Friday, September 26, 2014

Jack O' Lantern Glow In The Dark Coaster - Another Coaster Friday!

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I was asked to make a Jack O' Lantern Coaster and I was also asked to use glow in the dark paint or pigment.  So I combined both and came up with this guy:

He does glow in the dark, but I can't seem to figure out how to take a good picture of something that glows in the dark!  

You will need:

-  Coaster mold
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast, but Envirotex Lite also works great.  You can get more info from
-  Black flat wire - I found it at Hobby Lobby
-  Black acrylic paint
-  Glow in the dark paint
-  Something to color the resin orange.  I used a combination of india ink and pigment dyes.  You can use pigment powders, paint, or anything you like to color resin with.
-  Glue

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1.  Bend the wire into two triangles and the mouth.  Using glue that dries clear, apply to the seams of all the pieces (where the two ends of the wires meet).  Allow to dry.
2.  Prepare your resin and mix in your colors to come up with the orange.  I experimented with india inks and dyes.
3.  Pour a thin layer into the mold and place the metal pieces into the resin.  
4.  Allow to cure.
5.  Use black acrylic paint and paint in the eyes and mouth.
6.  When the black is dry, paint over it very thickly with the glow in the dark paint.  You can skip this if you just want to keep the eyes and mouth black.  
7.  Once everything is dry, mix more resin and pour the clear layer over the whole thing.
8.  Allow to cure and unmold!

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