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Friday, October 25, 2019

Color Shift Paint Resin Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

If you are looking for resin craft ideas, here are easy coasters, where I experimented with color shift paint!  The color shift paint is supposed to look on color if you look at it from one angle and another color if you look at it from another angle.



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

Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2KQ9wUY
Color shift paint:  https://amzn.to/2MMEfU8 or
https://amzn.to/2PeZ8sG
Mixing cups:  https://amzn.to/31RZ7xU
Stir sticks:  https://amzn.to/323Av59
Pigment powders:  https://amzn.to/2RL523A
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
Wet Ones:  https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
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.
Fast Cast (optional for white background):  https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc

White pigment (optional to tint clear resin for background):  https://amzn.to/2QbPRiU

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




1.  I bought a bunch of beautiful color shift paints.

2.  I brushed the paint onto the mold.  The mold is silicone and the paint doesn't want to stick to it, so you will likely get holes in the paint.


3.  Once the purple dried, I used yellow paint in one mold, to paint over the holes.

4.  On the other one, I used a pigment powder.

5.  I used a fast curing resin, which cures white.  It saves time and gives me a white background that I can paint on.  It takes about 15 minutes to cure.


6.  I used the color shift paint to paint directly on the cured resin.  It's a pretty thick paint, so it definitely leaves brush strokes.


7.  Once I finished painting, I let it dry.

8.  Once the paint dried, I pulled it out of the mold.  Here are the backs.  When you paint on the mold, the resin becomes one with the paint and it cannot be scraped off.


9.  The paint is pretty thick, so it left a lot of paint on the edges, which I simply trimmed off with my scissors.

10.  Then I used an emery board and give it a quick sand, only on the trimmed edges.

11.  I mixed two ounces of clear resin.

12.  I poured it onto the coasters.  

13.  I helped move it to the edges, with my stir stick.

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

That's it!  Here are the backs.
  
Here are the fronts.  You can see it looks green here...

...and from this angle it looks blue.

It was a fun experiment!  I'll  be using those paint in the future.

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

Mona

Monday, October 21, 2019

DIY Resin Acorn Molding and Casting | Resin Craft Ideas | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a mold for resin and cast resin in that mold.  It's a great fall craft idea to make resin pendants or keychains.  I'm molding and casting acorns!



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

You will need:

Easy mold:  https://amzn.to/2nGJCdJ
Acorn:  Go for a nature walk!
Pigment powders:  https://amzn.to/2nBWYI0
Jump rings:  https://amzn.to/2nDDXFg
Keychain blanks:  https://amzn.to/2okDMi2
Eye screws:  https://amzn.to/2mKwOm1
Dremel:  https://amzn.to/2okFjoi
1/16" Drill bit:  https://amzn.to/2oiP1HO
Dremel nuns:  https://amzn.to/2okx8sh
Glue:  https://amzn.to/2op8xlP
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.

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




1.  I pulled out four cups and cut them down.  If they are shorter, they are easier to work with. 

2.  I added hot glue to the top of the acorns and put the each into a cup.  Gluing them to the bottom of the cup keeps them in place, when I pour the molding medium.  Tip:  Clean your acorns before you start working with them.  Then, let them dry.

3.  I did the same with the acorn caps, but I put the glue on the underside.

4.  I tried to center them in the cups.  If they are off center, it's okay, they just need to have enough room to have the molding medium go around the pieces.

5.  I mixed my molding medium.  It needs to be equal parts of each the white and the blue.  I mixed six ounces.

6.  You must mix it until the color is consistent throughout.  No streaks of white and no streaks of blue.  It is thick and it will take a little doing.

7.  Once mixed, I poured it into the cups slowly, until the pieces were well covered.

8.  I tapped it on the table to help bubbles rise to the top and to make sure the mold material went into every nook and cranny.


9.  I used my knife to pop bubbles, but it should degas itself.  It needs to cure 24 hours.

10.  I used my knife to cut onto the cup.  Try not to cut into the mold.

11.  I peeled the cup off of the silicone.


12.  The challenge is getting it out.  The acorn was soft and I ended up using pliers to pop it out.  I did the same for the cap.

13.  I mixed my resin and I wanted one acorn to be pink...cause I like pink.  I mixed in pigment powder and poured it into the mold.


14.  I repeated the process.  For the other acorn, I used a bright gold and an antique gold mix.  For the caps, I used a copper.

15.  When the bubbles rose to the top, I popped them with my lighter.  I let it all cure a minimum of 12 hours.

16.  I carefully used my stir stick to help pop out the acorns add the caps.  In hindsight, I probably would not have made the bottoms of the molds as thick.  I could pop them out easier that way.

So pretty! 


17.  I used my emery board/sandpaper to sand the acorns flat at the top, so they would sit better with the caps.

18.  I used my glue to glue the caps to the bottoms.


19.  Once dry, I drilled a hole into the top and added little eye screws.



20.  With the addition of a jump ring, I attached it to the keychain.




21.  You can also add a jump ring and add a cord, for a fun fall necklace!

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

Mona





Friday, October 18, 2019

DIY Halloween Bat Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a Halloween Bat Coaster DIY!  It's an easy resin coaster!  




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

Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2GYeDjH
Glue:  https://amzn.to/2TfvjrS
Black glitter:  https://amzn.to/2MWxk9J
Purple glitter:  https://amzn.to/2qr2CxT
Paint pens:  https://amzn.to/2Mduxtt
Mixing cups: https://amzn.to/31RZ7xU
Stir sticks: https://amzn.to/323Av59
Torch or lighter:  https://amzn.to/2ybHdtc
Craft foam:  https://amzn.to/2YWDeeS
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.

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



Directions:


1.  I mixed an ounce and a half of resin.  

2.  I added chunky black glitter.

3.  Then, I added fine purple glitter.

4.  I mixed it all really well.

5.  I poured the mixture into the coaster mold.

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

7.  I removed the coaster from the mold.

I like the way it looks with the black and purple mix!

8.  I used my paint markers to draw on the face.


The black didn't show up very well for the mouth...

...so I went over it with silver.







9.  Once the paint dried, I mixed one more ounce of resin and poured it over the coaster.

10.  I used my stir stick to help the resin to the edges.

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

12.  I traced around the coaster, onto a piece of paper.

13.  I drew a wing for the bat.

14.  I cut half of it out.

15.  I then folded the circle portion in half.  

16.  Then, I traced the wing onto the paper.  This allows me to get symmetrical wings.

17.  I cut it out.

18.  I traced it onto the craft foam.

19.  I cut it out with scissors.

20.  I added glue to the round part of the bat.

21.  I pressed in the resin piece.

22.  I cut a couple of triangles, for ears.

23.  I added a dab of glue and pressed them on to the foam.

That's it!  There is my cute bat coaster!  

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

Mona