Friday, July 31, 2015

Adding Color to Resin

Adding color to resin is easy to do...ETI has Transparent and Opaque Dyes that make it's how:

Mix your resin according to manufacturers instructions and pick the color you would like to use.

Simply add a small amount and mix into the resin.

Pour into molds...

of choice.

Use a lighter to remove any bubbles that rise to the top.  Let dry 24 hours...

Now you have wonderful resin pieces to use in projects.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Multi-Glittered Resin Coaster

On Monday of this week, I shared how I created a 3" x 3" Coaster Mold from EasyMold® Silicone Putty using an acrylic block, you can check it out by clicking here...

So today I am going to share the Multi-Glittered Coaster I made with the mold...

It turned out great...

Here's how to make it...

First mix EasyCast® Clear Casting Epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions.  
Then I added a small amount of ultra fine gold and purple glitter.

and some ultra fine copper glitter...

and just a bit of red ultra fine glitter. you can use any colors you like, 
the results will always be great...

Mix until well blended.

Pour into the mold.
Use a lighter to remove the air bubbles that may rise to the top.

Let dry 24 hours.

Remove from the mold.

This 3" coaster is a bit thicker than the 4" one I created a few weeks ago, but in reality I like both the molds and will be making a variety of coasters with them.  There are so many possibilities here and it will be fun to explore them and share the results.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Another Silicone Coaster Mold

 So a couple weeks ago I shared a Silicone Coaster Mold  that I created which is almost perfect....

It is 4" x 4" and I thought it might be a bit larger than I wanted so, I thought I would try and create another one a bit smaller...this way I would actually have two sizes to choose from.

For this coaster, I decided to try a 3" x 3" piece of acrylic to create a mold
with the EasyMold® Silicone Putty.

Measure out equal amounts by weight or volume of components A & B.

Knead together quickly,
 until you achieve a uniform color (about 1 minute).

Roll out the putty quickly and press the acrylic into it...
Now simply wait about 20 minutes and the mold will be complete...
On Wednesday I will share a Resin Coaster made with this mold!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Detailed Molds with Silicone Putty

I absolutely love EasyMold® Silicone can make a mold out of just about look around and find something you would love to have just a few more of.  Today I am making a mold out of

this miniature metal heart frame, it can be used for so many things once I create a mold...

Here's how:

EasyMold® Silicone Putty comes with two jars, components A and B.

   Measure out equal amounts by weight or volume of components A & B.

 Quickly knead together...

 until you achieve a uniform color (about 1 minute).

 I placed the frame into my prepared putty and waited  about 20 minutes.

 I took the frame out and

Look at that wonderful detail....
now the exciting part come when you get to make things with your mold.

 I put a piece of Air Dry Clay into the mold so you could quickly see how great it works!
I will be making some out of ETI Resin and sharing soon...
Oh the possibilities!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

EasyCast® Resin Jewelry Tray

Hello my dear crafty friends, Irit here...welcome to my new altered /home dec blog post.  This time I decided to make something really pretty, but useful.  Let's think about the very first second after you are back home.  First you  put your handbag on the table.  Check it- you sure do it.  Then you begin to undress yourself from all your jewelry and you do it even before you change to slippers/flip- flops/whatever.  In the meantime, you don't even remember where your fancy necklace, rings, watch or earrings are.  Maybe on the way to the bedroom.  Maybe in between your bedroom and the bathroom.  Maybe...So, to make my jewelry mess organised I made this lovely, fancy and even a bit of Modern Vintage style wooden tray organiser.  Here is a small tutorial to show you how you can make it in almost no time (unless 24 hours of waiting for the ETI  resin finish to be dry counts).

So here we go!

1. Paint the white wooden tray with teal/jade paint. This Tattered Angels DIY has a perfect coverage and you don't need any primer. This is just one single coat of the paint over the tray here.

 2. Cut some vintage looking cardstock pieces  to fit into all 4 spots inside the tray.  As I decided not to add more colors, but neutrals only, I picked Canvas Corps Paris line cardstock and just used one with ivory and one with black backgrounds. Glue the cutout cardstock pieces inside the tray.

3. The next step is resin coverage of the  entire tray inside. I decided not to use a paper sealer and maybe it was a mistake as my cardstock colors were slightly changed  under resin coverage. But I still like the final result. If you really want your cardstock to stay in the very same shade- be sure to

apply 2 coats of Ultra-Seal™ over the paper, letting dry it between coats, and before you add liquid resin over it.

So this was the stage that I didn't take any photos, as I wanted to cover the bottom with a thin layer of resin, to add all golden trinkets and to cover them with the thick resin layer. The working time of resin is not too long and as I needed to take the whole construction out to the balcony for good lighting, I decided that it's not really necessary to show you how to fill the tray with a thin resin layer.

I used 50 ml  from each bottle of EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and mixed them together in the big mixing glass according to manufacturer's instructions.  Then I added a very thin layer of mixed epoxy to each compartment and moved the whole tray to sides to get the equal coverage inside the compartments.

I used a heat gun to diminish the small bubbles and waited about 5-7 minutes as I wanted to add all trinkets over the first layer and it had to set up a bit.  A mix of golden buttons and trinkets was added- not so randomly- into each section and then I covered them with the rest of my mixed Clear Casting Epoxy.  FYI: you don't need to use any sealer over  metal pieces while working with ETI resins!

You can see the resin coverage from this particular photo angle. I also added 2 small bottles in one compartment on the top (you will see why later). I didn't need any glue, but just inserted them into  resin  layer.

After 24 hours of waiting time  this is my finished organiser and I am very happy with the result.

And now that's how it looks " in action"!

You also understand now why I added those two bottles: they are used to hang the earrings inside.
 And by the way: each single piece of jewelry here is my own hand-craft work!

I hope you will give a project like this a try, it is so functional and EasyCast® makes it so easy to do!
I hope you like this project and will something like this a try, ETI EasyCast

Friday, July 17, 2015

Resin is the Crowning touch for a Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with Envirotex Jewelry Resin.   I had just created this card focusing on the sentiment from So Suzy Stamps but felt my card needed a little "something".  So off I went to create some resin pieces.

I came across this fun mold of assorted designs.  So I mixed the Jewelry Resin according to the manufacturer's instructions, then added several drops of Amber Transparent Dye to the resin.  I  mixed it until a uniform color was achieved.  Using the mold, I poured the resin into as many designs as possible so as not to waste any of the resin.  Then I put it aside to cure approximately 1-3 days.  (I find the humidity really affects my curing time.)

Once the pieces cured, I easily popped them out of the mold.  I used detail scissors to remove excess resin around my designs.  The crown was the perfect embellishment to finish off my card.  And I was able to create the exact color I wanted.  There are so many Dyes available so creating the perfect color embellishment is easy and fun.

I created a card from brown cardstock and cut pattern paper to fit.
Stamping the sentiment, I matted it with cardstock and added it to the card.
Then I adhered the resin crown to the corner.

What will you create with resin today?  Let me know in the comments...

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Glittered Resin Coaster

This past Monday on the blog I showed how I created a Coaster Mold from Silicone Putty.  Today I will show how I made a glittered coaster using the mold...

Here's how easy it is to do:

Mix up a 2 ounce batch of EasyCast® Clear Casting Epoxy following the manufacturer's instructions,

Stir in some Micro Fine Glitter in the color of your choice.

Pour into the mold.

Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that may arise to the surface.

Let sit for 12 - 24 hours.

Remove from the mold.

Trim away any excess resin if needed, this can be done easily with a scissor.

The coaster is ready to use...oh so simple!