Recently I have been doing A LOT
of experimenting with resin. I took some pictures of some finished items at a craft show yesterday so I figured I'd share!
First I made some resin coasters. For these I used stinky Castin' Craft brand resin, zip lock plastic storage containers and either river rocks/pebbles or faux beach glass.
Here is one before I popped it out of the mold:
Then I made these funky ornaments or pendants. They look like things in a mini snow globe. Again I used Castin' Craft resin. On one side I embedded a paper craft or small fabric patch in it and the back was just the resin with glitter mixed in. I think they look like the "thing" is in a mini snow globe.
Then I made some magnets. These are just the same Castin' Craft resin mixed with glitter with a magnet glued on the back. They are the middle tray on the ladder. The other items are fancy schmancy painted bulletin boards.
Here are some green stars before I glued the magnet on them. I used a cheapy silicone ice cube tray from Walmart as a mold.
Then I made a TON of trays. I took wooden trays, painted or stained them, then decoupaged either paper or fabric in the bottom and then poured a layer of industrial resin to seal it all in there. This is the resin that says "Equal to 50 coats of polyurethane" on the package and it does not stink!
Since the Castin' Craft resin smells so bad.....I'm talking worse than melted beads.....and it has been so nice outside.....I did most of my resin work outside. Here is my high tech resin lab:
You can see my high tech 99 cent mold there too!
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