print on transparency film using a laser printer or an inkjet printer, just make sure when you purchase your transparency film that you buy the one that goes with your particular printer.  You can also have it photocopied onto transparency film too.

 3.  Mix a small amount of resin - it should take less than a half an ounce.  Then pour it into your mold.  If you have extra, you can make more by putting it into other cavities.

4.  Slide your image into the resin.

5.  Press your image down into the mold, making sure to press out any bubbles that may be trapped under the transparency film.

6.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it sit for 12 hours.



7.  Mix more resin and separate into two cups.

 8.  Mix a little India ink into your resin.  I used red and blue, but you can use any colors you would like.

 9.  Drip each of the colors into your mold.



10.  You can let it blend naturally, or you can help it along using a skewer.

11.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

12.  Once cured, you can pop it out of your mold.


13.  Now you have a really beautiful piece.  

14.  You can either drill a hole into the piece, or you can add a glue on bezel.


If you liked that, here is a Skyline Coaster you might enjoy as well:
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I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by and remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona