Monday, November 2, 2015

Resin Cupcake DIY Room Decoration!






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Cupcakes!  Cupcakes!  Cupcakes!  Who doesn't love cupcakes?!?!  I found this mold at Hobby Lobby and thought, "I MUST DO THIS!"  Katherine at Resin Obsession has a new line of resin pigments out and sent me some to try.  This seemed like the perfect project for them!



You will need:
-  Cupcake mold
-  Resin (I used Easy Cast)
-  Resin pigments  from Resin Obsession
-  Glue
-  Glitter
-  Wire 
-  Acrylic paint


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Mix small amount of resin with pigment colors for the sprinkles.  
2.  Use lighter to pop bubbles and let it cure for 12 hours.
3.  Mix small amount of resin and color with pigment, for the swirls.  Add to mold, pop bubbles and allow to cure 12 hours.
4.  With acrylic paint, paint the cupcake base.  I did it with white, but you can do any color.  Remember, acrylic paint does not want to stick to silicone.  If it separates, don't worry. Let it dry and paint it again!  It might take 2-4 coats.  Allow to dry.
5.  Mix six ounces of resin and color with pigment, add to mold.  I did two separate batches because 1.) I didn't know how much was needed and 2.) Easy Cast has a limit as to how much should me mixed at one time.  I poured the first batch in the mold and then mixed a second batch.  It wasn't a perfect match so I mixed them together in the mold and you could not tell.
6.  If you want to stand it somewhere, you are done once it has cured.  If you want to hang it, once cured, cut a piece of wire, create a loop, bend it a little and glue it to the back of the cupcake.
7.  Once the glue has dried, mix more resin and use the pigment to make it pink (I did six more ounces).  Pour into the mold and allow to cure.
8.  Once cured, you can unmold it hang it on the wall!
9.  I felt like I wasn't neat enough with the top edge of the base, so to cover it up and improve it even more, I reached for the glitter!!  I love glitter!!
10.  Add glue (make sure it dries clear), wherever you want the glitter accents.  Sprinkle on glitter and shake off excess.  Let it dry!

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona













**The pigments were provided by Resin Obsession for review.  The ideas and opinions are all my own.







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