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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Garden Art Wall Hanging - Resin Version

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I made the plaster version and I thought I would do a resin version.  I mainly wanted to show you that you can use these silicone molds with both materials.  Since fall is coming, I went with a sunflower look on both.  Remember, this can be ANY color you want!


You will need:

- silicone flower mold
- resin - I used Easy Cast, you could also use Envirotex Lite 
(for more info on both, including where it is available internationally www.eti-usa.com)
-  Bronze acrylic paint
-  Yellow glitter
-  Yellow india ink or resin dye
-  Yellow or gold pigment powder

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Directions:
1.  Paint the center of the mold with a bronze acrylic paint.  It may take multiple coats.
2.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.  
3.  Mix in a bunch of glitter.  I also added pigment powder and india ink.
4.  Pour into mold.  Depending on how much resin you prepared, it might not cover the entire mold.  There is a slight slope to the mold, which I did not realize.  My resin ran to the ends.  I let it set.
5.  Then I mixed another batch of resin and put more of the india ink, to try and make it more opaque.  I poured it in and let it set.
6.  When cured, unmold it!

That's it!  You don't need to have all of the items I used.  I was experimenting and throwing things together.  Another way to do it would be you can mix glitter and the resin and pour it in.  You want a layer or resin across the whole piece.  Once set, you can take yellow acrylic paint and paint the resin (while still in the mold).  It might take one or two coats.  Allow the paint to dry.  Then you can add a clear coat of resin to seal it all in.  That will give you a solid, or opaque background for the glitter and/or pigment powder.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



2 comments:

Rhonda Escue said...

Hi Mona, I like the resin one best. I like all the sparkles. :-)

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Hi my Love Mona, I love the resin sunflower....Although they are both very nice. The resin has more sparkle and different shades of yellow. I think the resin will also hold up better outside. Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia